Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Calculated age
45 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 May 2009 12:47 am

Average value

€ 809.00

6 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1960 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.56 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I wish he had still had a bit more fruit from his nose, pomegranate, more fresh than just dry blood oranges, etc., then 93P would even have been open. :)
    Otherwise dream part for bitter and coffee lovers.
    • Nose
      Brilliant! Very deep and intense for 40%, rum pot, pomegranate, Demerara rum, camphor, cumin, saffron, blood orange, baked apple, nutmeg, dark toffee soup, oiled leather, a hint of liquorice, later also fresh coffee beans
    • Taste
      Wow, like 48%, bittersweet bomb, pure coffee beans and liquorice, plus intense date syrup and rum pot, roasted malt, lead mine, cumin, nutmeg, thick, dark leather, manuka honey, blood orange and saffron
    • Finish
      Pure mocha, we just got more, maybe. Only had coffee in the finish 3-4 times as intense, liquorice, roasted chestnut, leather, long

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Intense nose on sherry, dark fruits, tobacco, the palate is very good but not as great maybe because of the low abv? still very fruity with some tropicality (bananas) , very good.

  3. Goethe scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Another great Strathisla for GM. Very deep and rich, very complex. 

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Dark sherry and red dried fruits, plums, jam, musty, old book shelf, old leather, coffee, hints of tobacco.
    • Taste
      Musty. Sweet and fruity oak with leather covered with dark fruits. Big jam and an amazing texture. Some berries.
    • Finish
      Long. Again a fruity musty oak. Dry sweet tannins.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    The nose is great, the palate and the finish are a bit behind the nose. Overall still a pretty good whisky.
    • Nose
      Deep and rich dried fruits, ripe bananas, prunes, apricots, sweet oak wood, vanilla
    • Taste
      Very oaky, rather dry, still dried fruits and straw
    • Finish
      Long and warm, just a tad bitterness

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Pretty pleasant on  the nose with the typical woody and fruity notes. On the palate it is then rather a bit oaky dry, less fruity and there is a slight bitterness. Overall I think this one is solid but a little less enjoyable and somewhat flatter than other Strathislas from this era, for example the Strathisla 1964/2006 from G&M.


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