Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Calculated age
49 years old
First Fill Sherry Butts
1717 & 1718
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 May 2009 7:55 pm

Average value

€ 2600.97

13 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1957 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.88 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Top dram, do not
    doubt it! You must try this. It is one of the best Strathisla I have ever had
    the fortune of tasting.
    • Nose
      Ooh, fruit bomb on
      the nose! Wonderful figs, apricots, oranges, quince, overripe Pink Lady apples
      and rum raisins. Be sure to add pomegranate and dades to that. The whole is
      drenched in a wonderful dark honey. Beeswax. Creamy stuff, almost syrupy. After
      a few moments some nuts and chocolate appear, albeit in the background. Pine
      cones and a twig of mint! Man, what a nose!
    • Taste
      On the palate, it
      remains wonderfully fruity, but the oak becomes quite loud and a tad bitter. Liquorice
      and Seville oranges. Some fruit tea. Nice balance, since the fruit remains
      juicy enough to keep it delicious. Mostly the raisins and apricots shine
      through. The spices are cinnamon and cloves. The mint from the nose returns on
      the palate as well. Very nice!
    • Finish
      Surprisingly long finish
      on oak and mildly bitter oranges.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur


    N: Sweet, hollow fungal and charred honey vibes.
    T: How does this remain so punchy at 43% [going on 48%], and after all those years? Travels along sweet oaky fungal lines with mild kiwi & watercress undertones.
    F: A buttery waxy ashy thing, proportions-of changing from sip to sip. Acute astringent chalky sweet ashy finish.
    C: More ‘obvious’ compared to the MacPhail’s [coming up]. Opulent, tasty, just so.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Green pepper, meaty and salty sherry, wood spices, burned plastic, very dirty, smoke of gunpowder, burning almonds.
    • Taste
      Funky and dirty, camphor, tannins, a touch of tropical fruits, very watery, slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      Short, dark chocolates, dried apricots.

  4. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. helmutgw scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Q: dark gold Sherrynase, spicy: gingerbread ?, Maggie's cabbage ?, a bit musty G: Sherry, despite the 43% alcoholic spicy, more pronounced wood influence A: long finish, some perfume + H2O: gets rounder, but too much wood comes out
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. tebond968 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Strathisla 50y 1957/2007, 43%, Gordon & MacPhail can go through life as 'decent'. I still noted a great deal about it, as the night progressed, the less the case. The nose shows nice, soft sherry. Soft in the sense of being behind, with lots of fruit (orange, dates, figs, prunes), blackberry jam, but also beeswax, mint, wood and a little smoke. The taste is thick, buttery and syrupy. I had spices, wood, stewed fruit, raisins, caramel, chewing tobacco, everything nicely balanced. Subtle and yet powerful. Long, fruity and slightly drying finish. Smooth Strathisla, and again proof of the strength of Strathisla, often very good in old age. 88/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/01/20/bezoekje-aan-bb/


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