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Overall rating
89.62/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
WB80260
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
04.04.1979
Bottled
11.01.2016
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Finish
Casknumber
1536
Number of bottles
262
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Mar 2016 2:40 pm by watson0209
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 444.71

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50 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1979 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.62 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Dense and intense, dried fruit, leather, furniture polish, raisins, prunes, dates, matches, a little mint, pipe tobacco, subtle acidity, orange oil, pine needles, eucalyptus, dark cherries
    • Taste
      90 90
      spicy, oily, cherries, again an acid note, so towards tamarind, forest honey, slightly watery mouthfeel, ginger, pipe tobacco, black tea, light earthy, dates, nutmeg
    • Finish
      91 91
      long, warm, spicy, with nutmeg, ginger, tamarind and cherries

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rich and jammy sherry, still quite "old-style", red fruits, Christmas cake, more umami, and rotten apples, good.
    • Taste
      Mellow and sweet, huge oaky sherry influence, ripe apple, fermented beancurd, red fruits, a tad "artificial" which is more close to the modern style. Overall no flaws and super easy drinking.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sherry, tannic, oak spices.

  3. penumbra scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The cup wakes up long, from heavy to light, old oak and dried Oloroso, dried fruit (plums, citrus), light (spice, leather, sulfur)
      Subjective feeling, like baking a box of sealed plum fruits with wood for a long time, and then suddenly opened the box
    • Taste
      Low oiliness, high smoothness, rich body, standard Oloroso sweetness, low acidity, low spiciness (this depends on individual status, not very certain), medium explosiveness almost completely accords with smell, plum fruit Dried (oranges, plums, cherries, apricots can all be thrown in, although the fruit is dry, but very rich), some black clever (including some like a thin printed taste, but more mellow, sweetness is lost, The bitterness is low), old wood that is air-dried (a little mud or something, I am also very tangled myself, because I have not eaten wood, but I do n’t know what to say)
    • Finish
      Moderate, probably typing is too slow (> ﹏ <), after writing it is gone

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nice pleasant sherry nose, I like it. A bit thin in the mouth, is probably due to the 46%. Departure very warming, could be a bit longer. In total but a very good whisky.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Ra_Di scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Thebear did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Notes by Ruben:

    Strathisla 36 yo 1979 (46,0%, Signatory Vintage 2016, refill butt  + 74 months Oloroso finish #1536, 262 btl.)

    Nose: now we’re talking! A bit of oil paint and turpentine. Polished furniture. Lots of waxy notes (Barbour grease). Plums and raisins. Hints of women’s powder and eucalyptus. Hints of cedar oak. Something of pink grapefruit, tangerine and raspberry juice in the background. A bit of a pressure-cooked profile like Kavalan for instance, but the aromatic wideness and the mix of old and new sherry is great. Love it. Mouth: intense sherry, though not as full-bodied as you’d think. It still has this bright, juicy fruitiness and slightly sour woody note. Tangerine, dark herbal tea and tobacco juice. Lots of berries. Nutmeg and clove. Finish: long, with lingering sherry but also some lightly bitter, woody notes.

    Rather excellent stuff, especially on the nose. The fresh Oloroso finish must have lifted the original whisky but it obviously also added woody notes which lowered my initial score a little.

  7. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I agree with the curiosity to know if your cask sister # 1535 is still maturing in the warehouse signatory.
    We look forward to;)

  8. z-imaging scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Signatory already bottled some sister casks (1533, 1534) in the past and they were not so good and probably that's why they decided to boost this one with 6+ years in a fresh Oloroso cask. The result - nice balance of old and fresh notes, a heavily sherried whisky with layers of old oak, tanins, tobbaco and fresh citrus.
    I'm curious what's happening with the cask #1535, it is still missing in the database:)

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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