- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Distillery Reserve Collection
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- 4330-31, 4336-37
- Number of bottles
- 57.9 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 04 May 2016 8:09 pm by Slamme
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16 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1998
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points
- This Strathisla is both punchy and rather unique. The popcorn/corn flavour is truly reminiscent of sitting in a darkened cinema or meandering through a sun-drenched barley field whilst running your arms through the long ripe cope stalks. Despite the 57.9% ABV and quite the initial attack, I’d still recommend this neat and unadulterated – such are the quality and prominence of the original flavours.
Highly pronounced and with an incredible aroma of popcorn – particular the style you might find at an American cinema – covered in lashings of melted butter. Truly evocative. Alongside this, there’s some charred elements, burnt pineapple perhaps, a healthy dose of vanilla and a touch of peeled potatoes and sawdust. The addition of water brings out a lovely barley water note along with copper coins and a bowl of early morning cornflakes.
Full on and mouth-coating. Popcorn/corn and vanilla translate across well and are joined by some more expected maltiness. There’s more woody flavours imparted which also provide a mild salinity. With water the initial attack is reduced and citrus flavours start to come out to play – however the overall balance and intensity of flavour are substantially diminished
Medium in length and bringing woody vanilla to the fore.