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Strathisla 1998

Overall rating
87.71/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB81918
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Reserve Collection
Vintage
12.01.1998
Bottled
30.07.2015
Stated Age
17 years old
Casknumber
4330-31, 4336-37
Number of bottles
1632
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5000299612828
Added on
04 May 2016 8:09 pm by Slamme
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 301.76

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16 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1998

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points

  1. davidkindschi scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/strathisla/strathisla-17-year-old-distillery-reserve-collection/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Medium in length and bringing woody vanilla to the fore.

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