Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Fruity, sticky, yummy
Stated Age
10 years old
Virgin Heavy Toast Medium Charr Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Feb 2017 3:37 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.64

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2006 SMWS 58.19

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Vince' scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Totally sweet, reminiscent of mulled wine with gummy bears, tart sour oak is found in the background and offers a pleasant contrast to the strong sweetness. The alcohol is already felt in the nose. After a longer life the oak and the acid become more dominant. Vanilla and charred wood also come to mind and an association with roasted coffee beans I can not get out of my head.
    Taste: Sweet, fruity, gummy bears, strawberry, sweet and light grapes, vanilla, orange and on departure to tender bitterness. The finish is also surprisingly something that reminds me of wild berries. An interesting residual fruit with vanilla and honey also remains relatively long. I also like to hear some roasty aromas. Coffee flavors are not available, but some bittersweet chocolate can be found. Conclusion: delicious! Not overwhelmed and the flavors hit the mark.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Magnificent Stratula, only 10 years old, and such a hurricane of various derivatives, and the aroma and taste / finish amaze with its depth and richness, besides, the Molt develops over time, revealing new faces, it's just a bomb.
    • Nose
      Clear, raw, the first nose - a raw tree, dried fruits; vegetable notes, frying oil, corn, vanilla, popcorn, fried sunflower seeds, grilled vegetables, fruit and confectionery caramel motifs with honey in the background, a few floral hues; over time honey-floral and fruity shades come to the fore, wine tones on the whole make the fragrance more sweet and sunny.
    • Taste
      Thick, powerful, sweet-oily, peppery, raisins, spicy oak, lemonade-mineral notes, tropical fruits, ginger, orange peel.
    • Finish
      Spicy, powerful, ginger candied fruits, jam with orange peels, tropical fruits, dried fruits - mango, bananas and melon; soft and spicy oak, oily.

  5. Pikehunter scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior


    Thanks for the sample...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Vloebi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It needs a bit of water.

  7. maurisso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice classic!

  8. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    Initially lifted and sweet with dried cherries, red wine gums and floral connotations of Turkish delight, lavender and rose tea. The tea developed into earl grey with carefree quantities of brown sugar giving a viscous and sticky mouth feel followed by the sweet fruitiness of mango coulis and strawberry jam on hot buttered crumpets. Water released the fresh woodiness of a pine forest with wild flowers, pink wafers with vanilla ice cream and a clean finish of peppermint and mint humbugs. After spending 10 years in an ex-Bourbon hogshead it was transferred to a virgin oak hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.

    DRINKING TIP: Whilst on a sunny stroll through the woods.


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