Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
42 years old
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
44.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Jul 2009 9:19 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 429.00

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1967 TWA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    Strathisla 42 yo 1967/2009 (44.5%, The Whisky Agency Fossiles Series, bourbon hogshead, 120 bottles)  Colour: gold. Nose: nervous! Sure, not as nervous as a three years old Laphroaig at cask strength but what’s really striking with this old Strathisla is its youthfulness and compactness on the nose. Starts right on mirabelle eau-de-vie (you know, these very aromatic small yellow plums), honey and a delicate yet obvious toasty/coffeeish oak as well as quite some milk chocolate. Develops further on a slightly spicier mode, with a little cumin, ginger and just tiny-wee whiffs of lavender. Also quite some mint-flavoured tea. Very, very impressive at such old age. Mouth: it’s the oak that talks first this time, which is not surprising at 42 years of age. Starts on nutmeg, ginger and green tea, with also quite some liquorice wood and the fruitiness a bit hidden behind. Gets then more and more ‘spicy/herbal’, on some thyme, capsicum… The fruits aren’t masked too much that is. Seville oranges, hints of sherry? Finish: medium long, oaky but not drying. Aftertaste: earl grey tea (or a combination of unsweetened tea and oranges). Comments: the palate isn’t as youthful and full of aromas as the nose but it’s till quite vigorous. Very good oldie, maybe a tad less emphatic on the palate than the old Strathisla-branded sherry monsters. Obviously. SGP:561 – 89 points.

  2. eleiko5 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Strathisla 42yo 1967 (44,5%, Whisky Agency 2009, Fossils series, 120 btl.)

    Nose: very elegant. A soft fruit salad (plums) with hints of almonds (marzipan). Walnuts and honey. Slightly leathery. After a while, it shows a ‘green’ edge, with hints of green pine cones or very unripe fruits. Fresh herbs. Impressive and uncommon at the same time. Mouth: big oakiness, over-infused tea, some spices and liquorice. A bit of menthol. The fruit is completely overtaken by the wood now, which is a shame. Finish: not too long, on spicy oak and tea again. A fairly dry end.

    Although Strathisla is known to take age better than usual, 42 years is still a lot. If you don’t mind the obvious oak, go for it. A lot to say after so many years, but certainly not perfect. Around € 200.

    Score: 86/100




  3. magic_slim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not the typical sherried whisky that one would expect from Strathisla, but nevertheless a very good whisky, which has aged well.
    • Nose
      Warming with honey and oaky notes in the fore. Orange cake, ginger, nuts and raisins. Hints of herbal cough drops and anise. Beautiful complex nose.
    • Taste
      Warming, focused on oak and honey. Cough drops, slightly nutty and hints of oranges. Good taste but can not fulfill everything that the nose is promising.
    • Finish
      Medium long and pleasant.


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