- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Distillery Reserve Collection
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- 1st Fill Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 58.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 21 Jul 2017 8:50 am by maltaholic
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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2003
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.84 points
- £901 @ Whiskyauctioneer?! Come on you can still buy these bottlings for £70 at the distillery. You can literally buy a flight ticket from everywhere in Europe to Aberdeen (and back), rent a car, drive to Keith, buy a bottle, get drunk with the distillery manager, buy another three bottles, go home, buy your women a golden bracelet and go out with her and you will still have £50 remaining.
- Hits £901 9/2017 on whisky auctioneer: https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/77252/strathisla-2003-single-cask-13-year-old-62274-distillery-exclusive
- Sure, already a tasty sherry keg, but what's the price, please? Had for 90, - better ....
Lots of pure cocoa powder, wood dices, chestnut, walnut, dusty at the age, trail mix, dark malt, gingerbread
Pure cocoa, chestnut, walnuts, trail mix, gingerbread, dark malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, stollen, boletus, gingerbread, autumn leaves, ginger, camphor, caraway
Dry, raisins, gingerbread, leaves, spine and some leather, medium length
- A good sherry dram which was definitely worth its original 70 pounds.
200€ + comes maybe due to its color but definitely not worth a buy. And similar to Aberlour A'Bunadh series, I agree.
Satisfactory, dark dried fruits, raisins, dades. Some coffee/mocha in there.
Dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, spicy, a little bit of citrus in the end.
All in all good whisky. Lacks a little bit of depth for a better score. Not sure, but the high alcohol concent shines through. Fades away quite quickly, although a spicy touch continue to linger on for a while.
- This is good, very good, and I'm not the biggest fan of sherry bombs! Great value for money, as it was for sale for £70,-. But I can’t stand the fact that I can’t define the fruits in the taste. They are there but I don’t recognise them.
cacao, strawberries, cherries and chocolate. Then dried fruits and dark fruits, such as brambles, blueberries, dates, and raisins. Some coffee but the sweet tones dominate here. Somewhat nutty at the end.
Very sweet. Dates, strawberries, followed by dark chocolate, whipped cream and honey. This leads towards milk chocolate, and it becomes creamy, very creamy actually. Maybe a bit of cappuccino. Some fruits in the background, but I can’t define what this is. But very nice!
The finish is mid-long, and somewhat dry. Some whipped cream, dark chocolate and again some dates. Also a hint of red and dark fruits.
- Wow, sherry is present but not dominant, lovely aged wood notes. Again, totally shocked to have a dram with this profile at only 13 years. Really a gem of a whisky.
Tasted as part of the 2017 BTC
Rich wood. Old sherry. Red fruits. Nutty. Maple syrup. Salt.
Quite thick and chewy. Really comes into its own here. Huge stewed fruit notes, milk chocolate and wood. There’s an immediate burst of nutmeg as well and some slight herbal funk.
Long. Candied citrus. Cinnamon flavouring. Wood oils. Stewed fruits.