Strathisla 2003

Overall rating
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 8:03 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 259.00

34 × in wishlist

98 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2003

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.82 points

  1. Tauti scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    £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 wife a golden bracelet and go out with her and you will still have £50 remaining.

  2. DarrenHJA did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge has just rated this 89, I'm guessing the £901 checks out.

  3. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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!
    • Finish
      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.

  4. wimpol did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Hits £901 9/2017 on whisky auctioneer: https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/77252/strathisla-2003-single-cask-13-year-old-62274-distillery-exclusive

  5. Silversurfer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Whiskyblower scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sure, already a tasty sherry keg, but what's the price, please? Had for 90, - better ....
    • Nose
      Lots of pure cocoa powder, wood dices, chestnut, walnut, dusty at the age, trail mix, dark malt, gingerbread
    • Taste
      Pure cocoa, chestnut, walnuts, trail mix, gingerbread, dark malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, stollen, boletus, gingerbread, autumn leaves, ginger, camphor, caraway
    • Finish
      Dry, raisins, gingerbread, leaves, spine and some leather, medium length

  9. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.

  10. ChrisE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Satisfactory, dark dried fruits, raisins, dades. Some coffee/mocha in there.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, spicy, a little bit of citrus in the end.
    • Finish
      84 84
      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.


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