Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Whiskybase

Strathisla 2003

Overall rating
88.74/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Reserve Collection
Vintage
18.09.2003
Bottled
25.05.2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
62274
Number of bottles
654
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jul 2017 8:50 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 259,00

72 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Junior afuncorner@gmail.com
100
Member Senior marksmith01
94
Expert Senior Hirschi
93
Expert Senior aby
92
Member Senior astar
92
Member Junior blackcipher
92
Expert Junior brick666
92
Connoisseur Tauti
91
Expert Senior Shane_IL
91
Connoisseur Daan Tje
91
Expert Junior WhiskyJanSeefeld
91
Newbie Kuba9712
91
Member Junior christopherwalts
91
Expert Senior jagblack
91
Member Senior whiskygogo
91
Expert Senior Beccis
91
Expert Junior tdmoderndf
90
Expert Senior Falk Malt
90
Expert Senior OLdBlack
90
Expert Senior AlexPt
90
Member Senior Whisky.oa
90
Expert Senior Anuminas
90
Expert Senior whiskytornado
90
Connoisseur stefsel111
90
Connoisseur Theli
90
Expert Senior Reyan
90
Expert Senior Raremalt61
90
Expert Junior Ronny_Germany
89
Expert Junior Babelfisch42
89
Expert Junior Der Odenwälder
89
Member Senior DonPedro
89
Member Senior MikeDS
89
Specialist Amsterdam
89
Expert Junior Flint
89
Member Senior soarnity
89
Expert Junior Whiskylifestyle
89
Expert Senior erikb
88
Expert Senior stalowka2
88
Specialist KayMeertens
88
Expert Senior el Gato
88
Connoisseur Malt Hans
88
Expert Junior WhiskyZolder
88
Expert Senior Lukus
88
Expert Senior Eneloop2009
88
Member Senior Roy80
88
Expert Junior cubusek
88
Expert Junior MacMalt
88
Expert Junior nasilomak
88
Connoisseur rottendon
88
Expert Junior wncvirus
88
Connoisseur Segens
88
Expert Senior cherokee0815
88
Expert Senior Glenbalvallan
87
Member Senior Tanumantan
87
Expert Senior Rannoch Moor
87
Expert Junior cleaver
87
Administrator Vassago Clynelish
87
Expert Junior Maarten
87
Connoisseur ColdAesthetics
87
Connoisseur thijs100
87
Expert Senior whiskas
87
Connoisseur MaltMartin
87
Expert Junior Chrisstr
86
Member Senior mirkman
86
Member Senior I.B.U
86
Expert Junior guinness
86
Expert Senior Tomek
85
Member Senior ChrisE
85
Expert Senior Reasoner
85
Expert Junior Springpool
85
Member Junior mudshark
85
Member Senior A Dream of Sea
85

86 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Member Senior A Dream of Sea
1
  • closed
Expert Senior ADram4Ben
1
  • sample
Expert Senior Anuminas
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Bernds112
1
  • sample
Member Junior blackcipher
1
  • closed
Newbie Blukaap
1
  • empty
Member Junior bulls28
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Chemist
1
  • closed
Expert Junior cleaver
1
  • sample
Expert Senior Corso_theRed
1
  • closed
Member Junior Der Franke
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Der Odenwälder
1
  • empty
Expert Senior EJS
1
  • sample
Expert Senior el Gato
1
  • empty
Member Junior ericiris
1
  • closed
Member Senior Garytan
1
  • closed
Expert Junior gd07ton
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Senior gerritbakker57
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Gortheryn
1
  • closed
Expert Senior GuybrushThreepwood
1
  • sample
Expert Junior HoxaHillBar
1
  • open
Member Senior Johnnie Stumbler
1
  • closed
Member Senior Leomhann
2
  • closed
  • closed
Member Junior Luis959
1
  • closed
Expert Junior MacMalt
1
  • open
Connoisseur Malt Hans
1
  • empty
Member Senior maltyb
1
  • open
Member Senior MeisterHerzlos
2
  • closed
  • closed
Member Junior Naemless
1
  • closed
Expert Junior OKN
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Senior OLdBlack
1
  • sample
Member Senior oliver71
3
  • open
  • closed
  • sample
Member Senior Peak 1
1
  • closed
Expert Junior pwb65
1
  • closed
Member Senior Querky
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Randy
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Rannoch Moor
1
  • open
Member Senior Redflash
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Remus_NL
1
  • closed
Connoisseur rottendon
1
  • sample
Connoisseur Segens
1
  • sample
Expert Senior SMC-HH
3
  • closed
  • closed
  • closed
Member Senior soarnity
1
  • sample
Member Senior Stefan69
1
  • closed
Expert Senior svenske2015
1
  • closed
Connoisseur Tauti
1
  • closed
Expert Junior tdmoderndf
6
  • open
  • open
  • closed
  • closed
  • closed
  • closed
Connoisseur Theli
1
  • closed
Member Senior tina-west
1
  • open
Member Junior travmac7
2
  • open
  • closed
Member Junior tutu_ch
2
  • closed
  • closed
Member Junior VinzClortho
1
  • closed
Expert Senior volrath
1
  • sample
Member Senior wimpollet
1
  • closed
Hidden user
4
  • closed
  • closed
  • closed
  • closed
Hidden user
4
  • closed
  • closed
  • closed
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
3
  • closed
  • sample
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • empty
Hidden user
1
  • open
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • empty
Hidden user
1
  • empty

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2003

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.74 points

  1. Tauti scored this whisky 91 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 women a golden bracelet and go out with her and you will still have £50 remaining.

  2. wimpollet 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. ChrisE scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • 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.

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.

  8. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      Rich wood. Old sherry. Red fruits. Nutty. Maple syrup. Salt.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long. Candied citrus. Cinnamon flavouring. Wood oils. Stewed fruits.

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Reminiscent of an Aberlour a'bunadh, which is a compliment of course. I've no idea if you can still get it at the distillery, but if so, than this comes recommended.
    • Nose
      Dry sherry notes. Cocoa powder, dark chocolate and sweet and dried fruits. Some dates and raisins, for example, but also cherry syrup.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy, with some almonds and peanuts, as well as syrupy notes of berries and strawberry. A touch of leather.
    • Finish
      Drying with hints of red fruits.

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Part of the Blind Tasting Competition 2017. I put my bets on Aberlour as it's so similar to the A'Bunadh.
    • Nose
      Sour cherry, toffee, mocha, cranberry, spice, bread, cough pastilles and a little marshmallow or candy.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, cherry, caramel, mocha, raspberry, raisin and oaky spice.
    • Finish
      Caramel, cranberry, cherry, mocha and raisin.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login