- Whiskybase ID
- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2003
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 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 wife a golden bracelet and go out with her and you will still have £50 remaining.
- Serge has just rated this 89, I'm guessing the £901 checks out.
- Wonderful, I love exactly this kind of dark sherry! Dried fruits, chocolate, slightly resinous and nutty, that's all I need to be happy ...
Reddish copper shines wonderfully creamy in the Premium Snifter, and many small and thick "legs" loosen from the streaks adhering to the glass wall. Dried grapes and berries rise, roasted aromas and dark caramel join in, sweet fruits beguile the nose. Sweet raisins, velvety vineyard peach, zest of orange peel, hints of sour cherries and morello cherries, dates, blueberries, strawberries in rum, the aroma is amazing! Dark dark chocolate and a few drops of espresso with hints of resin and fir branches create a tart contrast, hazelnuts and walnuts end slightly earthy while caramelized sugar and sticky fruit sweetness lie in the background.
After the first sip, dark grapes and berries stick voluminously on the tongue, vineyard peaches and sour cherries, dark chocolate with espresso, slightly resinous pine needles, creamy milk chocolate and dark hazelnuts. Wow, this dark sherry bomb also delights me in terms of taste! A second sip follows creamy, warm, dark and dried fruits pull through the throat, wooden sharpness gently massages the tongue, and echoes of furniture polish emerge. Malt, nuts, chocolate and espresso, plus that unbelievably fruity and intense note of sherry, creamy blur taste and aftertaste ...
Dark fruit notes with hazelnuts and chocolate still stick to the palate, the resinous pine needles gradually fade, the mouthfeel becomes creamier and oily. Hints of tobacco emerge from the dates and raisins, with minimal nuances of furniture polish and leather armchairs.
- 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.
- 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.