Strathisla 12 Years

Strathisla is the lead malt whisky in the Chivas Regal blends. The distillery is beatifully situated and ranks among the oldest distilleries in the East of Scotland.

Strathisla is the lead malt whisky in the Chivas Regal blends. The distillery is beatifully situated and ranks among the oldest distilleries in the East of Scotland.

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Strathisla
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Peach:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Herbs:
Honey:
Caramel:
Floral:
Pear:
Sherry:
Mint:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Pineapple:
Herb:
Apple:
Dark Chocolate:
Green Apple:
Malt:
Raisin:
Spices:
Almonds:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Heather:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Tasting
Sweet:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Oak:
Malt:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Oil:
Dark Chocolate:
Sherry:
Herb:
Almonds:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Peach:
Plum:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Floral:
Orange:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Finish
Malt:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Oak:
Dark Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Herb:
Nuts:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Honey:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Almonds:
Chocolate:
Peach:
Vanilla:

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Tasting Notes 6

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13. Aug 2016
Nosing: Vanilla Sweet Green Apple Pineapple
Light and fresh. Vanilla and light fruit notes of apple and pineapple. A sweetness that reminds me of icing sugar.

Taste: Sweet Fruit Malt
Light ,sweet arrival. Malty with fairly non specific fruitiness.

Finish:
Medium, fruity and dry.

Comment:
I got this bottle as an experiment, I've been working my way around Speyside malts recently. This is frankly a little disappointing. The nose is ok if a little subdued. The palate isn't my thing at all. It lacks the intensity of flavour I'm looking for. The finish is a bit of a non event. This isn't to say its badly made, its really not, I just find it largely uninteresting.
Nosing: Pineapple Pear Sweet candy-like sweetness Raisin Vanilla

Taste: Wheat Oak Almonds Fruit

Finish: mild and short-to-medium in lenght.

Comment: A bit on the light side so I definitely wouldn't add any water to it. Pleasantly surprised by this one actually. Great quality/price that could easily make this a daily go-to.
04. Jul 2018
Nosing: Fruit Peach Apple Dark Chocolate toffee Sherry Dried Fruit Honey Cake Vanilla Floral Mint Cinnamon

Taste: Apple Zitrus Caramel Vanilla Chocolate mouth-watering Malt oak

Finish: oily: oak Malt Dark Chocolate

Comment: That’s a great speysider)). It reminds me Glenmorangie Lasanta a bit. Very light and fruity. No alcohol burn at all. I admit it is one of my top favourite speyside scotches))
11. Sep 2015
Nosing: sweet notes of Dark Chocolate, vanilla Vanilla, fresh Floral, oranges Orange

Taste: Notes of darkchocolate Dark Chocolate going over in floral Floral notes

Finish: Sweetness Sweet followed by notes of darkchocolate Dark Chocolate and oranges Orange

Comment: Supreme Speyside single malt whisky that gives away the Speyside surroundings,. Strathisla became to my beloved Speyside single malt whisky.!
18. Nov 2015
Nosing: Wonderful nougat !

Taste:

Finish:

Comment:
18. Nov 2015
Stillmans_cask
12. Feb 2019
Nosing: Sweet Vanilla Green Apple Pineapple Cherry Mint
Sweet vanilla and toffee, hints of fruit and a subtle musky smell that I can't pinpoint.

Taste: Fruit Almonds Malt Oak Dark Chocolate
Fruity, sweet with subtle hints of almond and a slight chocolatey taste

Finish: Nuts Almonds Malt Dark Chocolate Oil
The finish really brings out the nutty flavour, almost like pineseeds and almonds with a rich chocolate and oily aftertaste.

Comment:
Overall I like this whisky but it isn't my favourite. It's far too subtle for me and I don't feel like it has a great amount of complexity; however it is a great whisky for the price, and well worth having as a go to for guests. It has no alcohol burn at all and so it suits well for an everyday dram.
29. Dec 2016
VicHak
26. Mar 2017
unknown user
14. Aug 2013