Monday, August 15, 2011

Strathisla 1965 LMDW Exclusive

Oh boy I love it when I see such a line on bottles in Singapore, it fills me with pride:) And now that we are in August, why not share some 1965 joy! Trying a special Strathisla bottled for Singapore's market by Gordon & Macphail is about one of the best things to do for the month of August, and this was what SGwhisky was lucky enough to get to do courtesy of the good people at Fine Spirits At La Maison Du Whisky, who is the retailer behind this bottling. A very old Strathisla cask which was bottled just shy of its 46th birthday, let us see how this compares to other big old sherry expressions...

Name: Strathisla 1965/2011 (Bottled for La Maison Du Whisky, Singapore Exclusive)
Distillery: Strathisla (Speyside)
Type: Single Cask Single Malt Scotch
Vintage: 1965 (09/12/65)
Cask No: 3473
Age Statement: Not on bottle but 45YO
Alc/Vol: 48%

This whisky was a real beauty in general to me. Very complex on the palate, and very pleasant in general. This is a good whisky!

Nose: Really fruity, red apples, stewed plums, peaches, nectarines coated in honey, sweet chocolate. Some time in the glass reveals some notes of citrus, unripe fruit, burnt sugar (22)

Taste/Palate: Mild sweet entry builds up to a mid palate crescendo of pear, apple and more vibrant fresh fruit notes like berries. Some spice, dusted sugar before mellowing down to some stewed fruit (23)

Finish: Sugary with notes of dusted icing sugar and burnt sugar. Hints of fruit still remain, but in general, just very pleasant and long lasting. (22)

Overall: A nice whisky in general, very pleasant and appealing, definitely worth a try! (23) 90/100

Found at: La Maison Du Whisky

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