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24 Nov 2009

Strathisla 1967 (G&M for LMdW)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Strathisla

La Maison du Whisky selected this Strathisla cask in 2007. In fact, this 1967 vintage is still well available from a large range of bottlers.

 

Strathisla 1967 LMdW Strathisla 40yo 1967 
(50%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky 2007, cask #6112, 400 btl.)

Nose: very different – fruity but more dried fruits than the Whisky Agency bottling. Dates, figs, some tangerine. Less sweet, much more resinous (fir needles) with a few earthy notes as well (forests, cellars). Reminds me of some kinds of toilet spray (sorry, I guess we have high-end sprays at home?). Leather. Mouth: very spicy, again lots of oak influence. Some pepper, ginger, liquorice. More fruit in the aftertaste (soft peach). Finish: sweet and fruity, apricots and pears.

The amount of oak in this Strathisla for LMdW is probably on the same level as in the Strathisla for Whisky Agency, but this one has a more interesting evolution and regains its fruitiness in the finish. Good complexity, but not the cracker I expected. Still available if you look around. Actual price: € 235.

Score: 89/100

Strathisla 1967 (G&M for LMdW) 4 Ruben Luyten 2009-11-24
  • ALouis

    I love that Strathisla, it’s my sample you have tasted?

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Yes it was your sample. Thank you.

  • pompix

    Like Alouis says, I love this whisky, a true monster for me ! One of my favourites drams with these bananas cooked in butter and others tropical fruits, vanilla, wax, precious wood … Life is beautiful ! :o)

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