Strathisla 1967 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
From the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes The Whisky campaign comes this Strathisla 1967 from their Rare Vintage series.
I've only ever tried a sample of the standard 12 year old Strathisla before now so this most definitely a bit different to that, and it's a distillery I have on my list of should try more from.
Distilled in 1967 and bottled in 2012 making this a whopping 45 years old which makes me squee a little.
I am however looking at the colour, thinking sherry cask, and hoping beyond hope it's one I don't have any issues with.
No need for me to worry with the sherry cask here it's a gorgeous fruity, jammy, yummy nose and the palate goes quite mocha like with leather oak and fruits, a gorgeous dram, and worth paying the money for the experience of a dram of this age.
Pick this up from The Whisky Exchange if you want to give it a try.
Thanks again to Gordon and MacPhail for the official sample.
Sweet up front, this instantly gave me sweet beeswax and furniture polish mixed with plum jam, some tangy orange peel, a whiff of gentle cinnamon dusted lemongrass, menthol and almost some cough and cold lozenges then more fruit with dried apricots and plump raisins.
Quite different to the nose initially with tarte fruits, some light mocha notes, or is that cappuccino with cocoa dusting maybe, hints of leather and quince jelly from a cheese plate (fruity but creamy) and then the fruits come in with plum skin and hints of prunes then a lick of oak leaf sauce
Sweet, oaky, fruity, long tasting
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