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Strathisla 12 Year Old (flat bottle)

Smooth and meatier than I expected

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@jdcookReview by @jdcook

24th Oct 2009


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The nose is meaty and well balanced. Smooth, malty, with a hint of peat and a little citrus. Fragrant but solid.

The taste is smooth, woody and vanilla sweet with sherry notes and just a hint of spice. Gently dries the mouth. Not as meaty as the nose, but still fun.

The finish is decent, full of oak, with spicy overtones and a hint of peat.

This was a surprise gift from my wife. I hadn't heard anything about the Strathisla distillery, but I was pleasantly surprised. Very smooth and meatier than you expect.

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jdcook commented

Just as an aside, when I added review, I chose the 12 year old with the flat green bottle - not the bottling shown.

11 years ago 0

jeanluc commented

I've updated that.

11 years ago 0

jdcook commented

Cheers Jean-Luc

11 years ago 0

adriaan commented

I recently visited the Strathisla distillery, it is very much worth the trip, one of the most beautiful distilleries in Scotland in my opinion. Their 12yr old Strathisla also instantly took a spot in my cabinet, I had the feeling it had a hint of licorice in the nose and a smooth woody palatte. In other words, very close in your taste :)

10 years ago 0

jdcook commented

@adriaan I'll have to go back and see if I get a liquorice note!

10 years ago 0

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