Strathisla 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Strathisla 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £31.95 £26.63 ex VAT (£45.64 per litre)
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The quiet malt in the Chivas Brothers stable, a fruity, sherried dram that doesn't get the attention that it deserves. A favourite of blenders and single-malt connoisseurs alike.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Biscuits Biscuits
  • Toffee Toffee

Strathisla 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Elegant and fresh, with apple and pear notes to the fore, with delicious ripe-fruit perfume.

    Palate: Fruit salad and fresh fruits, well supported by biscuity malt and a hint of toffee.

    Finish: Very clean and well defined. Perfect aperitif malt.

30 Customer Reviews

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  • 4

    Normally I'm not a Scotch drinker and I only tried this on a whim. It was extraordinarily smooth with a hint of sweet in the taste. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately got home and ordered a bottle.

  • 4
    30 January

    Smooth, a must have in your collection and great value for the price.

  • 4
    25 January

    Enjoyed it no smoke which I like, fruity will buy it again, this bottle I had bought, had a couple of large nips tonight Robbie Burns would be proud.

  • 5
    5 January

    nice presentable bottle. Nice color and scent. I taste a sweet caramelised and nutty flavour apart from all the other flavours previously reviewed by other reviewer's a nice 12 year old worth having in your collection.

  • 4
    31 December 2017

    Pleasant, strong toffee nose, hints of pear, and sweet toffee apple mouth taste. Have with a dash of water for maximum enjoyment. It's not particularly exciting, but does whisky need to be exciting to be nice? No. A decent dram.

  • 5
    17 December 2017

    Absolutely nothing wrong with this whiskey,very easy to get along with,and well worth the money.

  • 4
    3 November 2017

    I bought this speysider in 2010, when it was 43% in the green glass' bottle. It's truly enjoyable, with a lot baked apples are playing lead role on the nose with malty sweetness on palate. A slightly bitter aftertaste don't lowered the score. To get it more smooth it's highly recommended to drink this single malt some days (even months!) after the bottle first opening. Best try it neat in a cognac glass.

  • 3
    7 October 2017

    Such promise. On the nose it really does talk a good game. It's spirited and punchy. Lively and both sharp and at the same time woody and relaxed. Before taking a sip I'm already deciding it's going to taste like something between aberlour 10 and JW Green. Unfortunately it's neither of them. JW Green I think is a great whisky for the price. It's a great yardstick in terms of what a scotch can be for the price. It's not a bad scotch but it's rather outgunned by the competition. In the mouth it takes a few drams to get established on the palette. To begin with it's almost too light, too fleeting. A short finish. It's crisp but almost finishes on the swallow. A few drams in and it does build a little and there's slightly more going on but never enough for it to be more than something to drink to judge it against better drinks.

  • 5
    12 September 2017

    Beautifull whiskey

  • 5
    9 September 2017

    Excellent superb.

  • 5
    6 September 2017

    At this price point it was a fine drink.

  • 5
    26 August 2017

    It is going to taste light to some people simply because they like a more forceful whisky. I do too at times however I like all sorts of spirits. This is tasty and has its place in the drinks cabinet. Good stuff at the right time.

  • 3
    15 August 2017

    What I love about this single malt is the full body. It has a nice depth of malty flavour. However, if it was 43% or, ideally, 46%, it would be an infinitely better single malt. There's a lot more that this whisky can say but it's difficult to hear at 40%, which is disappointing. However, it's a good value for money.

  • 5
    12 April 2017

    I really like this whisky. I was given it as a present. Never heard of it before. Drunk plenty of others. This has a really lovely fruity nose and depth to it. It's been a real pleasure to drink.

  • 2
    2 March 2017

    A very poor choice given the competition available. Tastes very similar to a fairly ordinary blended whisky with no real depth or pleasant finish

  • 5
    1 March 2017

    I can smell the peat, heather, haggis and hear the bagpipes in the background with every sip

  • 5
    15 December 2016

    Wonderful! I love it! It's my after-hours treat to myself!

  • 5
    15 November 2016

    Absolutely perfect to the palette l love it

  • 5
    6 September 2016

    I love this whisky. It does not shout but it is business. Great value for the quality.

  • 5
    29 March 2016

    I am a peaty, smokey whisky fan: Lagavulin 16 or Laphroaig 10 being favourites, Thus when given a bottle of Strathisla 12 I was not expecting much joy: But how wrong I was. This is a wonderful, characterful whisky, with masses of flavour that can compete with the best. Smooth, sweet & fruity, but with enough bite and malt to be fun. Highly recommended.

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