Strathisla 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Strathisla 12 Year Old
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Customer Rating
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.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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.

42 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    20 June

    Smooth and mellow with light fruity notes. A hint of smoke very subtle.

  • 4
    10 June

    This whisky is a pleasant malt definitely fruity with little initial sweetness but a hint of oakiness in its afters. I don't put it at the top of my choices but it is individual enough to be interesting and enjoyable

  • 2
    17 May

    This bottle as a gift. I wish I could re-gift but I already opened it. Way to sweet in my opinion and the flavor is only a couple of steps away from the taste offering from Cutty Sark. Probably good to some but I'll pass. I'll pass it around with my Scotch buddies and get their opinion. Maybe it's just me.

  • 5
    2 May

    A particularly spot on malt...for my taste!

  • 4
    30 April

    Very impressed, highly perfumed, Lovely on the palette.

  • 4
    26 March

    Cannot agree with Peter (23 February) Very smooth, sweet and fruity. First we tried it in our cold Winter and my lady was in the heaven.

  • 4
    12 March

    Very good whiskey, more then I expected.

  • 5
    11 March

    Very smooth

  • 2
    3 March

    It’s unpleasant on the nose and the finish is not dissimilar to acetone. If you are a scotch lover don’t buy this whisky - it’s acidic and unsubtle.

  • 5
    28 February

    Very good and smooth !!

  • 3
    28 February

    Very promising on the nose with a bit smoke and lots of caramel. On the tongue it’s a bit sweet and goes down smooth, too smooth. For scotch beginners a great choice, but no real character.

  • 2
    23 February

    If You are a single malt drinker, don't buy it. You will be very dissapointed. For a biginer in single malt...maybe You will like it. It is more like a blended scotch.

  • 4
    22 February

    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.

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