70cl / 48.5%
40 Year Old TWE Exclusive G&M
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Gordon & MacPhail
Strathisla 1977 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)
Nose: Tarte tatin with a grind of black pepper. Fruit mingles with wax-polished oak, and hints of spiced butter and marzipan emerge. Fresher sweet notes build: honeysuckle, heathery meadows and candy bracelets.
Palate: Buttery mouthfeel. Thick apple sauce and spiced pastry sprinkled with a pinch of fresh mint. Complex layers of oak develop: polished, spicy, butter and fragrant. Candied notes sit on top, seeping into the cracks. Damp and leafy rancio slumbers beneath.
Finish: Damp oak leads to toffee, tarragon and a hint of mint.
Comment: Old and elegant, with aged flavours balanced by fresh fruit and zingy herbs.