Bartles Whisky Strathisla Tasting Notes

Posted: August 26, 2015 in Scotch Whisky H-Z, Strathisla

Highland Laird Strathisla 1989 (25 year old) 52.2%

Sherry Hogshead/ Dist: 1989 Btl: 2014/ Tasted: April 2015

A dark-ish nose of treacle, dried plum, sultana, grape and dark spices. Lightly herbal and pleasantly aromatic with a good dollop of lightly toffee’d oak vanillins. Good maturity with late hints of Demerara sugar and coffee.

Full and soft on the palate, opening with sugar coated dried fruit and a light Armagnac-esque rancio. Edgy, woody spice, bitter chocolate and citrus provide balance. Long and succulent with the oxidation notes lingering along with the coffee, hickory, mocha and lightly salted nuts.

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