Lawrence wrote:Why do we ignore/not drink Strathisla 12 OB 43%???
Why is this so? I was going through my list of whiskies yesterday and saw the Strathisla 12 and started to think, how come it's never (or very rarely) discussed on the forum? I bought another bottle today and opened it, pleasing color, dusky gold, very nice to the eye; the nose is sweet with hints of peat; the taste is again sweet with malt and a slight background of peat (in a Speysider!!!) and a decently long warming finish with a bit more smoke and malt waving at you as it vanishes down your throat. It's very nice and well priced.
A friendship renewed.
Lawrence wrote:These are really interesting comments, I had some drams from an older 'paper label' Strathisla a number of years ago, Admiral and I talked about it on this forum. It was very good, lots more sherry than today I expect.
I think it did go down hill for a while (it's eye opening to see this happend to so many different whiskies) but has now come back full force but with a bit more active ex-American casks offering a little bit more on the spicy side. It did benefit from a drop or two of water. I scored it in the mid 80's at 85 which is a decent score especially for the price.
Mr Ellen wrote:It's not ignored at all. At least, not by me. I think it's a great example of Speyside whisky and I always have a bottle in my cupboard. I think it's one of those whiskies which not attracts too much attention and get's lost while we're to occupied talking about Ardbeg this and Laphroaig that. Too many people seem to ignore that there are other whisky producing regions than Islay (at least here on the Forum).
It's a great whisky with lots of flavours. I particularly like the cocoa/vanilla finish.
And if you don't fancy the 12 year old you can do real bargains when buying 30 year old Strathisla's at the same price as a regular 12 year old Lagavulin.
From my point of view, Strathisla 12y. old is a must in every collection...