1937 STRATHISLA Highland Pure Single Malt Whisky 750ml (MW)

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*This bottle come with perfect provenance and from one of the biggest and most incredibly diverse cellars in Australia.  

Please note that this is an old bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; care should be taken when opening the bottle. As such, the item is sold as described. Comes in original release carton


From Whiskynotes:

Nose: quite typical for an antique malt. Starts on lime and sourish orange candy, seamlessly flowing into silver polish, metallics / minerals and waxed furniture. Tobacco leaves, soft honey and leather. A dustiness of old roses. Typical mint. Also a very subtle smoky note, like an extinguished barbecue. Underneath is also a nice hint of berries. The whole is really really subtle though, it needs time and some work to drag it all to the surface which makes the overall experience slightly less impressive. Mouth: slightly austere at first, with some resin and tobacco, covered in a veil of antiquity. Unfolds nicely on sweet honey, apricot jam and a vague pastry note. Plenty of oranges. Mint and chamomile tea and a very soft salty note. Soft herbs and liquorice, even traces of peat. Maybe not as lively as I hoped, not sure whether this was due to bottle ageing or maybe the first oxidation (the bottle was opened weeks ago for the other Fulldram division). Finish: rather short, with soft herbs and oranges.

Most reactions to this dram were something along the lines of “so old yet so fresh”. True, but not enough to get an extraordinary score, as it’s all so quiet. Nonetheless a real pleasure to drink, far from tired, and a truly educational dram. Expect to pay at least € 1000 if you can find a bottle.

Score: 91/100


From Nicks Wine Merchants:


The oldest working distillery in the highlands (est 1786), the world-famous Strathisla is the foundation of the Chivas Regal blends. In order to secure supply of this exceptional malt whisky, Chivas Brothers purchased the operation in 1950.

Presently, the distillery employs unpeated barley and matures mainly in refill American oak hogsheads, some first fill. The 12 Year Old distillery release was reintroduced in 2002. Independent bottlings have been rare, most coming from Gordon & Macphail, and mostly of considerable age. An incredible gem to discover in this day and age is this antique bottling from 1937. Bottled under screw cap. Excellent condition



An exceptionally rare pre-world war II gem that was distilled in 1937 at the Speyside Strathisla distillery.

This sherry matured beauty clocked in at well over 40 years old before being bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in the 1980's.


Bottler:Gordon & MacPhail

750ml at 43.0% Alcohol

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