Strathisla 25 (Gordon & MacPhail Reserve 2006 Cask #8510) Review

This is a 25 year Strathisla bottled under the G&M Reserve label in 2006 at 48.7% ABV.

Nose: Black cherries with heavy yeast combined with a slight raw barley profile. Anise, blood orange, melon sorbet, rich vanilla, and damp wood chips.

Palate: Fresh dough with honeydew melon, sour malt, a bit of tang, black pepper, and old oak.

Finish: Pepper lingers with some bitter oak and slightly acrid smoke notes – a bit of tangerine cuts through after a bit.

Rating: 90/100

Value for the money: I paid in to the bottle split at about a $285 valuation. I wouldn’t buy a bottle at that price – I’d be a consumer maybe around the $150 mark.

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