Whisky Strathisla Finest Highland Malt 1948, gift box, 700 ml
Whiskey in light walnut color.
Taste full and rich whiskey. There are shades of citrus peel, tropical fruit mix, spices, hints of dark chocolate and oak. The finish is medium length with oak notes.
Fresh aroma of whiskey and soft, fragrant and sweet with notes of dried herbs, lemon peel, eucalyptus leaves and a little tannic nuances.
Whiskey is excellent as a standalone drink, as a digestif, with a good cigar.
Strathisla - the oldest distillery in the north of Scotland, the central link of the so-called "malt whiskey trail" Speyside. It started life in 1786 and never interrupt the production process. The distillery is located in Keith on the River Isla. According to the chronicles, the production of heather ale local monks refers to 1208. Later, in the XVIII century, George Taylor and Alexander Milne built a distillery Milton (formerly known as Stratayla), obviously, for the same reasons: the area with good crops of barley, with easy access to local sources with transparent waters. Benedictine monks called source "light pricked" and believed that it is guarded by water spirits. After two devastating fires in 1876 and in 1879, the plant was rebuilt and enlarged. Old buildings, carefully renovated in the 50s of XX century Chivas Brothers, have survived to the present day. Whiskey plant differs consistent quality. In 1886 at the Edinburgh International Congress Strathisla received an honorary diploma for "Old Highland Malt Whisky".
Before bottling carried malt extract distillate Kentucky barrels from the "vintage" bourbons. Further, the company's specialists Gordon & McPhail poured whiskey bottles at the time of reaching the best possible taste. Gordon & MacPhail is the oldest and most respected by the vendor whiskey. The high status of Gordon and McPhail confirmed the status of "Official supplier of single malt and blended Scotch whiskey" to the European Parliament in Brussels and Luxembourg. In addition, the official consumer Gordon and McPhail are Royal British Parliament in London and the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Today the collection of Gordon & MacPhail whiskey is one of the largest in the world. Some whiskeys are aged over 50 years.