Strathisla 2009 Gordon & MacPhail Distillery Labels
Indulge in the exquisite allure of Strathisla, a truly remarkable single malt whisky, expertly distilled in 2009 and now unveiled by the esteemed Gordon & MacPhail as part of their coveted Distillery Labels range.
Immerse yourself in a sensory journey as you explore this creamy, elegant, and impeccably smooth expression. With each sip, be transported to the heart of Speyside, where the spirit of this exceptional whisky was born.
Savor the legacy of Strathisla, as you revel in its refined character and nuanced flavors. Delicate notes of velvety caramel and subtle vanilla gently caress the palate, while a symphony of fruity essences dances in perfect harmony. Experience the interplay of succulent orchard fruits, tinged with a touch of zesty citrus, and let the warmth of oak embrace your senses.
This bottling is a true gem, offering a splendid opportunity to taste the discontinued 12-year-old Strathisla from the distillery itself.
Strathisla is a Speyside distillery located in Keith, Moray. Its distilling license was granted in 1786 and this makes it Scotland's oldest licensed distillery. The site was used as a brewery by the local monks and when operations shifted to distilling the distillery became known as Milton. That name would only be changed back to 'Strathisla' in 1951.
The distillery rose to prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Like most distilleries in Scotland, Strathisla faced difficult times during WWI and the 1920's due to the prohibition in the US. Recovery was slow and by the 1940's it faced financial ruin. The distillery was bought by the Chivas Brothers Co. in 1950. Under the ownership of Chivas Bros. Strathisla whisky rose to prominence once again as an important component of the Chivas Regal blend.
The style of Strathisla is light and delicate. It is a whisky that takes time to mature and develop its full complexity.