Bottled in 1997 by Gordon and MacPhail, this was distilled in 1949 at the Strathisla distillery in Speyside, one of the oldest in the Highlands.
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The nose is rounded and a tad smoky. There are notes of rubbery sherry and chewy sultanas, hints of tannic oak and mixed dried fruits with fruitcake and spice. A not of honeyed fresh tobacco emerges. The palate is full with a chewy texture. There are notes of barley sugars and sultanas and sherried peels. There is a trailing wood smoke note. The finish is lightly smoked and well-oaked.