Strathisla 1963 is a vintage Strathisla by veteran independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. Bottled in 2011 after almost 40 years of maturation, this is a classic example of an old sherried Speyside whisky.
For the fan of whisky history, Strathisla is a bit special, being the oldest continuously operating distillery in Scotland. It was founded in 1786 on the banks of the river Isla by George Taylor and Alexander Milne and unlike almost all other distilleries, it has never been closed down as such, although it suffered a burn in 1879. It survived two world wars, a great depression and prohibition, obviously it must have done something right all these years.
Famous whiskies are made at this Speyside distillery, including Chival Regal, in fact many people know it simply as the Chival Regal distillery.