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Overall rating
84.29/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1968
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Added on
12 Nov 2009 3:35 pm

Average value

€ 230,00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1968 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.29 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Wet wood (like a forest after the rain) and cardboard dominate the nose, with some sweet/nutty notes (nougat?) lingering in the background. Similarly musty and 'wet' on the palate, lacking any depth or complexity. Short, bitter finish. Just about drinkable (and I fully respect that others may like this profile more than me), but overall a great disappointment.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Initially a thick yeasty, malty caramel blend but as it opens up it reveals more and more.  This malt is old and dank with general smells that eminate from a wood and metal workshop, but theres a lot of fresh, organic activity too. As this opens, the sweet citrus becomes predominant with a secondary dusty/musty/nutty/grassy/salty/oiliness as one - if thats possible. Of course it is, everything is possible with whisky. Add now the malt itself which is finally showing through, light and doughy like a fresh white bloomer straight out of the oven met with cocoa covered turkish delight, [sherried] raisins, caramel and carbolic young acorns, citrus soap, brass cleaner [Brasso] and brass and old leather bringing up the rear. Quite a concoction.
    T: oodles of citrus and salt with young spirit making itself known.  After such a long, revealing development on the nose, this is huge disappointment. Even the caramel gets defeated by raw ethanol. Nothing can help this baby, water is irrelevant.
    F: Tastes like young wood, American white oak but thats a total guess, otherwise its just the aftertaste of harsh, stringent spirit with some fresh, mineral, bitter overtones. 
    C: Fascinating nose but the rest is for the plug hole. Ive never experienced such a gulf between nose and palate as this.

    Scores an N

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