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Overall rating
90.47/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
George & J.G. Smith's
Vintage
1940
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
15 Nov 2009 11:29 am

Average value

€ 3160,24

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Tastingtags

2 Notes

businessdouche
Member Junior businessdouche Note
19 Mar 2015 8:45 pm
businessdouche gave this whisky 90 points

Œil : Doré

 

Nez : Un peu poussiéreux, comme un vieux garçon qui ne porterait que des costumes en tweed taillés sur mesure a Saville Row. Quand même relativement expressif et fruité, miel et cire d’abeille, fraises des bois et sorbet à la framboise accompagné de légères notes idées. Comme un soupçon de cuir et de vieux bois ciré. Tend à tirer un peu sur la prune et un fond de fruit macérés. On trouve aussi des olives noires (disons de Nyons). Il en a encore un peu dans le ventre le papy.

 

Bouche : Léger et aéré, la poussière est plus présente qu’au nez. Notes diffuses mais bien présentes de Cola, comme une glace au coca, et impressions de menthol, de sève de pin et d’eucalyptus. C’est tout en finesse. Il y a aussi du caramel, dans le même genre que celui que l’on trouve sur les sundaes. Sirop d’érable et ananas. Tourbe légère qui doit aussi participer a l’émergence du cola et qui se retrouve encore dans des épices qui restent vraiment en retrait.

 

Finale : Des saveurs plutôt uniques d’artichauts cuits. Impressions minérales et légèrement sucrées, cola et sirop d’érable. Cela finit sur des notes de sève de pin.

 

Un pépé qui a de beaux restes. Plus de 40 ans en futs. Les 30 ans en bouteille ont sans doute pas mal adouci la bête. Mon grand père avait 12 ans quand ce jus a été distillé, un whisky qui a traversé le siecle…

Ras Mazunga
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga Tasting note
26 Dec 2013 1:46 am
Ras Mazunga gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Old and dusty. Hay and a little peat too. Not so expressive but more than expected. Fresh cheese, cottage cheese.

Taste

Grand Marnier and some fruit juice. Apricot or mango juice with some peat. Old spicy oak notes.

Finish

Orange marmelade. Drying, abit too much for my taste. Peat again. The spicy oak notes are here too.

Comments

A bottle of this was opened during the second anniversary tasting of Whiskybase SHOP.

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