Macallan 1938 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
A Pure Highland Malt
Stated Age
35 years old
Sherry Wood
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Importato da Co. Import Pinerolo
Italy Italy
Added on
02 dec 2009 1:38 pm

Average value

€ 16411.98

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33 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 1938 GM

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.71 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An experience, did not expect it to be so exciting in the mouth regarding the construction. But the points also show that this is not about PLV.
    • Nose
      Phew, a lot of mushroom, mushrooms and mildly moderate, then with plenty of time and warmth comes a lot of dark chocolate, fine cocoa, fennel, thyme, cumin, expensive coffee, ancient leather, old, damp tobacco, nutmeg, parchment, dry liquorice, some banana split and papaya are far behind, behind the vintage curtain, saffron, ginger, aniseed, cumin, coconut, still later pomegranate, blood orange, then he will turn a bit bitter-greasy with eggplant, zucchini, the coffee, cocoa, leather and old cellars but always remain the main notes. Oh, and of course an old mahogany chest of drawers.
    • Taste
      Exciting, the coffee struggles here with the aforementioned, in the spirit original fruit notes for dominance, while the latter but always lose fast, mango, pomegranate and even pineapple look only for fractions of a second, quite clear onset, then in the body but quite fragile, later also as in the nose the vegetable notes aubergine and zucchini, in addition to oiled leather, cumin, fennel, anise, rosemary, cumin, lavender and licorice
    • Finish
      Long, dark malt, leather and parchment, forest floor and saffron, some coffee grounds but more discreet

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  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Old gold / amber
    Yes, what do we have here? The hoped for fruit sweetness remains almost completely, but there are plenty of other things. Soft, old sherry, but without real spice. In addition, slightly sour flavors of bland salad dressing, dull leather, cardboard, dried mushrooms, tart orange peel and watered orange liqueur. All in all good, but quite unspectacular!
    Soft and somehow watered down at the beginning. Old sherry with build-up fruit components, fresh herbal notes, leather, wet earth, moist foliage, almonds, cocoa, honey and orange liqueur. With notes of malt, vanilla and soft smoke becoming more intense and fattering towards the finish.
    Medium length - with soft tea aromas, cocoa, cream, pickled herbs, nut nougat cream, toffee, liquid honey and extremely fine wood.
    At the beginning a bit disappointing, but then ending in a conciliatory way!
    92 points
    N: 91P / G: 93P / F: 92P

  5. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 2.725 € at Whiskyauction in March 2016and for 2.800 € in Jan. 2015


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