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Overall rating
85.20/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1966
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Brown Label
Added on
10 Dec 2009 7:04 pm

Average value

€ 1275.22

6 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kinclaith 1966 GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.20 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A truly unusual filling! The nose starts strange with a very strange character, but makes you hungry for more. I do not really know how to classify the Kinclaith. Actually, I find it really interesting and extraordinary if it were not for the dominant perfume-soap-lavender-note.
    I would not comment on the PVL because you do not get a Kinclaith in the glass every day, otherwise this bottling has little light and a lot of shade ;-) Nevertheless, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to try this malt.

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      From the Premium Snifter shines bright and intense amber, on the glass wall oily "legs" relish their long laps. An unusual nose makes me look a little surprised at the beginning of Nosings from the laundry ... Tropical fruits? Light fermented fruits? Oranges, slightly floral, hints of milk chocolate, pears and apples, caramelized sugar ... Spicy and slightly perfumed, minimally soapy and again shows a mixture of overripe trophic fruits. Mildly, the most diverse aromas are drawn through the nose, hints of caramel and creamy milk chocolate end in pears and apples. In the background is a subtle fresh menthol or mint note.
    • Taste
      Mild, the first sip flows over the tongue, after which a peculiar aroma spreads throughout the mouth. Soapy, nutty, fermented, almost spoiled fruits stick to the tongue, lavender and thyme provide a spicy component before the perfume-like aroma from the nose sets in the taste again. Slowly, I imagine, the perfume-like aroma could also be soap or a bunch of dried lavender.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste starts with a creamy nut mixture on the tongue. The palate still has a dominant perfume note, the mouthfeel becomes tart and spicy. Pleasant sharpness dissolves from the almost indefinable flow of aromas, tart with hints of grapefruit and menthol, the aftertaste sounds slow.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Hard to judge, purely of the quality he would probably still 1-2 points less, but by very interesting combination of flavors in the nose and mouth, he receives this, too bad for the finish, would have had potential for significantly more, even with more%
    • Nose
      Interesting nose, difficult to describe, at first very hearty, musty, with old chocolate, damp leather, then it will be nice buttery, pear cake, Parma ham, papaya and dried mango
    • Taste
      Dry mango, papaya, pears, sweet, red apple and a hint of lemon, grapefruit, very dry leather, hazelnut, parchment paper, old books, all exciting, but a bit thin from the density and abundance ago
    • Finish
      Unfortunately, typical old, young bottled vintage, rather short, musty, dry, nuts, parchment, leather, some papaya

  3. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately that was more of a disappointment. All the more so considering the insanity prices demanded for it. In particular, the soapiness that dominates the taste and later the nose must be perceived as disturbing in my view.
    • Nose
      sweet exotic fruits, some malt and light spice, later a mixture of berries and soap
    • Taste
      Right at the beginning a strong, soap-like, perfumed note (lavender?), Which goes through with some good will as berry fruits. The alcohol is relatively present for the 40%. Very slight bitterness comes up and goes quickly again.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and has again soap and berries.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    When I got this bottle it was a good price and saved 10cl of it. Never did any notes before but glad to have tried this rare lowlander.

    More of a curiosity than serious dram in all honesty but its worth trying for sure.

    The Braunce labels are the best of the CC bottlings for quality in my view.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Ok, its not world class but its pretty decent and I think is better than some would suggest.

    I liked it when I first had it and still do.
    • Nose
      Floor polish, honey, menthol and a little mint.

      Leave it a while in the glass and there are whiffs of orange.
    • Taste
      Creamy and fizzy, at 40% it has enough power. The creaminess is mixed with gooseberry and meat jelly which lets face it is a strange combination.

      I am also getting some elderflower in with the honey and it gets slightly drying.

      There is also an aftertaste that is not unpleasant just hard to pinpoint, possibly caramel and wafer but also a little chemically????

      Still some orange late on
    • Finish
      Not short but about what you would expect of an old 40%

  6. DocF scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Color: Amontillado Sherry

    With the intention of being able to drop the whisky in case of doubt, I poured the whole sample straight away. Actually a shame, I usually can't stand soap, but it still fits here, I would have been interested in how it would have been tomorrow. Idiosyncratic fruit notes, not a top-class paint, but a one-off that you can have tried.
    • Nose
      Intense cherry cough drop, fully ripe mango, passion fruit, especially at the beginning the fruits have a soapy component, gummy bears, some lavender, but more artificial rose scent, mushy raisins, "plum wine" from the Far East. Over time, the fruit notes disappear and soap comes to the fore. Orange peel, lime juice.
    • Taste
      Not the densest, oily, definitely more volume than the Glen Flagler. Artificial scent of roses, a little lavender, passion fruit only just beginning. Quite malty, a little old bottle flavor. Imperial cherries, dirty bicycle chain.
    • Finish
      Mainly soap + malt, maybe the Kaiserkirschen again. Medium length, charred orange peel.

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rose petals. Perfume. Hand cream, some liquid soap. Oranges and green waste moldy behind.
    • Taste
      Kumquats, fermented papaya. Lavender. Soap.

  8. Carsten scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Kinclaith 1966 16y G & M CC 40% Color: orange brown Nose: restrained, light sherry notes, milk chocolate, oranges, honey Body: medium / oily Mouth: slightly alcoholic, sherry, herbs, leather, honey, white pepper Finish: medium, mild, dry wood and herbs dominate Conclusion: 80P., Beautiful old-style whisky with clear herbal notes

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