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Overall rating
87.69/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1966
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Old Map label
Added on
11 Dec 2009 12:36 pm

Average value

€ 1.148,28

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18 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kinclaith 1966 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.69 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent mellow, oily, juicy, a lot of oak, but he's all in business here, 20-25 years of aging, maybe more; complex and deep aroma, surprisingly powerful and rich taste for 46%, not inferior to it aftertaste, a lot of pepper and lemon.
    • Nose
      Open, moist, processed wood, grain, nuts, a little solvent, carpenter's workshop, fruit and herbal notes, green apples, salted bacon, wool, honey-caramel shades.
    • Taste
        Saturated, dense, sweet-wood with peppery wave, lemon rind, orange, lacquer notes, resin, burned caramel, vegetable oil, ginger candied fruits.
    • Finish
      Spicy, lemon pepper, lemon peel, grapefruit crust, apple seeds, black coffee.

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It's good and balanced. The OBE is for many, I think. He adds a rather appreciable balance.
    87/100 (29/11/2016)

    (tasted of a miniature)
    Update 04/10/2018, end of the miniature, less astringency is better and better than my memories in the mouth and the final. 89/100
    • Nose
      The nose has some pep.
      It's quite high in alcohol for 40%, surprising.
      We start on a vinous touch. A little fishing.
      The nose sounds old. We have a lot of OBEs.
      A good smell of tangerine comes to the fûr and measure. Accompanied by a vegetable bufée.
      It's melted and a little dusty.
    • Taste
      Fruity. Strawberry, peach, currant.
      Light sherry. Caramel.
      We keep the slightly metallic side of the OBE.
      is a little oily and very balanced.
    • Finish
      Vineuse, the aromas fade quickly.
      We continue to feel the OBE well integrated.
      A slight woody astringency.

  3. erikz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This dram really benefits from sitting in the glass for an hour or so. After adding water I waited for 20 minutes. Turned into a great dram 10 minutes later. Let it breathe and you won't be disappointed. Only thing lacking is a decent finish.
    • Nose
      Getting grass, hay, sherry at first. Attacks the nose. Some kind of shoe polish, honey. Sewage... sounds like !@#$, but it seems to work. With water: Coffee, chalk, raisins (sherry), sweets, grassy notes. 
    • Taste
      Coffee, caramel, a tad of smoke, nuts. Palate kind of dissipated with the water. Just a bit of sweets left, creamy mouth feel. Another sip and now licorice dominates the palate. Turned into a stunner after all.
    • Finish
      Short. With water short but peppery. Disappointed by the finish.

  4. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    More of a rarity than a real stunner. But not bad at all actually.
    • Nose
      Dusty. Malty and yeasty. Flowery notes. Peaches at the background. A little metalic as well but this might be the Old Bottle Effect.
    • Taste
      Gingery. Delicate oak. Citrus fruit (melon). Cinnamon. Liquorice and vanilla. Quite smooth with lots of depth.
    • Finish
      Medium long and soft. Bitter-sweetness and later on drynesss. Slightly spiced of white pepper.

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