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Overall rating
89.92/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2004
Casknumber
3871
Number of bottles
219
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
JD/CAB
Added on
08 Jan 2008 7:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 282,00

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14 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1974 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.92 points

  1. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Hammerstoff !, tolerates water properly
    • Nose
      sweet, dark, heavy sherry; Rum balls; some furniture polish; balsamic; beautiful, very light wood note; basil
    • Taste
      dry sherry; beautiful oak (but no board!); a little espresso; oriental spices; blackcurrants / shells with a slight bitterness; sweeter with water; very complex
    • Finish
      again really nice sherry and oak; warm; slightly bitter; mitel long; Salivation is stimulated

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Conclusion: a really good, old sherry whisky with a lot of "steam".
    • Nose
      dark strong sherry notes, dried fruit, figs, a seductive sweetness, kept in check by distinct oak notes, a little tobacco, almost like a cigar box, some pepper, cloves and spice cupboard.
    • Taste
      without water very strong alcohol, a lot of oak, sherry notes and a slightly acidic fruitiness. With water it becomes peppery and the oak notes come clearly over the sherry. It is still very tasty.
    • Finish
      beautiful oak notes, not too tart, some black pepper, menthol, with tobacco and sweet-sour fruit notes. Amazingly not that long, but that's OK too.

  3. Pawloff scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Excellent dram. Great smell, for it goes very good taste, complex, interesting, remarkable full of surprises.
    • Nose
      Ripe red fruits, raisins, apple peelings, cooked vegetables, dried apricots, iron, copper, bit of a powder, skin, poppy seed cake, toffee.
    • Taste
      Thick, full of dark fruit, toasty warm, rum, full of tannins, wood dryness persists sweets! Snooze strawberry, a bit metallic, dark chocolate, sweet cake with plums, a full range of patisserie, pudding wniliowy, to the dryness of red wine, herbs, spicy flavors.
    • Finish
      Chocolate with rum, raisins, cherries, delicate smoke.

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