Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Stated Age
38 years old
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
10 ml 700 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2019 11:04 am by ctu
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2851.70

15 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Coleburn 1981 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.83 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I would have scored it a bit higher if the finish would have picked up a bit more of the fruits. Personally, I preferred a few drops of water to bring out the fresher and sweeter notes. That really worked for me.
    • Nose
      The obvious sherry notes at first: tobacco, prunes, blueberries, and some lovely chocolate. A hint of leather and walnuts. But after a few minutes, light citrus elements start to develop here. Nice to see how the blueberries and the citrus interact here. With water: I get a lot of oranges. And this works very well here!
    • Taste
      It starts with menthol, tobacco and orange zest. A hint of blueberries, cherries and a little topping of chocolate chips. Stewed apples covered in cacao powder. Followed by some oak spices. With water: much sweeter and it’s leaning a bit more to oranges again. But the palate is a little thin now.
    • Finish
      The finish is somewhat short, I expected a bit more here. With chocolate and a hint of apple. A little bit of menthol which hints towards after eight. Some spices in the background.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose is balanced, rich and beautifully complex, but the palate is a little overdeveloped, I feel. Very high-level stuff though.
    • Nose
      Fruity (forest fruits, blackcurrants, dark cherries), with a hint of espresso and varnish, as well as leather. There's walnut skins and orange marmalade too, with just a hint of rose water and elderflower, and even a touch of licorice, mushrooms and soy.
    • Taste
      Tannins, somewhat astringent. Lovely exotic fruits with proper orange zest and pink grapefruit to start, but also leather, tobacco leaves and a spicy jab. Finally a hit of menthol as well, but the oak spices are dominant.
    • Finish
      Some soft dried red fruits and lingering spices. Slightly dry.

  3. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The RRP of this is a whopping £1250


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