- Single Malt
- Jas. Gordon & Co. (JG)
- Bottling serie
- Old Highland - All Malt
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 12 Mar 2010 11:12 am
5 × in wishlist
39 × member ratings
13 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Pride of Strathspey 1938 JG
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.65 points
- Incredible balance of the old style of whisky with the fruity notes coming through in a light style and more notes of a musty dunnage really coming to the fore front of the nose and palate. One to spend alot of time with and enjoy nosing for while
- Pride of Strathspey 1938, 40%, James Gordon & Co., Da Litri 3/4, 75cl , immediately set the tone. This tone can be described as ... yes, as something that I can hardly describe. That typically old, pre-war profile that you can not find in more recent distillates, whether it's fifties, sixties, seventies or more recent. The smell of autumn may give a hint. A forest walk through the falling leaves and moss. But of course a lot more than that. Honey, heather, ginger cookies, stewed fruit, antique shop ... lovely! Very delicate in the mouth, and yet powerful. Sweet Sour. Old high-end balsamic. Some mature wood, honey, jam. And oh so drinkable. Before you know it, you've cut in a few hundred euros. Unique! No Serge, you're wrong here. The bottle does not mention how old the whisky is, you can only deduce from the 'Da Litri' that it is bottled for 1975. 92/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/12/22/de-hoogmis/
- This Whisky was sold for 668 € at Whiskyauction in March 2015
- It was very nice to get to try a 1938 Macallan, This probably wasn't one of Macallans best casks tho.
Edit / I have to point out the bottle that I took my score from had been open for many years. I don't know if this had had a negative effect on the whisky or not. At the time we tried quite a few old bottles and some had been open a long time too and they were still in excellent condtion
- Undisclosed Macallan.