Glen Mhor 1966 GM

Overall rating
92.36/100
votes
78
Whiskybase ID
WB14914
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Barmetro 30th Anniversary 1967-1997
Vintage
1966
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Number of bottles
199
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 mar 2010 7:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5108.80

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Whisky reviews for Glen Mhor 1966 GM

14 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.36 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Great old-skool sherry monster. Can stand the test of the best Glendronach's of the 1970's. Definitely the best Glen Mhor I ever had.
    • Nose
      Beautiful old sherry nose with lots of prunes, cherries and raspberries. Christmas cake all the way. Balsamico vinegar and Kirsch liqueur at the same time. Raisins. Pipe Tobacco and cigar boxes. Hints of old leather at the background.
    • Taste
      Rich and round with an attractive oiliness. Truck loads of tannins, but who cares! Orange marmalade, coffee beans and dark chocolate. It's kind of 'obvious', in a classic way. Later on more on Lapsang souchong tea. Cinnamon and a little ginger. After eight pralines and some earthy notes.
    • Finish
      Long and warming. Quite dry. Clove and nutmeg. Pine at the end.

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  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I was at the epicenter of the Big Bang. This is a whole Universe, giving birth to new planets, a new system and civilization. Thick, like Georgian grape marshmallow, prickly, like the same fine sandpaper, sweet, as you can love only in youth (honestly, selflessly, without flaws, without criticism, without compromise), with varnish, oak, which complement to a reasonable degree, open up new facets of whisky.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 11th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    *3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    *11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    2nd re taste for a H2H
    This is one you need to experiment with water and it is only on my 3rd tasting that I get it right.
    A good swimmer and water in the right amount releases masses of fruit and adds sweetness.
    A great bottle that shows Glen Mhor is capable of stand out whisky
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Glen Mhor 30 yo 1967/1997 (60.1%, Gordon & MacPhail, 30th Anniversary of Barmetro, 199 bottles)

    Colour: deep amber. Nose: yes this is beautiful Highland-born sherried malt. Very complex right at first nosing, going simultaneously in three main direction: coffee/chocolate, meat/animal and tea/leather. But I can’t tell you more because of the high strength. With water: oh yes, it’s a procession. Leather, walnuts, coal smoke, sage, cardamom, old amontillado, dried beef, whiffs of horse sweat, cocoa, hare belly, curry... Fantastic with water (and I’ll spare you the hundreds of other aromas any trained nose may find in this beauty.) Mouth (neat): a good example of heavy dry sherry meeting a rather savage whisky from the northern Highlands. Chocolate, kirsch, smoked ham, something resinous... But at 60%, water is really needed. With water: simpler than on the nose but perfectly balanced, orangey, lemony, candied, spicy (cloves), herbal (coriander)... Exceptional complexity, but don’t forget to add water to this one. Finish: very long, sweeter, lively (fructose) and fresher than expected. Superb selection by Mr Giorgio D’Ambrosio - an encyclopaedia of aromas and flavours indeed.

    94 points.

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  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Re taste, still a nice whisky but not as complex as I remember, down to 91-92 points

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Tasted from a sample
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lots of toffee, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, nutmeg, old sherry, little leafy notes and lemon zest - very good
    • Taste
      88 88
      Subtle sweetness, some fruitness, lots of cedar wood
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, more cedar wood

  9. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tried it at TMA Vol.5, old school sherry malt at its best, fresh and crisp. Brilliant!

  10. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Super sherry bomb without blemish.
    Much sweeter with water, really no astringency.
    • Nose
      Very powerful nose and strong in alcohol, leather, camphorated fruit. Red: plum, strawberry, currant. Almost water of life. Black: blueberry. Noble wood, cocoa powder. No basic bitterness, but develops with water.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is on bitter cocoa, red fruit, cinnamon. Licorice. Noble wood, waxed. Plum, pineapple.
      With water, becomes a real fruit salad. On the sherry.
    • Finish
      Finale on red fruit, gunpowder, spices. The pepper.

  11. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Dried figs plums on the nose, chocolate and candied fruits on the palate, a long and complex finish, a beautiful selection. So far the best glen mhor I have had.

  12. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A true sherry monster from the top-tier, deserve more time to enjoy, sorry for the rough notes taken from a whisky exhibition.
    • Nose
      Dark and floral sherry, lime and black grapes, violets, ripe apple and a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      Rich sherry on the palate, leather and nuts, wild honey, sour blood orange.
    • Finish
      Spicy, medium length, sherry and dried fruits.

  13. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A real old school complex sherry monster, far the best Glen Mhor for me so far.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sherry, antique leather, milk coffee, dutch cocoa, cuban cigars, prune and eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Powerful and oily. Peat, tannic oak, ginger, orange peel, gooseberry and After Eight chocolate.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, spicy, oaky, fruity.

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    I awarded this 95 points because I gave the same score  to the 1966 samaroli Tormore and the 1967 & 1968 Karuizawa which are the best sherried whisky I have tried, I thought this was just as good.

    Perfect balance.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  15. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    With a few drops of water:-

    The nose has dissipated there is more coffee now and wisps of cigar smoke , faint but they are there. Fudge notes now mixed with all the fruit and peat.

    The palate has no rough edges and still packs a punch, the sweetness is just right, what I call juicy

    Lovely stuff, aged just about perfectly, for 60% it is quite restrained, heavy sherry does not get any better than this.
    • Nose
      Smells old on leather armchairs, books etc then there is chocolate, coffee, mocha, it is all there.

      The sherry is massive, date slices, red apple skins, dark plum, Christmas pudding and some spices. 
    • Taste
      Huge burst of sweet dark fruits and there is some peat with blackcurrant, it is very rich and a fair amount of spice and mulled wine in the mix.

      Neat it is very lively with a lovely fruit sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long remaining juicy sweet, just like a blackcurrant wine gum

  16. whiskycuse scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/glen-mhor-19671997-gm-30th-anniversary-of-barmetro-601-vol/

  17. Jeep51 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Simply kill
    • Nose
      What freshness! Eucalyptus, menthol (it makes me think of Karui 81 C # 136) and then aeration it goes in all directions but the whole remains consistent. We find in the messy hazelnut, dark chocolate, leather, precious wood, pu-erh, strawberry jam, coffee ... Softer with water, but it does not serve much.
    • Taste
      Powerful, alcohol is more powerful than the nose. Although we find a good part of the aromas of the nose, a meaty side (dried ham) is also present. The freshness of the nose is here more resinous. Will the water calm down or free it? With water: Woh! becomes as complex as the nose: freshly squeezed orange, lots of spices but no pepper, very fresh again, a distant sensation of tar. Extra!
    • Finish
      Very long, well marked by leather, tobacco. Dry sherry, nuts ... endless pfiou.

  18. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    complete text:
    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/ein-1966er-highland-malt-fuer-einen-feiertag-aus-dem-hause-glen-mhor-26692/ Color: Amontillado sherry
    Nose: Pickled ripe sour cherries, very fruity, preserving gum, old oak, dried plums and delicately salty sherry aromas, old leather with a nice and heavy malt aroma.
    Taste: Much power: oily-dark notes, cocoa, oak, cherries, oranges, salt, chewing gum, dry and quite bitter. The woody-resinous tannins can no longer be stopped.
    Finish: Very long, dry and tart, cough syrup with fresh minty aromas, a lot of bitter wood; only subtle notes of cherry and cocoa. Very, very dry.
    Comment: Slightly dry-woody finish for my well-being. Otherwise great!
    91 points (nose: 92 / taste: 92 / finish: 90)

  19. alectron scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Single Dram Note.
    • Nose
      old wood (tannic) & polish, quite herbal (lovage, lorbeer, ), balsamico, malty, musty, licorice, faint beeswax,   a drop of tar (93)
      Later: turning sweeter, more on dried fruits, chocolate, citronat, vanilla pipe tobacco, (94)
    • Taste
      oily, nice tannic bitterness at the front first of, chocolate syrup, plum juice & salty (licorice ?), drifting into an increasing sweetness,very dense and especially the transition from tannic/bitter to sweet is mindblowing,  (95)
    • Finish
      turning even sweeter, dried fruits, lovage coming through now as well but also quite herbal cough-drop-esque at the same time, then some chocolate and a long gentle fade out with some plum-pastry, honey, echoes of sweet desert sherry underneath plus a timid smoke/coal note.
      (95)

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