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Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB158421
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
Vintage
1974
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Bottle code
IF/AIE , IJ/AJA
Added on
17 May 2020 1:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

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11 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Banff 1974 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A bad cask, some dirty notes, maybe just bad luck
    • Nose
      Sour apple, new make, pear drop, salty and coastal, a lot of spices and very leathery.
    • Taste
      Plastic, new make style, barley sugar, mint and a touch of sulphur.
    • Finish
      Medium, barley sugar and bitter oak

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: It couldn’t be more 70’s G&M if it tried. Therefore we have apples, but soft sweet apples like apple snow [sprinkled with cinnamon], some clay notes [although Serge’s ‘putty’ is also spot on WF], a little paraffin, Guinness and plenty of cereal notes - but again, soft and soaked in sweet milk. It isn’t saccharin though, theres plenty of grassy/heathery freshness here and some dryish bracken too. Oak levels are charming, very pleased with the balance and harmony contained within. Great start.
    T: Light at first but becoming rapidly assured on delivery, evolving into a soft but full bodied textural delight that fully coats the tongue. As for the taste, its fresher than expected but soft once again, developing on a light oily, apricot jam with a grassy and a bitter, resinous, sawn-wood note. Theres a marked sour lull here as it takes a few breaths and collects itself up for the final wave.
    F: Theres a fresher momentum into the finish with heathery-herbal, apple pastries, vanilla candles and baby figs but unfortunately this all leads to my nemesis - metallic, vegetable-oily crisps, drats!
    C: This is my first Banff, so im off to a good start with a fine nose and textural palate but the rest unfortunately concludes with results lower than expectation.

    Scores a C

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