- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml
- Old Map Label
- Bottle code
- IF/AIE , IJ/AJA
- Added on
- 17 May 2020 1:07 pm
0 × in wishlist
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
- A bad cask, some dirty notes, maybe just bad luck
Sour apple, new make, pear drop, salty and coastal, a lot of spices and very leathery.
Plastic, new make style, barley sugar, mint and a touch of sulphur.
Medium, barley sugar and bitter oak
- 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