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Overall rating
81.73/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Screw Cap
Barcode
5020613750029
Added on
07 Jul 2010 4:36 pm

Average value

€ 180,00

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Whisky Reviews for Pride of Islay 12-year-old GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.73 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Not something to remember for very long.
    • Nose
      Cardboard, caramel, pecorino cheese, used socks, in the beginning, but that fades almost away after a while. Further: wax, malt, grass and Alpine herbs. Is this is Islay, it's probably old Bruichladdich. 
    • Taste
      Thin, with pepper, nutmeg and alike spices. There is waxy, honeyed malt, but it doesn't scream loud. The herbs fade away.
    • Finish
      Short, and a bit perfumed even, like lavender soap, with malt.

  2. yorkieterror scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Herbal Cut grass, green tea and the smallest, slightest hint of smoke. Damp wood and leaves. A light wet cardboard. Dried red apples.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Growing dryness, a little dark cocoa, peppery which is surprising given the 40% abv. Spicy and then falls flat.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short, fades quickly but is slightly perfumed like Parma violets. A little white pepper persists.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2003]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 30 Euro in November, 2003.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I took no notes.

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: glue, wood, very dry and floral
    T: fireworks and very spicy - pepper
    F: short and creamy

  5. aby scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    nose: glue (velpon), dry wood, wax, caramel

    taste: thin, gunpowder, spicy

    Doesn`t taste like an Islay at all.

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