Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Calculated age
44 years old
Refill American Hogshead (First Fill Sherry)
Number of bottles
51.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 aug 2021 11:06 pm by Mitswhisky
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 1744.69

15 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 1976 GM

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.29 points.

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A classic sherry bomb. The Glenlivet character is a bit less present here, but it’s very, very good. It is not too dry or harsh in any way, which you often see with those types of sherry-matured whiskies from a certain age. This once again shows how good the cask management really is at Gordon & MacPhail, as it has resulted in a beautifully complex single malt.
    • Nose
      Absolutely stunning. Dried fruits, such as raisins and plums. Then black cherries. Oranges and a nice thick layer of dark chocolate. A hint of leather. Demerara sugar in the back. Followed by honey and also toffee. A little bit of maple syrup too. Water adds pears and hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Really dark chocolate and toffee. Black tea, tobacco leaves and leather. Black cherries and a hint of red berries, but oranges too. Then a touch of balsamic vinegar. Followed by honey. An oak note, followed by spices, such as black pepper, and cloves. A little bit of ginger and a herbal note. A bit of water adds more fruitiness: pears, red apples and more of the oranges.
    • Finish
      Long with mostly oak, black pepper and liquorice. But also black tea and fresh raspberries.

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Menthol, lemon, vanilla, candied orange, custard cream, apple,barley sugars, the oak is quite balanced, very nice

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Despite the color and the other review stating it's a "classic sherry bomb", it isn't for me. From a first glance, yes it does look like a boring oaky and woody sherry dram. However, upon a few first nosings and dipping my tongue into the whisky like a cat drinking water, it's still quite mild, to be honest.

    No sulfur whatsoever, or old oak that's overly oaky, if you get what I mean. Pretty delicate and, I dare say, SM**TH.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Buttered walker cookies, hardtack, pine tree scent, reduced brown sugar, doughnut glaze, old lychee, watermelon went bad, fried fish, and grilled chicken gizzard. Sweet Californian Raisins also.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dark chocolate, lava chocolate cake, burnt orange peel, galangal (?)) (Thai Ginger, odd), very odd to pick up that note here. Then mint, fermented salted egg with, mind you, no sulfur. Lamb biryani spices, or maybe and in between with Mediterranean lamb kabsa. The initial mint comes back with cherries, pomegranate, hazelnut, dark chocolate again, and perhaps some Ceylon tea with no milk.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long and light with pepper, lemongrass, boiled pears, fried chicken skin, blueberries (not raspberries for me), and longan.

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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