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Overall rating
84.90/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1973
Bottled
1995
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Bottle code
IE/AEH
Barcode
5020613180529
Added on
30 Dec 2010 5:08 pm

Average value

€ 400,00

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 1973 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.90 points

  1. RL_whisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very nice Balmenach, the usual hint of citrus on the nose. Hint of old bottle effect on the finish.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 237 € at Whiskyauction in June 2015

  3. tebond968 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Balmenach 1973/1995, 40%, G & M Connoisseurs Choice The nose is dry and musty. Not really dusty, I think of mushrooms and moss. Straw. Nothing wrong, however. After some time this makes room for fruit. Plums, oranges and even some mango. A spicy touch also looms. Camomile, mint. Evolves nicely. Fruity taste with the mango and the orange of the nose, just like kiwi. Yes, this Balmenach is a bit tropical. Besides the fruit I have vanilla, liquorice, ginger and a bit of wood. Yummy. That stale is apparently only something in the nose. Medium finish on stewed fruit and herbs, ends slightly bitter. A more than successful acquaintance. 85/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/10/14/balmenach-1973-gordon-macphail/

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    It's allright, but the 1974 was better to my opinion. But interesting enough if you can get your hands on to it!
    • Nose
      a hint of wood smoke (didn't found that yet in the 1974), some sherry influences with a floral touch to it.
    • Taste
      Body: medium to full some sherry dried fruity like flaors as dades perhaps? or plum? drying in the back.
    • Finish
      quite drying with some woodspices, didn't last that loge

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    An interesting old Speysider with a smoky and peaty character.
    • Nose
      The nose start quite peaty. Burnt wood. Also sweet-sour farmy notes (is this a Speysider?). Vinegar and balsamico. Some mint.
    • Taste
      Lots of nutiness. Polished oak. Dried fruits of figs and dates. Hints of sherry. Dry peat as well.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Dry. Tanninic. Spices of pepper and nutmeg. Liquorice.

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