Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB20242
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Old
Vintage
1960
Bottled
2002
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
JB/AGF
Added on
12 jan 2011 4:46 pm

Average value

€ 2490.91

3 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Convalmore 1960 GM

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.00 points.

  1. The Macallan scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A wonderfull old whisky with a complex nose, from wich you can enjoy the whole evening. Because of its complexity you'll find all sorts of aroma's and flavors. This one of the very best Convalmores I ever tasted. A perfect after-dinner dram.
    • Nose
       Rich, citrus - orangepeel, intens chocolate with koffie and other sweetish delights and yet this complexity, lots goinig on in the glass (reduced: rich on cereal wich could be feints at this stage, estery notes with some aldhyde notes aswell).
    • Taste
      Soft, spices with a peppery note, beautifully balanced oak, sweet and very matured with some spicy notes (buttery soft, soft notes of spices and Whearters Originals).
    • Finish
      Long, warming, slightly dry, lively, some kardamom? but very velvety in the back (reduced: very soft and mild with some light flavors and very refined).

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Storytime:

    In 2019, I watched this bottle for 6 months pondering whether I should buy it at 650 euros (about 800 euros with tax landed in Malaysia), it got sold out in the 7th month when I finally decided to buy it. Then I kicked myself for being indecisive, taking 6 months to decide on buying it.

    Fast forward to 2021, a sample offered by my good buddy Tom in London, a remainder 50 ml from his friend's stash.

    14 June: A Convalmore session, continuing from 13 June, finally tasted this 42 years sample at a very low 40% abv. Well, I am glad I didn't buy it back then. WHY?

    At 40%, it's so diluted to the point where the bitter profile that should exist in a Convalmore is nowhere to be found. This is a must for in the finishing, as a bittersweet finishing is just perfect for me. GM, if you had made this 43% like the 1975 GM, boy it would make wonders; likewise to the 43% up to 46%.

    Putting the amazing 42 years aside, as that alone would make me think "wow, 42 years it's great and so old". No compensation points given.

    Definitely curious about the 1960/1996 GM bottle as that is also at a sad 40%.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Baked pears, oak, malt barley quaker oats. At least, on the nose, there is an explosive character of baked apricot and freshly squeezed lemons.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Definitely not a Vitamin C dram, as I would call Convalmore to be. Lacks in citrus, I'd say sliced lemon gone past 2 days in the fridge. Some bits of pepper, organic compounds, nail polish, boiled pear, green apples, sourdough bread, diluted honey water, and chestnuts.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry and 'smooth', medium-long. The texture is thick and oily though without much to offer. At least it's waxy, despite the downfalls of its lack in complexity or robust profile that is synonymous with Convalmore.

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A really nice round whisky, goddamn why did not you fill it in at least 46% or more, the door to the 93P would have been open, you idiots.
    • Nose
      Pure freshest tangerine, orange, beautiful malt integrated with green apple, melon, quite gentle but consistently pleasant notes
    • Taste
      Green apple, pear, sweet malt, honey, astringent, vanilla, dried fruit, the 40% are as effective as 46% but not more, Physalis and other bright fruits in jute sack, has almost a touch Clynelish
    • Finish
      Dry-fruity, sweet malt and apple peel, with a very round oak that certainly does not taste like 42Y, pear

  5. Master Quill scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Maybe a bad bottle. Lots of solvents and very, very unbalanced with a strange kind of acidity, or maybe really not my type of Whisky...

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