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Overall rating
93.68/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
The Dram Taker's
Vintage
1937
Bottled
12.1987
Stated Age
50 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 750 ml
Label
Book of Kells
Added on
06 Jan 2011 5:26 pm

Average value

€ 8379,62

5 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Pride of Strathspey 1937 GM Decanter

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.68 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    These are results of a 50+ years G&M H2H

    1- Mortlach 1939 75 year 44.4% cask 2475 Generations WB ID 71671
    2 - Mortlach 1936 50 year 40% The Dram Taker’s WB ID 44341
    3 - Longmorn 1961 57 year 40.5% cask 512 Private Collection WB ID 119200
    4 - Pride of Strathspey 1937 50 year 40% The Dram Taker’s WB ID 20507
    5 - Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% cask 2604 Book of Kells WB ID 36055
    6 - Glen Grant 1955 56 year 40% WB ID 30615
    7 - Longmorn 1961 57 year 45% cask 508 Private Collection WB ID 119119

    The nose on the Mortlach is excellent and it was the best overall here , even though it is the oldest whisky ever bottled the price is way too high, similarly the Longmorns are priced in the absurd bracket for the quality of whisky you are getting, most definitely cask 508 and it just goes to show that old is not always better and in that casks case, it is much worse.
    The ratings above are for the overall experience alone, perhaps I should leave price out of this but none of them are worth what you pay at auction today, more so from a shop, the quality/price ratio is worse on some of them, much worse but if you want aged premium whisky you pay a premium, it is to be expected, whether the taste experience lives up to that price is a different ball game altogether.
    Still as H2H go, I really enjoyed this and the nose on the Mortlach 75 is a real gem.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is supposed to be Macallan and I wonder if it is the same as the Macphail`s 1937 ( I will try then together another time).
    Has more power than expected for 40%.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A pleasant light nose, black currant, red currant, a little furniture polish, then some yellow plum emerges which really lifts this.
      A little spice & a little oak, you really have to work at this one, it is a little distant.
      After 10 minutes a hints of Turkish Delight.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Nice mouthfeel, very spicy and fruity but also a little hot for 40%, not the best balance on show with a little wood but within acceptable levels.
      A little blackberry & raspberry but it is the peat mixing with the sherry that gets your attention
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite a long finish for 40%, the oak is staring to come through but the sherry holds it in check.

  3. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Glorious old Macallan. Serge’s notes are bang on the money for me...so no need to write anything else! They don’t make ‘em like this any more. 

  4. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge Valentin http://www.whiskyfun.com/2017/Happy-International-Whisky-Day.html

  5. Slick scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Undisclosed Macallan.
    Distilled: 6th & 13th December 1937.
    Bottled: December 1987.

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