Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series - Book of Kells
Stated Age
36 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
06 jan 2011 5:49 pm

Average value

€ 3202.78

8 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for MacPhail's 1950 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.82 points

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Absolute dream substance, there is not much more to say, is one of the types that taste exactly like what one simply imagines "perfect, old, polished whisky" finds. No surprises, but they don't really want that here either.
    • Nose
      Incredibly beautiful, pure Garden of Eden, various types of honey, dried fruit, macadamia and pecan nuts, like eternally stored, perfect cognac, marzipan, candied ginger, sultanas, grapes, honeydew melon, sweet grass, apple and pear
    • Taste
      Grapes, honeydew melon and pear, pure enjoyment, oily and full, blossom honey, candied ginger, camphor, Demerara sugar, sultanas, marzipan, cinnamon, hint of lemongrass, later more tropical with some kiwi and star fruit, pecan nuts, so silky and yet so aromatic, almost already difficult to describe, Orangeat
    • Finish
      Pecans, Candied Ginger, Camphor, Honey, Pear, Long, Pistachio

  2. Cheesehut-Fellows scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Impeccably balanced old whisky on plum, berries, Sherry, dusty shelves, mango, almonds,... little ooomph lacking, otherwise high class old malt.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    This is really old school whisky - not extreme in anyway but very well balanced and therefore easy drinkable and much enjoyable. Great!
    • Nose
      Cooked fruits, oranges, apricots, jam, old books, hints of acacia honey
    • Taste
      Very, very oily, creamy, mellow, liquorice, fruity, jam, cooked fruit compote, good sweetness, little spocies, touch of oak wood
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great old style sherry, cooked fruits, but phenolic, bit of obe, very refined, finish a bit on the drying side, very good


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