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Overall rating
79.33/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Single Malt - Meregalli import
Bottled
1970s
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
05 Feb 2011 4:35 pm

Average value

€ 127,05

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Whisky Reviews for MacPhail's 08-year-old GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.33 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/rogues-to-riches-part-1/

    N: Not that many miniatures suffer from excessive evaporation, and those that do can be surprisingly intact. This one is touch-and-go but may just pull through. Smells of an old caramel-ed blend with half a Werther’s toffee, a metallic hue [OBE me reckons], creamy barley, hints of creamy smoky buttermilk and a suggestion of washing detergent. It’s all rather faint though reviving steadily.

    T: Quite some OBE with a punchy [Malt Martin], edgy attack. Initially there’s a bath water/barley flour paste/dunnage-y mild funk that leads on to firm bitter oak & caramel, fruity<grainy polished chesterfields, some lingering pipe tobacco and aromatic peppery liquorice. Heaps of OBE stays throughout.

    F: More on the same lines followed by a wave of creamy/bees-wax/Caramac and a subsequently matched mouthfeel. A touch soapy now before a bitter>sweet dry oaky caramel & black tea finish.

    C: Flawed yet admirable in part. I’d be pleased to try a better sample.

    Scores a D+

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Old fashioned blend from the mid 1980's. Punchy.
    • Nose
      Malty and grainy. Grassy. Mustardy.Some metalic notes. A little soapy as well.
    • Taste
      Quite astringent. Oakiness. Fruitiness of green apples and pear. Citrus fruit. Peppery and cinnamon later on.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Vanilla and toffee. Liquorice. Becomes bitter at the end.

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