Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
24 years old
61.2 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
04 Feb 2011 4:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 223.00

10 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1966 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.54 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    neat the high alcohol strength is invasive, this needs water,
    i have no idea why this has such a massive score, while i think SV,score of 81 is low, his comments are correct, this lacks balance and while water does release some sweetness, it does not completely save it, but the white fruit sweetness and spice are pretty good as you play around with water, which is something you need to do with this one.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Creamy sherry, nice spiciness, nutty, very nice

  3. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge from Whiskyfun says:

    Glenburgie 1966/1990 (61.2%, Gordon & MacPhail ‘Cask’, casks #3405/6)  Another one by G&M, much paler this time (gold). Nose: less expressive, little sherry if any, everything is sort of masked by the high alcohol. Soap (that may be the alcohol as well). Quick, water… Well, it didn’t got much more expressive I must say. A little maltier instead, also fruitier (cut apples) and very faintly minty. And the soap remains, even after a lot of waiting. Mouth (neat): heavy, very heavy but much more expressive than on the nose. Loads of crystallised oranges. Rather heavy tannins from the wood it seems but the whole is still quite rounded (if I may say so at 60+% - mum, you don’t read WF, do you?) With water: it got more almondy and a little resinous, well balanced but maybe not as complex as expected. Cereals and dried fruits (pears). Crystallised ginger coated in sugar. Finish: rather long, with the oakiness taking the leading role now (even more ginger, white pepper). Quinces. And quite some salt after that… Very good again but maybe Glenburgie needs sherry to get stellar, and the soap on the nose was a bit disturbing. SGP:743 - 81 points.

  5. tebond968 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Glenburgie 1966/1990, 61.2%, G & M Cask, cask 3405/6, 75cl
    And it got even better. And with a Glenburgie 1966 from G & M, barrels 3405 & 3406. If I put my nose in the glass even more ... an explosion of the most delicious sensations! Stimulating herbs, juicy fruit (strawberries, red apples, cassis, blackberry juice - would that exist?), Fried banana, creamy caramel, raisins on rum, chocolate ... chocolate that melts on the tongue. Where he is accompanied by nuts (superior student oat), ripe orange, the blackberries again, soft ginger and cinnamon. Light silty. Oh yes, now that you say it, this is whisky at 61.2% ... not noticed. Long finish on juicy fruit and candied ginger. Sherry at his absolute best. A proposition, this gets a score of 81/100 on Whisky Fun. Let us say that I have slight differences of opinion. 95/100


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