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Overall rating
90.32/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Vintage
1958
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Mar 2011 1:56 pm

Average value

€ 743,75

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Avon 1958 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.32 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Very old style and it is a matter of taste if you like it or not - I like a lot of old style sherry wood scotch - this one is just a bit too earthy for my taste
    • Nose
      84 84
      Earthy, mushrooms, shitake water, old books, soy sauce, furniture polish, dusty old sherry wood
    • Taste
      86 86
      Little punchy, little toffee, sherry wood, subtle sweetness, little meaty, beef bouillon, little fruity, coffee
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, more meat, more coffee

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose was really nice, there is an off note on the palate but not sure if I am scoring this correct,
    I found this really difficult to score.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Smells really sweet, almost like a few desert wines I have had and it also smells really fruity, a stewed, candied fruit sort of smell.
      There is plenty of lemon and honey with a dash of grapefruit, peat is in the mix with the sherry (possibly Fino sherry?)
      After a while something woody and vegetal emerges, not unpleasant or anything and then some wood varnish notes emerge with a few wisps of smoke.
      I think this could be Glenfarclas as there are similarities with some of the 1973 unnamed Speyside's I have tried this year.
      Finally plenty of spice in the mix, a really nice combination.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Very creamy and oaky the fruit is trying to keep the wood at bay, it is a battle from the start.
      I detect a few coffee notes and then something I am not sure about, like a chemical taste that I have noticed in some old Irish whiskies like 50's & 60's Jameson's?
      The fruit thankfully remains with a little salted caramel but that chemical/metallic taste also remains and basiv=cally spoils it
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not too bad but the metallic taste remains

  3. Hering did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Undisclosed Glenfarclas

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