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Overall rating
84.86/100
votes
9
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
All Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
17 Jun 2011 7:07 pm

Average value

€ 155,00

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Fusilier 15-year-old GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.86 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This for a blend is very, very good  actually for any whisky to be honest. One of the best blends I have had in the last 10 years or so.

    If you see one at auction, get it because it puts many 12, 15 and 18 year malts to shame.
    • Nose
      Fruity on blackcurrant and raisin with a little cinnamon.

      There is also some toffee.

      Nice nose.
    • Taste
      Quite a substantial mouth feel on creamy toffee but also a few butter notes.

      I also get cooked meats , and serrano ham. Still on rich fruit cake at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium length but tasty with it.

  2. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    good stuff, why don´t they offer similar whiskies nowadays?
    88/100
    • Nose
      leather and shoe polish in front. behind is a fresh fruitiness on effervescing pineapples and tinned peaches. maybe some gooseberries. give it some time and you might get some flashes of tropical fruits, too.
      very impressive so far
    • Taste
      a rather fruity attack, full-bodied even at the low ABV. really a full basket of different fruits and hints of perfume. becoming relatively dry very soon. leather. dried olives. old style pipe tobacco
    • Finish
      rather long

  4. BXpress scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    wow very good. not much to add.
    • Nose
      quite a bit of saw dust/freshly sawn wood. raisins. slightly leathery. a little pungent and not very accessible. some honey/caramel mix. now some tobacco and a little bit of citrus, rather oranges. a little flinty.
    • Taste
      nice arrival, citrusy caramel taste. goes on with a very distinct note of wine gums. red fruit, and then kinda blueberry-ish in a way. this is a very nice note, never had blueberries in a Whisky. herbal liqueurs. quite some liquorice.
    • Finish
      short to medium, slightly dry and herbal/spicy. still has that dark fruity taste of overripe berries and again wine gums in the after taste.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: After the fairly jaded 8yo WB. this is strikingly bolder, richer, nuttier/huskier, fruitier and more honeyed presentation. Theres wild garlic in the mix along with fungal grassiness, plenty of deep but controlled sherry notes, sawdust and a lovely varnish glaze that would make an old single grain proud. Really good start.
    T: Wow, what power, thats some punch for a 40% blend. Vibrant spicy & sherried spirit leads to tart lemon drizzle cake, more fungal grass and then an oaky chocolate murkiness once the strength subsides. Theres some oily depth bound within that vibrancy, a vibrancy thats hard to read between spirit or cask - probably its both. 
    F: More of that shoe polish oak like in the 8yo with murky/fresh, malty, vanilla candle wax notes to the line. Long-medium finish that concludes neatly after such capriciousness.
    C: Good stuff. Lots of well aged [15+] casks involved with this one.

    Scores a B-

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/highland-fusilier-12yo-15yo-21yo-von-gordon-macphail-im-vergleich-33583/

    Color: pale gold
    Nose: Much fruity and flowery-fresh in the nose, with orange liqueur (Blue Curacao), heather, some wild honey and a fine Heunote provided.
    Taste: Somewhat voluminous and immediately spicy. An interplay of shallow sweetness and slightly tart spiciness begins, in which the honey aromas become more and more prevalent. Lemon and lime juice as well as salty nut liqueur are present towards the end.
    Finish: Medium length - getting drier with fine nuances of nut, citrus and preserved herbs. The last part gets sweeter again with some honey, and slight gum notes come on.
    86 points (nose: 85 / taste: 86 / finish: 86)

  8. Master Quill scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Score for a bottle imported by pinerolo, bottled around 1985

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