Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Old Map Label
Bottle code
Added on
15 jun 2011 8:49 pm

Average value

€ 718.83

3 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Albyn 1968 GM

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.31 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's really nice, but just very thin, lacks some power and variety, the grades are also very common, but overall good quality.
    • Nose
      Fruity, oily, yellow and orange fruits, peach, apricot, orange oil, later fresh pear, lemongrass, ginger juice, light honey, vanilla, drier, nice teen notes, earl gray and roiboos, sweet malt
    • Taste
      Sweet honey, slim body, orange peel, malt, oak, autumn leaves, earl gray, nutmeg, grated chocolate, licorice, chamomile
    • Finish
      Licorice, citrus zest, tea, medium length

  2. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N: easy going, rich woody notes, lovely floral notes changed with some fruit, a classical G&M nose from the past, oranges

    P: slightly sweet, spicy, tobacco and yet some fruit, refined

    F: medium. spicy and soft, over all very complex in a way

    C: A nice Glen Albyn but a shame of the 40% abv and rest. Still it is a refined experience

  4. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: What a splendid start from this dark & rich whisky. Its an old-sweet one, sugared, ripe & stewed fruits mainly on raisins/wine grapes with toffee, buttered fudge and heaps of dry-peppery-oily-grainy-wood chippings. Later im picking up apricots. burned gauze, bergamot, tannic vegetables, a touch of mocha, smoked caramel, old bookshelves, some mahogany furniture polish, loo roll and grassy peat.
    T: A defined vegetable=fruit-sweet smokiness, leading to BBQ-smoked vegetable skewers, burned vanillas and vegetable-fresh~candy & Dime bars. After time theres even a concentrated tincture-sweet jammyness on arrival. Its a little edgy at times but it certainly holds itself together with an appealing bitter>sweet>fresh profile throughout.
    F: Sweet<bitter armagnac quality finish, with plums & nectarines in the mix. Dry & deep, tannic, burned/bitter, oak lingers alongside old-dusty bookshelves and some fresh & salty cream vanillas. Dry, grassy heathers at the death. Never stops testing the palate with regards to the changing and challenging profile. On more than one occasion I had peppered, soft, boiled egg yolk into the finish, as clear as day.
    C: Treasure hunt dram - this way. This is a quirky and accomplished whisky with heaps to discover all-round, so much so it deserves a lot of respect [time] to get the most from it - and as a result, i have scored it accordingly. Despite its flaws its also marvellous, otherwise its happily enjoyed as a splendid drinker. Seems theres quite some inconsistency with regards to scoring and experience with this one. Could well be this one is sensitive to the elements. Ive read that some have found this thin and weak yet others not at all. I can tell you my bottle had considerably more bite and body than say the Linkwood 25yo WB from G&M which shares similar aspirations.

    Scores a B+

    Further reading WF88 WM85[4] WN73

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    These CC bottles can be very hit and miss but this is a good one.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I thought the nose was fine and it had some punch at 40%.
    • Nose
      Very expressive, floral, bubble gum, honey, slight orange.
    • Taste
      Mouth filling, orange, biscuit, shortbread and some marshmallow.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly long for 40%

  8. erikz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose is almost mouldy, damp cloth or cardboard. The palate is completely different in a positive sense: fresh, minty, floral with a hint of green peppercorns, raisins, orange rinds. Peppery fresh finish, a bit short.


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