Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
35 years old
Remade American Hogshead
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Map Label
Added on
30 Jun 2011 2:44 pm

Average value

€ 400.00

3 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Braes of Glenlivet 1975 GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.65 points

  1. John87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. edwinbeuving scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Anise, yellow fruit, vanilla, also something green and unripe fruit, soft spiciness, complex, some old books.
    Taste: Lots of yellow fruit, vanilla, some banana, sweet spicy, some leather and wood, old books, complex. A noticeable touch of old school whisky. Yummy.
    Finish: Yellow fruits, vanilla, spices, something friendly wood, aromatic hint. Medium, perhaps longer.
    Score: 87

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A fresh and fruity summer dram with plenty of oak influence, but never too much. Although they shouldn't have left this in the cask for another year.
    • Nose
      Fruity and fresh with a slight sourness. Green apples, grapes, lemon and pink grapefruit, which brings along a slight bitterness. Some wood shavings and a hint of coconut. After a while a more vegetal note appears, some pine sap also. One thing is for sure, there's lots going one here.
    • Taste
      Juicy and oaky with a hint of smoke. Some bitterness, but not too much. Pretty spicy with some white pepper. But also a layer of fruity sweetness. Pear and honey glazed apples.
    • Finish
      Oaky and sweet (cotton candy). Medium in length.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    Colour: Pale gold.


    Nose: Heavy freshness, fruity - fresh pears. Malty with a vanilla edge. Subtle

    fresh grass influence develops.

    Palate: Mouth warming, some delicate and rounded spice present, sweet with

    malty overtones.


    Nose: Reamins fresh and fruity and a heavy sweetness lingers.

    Palate: Delicate spice initially with a prominent sweetness.

    Body: Light.

    Finish: Long.

    Cask Type(s): Refill American hogsheads.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      grains, cake dough, honey, spices, citrus, oily and light butter
    • Taste
      malty, vanilla, sweet rose hip lemonade and citrus
    • Finish
      floral, citrus, apple and bitter fruits

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very fruity, but also grassy. Red apple, malt sugar, strawberry, kiwi, honey, fig, marzipan, flowers, vanilla, currants and straw. Gently spiced.
    • Taste
      Stronger than expected. Pear, vanilla, dried apricot, tangerine, honey, sugar coating, beeswax, marzipan, fig, pepper and gun powder.
    • Finish
      Pear, honey, orange marmalade, fig and gentle spices.

  8. D3US scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The last time I tasted this I wasn't too impressed, but I think I may have had a different whisky or two before that moment. Try this with a clean palate, make it the first thing you take after not eating or drinking for a few hours. You will not regret it. 
    • Nose
      So fresh! Fruity and floral, big malt and oak and really big sweetness. Vanilla sugar, icing, white chocolate and honey. Really great stuff, I can sniff this for ages. 
    • Taste
      A little prickle at first but that massive sweetness takes over quickly. Some spices, but all in the shadow of this apricot marmalade, sugary, flowery, caramel and honey sweetness. Big oak as well, adding that slightly sharpish note and making it a bit dry, but I just can't wrap my mind around that lovely sweet load of flavors. 
    • Finish
      Long, warming, mouth watering and sweet. The fruit jelly keeps going, as well as the burnt sugar honey aroma with an ever so slight bitter oaky note. This all lasts for a long time. Sit back and enjoy. 

  9. Jonkers did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A hint of smoke/peat. Raisins, sherry and malt. Floral and very fresh.
    • Taste
      Peppery and spicy, followed by a very pleasant sweetness. Honey ! Also white chocolate. Mouthfilling.
    • Finish
      Longlasting. At first a little bitterness, after that sweet like honey.


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