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Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Vintage
22.12.1967
Bottled
14.07.1994
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Oak Port Cask Matured
Casknumber
8923 - 8925
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Jul 2011 7:24 pm

Average value

€ 1050,00

3 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Cask 1967 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2020] I selected this dram to greet the new year and decade - and this for a very special reason: Good old Serge published a desastrous review of it (74 points only) and shortly after that I was able to buy this bottle for as low as 90 Euro in an auction. I did this because I know that Serge and myself own very different taste buds in the matters he did not like (and vice versa, I do not not like sulphur-spoiled drams while he has no problems even with truckloads of the devil's ingredient).

    That is why it makes no sense to blindly follow the recommendations (or scores) of so-called experts, tastes are (by genetic disposition) very different so there is no and never will be no accounting for taste. Just find out about your own preferences, blind spots and sensitivities (in comparison to others) and you will be able to identify both the drams you like and dislike with a good hit-rate...

    ...and I like this dram very much (it seems I am in good company with many other WB members). This is a fine old (traditional) style Glenlivet without any flaws that matured in a not-too-aggressive port cask - hence it developed a delicious and balanced profile (which is rather unusual for full-port maturations). Many thanks, dear Serge, that you did not like it (no, this is not meant ironical!) because I never ever would have bought this bottle if you had not published your review...
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is very dark at mahogany and the nose offers a delicate and impressive sweet winey-malty profile in a fine balance. The (old) Glenlivet profile is still clearly detectable despite the strong port wine aromas and the woods are about perfect - strong enough to provide a backing but never trying to play the soloist part. After some breathing waxy, herbal and spicy aromas join in, turning the nose interestingly complex. This is both enjoyable to sniff and entertaining to explore!
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is truly multi-layered starting with the sour-sweet winey flavours but the spicy woods kick in immediately. The Glenlivet malt provides bold barley-sugary and fruity impressions but the cask strikes back with herbs and (fine) bitter tannins. This is a back-and-forth of the different flavours that is really enjoyable. And do not forget to chew this dram, it cries for it!
    • Finish
      91 91
      The dram arrives very charming on the palate with a creamy texture that coats the whole of the mouth instantly without distracting moments. The finish is very long and turns rather drying but interestingly this is not annoying in this context. These are not the disgusting cardboardy or bitter-wooden dry impressions, this feels rather like a dry white wine. Water is not needed at 40% abv, of course - but do not get me wrong: this dram is not under-powered at all!

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Quite, really great. I'm very sensitive to bitterness, so 1-2 points deduction because of the end of the finish and the first start (but with more slaps but much better). The nose is a dream, even the rest in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Very promising, full juicy orange, lakes on caramel sweets, cherries, cinnamon, nutmeg and baked apple, musty leather sofas, dark honey, Nutella, walnut, also got something vinous on tap, with more time, the sweet Port is always clear, pure milk chocolate, Raisins, juicy figs and red gummy bears
    • Taste
      Bitterer than in the nose first, sweet dark honey, then the raisins, here also yellow plums, fresh cherries, sweet tobacco, leather armchairs, the red gummy bears again, orange zest, grapefruit, many tannins, very silky, red apple with shell, cinnamon , Nutmeg and dark malt
    • Finish
      The dark malt remains so far, the red apple with seeds, grapefruit and dusty leather, but after more than 1 minute then again bitter, very long

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