Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Natural Cask Strength
Stated Age
20 years old
Number of bottles
50.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Finest Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled for
Intertrade, Rimini
Italy Italy
Added on
26 sep 2011 10:38 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 12500.00

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24 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1965 GM

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.60 points.

  1. Dede scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A very big Laphroaig. Only its final too short prevents it from immediately returning to my top5 ...
    • Nose
      The class and elegance of the old Islays, with a fine, medicinal (fused) peat moss (camphor), a delicate touch of sea spray and the freshness of citrus (lemon, grapefruit) which comes to mix with the delicacy of exotic fruits ripened to point. To these aromas are added a hint of minerality (limestone) and a little leather. A nose halfway between that of the 30yo and the 1970 Samaroli, achieving the tour de force of bringing together the best of both.
    • Taste
      If the attack is sweet, the mid-palate does not lack power, with a nice lemony acidity, camphor, a lot of camphor in fact, and a nice minerality. Exotic fruits express themselves more discreetly than on the nose, without disappearing. As for the peat, it becomes diaphanous, evanescent veil enveloping the various flavors of this mouth.
    • Finish
      It is unfortunately too brief, another common point with the 30yo OB. One would like it long, interminable, powerful, but it collapses rather quickly, leaving only a distant peaty, camphor and lemony echo lingering on the palate. Sniff ...

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  3. tomy63 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I loved the exotic side and the melting of this whisky, but the buttered notes of the nose a little embarrassed me. It lacks also lacks some punch to earn a few more points.
    • Nose
      I immediately feel some buttery, milky notes, as in some Chardonnay, and I am quite surprised to feel little peat, little iodine and little camphor for a Laphroaig. Looks like an old Bowmore. Fruity, exotic notes (grapefruit, mango) and melon are most common.
    • Taste
      The buttered notes slowly disappear. The mouth is all round, the texture is oily, the aromas very melted, I have the impression that there has been a lot of OBE. It's not 50%. I now find honey, vanilla, a little hazelnut, melon and many exotic fruits. It's very easy to drink.
    • Finish
      If there is a fault that may be there, the whisky lacks a little punch, it had to be quite different at its release. We have a little more peat now, it's quite fat, a little grass too.


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