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Overall rating
84.11/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1971
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Bottle code
4699
Added on
05 Oct 2011 12:24 pm

Average value

€ 366,64

2 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1971 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.11 points

  1. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Two more Millburn’s back to back: 1971 G&M & 34yo DL
    N: Occasional wafts of smoked oiliness amongst fusty/dusty apple cider, fermented orange & tomato juice with entwined vanilla=caramel notes, hollandaise sauce/glossy emulsion and a slight processed meatiness [sausages/ham]. With time theres some plastics, putty, paper mache and [suet/flour] dumplings making this an ominous start indeed.
    T: Quite a miss mash of conflicting activity here. Rather dry, spirity/soapy esters dominate proceedings before a wave of vanillas before a fresh-bitterness rushes into the finish.
    F: Light, spirity vanillas lead into a vague oily, woody, aniseed freshness, The orange juice makes a comeback as does the emulsion. Confusion remains
    C: Theres lots to talk about but little of it desirable. Lets hope the 34yo OMC fares better.  Coming back to this a week later, the putty-malt greets the fermented fruits as before, close to clotted cream but hinting at a move towards the infamous Durian fruit - and Im done.

    No Score

  3. Slick scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nothing really interesting going on here. Slightly dusty and oily, but doesn't show the full CC series character.
    Feels flat, weak and doesn't have the complexity some of the other CC bottlings have. Although this is a light whisky that you might wanna keep for having it on a hot summer night, i would suggest to leave it for a couple of minutes in your glass so it can open up a bit more.
    Not one of the best bottlings from G&M CC series.
    I recommend to skip this one, they're plenty of other Millburn bottlings to try out from the CC series and G&M.

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