Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Stated Age
16 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 oct 2011 8:14 am
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 724.85

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Whisky reviews for Convalmore 1981 VM

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.17 points.

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This was the Clynelish of the Speyside. A gentle and complex whisky. What a loss.
    • Nose
      An intriguing musk-like element to begin with, underneath which is the distiller's familiar waxed fruits,along with coal smoke and some dry grass.As it develops, you et yellow plums-skin,flesh and stone. This tart-sweet interplay continuous  with water.
    • Taste
      Gentle, very sweet and unctuous, with a solid mid-palate of clove-studded poached pear and a waxy feel. Becomes increasingly chewy with an added vanilla/buttery element with water.
    • Finish
      Light Szechuan/sancho pepper. 

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Phenolic iodines and limestone muskiness cover the top. It's very waxy, with paraffin, as if the whisky has a layer of wax covering the top. Thick and also very vegetative-like. Its mineralistic note brings about similarities to the Convalmore 1984 32 Diageo bottling.

      After a good airing of 45 mins, the egg tartlike sweetness of meringue comes through. The thickness of the musk is like ghee (clarified butter) which sticks and doesn't dissipate even with water.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Cotton candy, hazelnut, licorice, wet dog fur, raisins coated with white chocolate. A very odd profile, some fruits but nothing amazing like the usual 1977 profile. Interestingly the 1981 profile and 1984 are similar, a little herbal and metallic vegetation-like.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fried gizzard, chicken skin, bell peppers, bitter gourd, and burnt PET bottles.


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