Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Old Map Label
Bottle code
Added on
03 dec 2011 7:05 pm

Average value

€ 1699.48

8 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kinclaith 1968 GM

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.91 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An old malt that tastes old - literally.
    Not particularly easy to access, but a mad intellectual charm.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A very nice nose, with a fade that betrays an old malt without hesitation.
      The OBE is noticeable, without exaggeration, with old newspaper, and a bit of polished copper.
      Above all, we have earthy aromas. In the primary sense of the term, since I am thinking here of freshly turned earth. It directly calls for the aromas of rustic vegetables (JM is going to be happy), with breadcrumbs, potatoes, and a little hint of Maggi.

      Dry bread, barley, pean of dried orange and very light camphor which becomes clearer with aeration.
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the palate, there is more fruit than on the nose, with Taiwanese pineapple cake and candied orange.
      Always a light earthy, dusty side, with old vegetables: breaded, sweet potato in the first line.
      Old furniture, old attic, old newspaper.
      A lot of old with this Kinclaith.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Short but expressive finish, with a slight metallic side, old newspaper, wood, sweet potato, pepper, cloves, grated almond and a light mint.

      A retro-olfaction on the potato.

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  3. man2392 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: green mango, sage and fenugreek, pandan and apple banana, pink lady
    Palate: juicy fruit gum, coconut chutney and satsuma peel
    Finish: coconut cream and fresh water chestnuts

    with water
    Nose: creme patissiere brioche, pineapple buns, melon pan and applemint, rose chocolate and almond dragees
    Palate: white carrots and lemonbalm, taro
    Finish: cafe noir biscuits and iced latte, drying, aloe vera and prickly pear, golden raisins and frangipani

    Tasted blind as part of Coke Float Thursday #22 Glasgow with special guest David Hogg head distiller at Clydeside distillery

  4. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    nose on glue, malt, oranges (fresh, slightly acidic and fruity sweet on the one hand and cooked with the juice in syrup that goes with it), floral sensation too, sweet caramel and vanilla (the scraped juice of the pod)
    the palate is subtle, a little on cooked wines, a bit bitter too, but very little, just to amplify the malty and fruity sensation.
    a little grass, some flowers (bucolic!), wood and an aqueous sensation on the return
    a little sweet spice and the flowers again (candied rose petal)
    the final on the same scents, fairly monolithic, on the sweet caramel, the woody and the fruits cooked in addition.

  5. Cobo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A nice dram, but also overrated and not worth more than a 100 €

    Sampled in March 1997


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