Glen Mhor 1979

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
22 years old
61.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Aug 2008 4:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 729.82

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268 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Mhor 1979

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.17 points

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 3327 sold empty at ebay.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  Maybe this is an unfair head-to-head tasting, but the question is:  Unfair to what release?  It is this 22-years old Rare Malt edition (RM) with 61% abv vs. a 27-years old Berry Bros (BB) with 46% abv (WB id 12177).

    Both releases are very nice and easy to sip.  Due to its boldness and higher complexity I prefer the neat Rare Malt edition over the Berry Bros...
    • Nose
      The RM is about two shades darker than the BB despite 5 years less in the cask. Nose: Even with the high alcohol strength of 61% the RM shows a very
      interesting nose on summer floral (heather...) and fruity (apples, quinces...) aromas. With water the slight metallic flavour intensifies, very interesting. Nevertheless I like the RM's nose better when neat (flabbergasting when thinking of the 61% abv). The BB offers a very rich nose on sweet exotic fruits (pineapples, banana...) and manuka honey. I like the BB better.
    • Taste
      The taste of the BB is well rounded and easy-to-sip, but no special impressions to mention. The RM offers a very fine wooden and sweet malty structure with lots of different flavours added. This round wins the RM clearly, water is not needed.
    • Finish
      Both have a bold and oily entry into the mouth. But I see a slight advantage with the RM as it is more impressive (maybe due to the higher abv). With water the RM looses this advantage. The finish is quite long and malty with the RM and neither drying nor bitter (despite a significant woody note). Water does not harm here but does not improve it either. The BB's finish is long and sweet too, quite chewable. A little cold ash in the end and a slightly bitter note which is not unpleasant. Both drams are very close here, I vote for a draw.

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted together with the 1976 Rare Malts expression of Glen Mhor. Again the palate is more enjoyable than the (auster) nose for me. In my humble opinion the 1979 expression is slightly better than the 1976 expression. Juist my humble opinion though!
    • Nose
      More oaky than it's 1976 Rare Malts sister but the same fresh grassiness and hayness. More smoky than the 1976'er though. Also herbal and minty notes.
    • Taste
      Surpisingly sweet. Warm mouthfeel (61% yeah right). Pear drops, peach and passion fruit. Slightly spicy (pepper and nutmeg) later on. Cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Quite dry. Leafy. Bitter-sweetness. Gingery.

  4. Kegelbogen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Of course he needs time. Very closed at the beginning. In 40 minutes, the malt rose from 87 to 90 points. Honey, peaches, sunflower oil, some smoke. These scents are constantly changing. Great balance.

  5. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    2332'90 - after half an hour as stood, it became absolutely wonderful!

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely freaky part, as you will often find at Rare Malts, I would not drink every day, rather not every week, but at the same time I would definitely like to have tried it.
    • Nose
      Tick closed, not really surprising at> 60%, dense herbal seasoning mix with beetle, cumin, ginger, fennel, leek, grapes, almonds, green apple, all in all rather going in a light green direction, hint of anise
    • Taste
      Grapes, zucchini, green chilli (great), verjus, camphor, anise, fennel, sorrel, celery, pear chips, green apple, lemongrass, ginger
    • Finish
      White gummy bears, celery, verjus, then really noticeable salmon, whole Frutti di Mare salad, long and intense

  7. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Teresa scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. linus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      strong, tropical fruits, "still" goes without beetles pipettes of water, slightly dusty like a summer-dried forest or meadows way
      After a good time, herbs and wax, camphor and tobacco come later also mint
    • Taste
      90 90
      oily and the same white pepper, later come papaya and hmm kiwi?!? something in the direction
      then again dusty drying, light vanilla spreads in the back of the palate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      is in the finish for a long time

  10. linus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88


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