Glen Mhor 1980 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Vintage
Refill Sherry Butts
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 may 2012 9:02 pm

Average value

€ 492.90

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75 × member ratings

124 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Mhor 1980 GM

20 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.51 points.

  1. eselsim scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Glen Mhor 1980
    21/22/20/21 84

    It develops though. Takes a time to fully get it

  2. scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 21 22 87

    Classics of taste, spices ...

  3. nallacam scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very fine nose.
    He lacks any strength at the back.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. dramspotter scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
      dryish, orange zest
    • Taste
      73 73
      creamy, broom, some butterscotch
    • Finish
      68 68

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm Nose 3/5 Mouth and final 4/5 Whisky n ° 1707
    • Nose
      "Nose a little neutral, sweet, nice, nutty On the palate, well spiced, but melted, aged, silky, slightly peppery, Limit smoke tip, tobacco.
    • Taste
      Presence and a beautiful corpulence for 43%. the spices delicately extend into the finish.
    • Finish
      Creamy in length. Sweet coffee.

  7. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 04-2018 €251,00

  8. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great dram. Very glenmhoroso, especially the nose. Pity for the lower alcohol level that spoils a bit mouth and finish.
    • Nose
      Saffron and cork. Then intense smoked haddock. Very very nice
    • Taste
      Creamy and waxy. Vanilla. Quite light.
    • Finish
      Sweet, peat and sulfur come out but is not too long

  9. RichardMayston scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Unusual and still very good. 
    • Nose
      Parsley and ham, vanilla and almonds. 
    • Taste
      Green Herbal cardboard with a bit of gravel 

  10. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    From the nose he is first very extreme and peculiar, the taste in the notes are not so very different, act through the full body but sometimes like "something else", with me he has a very nice overall impression, probably , 2P more by the positive surprise than he should have eigtl.
    • Nose
      Phew, as I knew them so far from them a cold bog, tart oak, lime peel, some ashtray and dusty curtain, but then again almost white wine-like bright citrus, fresh and untreated malt, fresh bread, wheat and cereals , Grasses
    • Taste
      Surprised positive, full cornflakes, biscuits and lemon zest, as well as lemon drops, beautiful full and mouth-filling notes, hay, the bread and wheat, and grasses, a little dry oak and ash with lime and old leather, everything sounds eigtl not at all to my liking but still works very positive
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, malty with the cereals and citrus peels from grapefruit to lemon, some vanilla and cinnamon behind, nice malt

  11. Lorion scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Not necessarily bad, but a bit unspectacular. 75 points.
    • Nose
      Oak is in the nose right at the beginning. Not very aromatic, rather tart and slightly bitter. Even a slight acidity is there. Green banana. Something reminiscent of herbs, maybe some oregano.
    • Taste
      Soft, banana. Fruit acid. In the second sip it gets sweeter. The alcohol is partly noticeable, without the whisky taste is particularly intense.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dark. I correct myself, with the second sip now the whisky stays quite a long time.

  12. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Despite it's age, it's fresh, not too complex, but elegant, spicy and sweet.
    • Nose
      Candy-floss, fresh mint, citruses, fruits, honey.
    • Taste
      Creamy, sweet, spicy. Sugars, apple, vanilla and pepper. Slightly smoky wave in the end.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, oak finally comes in.

  14. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A solid whisky. It's remarkably fresh after so many years in the cask. In the finish, it shows it's age a little, where I think I can taste traces of tiredness of the cask.
    • Nose
      Like liquid pastry with icing sugar and cream. Apfelstrudel comes to mind. Then plenty of soft fruit, mainly pear, and lemon. There is a green side too, predominantly on mint. Then, malt, with beeswax and honey. 
    • Taste
      Rather sweet on the attack, but pleasantly spicy afterwards. It's not the most full-bodied dram I've tasted, but it delivers. There is mainly the malty, creamy (vanilla), fruity, and sugar-driven side from the nose, accomanied by less mint now, but with added pepper. 
    • Finish
      Medium in length, getting sligthly oaky and just a bit drying. Overall it's pleasant, but not as expressive as on the nose and palate. 

  15. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This does not get a higher score from me because it is very light but overall it is pleasant.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is a very light whisky which surprised me but the sweetness is rather nice.
    • Nose
      Smells like white wine with cleaning fluid mixed in at first, smells young bit its 30 years old?

      Hints of vanilla, peanuts (perhaps?)
    • Taste
      Palate is better than the nose suggested, it is very creamy, light on pastries and cakes with icing sugar with a little heather thrown in.
    • Finish
      Approaching medium with a pleasant sweetness

  18. The Macallan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This one brought straight back home.

    A typical Highland character, it's like walking over the Highland meadows of heater and their peat bogs.

    The sweetness filled with some lovely spices gives it the remarkable kick you may expect from a good Highland whisky.Ace!!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  19. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior
    04-2016 €205

  20. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    C: Coconuts, light husk.
    N: Curious one, dense yet relaxed, lots of controlled woodiness and a dry, waxy and oily development
    T: Ooh, ok - goes fluffy, tissue-paper dry. Controlled freshness and corn notes at the end
    C: Water flattens it. Otherwise its good.

    Scores a B-

  21. notesofmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glen Mhor 1980-2011, ca. 31 years, 43% alc.
    Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
    Extending: Sherry casks (refill)
    Region: Highlands, Scotland

    Distinction: Distillery closed since 1983, demolished in 1986.

    Nose: Sweetish and very floral, some perfumed soap, apples and juicy apricots. This is followed quickly by woody aromas, herbal notes and, later, delicate vanilla. Also some malt and chives, on the chives hangs a little wet soil.

    Palate: Only slightly at the start, then becomes significantly heavier and meaty. Spices, oak and again the herbs (including parsley, leek) and apricots, also the taste of unripe peaches. Behind it butter crumble and lime.

    Finish: Long with sweet orange and grapefruit, some oak and leather.

    Conclusion: Unusually but damn interesting. Unfortunately only with difficulty available.

    85/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 270 €)

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