Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
28 years old
Refill American Hogsheads
8847 - 8850
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 aug 2008 11:32 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 462.85

8 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 1973 GM

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.87 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Glenlivet can do wonders like this if they don't dilute their stuff, I am amazed, to say the least.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Scrumptious Weetabix paired with canned fruity peaches, apricots, yellow watermelon, caramel, toffee pudding, and banana cake.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweet honey, spice, tangy Worcestershire sauce, oranges, clementine, chrysanthemum, wild jasmine white buds, holland onion skin, limes, marzipan.
    • Finish
      91 91
      It's a great whisky, sweet finish that's long and luscious. Very similar to Armagnac.

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 7 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very pretty, fruity, waxed. Yum
    • Nose
      91 91
      Superb nose on fruit and wax.
      Apricot, peach, plum, lots of papaya, guava.
      White melon.
      A little nuts. Of honey. Coconut oil.
      Wood. Light liquorice and caramel.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the mouth we smell more alcohol than on the nose. But it remains well integrated.
      Solvent, citrus, lemon, orange, tangerine.
      Fruit candy. It's sweet.
      Honey, white flower.
      Spices: ginger, pepper, light pepper.
      Light metallic.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long finish on the very sweet fruit candy. Candied cherry, pepper, wood, cocoa.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Golden malt, sweet spices, old cellar.
      Then, too ripe fruits, crushed plums.
      Bourbon less wood.
      It is more and more creamy with the opening.
    • Taste
      Attack sweet, on the orange, and then, heart of mouth ultra fruity and of a rare intensity, it is beautiful!
    • Finish
      Honey and spices galore, in pure Speyside style, but with a very appreciable volume, the following sips are more and more greedy.

      I did not dare to add water.

      Nose & Finale 4/5
      Mouth 5/5

      Whisky n ° 2184

  5. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, a cream cake with vanilla, discreet yellow-orange fruits, barrel barrel!
    • Nose
      vanilla, sweet !!
      cake coming out of the glass, not normal, a little meringue too.
      it's very floral and a little on the old dried varnish!
    • Finish
      the basis of a great whisky in my opinion.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A dash of water is perfect. Skip the pudding and enjoy your dram with a shortbread.
    • Nose
      Rich biscuity notes. Honey and toffee. Shoe polish. Greengage. Vanilla ice cream. A distant touch of wet cellar. Water releases lighter floral notes.
    • Taste
      Lovely velvet feel. Rich, oily. Complex. Oak and age give a bold structure to the palate.
    • Finish
      Spicy, dry. Slightly bitter. Like gentian root.

  8. Willie JJ scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Presumably what naddura would be like at 28yo. Brilliant!
    • Nose
      The classic Glenlivet is there, but its overwhelmed by the huge vanilla. Crystalised fruit everywhere. Fabulously sweet.
    • Taste
      Plenty of fruit sweeties. I'm almost crunching on the sugar. This is amazing.
    • Finish
      Drying at full strength, but a spot of water makes it lovely.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2023

Forgot your password?