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Millburn 1978 GM

Overall rating
87.45/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB3526
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Vintage
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2008
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
JH/JB
Barcode
5020613629721
Added on
02 Sep 2008 9:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 586.66

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Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1978 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.45 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly fresh Millburn with lots of citrus fruity notes. Definitely the most consistent and complex whisky of the three lost distilleries of Inverness (Glen Albyn-Glen Mhor-Millburn).
    • Nose
      Starts quite mineral with wet stones. Followed with yellow apples, melon and conference pears. A little grassines as well. Some cardboard. Whiff of smoke at the background.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly rich and round with lots of tropical fruit; pineapple, mango and papayo. Later on more zestiness of citrus fruit and lemon curd. Orange peel. Also sugared almonds and pistachio's. The lingering sappy oak makes the palate really complex.
    • Finish
      Quite long and fresh. Bitter-sweetness of grapefruit. Well balanced Millburn from this sadly lost distillery

  2. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Lovely fatty, buttery taste; for me the best part of this whisky.

    Colour: pale gold
    Nose: fruity & fresh, cake-y. With the second sniff I get cardboard, but that's immediately gone again. Yellow raisins, vanilla custard, mineral - almost brine-like.
    Taste: full-bodied and buttery, followed by a basket of yellow and tropical fruit (apple, mango) and then some citrusy tones. Icing sugar, hint of floral soapiness (but in a good way).
    Finish: a tad soapy, a touch of grapefruit bitterness, some lemon peel and light vanilla. Dissipates quite fast.

    25-points score: Nose: 22 / Taste: 23 / Finish: 20/21 / Balance: 22. Either 87 or 88 points - I'm feeling generous today so 88 it is.

    Tasted 21/12/2018 in a Blender's Glass in an Inverness line-up (Glen Mhor, Glen Albyn, Millburn)

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Interestingly spicy with a bit of exoticism, not really my direction but nice ...
    • Nose
      Esther, hint of smoke, sweet malt, some salt, exotic
    • Taste
      Fruity oily, ginger, licorice, mandarin, pickled apricot, apple peel
    • Finish
      Long, exotic fruit remains, warmth, ginger

  4. InbhirNis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is the dram that originally got me into Millburn and, by extension, the other Inverness malts. I've sampled it on three separate occasions at the Exmoor White Horse, and really enjoyed it each time, though I've never taken detailed notes. The colour is gold with an intriguing tinge of green. The whisky itself is fresh, with an easy balance between apple and light peat.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Full of fruits and surprisingly full body for 46%, very enjoyable dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very fruity, citrus, tropical fruits, pear, apple. Sweet as well, vanilla. Later on alcohol gets more prominent, and a hint of bonfire smoke appears
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smooth but a pretty full body, gentle. Tropical fruits, pineapple, some orange, some honey, peach
    • Finish
      86 86
      Now a little pepper appears, full, fruity, a little bitter underneath, grapefruit. Honey. Pretty long

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A whisky All in simplicity. No jokes. Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1710
    • Nose
      Fresh, slightly floral, subtle vanilla. Toffee melted at the opening, sign of age. Very slightly frangipane. Develops on citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Palate: frangipane, melted, velvety, but also very spicy without ever being drying or aggressive.
    • Finish
      Final consistent. Spices sparkle in the length.

  8. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE by G&M;

    Colour: Dark golden.

    WITHOUT WATER:

    Nose: A complex nose with hints of sea air (brine), some vanilla emerges and a

    touch of peat smoke lingers.

    Palate: Drying with a subtle burst of spice, ground pepper. Some vanilla notes

    with a charred wood edge.

    WITH WATER:

    Nose: An initisl burst of honey sweetness, with gentle waves of vanilla

    developing. Elements of bonfire ember (light ash notes) linger.

    Palate: More fruits are evident - peaches and plums. A burst of cinammon

    comes to the fore.

    Body: Complex.

    Finish: Lingering.

    Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry butt.

    Whisky Style: Rounded and smooth with some complexities.

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: vanilla, peach, syrup, a bit sharp and morning cereals
    T: round, fruity like white wine and cooked ham
    F: medium drying with honey, peach and aniseed
    tasted with Aby

  10. alectron scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    very gentle & delicate, easily overshadowed by the louder & more obvious one-trick-pony types.
    • Nose
      sweet, pear & apricot/peach ester, cinnamon, vanilla, cereal, light earth/peat, cardboard, (86)
    • Taste
      nice fruity sweetness, quince, slightly pre-ripe honeydew melon, vanilla, pine sap (89)
    • Finish
      wood & spices, more malt, hazelnut, a slight smoke trail and a bit of mint (half mint-leaves / half menthol)(87)

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