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Overall rating
83.72/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
SC 999
Bottled for
Importato da Co. Import, Pinerolo, Torino
Added on
10 Oct 2012 11:46 am

Average value

€ 168,44

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Whisky Reviews for Pride of Islay 12-year-old GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.72 points

  1. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Atypical, I like this kind of profile that we do not cross in recent malts even if there is no complexity.
    • Nose
      Smoked, vegetal, peaty and finesse. Chlorophyll, a little lavender, evokes some Bowmores 80's but better, and a HP 12 years of 2005. Almonds.
    • Taste
      Sweet, in prolongation of the nose.
    • Finish
      average

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. NamorX68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke, sweet but sour at the same time, sherry, fruity, apricots, root vegetables, oak and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      oily, buttery, sweet and fruity, smoke, espresso, sherry.
    • Finish
      medium long, smoke, spicy

  4. malthead-sven scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    very complete package, nothing misses, but it also stands out nothing. 43 - 46%, European barrels, is very reminiscent of a Bowmore, maybe the 18s
    • Nose
      Blind tasting! sweet peat smoke, sherry, slightly burnt, a bit of leek and celery, mint, toothpaste, pine needles, ripe and sweet fruits come through later
    • Taste
      slight spiciness, pepper, smoke and sweetness, nice spicy and balanced
    • Finish
      smoky and sweet again, some blood oranges, then the oak comes through, medium long

  5. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 61 points Connoisseur

    Leave well alone and buy something else.

    Another bottle for the mixer cupboard.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      52 52
    • Finish
      55 55

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 61 points Connoisseur

    Theas is easy to drink because it is so undemanding. This bottle has just been opened and it had a good fill level so no oxidisation should have taken place.

    Very poor , verging on rubbish.
    • Nose
      Sweet but also pungent on smoked cheese which reminds me of an Ardbeg.

      Peat is there but its in the background, some white fruts, pear and apple.
    • Taste
      Flat, watery and weak with faint peat, lemon sherbet and hints of milk chocolate.

      Gets better with time in the glass but still not up to much. 
    • Finish
      Short.

  8. MaltMartin scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Old vatted malt. May be some OBE in it.
    • Nose
      Lots of herbs to start with. Nettle-soup. Cut-grass. Hints of sherry as well. Even some sweet-sour stable associations. Gentle smoke.
    • Taste
      Meaty, robust and quite creamy. Peat is more clear now. Cough syrup. Almond nuts. Carraway. Also slightly metalic.
    • Finish
      Medium long. A little black pepper. Salty at the end.

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