Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
First and Refill Sherry casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Oct 2012 7:59 pm

Average value

€ 156.65

4 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

124 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 2003 GM

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.91 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A good, equal and calm representative of Spaceside.
    • Nose
      Dessert, pie with fruit and vanilla, rice porridge with apples, raisins, honey, dried apricots, peach, wax, non-alcoholic.
    • Taste
      Dessert, wax.
    • Finish
      Warm, with hints of sweet dry oak.

  2. Dave0707 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Citrus, sandalwood, something oily, exotix fruits like mango and pineapple
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peach, honey, wood
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium-long, fruity, some oak

  3. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Holla, this 9-year-old Macallan from the independent bottler really tastes better than the slightly less-priced original bottling at 18-year-old Fine Oak.
    • Nose
      Sharp nose, eucalyptus, bourbon barrel, fruit; There comes a lot together.
    • Taste
      Comes very strong in the mouth and acts on the tongue stronger than the 43%, which he has. Become fruity, the Bourbon Bar flavors take command.
    • Finish
      In the medium-long finish is then also light oak to taste.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. captain_k scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sweet start with nosing and tasting. Whisky definitely worth the effort, delicious aftertaste. surprising that this whisky gives so much flavor in the mouth. Let it warm up in the glass in the hand and he gives a bouquet !!

  9. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    clear, reminiscent of smoke Brennereicharakter, light, hay, dry sherry, in the mouth first sweet, then getting drier, some vanilla, oak comes gradually by

  10. Glennie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This whisky becomes better
    after 5-10 minutes or more in the glass. Ratings are based on that.

    Nose: Dried fruits,
    Raisins, figs Toffee and caramelized or brown sugar, a bit like the crust
    on creme brulee. Is there vanilla and cinnamon in the background? Perhaps, but it
    is quite faint.

    Initial taste: Spicy and
    quite dry. Not much dried fruit. Slightly nippy. Perhaps due to the youth?

    Body: Sweetness develops
    and the fruits come through

    Finish: Brown sugar
    sweetness that quickly turns dry with some wood spices and tannins. Short to medium

    With water: Nose very much
    the same, but more creamy. On the palate the sweetness and fruits are more
    present all the way. The nip almost disappears.

    A very pleasant single malt
    and my first Macallan bottle. IMO a good deal better than some of the
    entry level Macallans I have tried on tastings/whisky festivals etc. A bit more Oomph would be nice. Why not higher strength?
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82


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