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Glen Mhor 10-year-old ChMI

Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
WB39091
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Charles Mackinlay & Co. (ChMI)
Bottling serie
Rare Old Highland Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
75 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Label
26²/³ fl. ozs.
Added on
01 Jan 2013 2:41 pm

Average value

€ 2169.84

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Mhor 10-year-old ChMI

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. mackie_gm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A number of bottles have been discovered in Italy during the rennovation of an old rerstaurant, behind a wooden cabinet. These bear the sticker "1956", and it is assumed by most who had seen these bottles, including "Collecting Scotch Whisk"y author Emmanuel Dron, that it´s not the vintage but the rotation / distribution year.

    whiskyfun review:
    "Maybe this one was even bottled in the 1950s, which would mean it was distilled around war time (not during the war, mind you), certainly before Glen Mhor started to use Saladin boxes for malting, that is to say before 1954. It’s rarer than the more recent official 10yo tat used to be bottled in a Jura-style ‘pinched’ bottle. Colour: pale gold. Nose: ooooh! The old days! Graphite, brown coal, paraffin, shoe polish, metal polish, motor oil, ink (or ‘at an old printer’s’), wet gravel, mint, eucalyptus, turpentine, wet clothes, wet dogs (I’m sorry, dogs!), marzipan, clay, putty, leather, ‘new car’, lubricating oil, linseed oil… What? We haven’t gotten all day? Apologies! Mouth: stunning. Starts a little smooth, on a little cane syrup, but gets then as ‘oily’ and petrol-like as on the nose, with a lot of wax, sunflower and olive oil, bitter almonds, lightly sugared halva, mint, verbena, wormwood, aniseed, then more oil again, almond oil… Sure it’s not the punchiest whisky ever but it’s not tired at all after all these years. Amazing! Finish: maybe a bit short but clean and oily. Marzipan, mint and lemon oil. Comments: calls for maltoporn. I’d kill to be able to try this at 80 or 90°Proof (75°UK means +/-43% vol.) Now I understand why Neil Gunn seems to have said that “until a man has had the luck to chance upon a perfectly matured Glen Mhor, he does not really know what whisky is.” SGP:364 - 94 points."

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The nose is quite restrained and the palate is light on caramel and toffee but definitely lacking some power.

    When I took the cork out the bottle it was a very poor fit and to be honest I have no idea how long it had been open, there is no doubt that oxidisation had taken place and while it was not completely ruined and drinkable I would take my score with a pinch of salt because air had got to it.

    This is a 1960`s bottle of 10 year Glen Mhor I just wish it had been 100% but a nice profile was detectable.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: very full and rich, fruity, peach, apricot, sugarcane / rum, butter, vanilla, cake dough, wax / OBF Taste: soft, full-bodied, fruit without end, some wood Finish: medium short, peach, sugar, slightly dry oak Could be a rum, great nose, but then leaves something behind - 87 points

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