Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Map label
Bottle code
Added on
07 Oct 2008 9:58 am

Average value

€ 104,50

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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 1978 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.33 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, there’s just not much going on with this Connoisseur’s Choice 1978 Aberfeldy – Whilst technically without fault, the whole experience is both devoid of complexity and likewise oddly youthful for the time spent in cask. Remarkably forgettable. You can’t win em all.
    • Nose
      Light, verging on shy – resting offered no improvement in expression or definition. Gentle green apples and golden malts are paired with pine needles and straw for a fresh, but rather unassuming nose. In the background, slight yeasty bread and old wallpaper. All-in-all inoffensive, but there’s not much going on here.
    • Taste
      Thin on arrival, but at least more pronounced than on the nose. Apple crumble, steeped black tea and a touch of dusty pineapple (OBE?) all provide interesting flavours, but they’re delivered in a slightly anaemic manner. The development (if one could call it that) is swift and rather hollow – in the mid to back-palate, some banana bread, straw and hay alongside a touch of raw coppery spirit and dried grasses and hay.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, again with spirit rawness. There’s a pleasant sense of dryness with both a sprinkle of pepper and a touch of boot polish.

  2. The Macallan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one on a luxurous estate. The nose was somewhat fragrant and rich, with some light woody smokiness. The palate was full, rich in fruit, wood and a oaky/peaty dryness at the end. The finish was reasonable long with a fruity woody character.


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