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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
12
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Fine Old Malt
Stated Age
31 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
13 Jun 2013 6:06 pm

Average value

€ 402,60

2 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

3 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Elgin 31-year-old GM

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

  1. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: The nose could actually be summarized with the following words: Noblest woods of all kinds, in combination with as many types of chocolate! What a great, compact and muscular nose! After a while it will be a bit finer and more complex. Noble forest honey, maple syrup, fir green, coconut, vanilla and apple peel, ripe oranges and cooling menthol. Barbecue sauce, marzipan and nut, almost reminiscent of an old Madeira.

    Mouth: Here he shows his actual quality, although the nose was already quite outstanding. Incredibly powerful for the 43%, sweet, chocolaty, but also sparkling fresh and fruity, noble wood, but not too much. The sweetness can prevail again and again, reminiscent of caramel, honey and sweet dried fruit. The alcohol is strong and keeps the taste wonderfully long on the tongue!

    Finish: Long, always fruity and woody alternating, slowly fading away.

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  2. checkpointrk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    After the 3rd tasting it became even better - no more cardboard, rather more fruity and citrusy notes, again rating increased

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    After the 2nd tasting I had to revise my rating upwards - old cigars can also be very charming... - I would say it's old school

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    It's all about old - it smells old and it tastes old - drinkable but not really great
    • Nose
      A lot of toffee, tobacco, cigars and old books, hints of vegetables and green fruits
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, more toffee but also vegetables and more old books - rather cardboard 
    • Finish
      Medium long, smooth

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