Convalmore 1977

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Natural Cask Strength
Stated Age
36 years old
Refill European Oak
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L3150LS000 000 30
Added on
08 Sep 2013 11:08 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1805,57

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174 × member ratings

215 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Convalmore 1977

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.58 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Just opened a bottle, contact me for samples if you're interested.
    • Nose
      Peach, honey, vanilla pudding, apple, basil and blood orange. Very intense.
    • Taste
      First apricot, honey and vanilla, with a hot peppery undertone. Then also some smoke and leather. It can stand a lot of water.
    • Finish
      Apricot, vanilla pudding, honey and smoke.

  2. HansG scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    A true wonder. I had three halves in different bars and have a 100ml sample my own.

    The ultimate combination of a great deal of fruit, great power of the body, stunning complex earthy, fine delicate wood note throughout the palate and finish. I'd say it has the complexity of the great-old-times, yet has kept the hard bone inside of it.

    Something between a 1972 brora and a great old glenugie, but added tons of fruit. Or it is some best benriach 1976 adding up strength to creat a stronger body and moreeeeee deep-in-side earthy note.

    It is a giant-killer at a 1000usd price range. A benchmark for benchmarks.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2019] When I started to drink single malts in the early nineties almost nobody took notice of Convalmore (same with Coleburn) despite very fine releases by Cadenhead and G&M. This changed with the whisky boom starting and nowadays Convalmore releases are at the upper end of the price range...

    ...like this one. It is good but to be honest, you have to like the herbal wood-driven impact to call it a great dram. And I wonder if really that many drinkers out there adore this style or if Serge (who does) simply set a benchmark rating with his 94 points (he scored the 8-years old Talisker WB id 116922 which owns a comparable but much simplier profile 91 points, my taste buds voted for 86 only).

    So anyone who considers to buy this very pricey release should check first if he/she owns a taste preference that fits to such a style... Personally I would not invest more than 150 Euro (per bottle, not per dram) in such a drinking experience.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is deep gold and the nose offers an impressive profile of herbal and spicy aromas in a beet molasses setting. There are some truly old-stylish waxy and medicinal notes (used bandages) with some bitter nutty impressions (almonds, walnuts). The woods are quite strong here but they do not overpower. This is a very interesting nose to explore but you have to like this certain style to really enjoy it. I am a little divided about it, finally the wood impact is a notch too heavy to call it balanced. But it is impressive, for sure...
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is nicely layered on earthy, spicy and honeyed flavours with a herbal-toffee ending. The wood still is strong and dominates somewhat, but less than it did in the nose. Water releases more waxy and some menthol aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother on more toffee flavours. I like the neat dram better, to be honest.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives hot (very peppery) on the palate with a fine coating effect but significant drying moments too (tannins). The finish is long and turns both spicier (chili) and sweeter on caramel and honeys. There is a minor drying feeling towards the end that is a little distracting (the woods, the woods again).

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Huge waxy notes, a fruit bomb! Milky melons, strong fresh melons, one of its own kind dram! The nose has some woody touch, nuts and toffee, suggesting some bitter herbs found in early Cadenheads bottles, but overall showing a sweet old-style dram with strength.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Light smoke, huge fruits, fresh melons again, very sweet and balanced, concentrated intense juice, very delicious. The citrusy is showing up afterwards, some mints and refreshing herbs, very drinkable despite 58% ABV.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long smoky finish, toffee, and melons, sweet melons mixed with mint leaves. Nice salted caramel.

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It's very good, quite chemical on the nose. Alcohol is very present. The water softened him well.
    • Nose
      Camphor candy. Malabar. Strawberry, raspberry, eucalyptus, bramble, wax, cognac, honey, lemon pie. Wooded. Caramel.
    • Taste
      In mouth on the Loukoum, dried flowers, lemon, mandarin.
      It's beefy in alcohol.
    • Finish
      Final on the pot pourri, loukoum, peach syrup.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    reminds me of Glen Ord's special releases and old Tali in CS - just quasi smoke-free, incredibly complex, yummy, milder than the Ord, stronger than the Talis, not imitating with quickyfinish and wet keg, unrivaled in modern scrap - keeping that perfect balance - that is exactly my thing - but since the bottle costs significantly 4 digits - I would rather buy affordable similar material - thanks Frank for the sample - a real malting moment
    • Nose
      94 94
      Venerable old oak, complex, aromatic, heavy and dense, at the same time clear and noble, sweet, slightly dusty licorice, sweet grass, musk, marzipan, apricot kernels, peach skin, sweetened black tea, very clear jasmine blossoms, lilac, orange - rather the peel and some orange peel , later a lot of wax and furniture polish, some resin, sanding dust of old oak wood including the patina of years, with more time it becomes more and more fruity - yellow fruits, interwoven, cooked together, perfume, a bunch of flowers and a fruit platter combine the result does not leave the Malthead more going on - each breath is slightly different, brings something new, now even a tiny touch very heavily oxidized smoke
    • Taste
      93 93
      What a mighty start to be without being alcoholic, even the one drop that I have carefully placed on the tongue, explodes sweetly and with beautiful spicy pulsating 70's oak (I guess it's the age of the trees used for barrel construction back then ) Teenagers, sweet fritters, some apricot bitterness forms a delicious contrast, crystallized lemon and flowers fill the mouth, a gossamer-like dryness is on the tongue - a delicate creamy astringent film of tree sap and wax, nuts and gingerbread,
    • Finish
      93 93
      Nuts, wood dust, chocolate, toasted almonds, geranium leaves, grapefruit peel, citrus drops - very long and very elegant

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Spicy oranges, peaches and other cooked fruits, sweet oak. With a little water, pronounced notes of honey.
    • Taste
      Powerful enough initially, the fruits are there. Quite mellow in texture, some malty notes. We have the oak and the spices that assert themselves clearly. With water, the Speyside Spice + Honey profile is further highlighted.
    • Finish
      Very long and consistent with the mouth, more fruit with added water.

      Enthusiasm 4/5
      Whisky n ° 1790

  8. CowboyTzf scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    fruit & vanilla bomb!

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Seanzhang scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93


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