Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Screw Cap
Added on
29 Nov 2013 11:00 am

Average value

€ 131,25

3 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Pride of Islay 12-year-old GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.43 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A well matured old Islay dram. Not too heavy on peat, but with a nice earthy, a little smoky touch. The (partly) maturation in sherry casks becomes most evident on the palate and finish.
    • Nose
      Old school Islay: mineral, quite green and malty, with almost no presence of peat smoke, but instead an old school oily feel.
      There is a scent of a salty sea breeze, a pebble beach, eucalyptus, chlorophyl, rope, hessian, gasoline and sewing machine oil. There is a hint of licorice root too. It's actually very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Despite the low ABV which feels a bit thin, it's quite lively in the mouth, with sufficient power and spiciness. Old sherry, dried fruits and orange zest start to come through, together with damp earth and clove. The earthy side is confirmed with licorice root, and still a tad of gasoline. The green, vegetal side is a little less dominant here.
    • Finish
      Spicy and warming, with a nice level of dryness. Next to pepper and clove, the same earthy notes stay present.


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