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Overall rating
92.07/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
19.12.1953
Bottled
21.11.2012
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1614
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Mar 2014 9:02 pm by Angelos
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2643,68

3 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Junior Anna78
95
Member Junior cleef
94
Expert Junior d.breathe
94
Expert Senior Lorion
94
Expert Junior Evelix
93
Expert Senior Drk Neknul
93
Connoisseur ColdAesthetics
93
Expert Senior kundalini
92
Expert Junior EagleRock
92
Expert Senior Adonias
92
Expert Junior Gerreim
91
Member Junior Gerard1234
91
Member Senior Mengyao
91
Expert Senior Luprit
90
Connoisseur hs305
89
Expert Senior WFarchive
85

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Expert Senior Lorion
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Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
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Finish
1
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Tastingtags

5 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
01 Apr 2018 8:44 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 89 points

[April, 2018]  It is Easter weekend so it is time for some special drams, this year I selected some rare vintages from Gordon&MacPhail out of their Speyside Collection.  No, I did not buy these expensive bottles as their price is simply absurd for a drinker (not sure if it is justified for a collector or investor either, but that is another story).  So I just bought a sample of this methusalem dram...

The colour is tawny and the texture shows small tears with slow legs first and later fat sticky tears that do not move at all (almost).  The nose offers a herbal and leathery profile with notes of shoe and furniture polish (turpentine and the like) beside some nice wooden aromas.  It is quite interesting AND I like it (despite it is not my favourite profile at all).  If you like to smell people in old wardrobes sitting in old furnitures in the library of an old house - this one is for you!  The whisky arrives warming and coating in the mouth with some adstringent feelings from heavy tannins that get a little bitter after awhile (it should have been bottled some years earlier).  The taste is on a bitter-sweet profile with lots of different flavours that pop up when chewing it for some time.  Imagine you have several different cups of tea with different chocolate cookies in the room mentioned above.  This is pretty nice, actually and very entertaining.  The finish is of medium length and dries out a little (like a bitter tea).  Water is not needed as it turns the dram rather bitter (what often happens with heavily sherried whiskies).  

This whisky was bottled a tad too late (according to my taste buds) but if you prefer rather wood-driven drams than this is okay for you, most probably.  The profile is very interesting and old stylish but not to everybody's liking, I guess.  Nevertheless a fine and delicious old style dram.  As a drinker I am willing to pay up to 250 Euro for a bottle of this quality... 

PS:  By the way, this bottling was done from a first fill sherry cask no. 1614 that yielded 258 bottles (according to G&M).  The price was not as silly as today's price point is (back upon its release in 2012).

Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
89
There is no accounting for taste...
Lorion
Expert Senior Lorion Tasting note
12 Dec 2017 8:07 pm
Lorion gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Schwerer Sherry. Süß und klebrig. Auch Eiche ist mir dabei. Leder schwingt mit. Schokolade - sowohl dunkle, als auch Vollmilchschokolade. Kräuterbonbons (Ricola) sind da. Ein frisch gebackenes Pflaumen-Zimt-Gebäck steht irgendwo herum, es ist noch ganz warm. Jemand hat ordentlich süßen Sirup darüber gegossen. Oder war es doch das Maggifläschchen? Vermutlich beides! Nach Einbezug des Gaumens wird die Schokolade intensiver und Rosmarin kommt noch ganz leicht dazu.


Taste

Voll und prickelnd. Durchaus süß mit Kirschen und Pflaumen. Die Eiche ist sofort überall und nimmt prickelnd den Mund gefangen. Sie lässt etwas Taabk durch. Dann lässt sie Trockenfrüchte durch, vergorenes Obst, staubige Schrankwand, die sämtliche Süße für einen Augenblick aufsaugt. Das Nachschmecken ist anfangs süß und klebrig, wird dann immer trockener.


Finish

Ewig lange und trocken mit dunklen Früchten.


Comments

94 Punkte.

Muss ich mehr sagen? Einer der besten Whiskys, die ich kosten durfte!

ColdAesthetics
Connoisseur ColdAesthetics Tasting note
10 Dec 2017 12:38 pm
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Werther's Original vermischt mit Bitterschokolade, diese "RIESEN"-Bonbons eben, schönes dunkles Leder, Bitterorange, tiefste Blutorange und etwas Walderde, Bärlauch, Muskat und schöne Bitterschokolade, Banana Split, Lavendel, Rosmarin, hat schon was  staubiges, alte Kommode und Liebstöckel

Taste

Starke Blutorange auch hier in jeder Form, Lakritz, Rosinen, Bärlauch und Bitterkakao, Lavendel, alte Kommode, etwas staubig auch hier, Rosmarin und altes Leder und Tabakdose mit Inhalt, den man schon nicht mehr rauchen sollte, Edelmarzipan, die Kräuter und getrocknete Blutorange wie bei Campari nehmen aber den größten Teil ein

Finish

Trocken mit...you guessed it, der Blutorange und Leder, Lavendel, fast parfümiert wirkend mit all dem Kräuteraroma, sehr lang

Comments

Puh, schon ein Brett im Mund, das leicht staubige wäre am liebsten noch rauszuwünschen aber viel mehr geht nicht mehr, ist halt nicht ganz mein Whiskystil aber trotzdem ein wundervoller Malt nach einer halben Ewigkeit.

Drk Neknul
Expert Senior Drk Neknul Note
09 Dec 2017 10:36 pm
Drk Neknul gave this whisky 93 points

Schkolade in verschiedensten Variationen, Rosinen führen. Am Anfang leichte Liebstöckl Anklänge und ein wenig muffiger Waldboden, der aber der Schokolade schnell weicht. Langes Finish, das kaum Bitterkeit oder übermäßiges Holz aufweist. Klasse Malt.

Verkostet im Brühler Whiskyhaus am 9.12.2017. Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Collection Tasting.

Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Note
25 May 2014 7:00 pm

Gordon & MacPhail Tasting Notes:

Nose: Smoky almost phenolic with spices and aromatic aromas. The sherry begins to dominate.

Palate: Rich, fermented fruits laced with smoky, peaty flavours.

Finish: Sherried - almost Islay in style.

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