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Overall rating
88.14/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
Vintage
1974
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Bottle code
IC/EI
Added on
25 Jul 2014 10:52 am by Glenlochier

Average value

€ 58.07

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1974 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.14 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/old-rare-a-glenlochy-quartet/

    I definitely took these miniatures for granted, when a few years ago, they were ‘ten a penny’. Having endured [and enjoyed] the NAS years, the STR years, and the never-ending ‘finishing’ years, I now look back on these bottling with new-found respect. It’s unlikely that many contemporary whiskies can or will turn out like so many in G&M’s Connoisseurs Choice range did – being from a very different era – so these miniatures become more & more invaluable to malt heads as indicators of smell & taste back in time & place.

    This is a low-level miniature, so crossed fingers – but I needn’t have worried. tOMoH tells us: ‘Gordon & MacPhail bottled versions of this in 1989, 1991 and 1993, at least. This has no bottle code, which suggests a 1989 bottling, as I think that is the year they started printing those codes’.

    N: You just don’t get that complex stewed bouquet from many contemporary drams, even after many years in glass. With that sweet/sour apple-y bouquet for starters, a descriptor list would look biblically scroll-like if I dared begin one. Look out for soot and sour lemon under the sweet thick stewed pepper-seasoned fruity punch as well as heaps of references from cosmetics to confectionery, from pharmaceutical medicines to household products. Let’s leave it there as, by the time I come to nose it again, I’ve another descriptor page of amendments and developments. ‘A succulent layered dry fruity bouquet from a bygone era’ will suffice.

    T: Gossamer-soft & super squidgy mouthfeel [with two drops of water] becoming bitter woody soft-peppery-fresh and herbal-waxy > leathery & buttery.

    F: A hard-to-describe conclusion, the profile now a shadowy consolidated collage of what’s gone before. Somewhat running out of steam before arriving at the station, we’ve a slightly woody/cardboardy conclusion, finishing dry yet conversely, also waxy and succulent.

    C: A rather intriguing, even slightly puzzling whisky overall, the nose and mouthfeel on arrival being the standout features. This is a fine historical curio I’d be happy to explore more of at anytime.

  2. checkpointrk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The better quality of vanilla and the smell of grain. (I know it's strange but that's what I can smell and it's my personal opinion).
    • Taste
      Oily and not too sweet. Fair amount of spiciness with some light and nutty bitterness. Very little taste of wood after.
    • Finish
      Medium finish and drying out a little with some bitterness.

  5. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: smoked quince and vanilla

    Mouth: soft dram, whipped cream followed by peppermint

    Finish: mild but not too long

    Comment: soft and pleasent dram

                                                        

                                                            
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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