Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Old Map Label
Bottle code
Added on
25 Jul 2014 10:52 am by Glenlochier

Average value

€ 58.07

0 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

19 × in collection

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


    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


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?