Aberfeldy 1974 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Old Map Label
Bottle code
Added on
22 jan 2009 9:24 pm

Average value

€ 220.00

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10 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 1974 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    No real highlights here. I really had to concentrate to tease out the associations. If I do can at least find a certain distinct style, which is always nice.

    Full review in a session of five Highland region whisky: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/04/29/eine-hand-voll-highlands-teil-4/

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Burnt orange and caramel is what you notice first on the nose with a little honeycomb and a hint of peat.
    It is a little bit flat on the palate at first with some bitterness but then a wave of orange and cake come along but it is also a little rough/harsh but not actually to the detriment of the overall profile.

    It then gets sweeter on various stewed fruits and seems to increase in power with a spicy aspect.

    As the time goes by this improves, the bitterness goes and there is a nice fruit/peat/spicy combo.

    The finish is not too long but its pleasant and the spice remains to the end.

    This is one of those whiskies that on first impression it gives a false reading as I had this at 82 to start with but give it time in the glass and it develops nicely

    Anyone who says 40% whisky has no power needs to try something like this and compared to the rubbish 40% Nas of today there really is no comparison.
    The old Black/brown/map label CC bottles are always worth a view IMHO.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Liked this one very much
    • Nose
      Full of sweet, honeyish, floral like notes and some wood aswell.
    • Taste
      Nice sherryinfluences (oranges) combined with a lingering malty sweetness.
    • Finish
      Quite long yet mellowish with a herbal floral drying after taste.


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