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Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1974
Bottled
1991
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Bottle code
IJ/BBA
Added on
22 Jan 2009 9:24 pm

Average value

€ 220,00

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8 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 1974 GM

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

  1. 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

  2. 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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