Overall rating
87.05/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB61699
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
Vintage
1966
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Bottle code
HI/CCD
Added on
27 nov 2014 3:53 pm by ARDBERG

Average value

€ 97.77

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Whisky reviews for Kinclaith 1966 GM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.05 points.

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is seriously good stuff from times long ago. It has a perfect mix of bourbon and sherry maturation, leaving both creamy and spicy notes, with both fresh and dried fruit. Excellent, and despite the low strength, 88 points.
    • Nose
      Whisky as you'd expect it?! It's very malty, with plenty of cereal notes, plus creamy on vanilla. Yet, that's not all, folks! Soon enough, the nose develops and flowery, fruity and spicy notes open: lillies, orange and orange oil, and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Velvety, oily, but with sufficient power and spiciness. Initially, the malty side dominates. Then, plenty of orange, date, polished oak and vanilla give it a distinctive twist. Yet, on the arrival, it gets and spicier with pepper and cinnamon. It gives you a warm feeling. Superb!
    • Finish
      Long, and very pleasant. The warming spices remain, and the polished oak and fruit (both dried fruit and orange) get bigger. It has a liqueur feeling, although it's obvious that this is more powerful. 

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  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    First whiff of this and it gave me the impression of wow! An absolute surprise, It is peppery, floral, creamy and oily right off the bat. It just blows up in your face despite the 40% strength. Really beautiful, the finish is super buttery.

    However, the weird part is that the flavours do not integrate with one another from the nose to the palate and to the finishing. Not on an equal plane, but rather a mountain climb. In other words, not balanced from my perspective. Nevertheless, the complexity from this low 40% whisky is worth to earn a high rating.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Pepper soup with chili peppers, spicy. Malty and soft, its rather herbaceous but not medicinal. Creamy vanilla, green beans, orange zest, thyme and celery. Lemongrass, lime, coriander.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, tropical fruity and buttery. Salty is the main face on the front, over time it develops into a light bitterness with the spicy notes from the nose appearing. Cracked black pepper, cloves, numbing szechuan green peppercorn and a nip of bay leaves. Coriander is very prominent towards the end, it stings the mouth like nettle tea; sweet and salty too like seaweed. Pineapple at the tip, stinging and sharp.

      After time in the Blenders Glass, roughly, 20 mins in, the citrus notes from earlier start to show. Its an orange and lemon zest, highly acidic and gives off a concentrated mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium and dry, buttery, yes, I said it again, its full of butter. Salted Normandy butter, oily and full of fat, paired with raw spinach and other green notes. I'm getting something like tarragon which is similar to star anise. Towards the tip of the end, a dry oak note shows giving off a taste of old dusty barnyards.

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