Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Centenary Reserve
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 Jan 2009 12:25 pm

Average value

€ 232,90

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13 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1978 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.73 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. rg-80 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    I like this Benrinnes. It was the first Whisky I tasted and liked and the starting Point of drinking Whisky more regulary. A very mild speyside Whisky where you can taste some similarities to some Campeltown whiskies. Benrinnes is one of the few grade A distilleries for Blenders and always underrated. I´m outing me as one of the few real fans.

  4. Feusi scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    The nose gets fruity sweetness and even a little spicy peat to taste. Also, the first sip brings fruity sweet honey with spicy and slightly bitter herbs, or is that even the oak? Rather short on the finish, the pleasant sweetness disappears very quickly and a bitter aftertaste remains. Well, no comparison to the F & F bottling which is more pleasant to drink.

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    The nose was
    promising, but it did not please on the palate. Not everything G&M touches
    turns into gold, it seems. From the top of my head, I remember this range also
    containing a Balblair, St Magdalene and Mortlach. Hopefully those will do
    • Nose
      The nose is fresh and
      fruity, very sweet and oily. It has, surprising for a Speysider, a hint of
      peat. But the weirdest element, although completely inoffensive, is cucumber. The
      fruit translates into pineapple on syrup and coconut. The whole is somewhat
      light and docile.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it
      starts of sweet and soft, but that does not last. Midpalate, it suddenly turns
      very bitter. Mildly spicy. Think white pepper and ginger. The fruit has left
      the building.
    • Finish
      The finish is short,
      but too bitter to be really good. A hint of licquorice.


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