Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Brown Label
Added on
17 May 2015 12:31 pm by Mini Whisky Bottle

Average value

€ 33.25

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23 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1966 GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.24 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An excellent old school sherried dram.
    • Nose
      Wow, rich sherry and toffee, 60s style sherry with molasses, sweet honey, ginger and old leather. Huge tobacco nose,
    • Taste
      Rather oaky, huge smoke and cigar leaves, top-notch tea, some salty touch, rich sherry and a lot of spices.
    • Finish
      Medium, very bitter with fresh mints.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Sherry and toffee. Very balanced, not too dry and enjoyable to drink.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. daverdaz scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Perfect sherry malt. Leaves most Macallan out in the rain. MEGAMALT!

  6. InbhirNis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A nice, sweet old sherried dram - just not everso Millburn. Improved a lot over the course of the hour (86 -> 90), which is unusual at 40%.
    • Nose
      Sherry and dark fruits up front. A little dust, clove, becoming sweeter with citrus hints as it settles. Suggestion of weak Ribena. Gently floral, but lacking power. It's not very complex, and lacks the distillery character, but what's there is very nice. Some interesting minerality emerges towards the end. The complexity actually increases into the second hour, with herbal notes.
    • Taste
      Lightly smokey, somewhat frail but lovely nevertheless. Perhaps the lowish fill level has robbed it of some oomph? Mineral sweetness, less sherry than on the nose. Gets sweeter, but still no distillery markers.
    • Finish
      Medium, bright, fruity (plums), menthol, cigarette smoke.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    Dave Broom tells us: “Oldest examples from refill casks have a wonderful tropical fruit/leather interplay” [SW]. It pours like a thick cordial with the colour to match.

    N: This oldie reveals a slightly floral prune juice profile with additional notes that include plastics, Chesterfields, wisps of old fruity furniture polish and yeasty malty concentrated,… stuff!
    T: Compacted, muted, short-lived, dry, fruity and ultimately delightful.
    F: Shows its OBE tiredness, like an old & dusty [congener heavy-ish], Demerara rum.
    C: If you want to drink whisky like this at Feis Ile, you have to bring it yourself. Anti-midge provisions are also highly recommended.

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Despite some evaporation, the cap required tools to open it. These miniatures and the spirit within can be incredibly robust.
    N: I feared OBE, but thankfully it settled and dispersed pronto. Would you look at that colour - Kavalan prune juice levels no less but with notes of old leather Chesterfields setting the period. Those familiar enough with the generic 60's & 70's G&M style won't require long descriptors of various over-ripe/stewed fruits and old book cases, yet,..... Of note is the ginger, dried & crystalized candy ginger and Muscovado sugar-coated baked pastries, plenty of cinnamon, sweet cumin, a bite of [Mr Kipling's less than exceedingly good] Bakewell tart and buttered rum toddy. Whilst we are on cocktails, there's more than a reference to an Old Fashioned in the mix [fruit-wise], though my nose leans more towards rum and Maraschino cherry than bourbon & rye with the orange twist.  The main emphasis here is the sweetness - deep, heavy muscovado sugars firmly established with the ginger, and the oak-steeped, sherry-fruit dryness with a hint of lightly peated barley. With water, there's cocoa powder, coconut sugar, some stevia and matcha too. it's oxymoronic how adding water makes it drier - there's a [whisky] riddle in the making! Of the biscuit jar, we take the jam ring [from Gran's parlour], a whiff of sweet plant-grow fertiliser, old baking essences [including vanilla], cake decorating candy, a deep floral stew, cartridge pen ink, salted crisps & milk chocolate,.... it's one of those 'poets' corner' noses. I think the period is key - from a bygone era.
    T: Ok, golly.... rich, dark, potent, strong, layered,... intense, active, close - I'll add some water, and it takes some. The shoe=furniture polish compliments the quince jelly [which i recommend with crab, cress & avocado], the fruit jelly coming from the dry sherry no doubt. Even with water, the intensity remains as umami-sweet oak-fruits meld with the sweet & powder-dry tannins, though there's always a slight chew also.
    F: Dark oak=sherry driven, powder-dry, [powdered paint=cocoa powder] finish, always with shoe/furniture polish references, the dry oak thinly coated with soot - though let's not forget the oaked-sugars never abandon the party, it's a lush-dry ?!
    C: In short, an intense, aged-oaked, sherried malt. If Kiwi were to make a digestif, this surely would be it. I say digestif because it's a dram that makes me hungry, for more. Bring on the Old & Rare whisky show!

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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