Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
20 years old
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml
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02 Sep 2015 6:14 pm by WhiskyLovingPianist

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Whisky Reviews for MacPhail's 1964 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N: Less spirity than the 19yo Macphail’s WB from the same year and most crucially its not chemically. This appears to have a deeper maturation and blended saturation but the profile is close and maybe hard to read. Once again the sherry influence is pronounced and equal to the grainy mash but with less cohesion than the 19yo and more muddled than the 10yo, but arguably its the more desirable of the three. Its like the two of them combined. In a nutshell, we have an apple and clementine savoury=sweet spelt crumble with fruity wort showing all the way through.
    T: Bread and butter pudding turning to spotted dick now. Its buttery and oaky but it gets pokey even with water with a savoury/bitter/sour profile as the spirit kicks in. This one is really lacking direction, a lot like the nose. 
    F: Big spirity, citrus/rose water freshness into the finish with a more subtle grain led accomplice. Old, dry oak vanillas appear at the end.
    C: Hit and miss. Only the 1938 45yo WB left to try.

    Scores a C-


    N: Moving on from the 19yo WB, there's less sherry and more of a solid bourbon cask performance. Honey grain in the main with sugary waves - icing sugar, sugared almonds, chocolate caramel, ginger sponge and some talc. Easy pleaser this one.

    T: Soft start with more control than the previous two Macphail’s. Again a drop of water tempers the harsher spirit.

    F: Rather Glen grant like. Honeyed sweet-sour-lemon. A touch astringent and edgy but the least of the bunch. 

    C: A classic Spey with ups and downs, but less downs with water. An easy pleaser on the nose but the rest isn't such a breeze.

    Scores a C[-] [81]


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