Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Stated Age
50 years old
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
12 oct 2015 8:40 am by mds51

Average value

€ 249.00

5 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky reviews for MacPhail's 1937 GM

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.78 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    As expected almost a tropical fruit bomb - definitely on the nose and a little bit of a different character on the palate. Very fresh, vivid but still fruity and balanced. Just fantastic!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Tropical fruits all over, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, papaya, and more, also some orchard fruits, dried apricot, plum, some cooked oranges, toffee, pipe tobacco, some brown sugar, hints of molasses, whiffs of toasted bread - superb!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Quite fresh, little punchy, orange peel, honeydew, subtle sweetness, more tropical fruits, toffee, caramel, some burned sugar, some woody notes, spices, pepper, demerara sugar, some herbs - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Medium lonmg, warm, fruity, little zesty, more woody, not drying, more cooked oranges, jam, some grapefruit

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Second time, I try this whisky, the first time from a sample and I wasnt impressed but this made me change my mind, flabbergasting whisky, tropical fruits, orange, pineapple, mango, tobacco, demerara sugar,, sweet spices, sherry wood, excellent

  4. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    One of the greatest ...

    Tasting with Armin Fuchs, May 2016.
    • Nose
      Deep Cognac notes with scouring powder, buttered fish, old attic in early summer, sweet caramel-wood, sour apricots, blossoms and honey, Irish coffee, passion fruit and various other tropical fruits, fresh newspaper, biscuit with exotic fruit mousse, some jams, even more fruit cakes, old pantry, hints of leather with heavy curtains, heavy old sweetness, old motors and impressions of a lighthouse, hints of eau de cologne, breaded fish, a wonderful lively world of citrus aromas, hints of sea air, old cutter beach, hints of slightly sweetened milk coffee, fruit liquors poured on sand, resiny wood barks, some rum pralines, very integrated notes of peat (in a 'scouring powder-way'), old rum ...

      How tender!

      These are just some impressions ...
    • Taste
      Old fruit sweetness/leather/malt/workshop floor/old motors/ maritime beach notes/coffee/toffee/scouring powder - all at the same time right from the beginning...Citrus notes, old and dark biscuits, more scouring powder with some wood, resin ...Very lively, dark, sweet with the most sophisticated spiciness (present!) ...Slightly sweet wood, fruit liquors ......Really a kaleidoscope of aromas ...Old lighthouse, raisin-malt, old Cognac, salon pour messieurs, slightly fermenting fruits (exotic again), leathery malt throughout ...Old closet and old books - getting a bit more tart and dry after a while ...There are also notes of cough syrup, hints of bergamotte ...The wood often has a quality of something soft and sweet rather then being too dominant or bitter ... after 50 years ...old pantry, walnut liqueur ...
    • Finish
      The old cask is very lively, saltiness and sweetness coming in at the same time - together with the oldest Cognac and leather ...There is a dark and old fruit sweetness with old raisins, chocolate, espresso, parquet floor ... salon pur messieurs ... cuban cigars ...together with maritime impressions and subtle yet most integrated peaty notes...Slightly dry - in a creamy way - very pleasant with caramel, biscuits and again and again wonderful notes of all the exotic fruits ... this time refined with some old and mature rum...Old cellar, some minestrone with the saltiness remaining throughout, some vegetables - combined with leather and all in that great old cask ... Hints of dry champagne, sea air breezing through an old cutter at a port ...Notes of coffee-tea-leather-marmalade-malt ...

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  6. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96


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