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Overall rating
92.00/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Vintage
1959
Bottled
2010
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Jan 2016 3:36 pm by Gonathras

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Avon 1959 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.00 points

  1. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:Glen Avon 1959/2010 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail)  I do hope G&M are keeping this deliciously outmoded label. Well, taking many new bottlings into account (Craigellachie OB anyone?), just wait five more years and this one will become as trendy as some white-truffle-flavoured parsnip chips for post-hipsters from London. As for the 1959 vintage, it’ll always be most appealing to us wine freaks. The vintage of the century! Colour: coffee. Nose: purrfekt, just a little whispering. Cold hot chocolate (if you see what I mean), embrocations, prunes, drops of walnut stain, a little camphor and eucalyptus… Let’s only hope the palate won’t be… well, flat dead. Mouth: not at all. Same mentholy profile, with some chocolate, and then something really antique, between caraway and incense. Chewing on incense paper – maybe not recommended. More menthol, myrtle syrup, tar liqueur… And it never bows down, despite the low strength! Finish: even the finish is surprisingly long, and of course mentholy. I’m all I, favour of menthol in my wood, rather than the dreadful vanillin and coconut. Comments: oh, I didn’t notice that this baby was 50 years old. But age doesn’t matter, does it? SGP:352 - 91 points.

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