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Glen Mhor 1979 GM

Overall rating
82.92/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Vintage
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2004
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
JD/CJE
Barcode
5020613425224
Added on
07 May 2009 7:54 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 533,04

4 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Mhor 1979 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.92 points

  1. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Interesting malt whisky. Very approachable and fruity. There are flaws to it though, like the overly pungent nose for a 43%-ABV-spirit. Otherwise a very educational bottling, that highlights a great cask selection and good balance between spirit and oak. Not worth the price through, but then again, this malt was bottled 15 years ago and is from a dead distillery.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Interesting malt whisky. Very approachable and fruity. There are flaws to it though, like the overly pungent nose for a 43%-ABV-spirit. Otherwise a very educational bottling, that highlights a great cask selection and good balance between spirit and oak. Not worth the price through, but then again, this malt was bottled 15 years ago and is from a dead distillery.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spicy arrival, with peppery sensations and overt fruitiness just like the nose. Canned peaches, honeyed oak , and different kinds of wine gum – fig, grape, perhaps currant.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium. Retsina (resined wine), mint chocolate and hardly any tannins.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    In the nose it’s pretty promising, but in body and finish it’s getting less intense. Watered down a little too far in my opinion.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very fruity, pear, citrus, honey as well. Also spicy, pepper and cinnamon. And some ‘autumn forest’ air.
    • Taste
      82 82
      A little pepper, honey, some fruit still, oranges. Somewhat thin now, watery mouthfeel. Some nuts on the palate as well
    • Finish
      81 81
      Soft and smooth, sweet, honey, somewhat short, nuts again. Later on a hint of bonfire smoke on the background

  3. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pretty OK, taste-wise it's a bit "darker" than Glen Mhor 1976 21yo by Hart Brothers (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/527).

    Colour: amber
    Nose: fruit basket! Rich with yellow fruit (pear, yellow grapes and raisins), some peppery spiciness, maggi and a hint of inked paper.
    Taste: liquorice (Dutch: zoethout), ginger, nutmeg, quite peppery, combined with light tones of yellow fruit and darker tones of cherry wood.
    Finish: relatively short, fading with ginger and black and white pepper.

    25-points score: Nose: 22 / Taste: 22 / Finish: 20 / Balance: 21.

    Tasted 21/12/2018 in a Blender's Glass in an Inverness line-up (Glen Mhor, Glen Albyn, Millburn)

  4. MaltMartin did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I tasted this whisky a few years ago and I rated it 78 points then. After re-tasting I think it's slightly better so I increased the score. Has my personal taste changed in the meantime?
    • Nose
      Walking into a room with a polished oak floor. Followed by dark forrest associations after a heavy rain shower. Mushrooms and leaves. Some chalk as well. Nose becomes less intense after a while. A little plastic note of training shoes.
    • Taste
      Truckloads of ginger bread intermingled with chestnuts and sandal wood. Cinnamon and sugared almonds as well. Later on also hints of peat. A little unbalanced in my view.
    • Finish
      Quite peppery. Nuttiness again. Ginger. Mint at the end.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Collector57 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An enigmatic malt. Maybe I'm prejudiced by the 1969, but I found it pretty good
    • Nose
      Cereal. A little coffee maybe. Some dry grass and floral notes.
    • Taste
      Soft and quite sweet. I get liquorice - something I love in whisky. A little fizz about it too.
      Actually not bad, though I was spoiled by the 1969
    • Finish
      A little waxy (like Clynelish) but still sweet. Now I get a trace of bitterness. Surely this can't be caramelised? It doesn't look it, but then, it may have started very pale (unlikely at 25yo).
      Also drying which is odd after the sweetness of the palate and the first part of the finish.

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