Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2016 6:38 pm by Black Widow

Average value

€ 1330.78

10 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Coleburn 1981 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.73 points

  1. KonstUA scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 23, balance 22

  2. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Instant sherry and dark fruits! Recommended by Eddie of Milroys of Soho. A beautiful after dinner dram to sit by the fire and sip while listening to blues whilst petting your cat or dog.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Below the nose, dried moscatel, cotton plants, oak trees, dried fruits and raisins.

      On the nose, soft sherry with a hint of sourness from pomegranate. The greeness of the whisky instantly reminds of the shiso leaf aka Beefsteak plant you get in sashimi sets. It has that tinge of sharp bitterness and citrus like feel that tinges in the nostrils. Almost like stinging nettles in the nose? I'm getting a soft and wet mossy feeling as well, like after a rainfall inside a rainforest deep in the tropics.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the palate, I am getting chewy bits of sultanas, raisins, and blueberries. Some walnuts as well as dried mango pieces. I'm getting a silken like feeling and a little bit of uncomfortable feeling that is developing,

      Toffee, bits of pecans as well as onion peel????

      Oak? Wood? Wet dog? I'm not too sure, that one taste i can't get, it also kind of feels like a molten lava chocolate cake overflowing down into my throat.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium finish, a sweet barley finishing emerges. There's that citric like acidity that you would get from a vitamin C tab being dissolved in water.

      At the end, old wine notes are evident, that harsh like tannins that linger with bits of wood from the cask. I quite like that feeling, the good feeling of a well matured wine that will pair well with meat. Red Meat! Lamb and Beef, a steak would be so good right now to pair alongside this scotch.

  3. Cobo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity, mango, waxy, apples and nice sherry aromas. After a while I also find a bit of toffee. Very complex.


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