Convalmore 1975 IM

Overall rating
87.69/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB8095
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Dun Bheagan
Vintage
12.1975
Bottled
2004
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
3756
Number of bottles
252
Strength
44.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 may 2009 9:26 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 270.00

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Whisky reviews for Convalmore 1975 IM

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.69 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Always nice to taste old Convalmore these days. I have a sweet spot for this long-gone distillery. Not the best expression ever made, but still very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Lots of nuttiness for a start; roasted chestnuts, walnut cake, pecan nuts, you name it. After a while followed by hints of gingerbread and cinnamon. Some cereal and barley sugar as well. Spices of camphor and chamomile. Later on, a drizzle of lemon zest and some bitter oranges.
    • Taste
      Now more on 'fattish' sweetness of caramelized apples and sticky toffee pudding. Lots of butterscotch and toffee. Candy-floss and caramel. Rum raisins. Notes of sweet calvados and milk chocolate in the background. It's all quite big wood influenced with a sweet tang.
    • Finish
      Medium long with quite some sandalwood oak. Touch of nutmeg and clove. Liquorice in the end.

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  3. bankimate scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. hzs275 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very nice and interesting nose, but dries out rather quickly on the palate.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Interesting nose with lots of fruitiness, but also floral and subtle herbal qualities and some baking sweets. Vanilla, honey, dried apricot, baked apple, pear, sweet citrus, fruit cake, marzipan, Turkish delight, spring flowers, slight greenhouse notes, subtle wood spices, ginger, old oak book shelves.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Much more spicy than the nose, still fruity on the dried apricot and baked apple, more of a bitter citrus, honey, marzipan, fennel, nutmeg, clove and ginger, quite peppery with bitter woodsap and dry notes of sawdust.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length: warm honey, dried apricot, apple and bitter citrus, fruitcake is back, quickly shifting to a woodsappy and peppery drying spiciness.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Starts really goo don the nose, can't catch up on the palate, quite one dimensional on the palate, just spices, herbs and woody notes
    • Nose
      90 90
      Ripe fruits, apricot, apple, honey, some passion fruit, pineapple, orange peel, pepper, old books, fine oak wood, cinnamon - pretty good!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Little punchy, spicy, little fruity, little sweetness, herbs, old books, tobacco, pepper, woody
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, warm, spicy, zesty, woody, herbal, little metallic, probably some OBE

  7. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    apple, pear, herbs, sugar barley, toffee, nuts to start with but also some bitter herbs and oak, not bad

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun Notes:

    Colour: straw (much paler than the 15yo). Nose: much sharper and more austere than its younger brother and very grassy. Hints of paraffin. Also a nice sourness from the cask, hints of yoghurt, green tea, crushed leaves and walnut skin… Not very sexy but not flawed either, and rather elegant.

    Mouth: that ‘old style’ is here again, with more waxiness this time, smoked tea, hints of peat, mint-flavoured nougat like they sometimes make in Montélimar, France. Goes on with quite some salt, candied oranges, pepper, then some rather bold notes of apples, tea, a little cinnamon. Very very good again and much more demonstrative than on the nose.

    Finish: long, salty, peppery, candied and lemony, with a balance that’s still quite perfect. Another very good Convalmore by Dun Bheagan / Ian McLeod, too bad the nose was a tad too calm. Funny that we had quite some excellent Convalmores recently (the 28 yo OB is great) - a late comeback? 87 points.

  11. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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