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Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
Vintage
1970
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
Brown Label
Added on
04 Jun 2016 11:46 am by André
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 17.13

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 1970 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tastes really waxy and soapy in a bad way.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lightly floral, full of barley and rice scents. A little bit of wood, nothing too fanciful nor thick. Green apples, pineapple, white pear. Some minute amount of banana and fresh cream in the background.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Oily start though a little bit bitter to follow immediately. Creamy and oily at the same time. Not very sweet as the bitterness takes over. Not really a pleasant taste to be honest.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long with bitterness again, soon after it grows sweet which is a good end. Full of pineapple taste with an edge of burnt plastic.

  2. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Thin legs and slow oily tears coming down in the glass. A full nose of bourbon, barley and wood. Nothing sharp but a light sourness from green apples. In the background I find a light medicinal and sulphur presence.
    • Taste
      A light creamy but spicy entrance with a big oak tang. It dries out the side of the mouth but the creaminess stops it from drying out completely. There is also a very fine and good honey, sherry and oak sweetness on the tip of the tongue. All together a spicy, sweet and chunky dram. There is no age statement but to me it's a nice matured whisky.
    • Finish
      Long sweet, oaky and pleasant after dinner dram.

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