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Overall rating
93.09/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Book of Kells
Vintage
17.03.1966
Bottled
13.07.2016
Stated Age
50 years old
Casktype
Remade Hogshead First Fill
Casknumber
606
Number of bottles
87
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky
Added on
20 Sep 2016 8:46 pm by Mr.Sandwich
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2562,00

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37 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1966 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.09 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A punchy and fresh half century old whisky. Kicking some nice fruits and spices. I expected maybe more (well I don't know what I expected exactly) but it's excellent.

    Tasting note from july 2017.
    • Nose
      First nosing on precious woods. A bourbony side, some melon. Then spices, candied fruits and citrus (oranges) appear. A touch of vanilla, varnish, honey.
    • Taste
      Punchy, spicy. Exotic fruits, yellow fruits, citrus, a bit of oak. Vanilla and honey again. Aroma are quite melted.
    • Finish
      Long. Fruits and spices are lingering on the palate and tongue.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Frangipane, almond paste in abundance! In mouth. Sweet, delicate, superbly integrated alcohol, touch of mouth fluid. Maturity, candied fruit, marzipan, super!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fantastic ! Volume thoroughly! It evokes a bourbon on the nose, as the wood expresses itself with force. Beautifully fruity: fresh fruit, vanilla ... In the mouth, hyper melted on the fruits. Very spicy but not too overwhelming either from this point of view. The finale is a blast of fruits rare in intensity! Traces of exotic fruits in length, and how long!

    Enthusiasm 5/5

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

    Tasting Note from Whisky House
    Color: golden yellow with old gold reflections. Nose: ample, complex. Precious wood and spices (black pepper, cinnamon) are the first actors to appear in this very mature and very successful aromatic palette. Then, it's time for vanilla, chocolate and camphor notes to come to the fore. At aeration, heady flowers (lily, carnation, iris) and juniper berries reinforce its warm character. Racé, a thin layer of beeswax gradually covers the taste buds.

    Palate: rich, elegant. Remaining neatly huddled in the heart of the aromatic palette, many fruits literally flood the palate. They are full of exoticism (passion, persimmon, mango), classicism (pear, cherry plum) and freshness (yellow melon, fig). Tonic, the middle of the mouth is medicinal with desire (camphor, balm). Tender chocolate and resinous (pine, oak), the back mouth oscillates between the bewitching perfume of lily flowers, cocoa beans, dried fruits (apricot, nuts) and spices (cardamom, candied ginger).

    Final: long, sweet. As if the weight of years had not had a hold on her, she shines with a maturity full of youth and freshness of expression. Beeswax, spices (turmeric, saffron) are paired with candied pears and plums and white currants. Supported by a salty fruity acidity with apricots and red currants this time, the retro-olfaction is also vanilla and creamy. The empty glass is divinely floral (geranium, peony) and nobly woody.
    Tasting Note
    Appearance : Golden yellow with glints of burnished gold.

    Nose: Full-bodied, complex. Precious wood and spices (black pepper, cinnamon) appear first on this very mature and very accomplished aromatic palette. Then notes of vanilla, chocolate and camphor take center stage. As it breathes, heady florals (lily, skin tone, iris) and juniper berries reinforce its warm character. With great finesse, a thin layer of beeswax gradually coats the taste buds.

    Palate: rich, elegant. The mouth is literally flooded with a multitude of fruit, carefully hidden in the heart of the aromatic palette. They are characterized by exoticism (passion fruit, persimmon, mango), classicism (pear, Mirabelle plum) and freshness (yellow melon, fig). The invigorating mid-palate is delightfully medicinal (camphor, balsam). Delicately chocolatey and resinous (pine, oak), the back palate oscillates between captivating scents of lily, cocoa beans, dried fruit and nuts (apricot, walnut) and spices (cardamom, candied ginger).

    Overall: Long, smooth. As if the passing of time has no effect, this whisky has a remarkably youthful maturity, and retains a wonderfully fresh expression. Beeswax and spices (turmeric, saffron) mingle with candied pears and Mirabelle plums, more currants. The after-nasal olfaction is also vanilla-scented and creamy. Once empty, the glass is divinely floral (geranium, peony) and has a noble woodiness.

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