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Overall rating
88.92/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
The MacPhail's Collection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2016
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Sep 2016 12:49 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 179,82

5 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Specialist karloff
91
Expert Senior XVII
91
Member Junior rafatritobe
91
Expert Junior MTK
90
Member Senior token
90
Expert Junior DavidHunt
90
Expert Senior tribe
89
Expert Senior Vargen33
89
Specialist peatbogger
89
Expert Junior Stronagaich
88
Connoisseur addyhd
87
Expert Senior SanctTom
87
Expert Senior WhiskyHulken
86
Expert Senior Lorion
81

35 × in collection

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
0
Taste
0
Finish
0
Balance
0

Tastingtags

5 Notes

karloff
Specialist karloff Review note
17 Jan 2018 10:46 pm
karloff gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.9
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
93
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
85
Carrots may improve your vision, but whisky will double it.
karloff
Specialist karloff Tasting note
17 Jan 2018 10:39 pm
karloff gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

The first thing I get is liquorice all sorts, custard cream biscuit, cinder toffee, a hint of smoke, could be wrong, cream cracker, mixed fruit and for some strange reason aniseed, but only just.

Taste

As soon as you take a drink and give it some time in your mouth you know straight away that this is a nice well balanced dram. Subtle hints of smoke mixed with vanilla and white pepper. Smooth and creamy fruit notes. Wonderful.

Finish

A medium to long crispy fruit finish with very light peat on the death. 

Comments

Quality shows it's hand every time. This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger.

Carrots may improve your vision, but whisky will double it.
Lorion
Expert Senior Lorion Tasting note
09 Dec 2017 2:47 am
Lorion gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Milde, weiche Vanille. Kräutrig-süß. Grüner Tee mit Zitronenspritzer. Auch etwas Florales ist dabei.


Taste

Süße Kräuter mit etwas Karamell. Butterweich und samtig/ölig. Fast schon etwas wässrig. Gebäck-Noten kommen dann dazu und die Vanille wird intensiver und voller. Der Gaumen braucht also einige Augenblicke.


Finish

Eher kurz. Leicht kräutrig. Eine dezente Süße bleibt. Entfernter Rauch.


Comments

Süffig und lecker. 81 Punkte.

peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Review note
27 Aug 2017 10:17 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 89 points

G&M are right on with the tating note on the bottle.

And without all the meaningless adjectives.

Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
90
Presentation
90
peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Tasting note
27 Aug 2017 10:08 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Light and pure fruity.

Delightfully clean and apeticing.

The tasting note sais "ripe nectarins and mangos with a twist of lime" and this is pretty accurate.

Add it all together and to me it's very close to juicy clementines.

I find it rather difficult to detect any smoke, but I don't miss it on this one.

Complete absence of vanilla, oak or any wood notes.


Taste

The taste is also extremely fruity.

Opening on sweet juicy white fruits, going into some darker notes of lightly spiced red berries.

Maybe a little "thin in the body" but I find it clean and ballanced without any off notes.


Finish

I had hopes of a little longer finish, but it ends at about medium lenght.

It stays soft and gentle all the way through, ending on light choco and hazelnuts.


Comments

A surprisingly fresh HP.

Delicious fruit juice all the way.

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