Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
17 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Brown Label
Bottled for
Co. Import, Pinerolo - Torino, Italy
Added on
30 May 2009 5:45 pm

Average value

€ 577.02

3 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Coleburn 1965 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.96 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is awesome (90+), but the palate unfortunately is less enjoyable (-/-80).
    • Nose
      Classical old nose for me. Dusty and fragrant. Furniture wax and tobacco. Leathery notes. Resinous oak and hints of sherry.
    • Taste
      Waxy and mouthfilling for a CC at 40%. Some dried fruits. However it has a uncomfortable harsh metalic edge as well. Alcoholic. Becomes quite bitter after a while.
    • Finish
      Not that long. Nutmeg. Dry.

  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Whisky is interesting only because it has long been distilled. Otherwise, it was worse than I expected.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Anise, light floral notes, lime, applesauce. Warm pear jam.
    • Taste
      83 83
      It tastes like you chewed on the dusty bark of a tree, then a branch, then a green, ripe leaf.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The aftertaste is sweet with wormwood bitterness.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nose greasy, on the wax of dusted furniture, on dust, cooked and macerated grapes, cooked orange, a little leather and mushroom, sweet spices, a little lemon of a blow, it is sweet and warm, it's as well marked.
    the mouth goes on bitterness, then wood chips, varnish again and vanilla, the fruits have evaporated meanwhile, and the alcohol becomes a little too present!
    back well peppery, a little dry sherry
    the finale is on the same scents, monolithic, disappearing in the bottom of the glass, in the state of the devilish nose.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose is great, to sniff away. This is followed by the spice explosion, which almost overwhelms me a bit in taste. The departure is again very clear, because I come with, and above all very old-fashioned. Great old Speysider.

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly one-dimensional mute, in all components the same simple motif - oak, varnish and lemon, is executed, I must say, not bad, but at the output we get a kind of semi-finished product.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dusty wooden furniture, lemon peel, mineral notes, processed wood.
    • Taste
      Watery, oak, varnish, varnish, oak ... and so on a circle in the frame of weak notes of lemon peel and pepper.
    • Finish
      Weak, the continuation of taste, a little more varnish bitterness, a little dry herbs.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2012]  I had this dram during an "Old CC" tasting at Bonn.

    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  My notes state a mellow and well balanced profile of fruity and sugary aromas and flavours together with a very nice OBF.

  7. alectron scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First of: musty, vanilla soap, fermenting fruit, earthy, mushrooms, solvent, lenoleum. (83)
      Later: much sweeter, liquor like even, hardly artificial now, vanilla pipe tobacco instead of soap, red grapes, fructose, wine gums, a tad metallic, herbal notes, occasionally a very nice red gardenfruit note in the background as well. (88)
    • Taste
      dried & fermenting fruits, malty, sweet sherry, fructose, ink and a nice herbal-ness again. (88)
    • Finish
      more malt & tannins now, dried plums, sunflower seeds, (strawberry flavoured) fructose. Quite minty in aftertaste as well as dried fruits, chocolate and a sprinkle of plastic linger around for a long time. (91)


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