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Overall rating
88.86/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1966
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Brown Label
Added on
27 Jun 2009 6:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 528,33

3 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 1966 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.86 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    ‘So many remarkable things’

    A brace of G&M Aberfeldy today starting at 1975 WB and finishing in 1966 WB

    N: Drats! - clear signs of OBE, so i’ll concentrate on the 1975 and come back to this in good time………. Time well spent because this is really blossoming. Is that a light peat note? Theres some gunpowder for sure. Im picking up well matured distillate and like the 1975 its well integrated and vatted. Its peppery now, actually its a ginger zing, ginger sponge [oloroso laced], nutty-putty [a la 1975], meaty [ham, spam & well, a mixed grill in fact], an old chesterfield, dusty furniture polish, caramelised grilled corn-on-the-cob, caramelised, sweet celery scrub and juicy dried fruits - reduced, softened in a casserole [apricots naturally], vegemite=Bovril, sake, Amaretti biscuits,….. this is one of those, treasure drams! I could go on but theres more to come.

    T: Salty, a little dry, OBE [but improving] and varnished oak - old grain like but there are some delicious, complex sugars dark here thanks to the wonderousness of barley. With water, its a consolidated, dark oak affair, becoming more and more salivating all the time [although it appears to be drying] and moving towards a savoury<sweet thick honeyed, barley juice with the malt coming through latter. This is starting to become fabulous, diluted or neat but i think water brings out the thick, umami tincture as well as covering up the OBE. Deep, dark sugars remain the highlight - spirit and oak have created quite a fusion here.

    F: Really dark oak notes [similar to the 1975], a little dark chocolate and plenty of over-steed black tea. Gets very VERY dry and woody, almost ashy [especially neat] but the malt IS there too - more in the background but equally present. An extraordinary balance actually, in flavour and that salivating-dryness - haven’t had that before! Lingers around on the palate forever.

    C: After an ominous start, this became rather special. Some issues raised were overshadowed by so many remarkable things, this is on the wish list as a result. This has me in the mood - let’s try an old Convalmore WB

    Scores a B+

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    After all this years in the bottle this whisky is still lively and punchy.
    • Nose
      Amazingly powerful for a 40% abv. Nutty maltiness. Lots of flowers: geraniums and violet. Cut-grass. Some earthy notes as well. Even some smoke at the background.
    • Taste
      Dried fruits of figs and dates. Raisins. Cedar wood. A bit astringent. Pine. Dusty polished oak. Clove.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Warm and sweet. Caramel. Slightly tanninic. Some white pepper.

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