Glenugie 1968 Ses

Overall rating
91.30/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB10337
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sestante (Ses)
Bottling serie
Bird Label
Vintage
1968
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
10 aug 2009 2:51 pm

Average value

€ 4000.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenugie 1968 Ses

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.30 points.

  1. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    next to high-strength/heavier/mustier/darker/more-savoury old malts, this shows some very modern vanilla & low-land-ish grassy notes. Looses quite a bit for me in that case. Beautiful by itself or as a starter but is a bit fickle on the nose...
    • Nose
      First of: very musty, heavy, old-style malt par excellence, metallic (green copper), fruits (persimmon, mirabelles, gooseberry, and a cucumber...), fruit wax, grassy, some wet oak. (89)
      A bit later: less metallic, more wood, grassy-ness coming through now much more, less sweet fruit, some fresh green garden fruit (apples & unripe gooseberries as well as some citrus fruits, lime maybe), rhubarb leaves, dry oak, some garden earth. Not unlike some recent IB Littlemills now. (88)
      Later: very interesting, accumulates sweet/exotic fruit, vanilla & heavy musty notes over time when left alone, which after a sniff are gone immediately again and it's back to the green garden fruits & grassy/oaky notes. Extra points for the very entertaining character-shift (91)
      Even later: a bit all too pleasant & ordinary/modern now, shame really. (86)
    • Taste
      sweet, malty, slightly perfume-y/yasmin tea, fructose, vanilla, quite modern and clean in an unusual way, a herbal & beeswax note underneath nods towards the old times. Also, hints of coal smoke. (91)
    • Finish
      more malt & vanilla, honey, fructose turning more fruitier towards the end with some apples & passionfruit, gingerbread, faint smoke, very nice length! (93)

  2. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "A 1968 Glenugie matured in sherry casks for 20 years and bottled by

    Sestante as part of their series with birds on the labels."

    TWE  (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-15434.aspx)

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