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Overall rating
91.60/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Vintage
29.11.1974
Bottled
11.11.2002
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
4459
Number of bottles
212
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
02/1137
Added on
26 Jul 2009 7:25 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 461.69

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1974 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.60 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tried this head to head with
    Glenugie 1973 27 year SV WB ID 3383
    Glenury Royal 1973 SV 31 year WB ID 11038

    I hold Glenugie, Glenlochy & Glenury in the same reverence as I do with the best Brora, I love all of them and will never turn a chance down to taste them.

    Glenlochy is not as consistent as Glenugie & Glenury but the best from all 3 has many similarities in style, fruitiness and balance.

    This was a mini H2H but a very enjoyable one and this is the pecking order but very little in it 91-93 points.

    1 - Glenugie
    2 - Glenlochy
    3 - Glenury

    All 3 are awesome with a classic stewed fruit nose, and great balance, the sort of whisky I could drink all day.

    There are very few modern whiskies that can get close to matching this sort of profile.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Glenlochy at its best, nothing else to say.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose is a little shy first but I detect cereal notes mixed with some distant honey and white fruits but the fruit is hidden.
      After a few minutes a bubble gum note emerges, a slight medicinal note, hints of peat.
      Reminds me of some better Strathmill bottlings, it improves with time in the glass.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Sweet , fruity, peppery with some sherbet fizz ands then a really nice clotted cream angle.
      Lovely sweetness that is pegged back a little by wafer notes, lovely pineapple boiled sweet note on this one.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium finish remaining fruity with a slight pastry note and apple skins.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Lagavulinfan you say this is as good as a 40 year Rosebank you had 10 years ago. I am a Rosebank fan, which bottling was it, out of interest?

  4. Lagavullinfan scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    Haven't been closer to perfection since a 40 year old rosebank 10 years ago.

  5. Whiskydom scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    Wauw! Close to the perfect whisky!

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