Glenalba 28-year-old Cd

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Clydesdale (Cd)
Stated Age
28 years old
Sherry Cask Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Batch RS/478, Lot No. 1167B
Bottle code
Bottled for
Added on
15 dec 2017 11:32 am by wisekyofcourse

Average value

€ 39.99

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48 × member ratings

105 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenalba 28-year-old Cd

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.05 points.

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A very good dram, too much criticized, but also very simple once tested and tasted, asking to test other sherry to make a good comparison.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

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  3. TechnOBY scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2019] I won a bottle of this older Lidl discount store release during a regular Doppelkopf&Whisky gaming night (the loser is obliged to provide the winner with a cheap but in his opinion interesting bottle of whisky). And what to say about this?

    Not bad at all! I had a lot of much worser drams during the last 25 years and this one is simple but flawless old-school sherried whisky. It seems as if there are different batches because some members report horrible flaws in nose and/or taste, luckily my bottle is from a good one.

    This is delicious and very, very quaffable old-style sherry which reminds me a little of the great paxarette-improved drams of the past (maybe they did it for Lidl again, because the paxarette-ban is not that explicit...). Anyhow, I like to quaff it when I am in the mood for an easy-going tasty dram.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, chocolate, a note of paper mache happily not supported, almonds, vanilla ... all is rather airy and delicate, like a blend.
    • Taste
      Sweet and mellow. Crème brûlée, sweet spices. The reduction is more or less well managed.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, not very complex. Some spices.

      Not disgusting at all. To open the head to a GMS whiskey drinker? (Oops, it is sold in supermarkets)

      Enthusiasm 3/5

      Whiskey n ° 1949

  6. dandan798 scored this whisky 54 points Expert Senior

    I like the nose. It smells like an old sherried whisky is supposed to smell. Maybe a little too oily for my liking though. After the initial sherry taste there is an explosion of VERY unpleasant metallic bitterness, window cleaner and tannins. If you can soldier through that you get some leather and old wood notes that are not as horrible. The finish lingers slightly unpleasantly but is much better than the taste.

    Honestly I was thinking this whisky would be better than its reputation and the haters were just hating to hate. But boy, they were not. You have been warned!
    • Nose
      82 82
      sherry, old wood, coffee, raisins, vanilla, toffee, caramel, strawberries, cloves, oil, nuts
    • Taste
      25 25
      sherry, bitter and spicy oak, tannin, metallic, tobacco
    • Finish
      56 56
      sherry, vanilla, oak, leather, grapes, strawberries

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 49 points Photo Moderator

    Somehow I think it was faulty
    • Nose
      59 59
      Fresh paint, raisins, dusty books - rather unpleasant
    • Taste
      49 49
      Flat, more oil paint and solvent
    • Finish
      39 39
      Short - not good at all

  8. theograph scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not bad at all; very drinkable ...
    • Nose
      Lots of sherry, nut, a bit of coffee, acidic - old wood;
    • Taste
      Initially fairly mild (flat / metallic), again acidic - old wood, distinct sherry aromas, spicy;
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, old oak, finally recognizable metallic in the finish;

  9. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, spices, maderized fruits, a little wood a little smoked, then the characteristic Sherry fills the nostrils!

    In the mouth, explosion of wood, rather strong spices, caramel, cocoa and old leather, it's really ... after a good feeling!

    Sensation of being above a compote of cherries, apples and cassis a little caramelized.

    In the final, small disappointment because of scents that disperse quickly, in fact I was waiting a little more years on the bottle! But the impression for a blend remains very satisfying.

    A dram of good quality, resembling a Glenalba who has taken his years and more, even if the significant reduction makes him lose at the final level.
    • Nose
      a sherry base!
      the characteristic scents, with raisins, mildew, back woody and vanilla, ... and spicy.

  10. V1904 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Flat at first, then jumbled, all at once old wood, many fruits, dryness. Does it happen to more than 40%. Leathery with compote, slowly flattening.
    For 29.99 always worth more than his money. Would give 84 out of 100, with the PLV 89.


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