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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
5
Category
Blend
Bottler
Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd. (MG)
Strength
83 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Added on
24 Mar 2018 10:56 am by holborndrinker

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Whisky Reviews for Gloag's Perth Whisky Rare Old Liqueur

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2018]  Hey, an absolutely virgin WB entry (no score, no note, no bottle) and I found this little sample in my cellar - so I can change this.  These old blends can be truly excellent sometimes but others are really bad (and almost undrinkable).  So it is always fun to check this (I am sure this blend is good because otherwise I would not have spared a sample decades ago)...

    The colour is amontillad and the texture shows a fat sticky ring that builds fat tears wth slow legs.  The nose is rather subtle on an autumn floral profile with lots of herbs, hay-stacks and flowers.  Really nice and balanced, but most probably too shy for many modern-style whisky lovers.  The dram arrives charming and instantly coating on the palate with no distracting moment whatsoever.  A pretty fine arrival, for sure.  The taste is delicate and complex with several different layers to discover.  There are chocolatey and nutty flavours (from sherry casks) as well as vanilla-toffee ones (from bourbon maturations).  Again no flaw or off-note.  The finish is rather long and neither drying nor bitter/adstringent.  Water is not needed as this dram is perfect as it is.

    This is one of the best blends I had so far and now I know why I took this sample many years ago.  That is why I always take samples of great drams - to have the chance to remember them decades later...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/12/old-rare-2020-blends-part-1-2/

    When I think Perth, early coding makes me think of Australia. Perth in Scotland is where the Gloag’s family resided, four generations of blenders who brought us Famous Grouse. Further reading: SW

    N: Somewhat ‘classic’ in style, we’ve plenty of descriptor info from this fresh sherry-matured > OBE’d blend, bordering a single malt profile with a toffee-d salty sherried pong.
    T: A potent start which then softens a touch. Try holding it on your tongue though. I particularly like its modestly astringent peppery fiery character.
    F: Fusty sherry and brown paper finish – like you’re chewing on a brown paper envelope. An ideal breakfast dram perhaps for when you’re going through your mail?

    C: Likely a freshly-opened uber-intact old bottle, this gentle giant isn’t for the shy and retiring.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Huge copper, metallic, dirty, salty fish, dried mango, huge smoke, very peaty, simply an ultra old dirty whisky that I love.
    • Taste
      Intense and sweet, smoky and dirty, camphor, spicy, a bit shallow, dried apricots.
    • Finish
      Long, dried apricots, seaweeds.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    For sure old style - rather than old liquor I would guess in a blind tasting that it is an old brandy - pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dry hay, honeydew, cigar tobacco, walnuts, little leafy notes, whiffs of smoke, green unripe fruits
    • Taste
      88 88
      Little punchy, oily, liquorice, little fruity, subtle sweetness, grapes, hints of fraisins, wet tobacco, burned sugar, little toffee, old books and papers
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, more cigars, little bitterness but not drying, probably like malt extract

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