Glenalba 37-year-old Cd

Overall rating
Clydesdale (Cd)
Stated Age
37 years old
Sherry Cask Finish
Batch 18/0491
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
22 Oct 2018 3:36 pm by Bullionstattsuppe

Average value

€ 279,92

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Whisky Reviews for Glenalba 37-year-old Cd

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.07 points

  1. SmokeyRuhr scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    I'm really surprised by this discounter whiskey. 37 years is of course a house number, which is often justified to justify several hundred euros. Here far under 100 euros. Can that work out?
    I think it went very well.
    Not a heavy old whiskey, but a nice fruity, delicious and tasty whiskey, with hints of age.
    I think the PLV is more than good.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The sherry cask finish makes you think of old whiskey from sherry casks, but it's still fruity and looks younger and fresher to me.
      I would have typed on a single malt, or at least a blended malt, because of Grain I notice nothing.
      Plums, berries and tobacco of a good cigar (not lit!). Overall, fruity and harmonious.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Yes, he is very good drinkable. It affects me more in the mouth than in the nose. Stronger and older. No alcohol to feel, just a little peppery tingle. But to the beautiful sweetness of dark fruits and the beautiful bitterness, as of dark drinking chocolate, which spreads beautifully oily and creamy in the mouth. Very pleasant mouthfeel so that you can let it circle in your mouth for a long time.
    • Finish
      85 85
      He remains fruity and chocolaty. Unfortunately, that does not stay that way for very long. He disappears relatively quickly. I do not have the pleasant bitterness left by some older sherry whiskey when leaving for a long time.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This blend is definitely considered to be successful. Of course, 43%
    or better, but he is delicious, also in terms of price-age ratio.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lots of cinnamon, hulls, sweet vanilla pod, honey, caramel, very sweet, freshly sawn old wood, tightly woven compote of deep yellow, ripe fruit.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sugared blood orange, mild wood juice, flower nectar, very elegant and supple, spicy fruit paste with the aromatic wood notes without any bitterness
    • Finish
      85 85
      Relatively short, but pleasant woody note, very harmonious and gentle, with balanced oak cargo.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Delicious compliant bottling at a great price - but you should at least multiply it by 1.5-2, because this whiskey does not want to be enjoyed in small malthead swallow. The price has a positive influence on my score - nice aromas of old stuff - just a bit diluted.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Superficially acidic to apple with clove, behind it red berry jam - sweet sour with blackberries a touch of blueberries - then it goes on towards orange, he is oily, fuller, sweeter, a little licorice and a fine hint of smoke - for most hardly noticeable, campfire Logs, smells like Italians when I enter the room with the fireplace for the first time that day - very fine and volatile, juicy tobacco with honey,
      No grain notes - not even the typical OBF. Very round and soft - beautiful without any jotters, without corners, without edges and a lot of understatement.

      With the first sip, it is even sweeter, walnuts, gingerbread spices, nutmeg, fine old wood dust.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Warm, red fruit jam, raisins, rum chocolate, clear pepper and tobacco notes, it feels at first rather like 43% +, is much stronger on the palate than in the nose.
      Great sips are surprisingly long chewable - it develop great multilayered wood flavors, oak cabinet wall, wax, furniture polish, nutmeg, cocoa, banana skin, walnuts
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peppery, subtle fruity, quite dry - but pleasant - for me it reinforces the oak flavors - it does not stay long - but I chewed it too long

  4. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind Sample:


      The first thing that comes to mind is a tart and artificial smoke note. The colleague generally has a very soft aroma. Some stewed plastic and cold ashes. From the background comes a musty saltwater scent. With some time in the glass, the smoke and the artificial recede. Now comes through vanilla, fermented apricots and a dark berry flavor. Sour plums and herbs. I also smell some lavender.
    • Taste
      Very soft, almost watery onset. Then comes the dry smoke. A cold ash taste immediately gets stuck with some pepper. The taste is a bit gammeliges ago. The herbal taste reminds me of thyme. In addition orange and wood. A youthful, sprightly undertone is included. Some licorice and again the fermented berries. Has something of currants. In the taste also this perfumed, floral note. With a bitter nut flavor.
    • Finish
      Rather short with subtle spice. Cold smoke. Some bitterness and provocative berry sweetness.

  5. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Hm what can you say, proud 37 years to an unimaginable discount price (about 70-80 €). What awaits me there?

    To start with, the 37 years you do not notice (unfortunately). I suspect that the significantly fresher / less balanced grain content is noticeable here. For me, the whiskey seems more like a sensible 20-year-old Speyside whiskey. The sherry barrel finish is well integrated. The nose is pleasantly round and harmonious. The taste shows a very fine smoke and a dry citrus note. I like the nose better personally.
    The finish is pleasing and long.

    If he had not been on the label for 37 years and he really was a 20-year-old Speysider, I would probably love the nose and appreciate the slight smoky note on the finish as a finesse. So formality and taste somehow do not match. The price / age ratio still leaves a funny impression.

    But in total, the price is just okay.

  6. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Fruit, old fruits, slightly berries, grape juice on one side, sawdust (not fresh), dusty chest of drawers, oak on the other side change here in nose and taste.

    It starts fruity and becomes spicier. In the mouth a sweetish-spicy interplay that clearly falls on the spicy side when swallowing and leaving.

    Very pleasant and interesting as he shows his different sides but unfortunately quite thin overall. It's really a pity that the 40% was diluted down here, but somehow the price has to come in at the age.

  7. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: soft, restrained, I'm not sure whether old or in drinking strength, light vanilla, pineapple, apple and dried grass, possibly a touch of salt, with water adds a touch of elderberry
    Taste: definitely a drink about 43% vll., Fudge, vanilla and ripe yellow apples, water immediately drowns it
    Departure: short finish, dry and unfortunately a bit flat
    Conclusion: Had him as a blindsmaple. No wrong material, but unfortunately a little closed. That could also be due to my daily form. I would tap on a drop in drinking strength especially from fresh ex-bourbon casks without an extremely old age.
    Conclusion (after the dissolution): For the issue price a very fair affair and hats off for this business masterpiece a 37 years old whiskey for this price to present. But here is an example that age is not everything. It is a decent whiskey and the 37 years are very good for the grains, but this is certainly not as good as a 15-ounce Glengarioch. I have to imagine the sherry finish personally to notice.

  8. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the beautiful fruitiness is its most prominent feature. He drinks relatively easily but is not too weak-breasted. The old age does not really come into play, the grain component is very restrained. The PLV in terms of taste is appropriate, but excellent in age.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Strong berry fruits (strawberries, raspberries), vanilla, bark, dust,
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, fruity. Vanilla and malt, bitterness arises, the alcohol could be better integrated
    • Finish
      90 90
      In the fairly long finish then again very fruity with berries. Stimulates salivation with moderate bitterness.

  9. Bullionstattsuppe scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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