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Glen Flagler 05-year-old

Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
86
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare All-Malt Scotch - 100% Pot Still Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
05 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Black Label, Red Stripe
Added on
15 Dec 2018 3:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 715.87

7 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Flagler 05-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  There is a good reason why all "imbedded" malt distilleries (meaning
    malt stills within the big industrial grain distilleries) were shut down
    decades ago already:  The quality of these whiskies simply was not
    good.  And that is because the batch processes of malt
    distilling are not compatible with the continuous processes of grain
    distilleries...

    This Glen Flagler is a good example.  A very light (some would say flat)
    malt with almost nothing to remember.  I will prefer any old carefully designed blended whisky over this completely unimpressive profile.  Yes, it is drinkable but nothing else.  Full stop.As a drinker I would never ever buy such a bottle, this is stuff for
    collectors (and unexperienced investors) only.  It is okay to have a
    sample at tastings from time to time simply to check if there is an
    exception from above stated rule - so far I did not find one...
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I bought this bottle to complete my collection of drams of distilleries who produce or produced whisky after WO II (and to share it with participants of the Witc, e.g. Menno). Don't expect the earth to move, but not a bad whisky at all. Aperitif style whisky for late summer afternoons. Unfortunately there will not be many more occasions to drink Glen Flagler...
    • Nose
      Grainy, grassy, herbs, typical Lowland nose for me.
    • Taste
      Malty, sweetness, some vanilla as well. A little bit thin, but enjoyable though.
    • Finish
      Medium, grainy sharpness. Pepper.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really not bad, sweet with malty grain, if a little pale and lacking in character. In terms of taste and aftertaste, the Glen Flagler disappointed across the board! No volume, no character, hardly any aromas, just pale and pale. Collectible item or not ... a sentence with x, that was probably nothing!

    22/20/20/21 (83P)
    • Nose
      Pale straw rests in the Premium Snifter, occasionally oily "legs" stick to the glass wall. Malty notes of cereals mix with green apple and pears, slightly grassy floral notes are added. The nose is incredibly mild, wet cereal notes and sweetness dominate, the fruit note becomes thinner and more subtle, a hint of mint and hints of citrus fruits are added.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows tartly and pale over the tongue, surprisingly hardly any aromas are perceptible. A little nut aroma comes into its own, as well as minimal citrus fruits and floral hints. The second sip looks like diluted "grain water", no volume, hardly any taste, very weak!
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is as pale and weak as the taste. Minimal grain notes, malt, mint, menthol, hazelnuts and minimal wood tones.

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    After the nose made me quite worried, he has really convincing taste, very own notes.
    • Nose
      Fairly flat and watery, very gentle pear and white grapes, nail polish, nettle melon, candle wax, lemon water, lemon grass, white chocolate, some mint
    • Taste
      At least surprisingly tasty and full-bodied for the nose, green apple, wax, Riesling sparkling wine, gentle lemon and grapefruit, pear, papaya, sweet tobacco and white chocolate
    • Finish
      Furthermore sparkling with right hints of carbon dioxide, pear, wax, tobacco, medium-long

  5. DocF scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Color: Pale Straw

    Not that bad, drinkable. The remaining 4cl of this "piece of history" I will still be happy to give out to those interested at the next fair;) 78 points, because of the unappetizing departure.
    • Nose
      It actually smells very appetizing with astonishingly fresh citrus notes for the bottle age, behind it baked apples, block malt and maybe a little polished wood, let's see ... Also a hint of shoe polish, but it's not particularly expressive. Grassy.
    • Taste
      40% correspondingly rather thin, first malt, then increasingly a burnt note. Bready, apple sauce, charred bread. Some shoe polish, fresh sawdust. Milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Gingerbread, hazelnut, ends uncomfortably dry and bitter. Wet corrugated cardboard.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Another very rare distillery to taste, simple but nice from an 5 years old malt. 83/84.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral. Yellow fruits, citruses, cut grass and mint.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Waxy apple, grape seed, white pepper and a bit of caramel.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  8. Luigisim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aperitive summer dram, very easy to drink.

    Part of Scotch Missed tasting, Motovun, Croatia
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light with plenty of green apples
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smooth, similar to a fresh cold white wine
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fresh but a bit tiny

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the nose relatively fresh and also a bit grassy. The typical lighter fruits you expect. Possibly also some citrus washing powder and carnation. Generally very mild.
    In the mouth now only beautiful sweetness goes towards bright fruit salad with lemon. But that is discreet and not completely fruity. In addition, it also has more power that comes through the oak, as in the nose A little flower meadow comes through. Then the oak takes over completely. Nuts, cinchona bark. Hop.
    Very interesting to have tasted. But I do not necessarily have to have it again. Stop a simple whisky. Now nothing spectacular and at the finish I do not like the kind of bitterness.

  10. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Corresponds pretty much to what one could expect from the "technical data": a relatively ordinary, unspectacular malt from the mass market. The most exciting thing about it is the long nutty aftertaste - reminds me a bit of Glenfarclas whiskys.
    • Nose
      76 76
      light-fruited with pear, malty, a little gum, a bit dusty,
    • Taste
      74 74
      Remarkably thin on the palate. Very soft, a bit powerless. Notes of black tea and caramel flash briefly.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Malty and subtly bitter, walnuts remain as aftertaste for a long time, moderately stimulating the saliva.

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