Glen Flagler 05-year-old

Overall rating
83.09/100
votes
120
Whiskybase ID
WB122784
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare All-Malt Scotch - 100% Pot Still Scotch Whisky
Bottled
1970s
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

€ 804.29

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Whisky reviews for Glen Flagler 05-year-old

35 users have left 37 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.09 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 70 points Photo Moderator

    Almost no alcohol left, quite watery, tired
    • Nose
      70 70
      Vegetative, tea, hint of tobacco, little cardboardy
    • Taste
      74 74
      Little sweetness, hint of honey, hint of spice, tea
    • Finish
      66 66
      Short, weak, watery, little teaish notes

  4. paulusgaming scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    Straight up tastes like a pencil

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A small closed distillery tasting, this was number one.
    • Nose
      81 81
      citrus, vanilla, soft, light, malty
    • Taste
      80 80
      easy, earthy, citrus, honey
    • Finish
      80 80
      malty, easy honey

  6. Steven79 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    yellow fruits, honey, tobacco, citrus, a bit thin

  9. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. DrunkDude scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    scbp-4321, easy to drink, list, oxidized state also retains a lot of pleasure.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A little sherry barrel, deep nuts, dried apples, caramel, icing sugar, a little orange peel, cream, oyster soup, pepper, soft flavor. 85
    • Taste
      84 84
      The old bottle effect is obvious, with a little peat, high sweetness, a lot of caramel, maltose, strong mint, some dried fruits, slightly astringent. The wine is light, easy to drink, and comfortable. p84b84
    • Finish
      83 83
      Slightly astringent, minty, rough tannins, strong friction. 83

  13. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Odd experience, the nose starts off very nice and rich, fresh and fruity. Really very promising. In the body, it already get a little less rich, but unfortunately in finish it dies out very very fast, hardly anything to discover at the end.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fresh, citrus, grassy. Clearly a lot of peach as well, full and rich scent.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sparkling, fat, thick, oily. Peach and grassy. Still pretty fresh and fruity, although less than the nose.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Suddenly very smooth (or weak actually), pretty short, drying mouthfeel.

  15. SmokeyRuhr scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    I really rarely give such low points because I usually like something about my drams, but I really didn't enjoy it. If I want to drink something with a nostalgic factor, I prefer to grab a dimple from the 80s, which is more fun for a lot less money.
    • Nose
      79 79
      The smell is quite weak and the nosing is almost exhausting. With the nose deep in the glass, however, a few nice aromas come to light. I had a little orange, a little pear and a slightly floral note. The flavors are quite nice, but since I have to work so hard to really perceive something, it doesn't make that much fun.
    • Taste
      75 75
      In the mouth it takes a while for a taste to develop at all. At first like water, completely flat. After chewing a little, a slightly sweet malt note emerges. But no sooner is it there than it fades away again. Then it gets bitter and that's all there is to it. Too bad.
    • Finish
      74 74
      The finish also has nothing to offer besides the bitterness. However, it is also very short, which in this case is rather positive.

  16. Thewowbar1986 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It’s decent, it’s a light, fresh and slight crispy, young Lowlander…but you won’t become world champion with whisky like this!
    Anyway, if you would taste it, it would be because of it’s history, and the fact it didn’t last long, etc…

  17. Vallado scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Easily drinkable, also quite pleasant on the palate for only 5 years, but all in all nothing that will be remembered.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  18. Stef89 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Could be anything. Tastes like when a simple whisky is broken down and restricted to its basic aromas.
    Not good - not bad. Simply a little bland but still drinkable without any disturbing elements. That’s what it was made for - no more, no less.

  19. IIIZIII scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2021.01.15.
    • Nose
      Very fresh fruits with a little saw dust. Granny smith apple, green banana, acacia honey
    • Taste
      Soft, creamy, etherial, no alcohol whatsoever, perhaps due to the pretty extensive bottle aging. Very mild toffee for a 5 year old spirit. It is strangely drinkable even if it"s only 40%
    • Finish
      Should not expect too much, short, middle.

  20. Thewowbar1986 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes from a sample...i got one when buying a bottle. To be honest, not a bad whisky at all, but you will never become world champion with it.
    It is accesible with a slight measure of quality.

    Nose: first some OBE, a bit stale and truckloads of walnuts, but when the OBE disappears, the walnuts have turned into almonds, vanilla and fresh crispy apples.

    Mouth: start week, but quickly becomes fresh and floral, again some vanilla, a little pepper (really just a tad)...but unfortunately nothing more than that.

    Finish: short to medium.

  21. EJS scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  22. 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.

  23. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  24. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Another very rare distillery to taste, simple but nice from an 5 years old malt. 83/84.
    • Nose
      83 83
      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.

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. LiquidThoughts 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

  28. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    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.

  29. pianoman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Easy, restrained. Kornfeld, summer meadow, old newspapers. Some white wine, lemon drops, a hint of menthol.
    • Taste
      Soft, grassy, ​​slightly flowery. Grape seeds. Hazelnut. Dark bread crust. Pleasant sweet bitterness.

  30. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind tasting:
      Smells very fresh and light-fruited. Canned peach and green apple. A good portion of sour grapes. Reminds me of our Frankenwein, aus'm Bocksbeutel. With some time in the glass, the colleague becomes very flowery and mineral. A slightly sweet honey note is at the back. Wood and sawdust. The alcohol is present and gives off a fresh note of eucalyptus. Caraway is still going through.
    • Taste
      Soft, sour start. Green banana. Menthol (just reminds me that sweet candy). Grapefruit, lemon and some chocolate. Like these refreshment areas. I would rate the taste rather as tart, sour. The second sip is pineapple and a light woody taste with oak. The alcohol pushes discreetly with.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sour fruit notes and a little bit of bitterness

  31. St. Pauli scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    I also wanted to taste this Glen Flagler to complete my selection. I wouldnt recommend this dram except for the same purpose that Martin and I had.
    • Nose
      Light in style, malty, grassy and flowery. Barley sugar, grass, heather, and a hint of lavender. Later, also fruit (orange zest), a bit of vanilla, and a gentle spiciness.
    • Taste
      The alcohol and other ingredients seem not so well integrated. The alcoholic taste overpowers the rest, and that's not good. What I detect is pepper, clove, still some heather and orange.
    • Finish
      Medium, but somewhat undistinctive. It's mainly a prickling feel from the alcohol, mixed with some spices and a bit of orange.

  32. 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

  33. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      82 82

  34. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nothing to write home about but nice to try all the same, just as I remember.
    • Nose
      Very light and not particularly expressive. A little grapefruit, lemon and dried grass and something nutty.
    • Taste
      Bitter and woody (surprising at this age). Quite mouth filling and fat.

      A little honey and  biscuit
    • Finish
      Longer than expected, approaching medium.

  35. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: very fresh, grassy, ​​slightly sweetish, a little bit of hair spray, vanilla. But the nose is pretty nice and round.
    Mouth: surprisingly strong for 40%, but not young at all, malt, grassy, ​​slightly bitter.
    Finish: tingles lightly, some sweet notes, a little tart, minimal wood smoke ?, can deceive me.

    Conclusion: a rock-solid Lowlander, fresh, grassy, ​​delicious and surprisingly barren. You do not have every day.

  36. Feusi scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Almost colorless in the glass (ok, is only 5 years old). In the nose, fresh cut grass, barley and herbs, just light, fresh and floral. In addition to the malty sweetness unexpected lemony notes comes to the fore, rather slightly bitter lemon peel. The finish is rather short, the sweet notes disappear very quickly. Really unusual, but i like that.

  37. 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.

  38. Bachess scored this whisky 84 points Administrator

    Tasting a small sample from the last WITCH festival and this is my first Glen Flagler.
    Nose is very grassy and young. Some prumes and eau-de-vie like
    In the taste more eau-de-vie and fruits like apples and prumes again. A short finish.

    Interesting whisky.

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