1770 Glasgow Single Malt

Overall rating
82.37/100
votes
114
Whiskybase ID
WB128130
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2019 Release
Bottled
2019
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon + Virgin Oak Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060411500730
Added on
24 mar 2019 6:14 pm by ctu
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 56.48

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Whisky reviews for 1770 Glasgow Single Malt

27 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.37 points.

  1. hzs275 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  2. bankimate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    First fill ex bourbon and then virgin oak finish.
    Plus NAS, that explains the color then.

    A nice woody aroma.
    grasses and herbs.
    Something fermented.

    a bit bitter in taste
    but quite appealing.
    Slight lemon note, furry sloes.

    For around €40 it's easy to drink.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. PeterBlair scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Pleasant lowlander with a nice play of aromas between fruity acidity and wood notes. Takes 20 minutes in the jar before it opens.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Woody notes from the first moment, pear, pointed, lime-like impression (effervescent powder!), Vanilla, cinnamon, a little solvent. The nose clearly surpasses the taste.
    • Taste
      82 82
      First the pear, fruity, after a "break" peppery, hot, dry.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, dry.

  5. Hlektrion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Wuid scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Relatively one-dimensional but nice drinking whisky with a lot of sweetness and a somewhat strange chemical sweetness at the end. Overall very nice but nothing special.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of vanilla but also notes of chocolate, creamy and creamy, very sweet like cotton candy from a fair.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Lots of chocolate and caramel on the one hand and a fresh "zesty" note (orange zest) and spicy ginger note on the other hand from the fresh Virgin Oak barrel.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Very sweet ending with a slight dryness, chemical sweetness like that of bad calorie-free sweeteners such as aspartame.

  8. CST1986 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice and pleasant young whisky with a grassy and fruity profile complemented by virgin oak vanilla and coconut flavors. Nose: Vanilla custard, freshly mown grass, lemon zest and ginger. On the palate even sweeter, with nuances of coconut, lemon and barley sugar. Very smooth for its age - maybe too smooth? Medium sweet and sour finish, very good for its age. I'd prefer it at five years older and a less active cask. But we probably only need to be patient to get something like that. It's definitely a promising markstone of a distillery on the right track. I'm really looking forward to all the new Lowland distillates getting older and reviving this classic whisky region.

  9. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    December 11, 2019

    Fresh and fruity, young but lots of potential.
    • Nose
      First vanilla and apples, with honey, malty notes and hay. Later light berry aromas and pastries. The alcohol can also be felt.
    • Taste
      Strong and full with a distinct peppery spice. Barley malt and grassy.
    • Finish
      Spicy, slightly tart oak, vanilla and honey.

  10. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. JBKwb scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  12. GLENRIGI scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  13. KayMeertens scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      Pear, lime, dough, orange and banana. Very young but fruity.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Cardboard, vanilla sugar, almond and orange.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Vanilla sugar, cardboard, malt, sugared almond, orange and coconut.

  14. galg33 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Another whisky from a young distillery today – this time Glasgow distillery Co. The Glasgow Distillery Company adopts its name from one of Glasgow’s original distilleries. In 1770, The Glasgow Distillery Company was founded at Dundashill and remained active until consequent closure at the beginning of the 20th Century.

    In 2014 The Glasgow Distillery Company re-opened after being founded by Liam Hughes, Mike Hayward, and Ian McDougall, becoming the first Single Malt Whisky Distillery in Glasgow for over 100 years.

    So a lowlander, a new one. We could use more, so that’s very nice. The expression we’re about to try today was aged in 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon & Finished in Virgin Oak. The bottle does look nice, and they did a nice job at hiding that it’s actually 0.5L and not the regular 0.7. I am not sure if this is intended, but at first, I was sure this was a full-sized bottle, as it’s tall, and a bit thin, but one could easily think it’s a regular-sized whisky bottle… Nifty.
    Nose: Feels quite young with a fresh fruity edge, Banana bread, cooked apples, fresh pastries, and a lot of sweet vanilla. There’s also a touch of citrus that balances the sweetness, and quite some wood in the form of wood shavings/sawdust (guess the virgin oak at work there).

    Palate: Quite sweet and fresh here as well, with lots of sugar sweetness, vanilla sugar, bananas, maple, corn syrup, buttered and caramel-coated popcorn, a lot of oak again with a bitter touch, a sweet touch and generous spices, a hint of grass.

    Finish: Short, herbal, and oak, with more of the sawdust, and vanilla, spicy and sweet.

    Conclusion: This is a very fresh and sweet, easy-drinking lowlander, although it’s young it is very enjoyable, do not look for layers and layers of complexity here. There’a nice balance of sweet banana, corn wood, and spice. A light sipper for a summer evening. I will be watching this wee new distillery, would love to see older editions as they are released.

  15. ralle1968 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    By the way, the first nose right after the pouring was glue.

    That is largely gone now. I now find in my nose mainly fresh oak, vanilla, bright, slightly fermenting fruit, some blossom honey and some porridge. But also: glue.

    Sour in the first taste, then very sweet. Corn syrup, sticky popcorn, then oak flavoring. All with quite a bit of thrust.

    Aftertaste rather short; all in all an intense shot, i.e. a delicious, uncomplicated pub whisky.

  16. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted at a hiking tour on 07-06-2020.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. StephanB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    nice spirit, I am looking forward to what will come in the next few years
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. DramJammin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Waiting for time and the second sip helps him, definitely exciting, but not yet a real drink
    • Nose
      hmm, vanilla is there, but what comes next reminds me more of a soap, very light, floral, very light citrus, a little washing-up water, over time it gets a little better, herbal tea
      After the first sip it gets a little better, more vanilla, now it has something of whisky, also here the banana, green apple
    • Taste
      sweet, vanilla, also slightly floral, but not so soapy, banana, but still slightly immature, not so bad in the mouth, quite intense, of course quite direct and not particularly complex, but ok
    • Finish
      hmm, here is the soap, light sweetness, vanilla, a slightly bitter note

  20. pianoman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Overripe banana, steamed pasta with vanilla sauce, a hint of coconut. Behind it green apple and lemon. Sorrel.
    • Taste
      Soft. Sweet malt, banana, a little peach and mango. White chocolate. Blueberries and a hint of bitter almond.

  21. Quercus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  22. wirth.daniel scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Suprisingly good for a first release, though they spiced it up a bit with the Virgin Oak finish...
    Nose with vanilla, green apple and some sweetness, honey like
    Palate features oak, some barley and malt, less fruity. alcoholic nature
    Finish is quite long and dry. No metallic taste as is some other younger ones

  23. MISTERCZERMAK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very fresh whisky! Light, grassy and floral, light fruits, some vanilla. In the taste also some caramel.
    It doesn't have a quite long finish, but for such a young whisky it's surprisingly good and mature already.
    Certainly interesting, and nice having tasted this one.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a solid malt with potential
    He did not blow me away but that can become something with the distillery
    • Nose
      Malt, sweetness, banana, light oak, fresh / green, sweet pastries, vanilla comes and gets stronger, caramel easily comes
      later red berry, some cherry and biscuit waffles
      the alcohol is pricking and could be better integrated
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      spicy, bitter, light oak, tart, dark, dark red fruit (towards forest fruit), minimal smoke
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Oak and bitter will come more, easily vanilla and caramel

  26. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    young, but with potential, the fresh oak bothers more than it brings.
    • Nose
      Sweetish, fruity, slightly youthful, vanilla, noticeable citrus notes, some sawdust of the new oak.
    • Taste
      Mouth: slightly alcoholic, but very grassy and beautiful fruit notes.
    • Finish
      herbaceous, cactus, grassy, the fresh oak brings more sawdust than spices.

  27. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Decent level entry malt. At a maximum this is 4 years old and for that, it’s rather interesting already!
    • Nose
      Solventy notes at first, then quickly dissipating into custardy apples and ripe pears. A faint banana is indicating youth. There is also a mix of saw dust, honey, and white grapes.
    • Taste
      Pretty straight forward. Vanilla cream with caramel syrup, a rather active concoction of oak, mild banana bread, and Riesling. It’s drying a bit, and the alcohol is carrying the flavor nicely into the finish.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sweet and creamy, with grape juice and steamed oranges.

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