Glenlochy 1965 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
Stated Age
38 years old
Number of bottles
42.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 feb 2010 9:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2531.89

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Whisky reviews for Glenlochy 1965 DL

5 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.77 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    One of those old ,gentle sweetish whisky that give a two fingered salute to the whisky we have to put up with today.
    My sort of whisky.
    Bit how does it compare to the 1969 RM and the best Lochy I have tasted the 65 SV Silent stills, we will see :)
    • Nose
      92 92
      An old, fragile, slightly grumbly sherry profile at first. It almost teases your nose. It's a little sappy with plenty of stewed fruit like orange, peach, mango and a little apricot note mixed in with some subtle peat. There are also note of stroopwafel (Dutch Waffle) with hints of wood varnish.
      Finally old books
      There is a lot going on here.
    • Taste
      93 93
      A load of spice up front and a big wave of peat washes across your tongue with the fruit following behind. Its vibrant but also quite light, as the nose suggested it is a fragile whisky.
      These are the sort of whiskies I really like.
      The fruit seems to grow, as does the spice but then a really lovely orange note but a sweet orange note almost like a liqueur.
      It is almost like you have had the best mouthwash in the world, this really does leave your palate feeling fresh.
      Great balance.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long finish, remaining sweet & fruity with a sweet peat edge to it

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  3. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted again after two years as part of the Glenlochy vertical tasting, ten bottles.
    Not the same score.
    It has not much power at nose while maintaining a great body.

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Old hardtack biscuits those dusty, malty, and really dry MRE biscuits, but it has that certain medicinal sweetness and OBE that affect the quality of 1969 Convalmore.

    A different monster overall in comparison to Glenlochy 1974 SV
    • Nose
      93 93
      Coal and chocolate scents, a reduction of dark chocolate over a coal-fired stove. Notes start from camphor, moving on to peach, mango, pineapples, custard tarts...oooo the creamy goodness is just so special.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Pastries, a nice dessert dram, but not a breakfast dram kind. So unique unlike the other soapy Cadenhead's 1977 Glenlochy or the typical sweet honey notes on 1974, nor the 80s where the fruit is the main component.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long and warming, those old dry biscuits come back. Passionfruit marmalade comes to mind here.

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    N: This is definitely a case of best till last, the nose thick and foosty, never dry yet with a mix of biscuit notes [Carr’s Table Water, Digestives, Lotus cinnamon biscuits and vanilla-y Custard Creams] and some mild mouldy [Camembert] cheeses coming from a rich bourbon cask I imagine. Furthermore, we’ve a really old shoe cleaning set found in a bag of wood ash, pastries in brown paper bags, fried cumin seeds,….. but really, this is a nose that’s beginning to transcend whisky and now converging upon the spirits ascension tree.

    T: That is a very herbal [marjoram/tarragon, and a little OBE], particularly fungal, and succulent=bone-dry delivery that rings and rings,…
    F: ,…. into old dusty capacitor-waxy & herbal-waxy emulsion and bitter-dry vanilla ice cream to die for. And that’s where it stays, chiming over a bourbon cask of yesteryear.

    C: This is beautiful rare-old whisky. What a treat!

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Glenlochy 1965 32 year 42.3% DL Platinum WB ID 13773
    Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% SV WB ID 7843
    Glenlochy 1969 25 year 62,2% Rare Malts OB WB ID 6163

    This was an interesting H2H the 2 X 65 are similar, both excellent with bags of fruit and hey both caress your palate, difficult to pick a winner but the Signatory gets the nod out of these 2 in a close battle.
    The 69 Rare Malts is a bruiser, with crisp peat and again plenty of fruit, lighter but with so much power.
    Probably not the fairest H2H where power is concerned, but the amount of peat in it surprised me and in my view this particular rare malt is a matcj in my view or very close to the 72 Brora for sheer power, when you play around with water the sweetness you can get is real quality.
    So which one wins, well in final summary for different reasons the 65 SV, 69 RM, 65 DL in that order.
    All 3 are quality, the 65's charm you, the 69 assaults you literally.

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Varnish, honey, fruit compote, apricot, guava, menthol, very complex, superbly balanced, long and warming finish, the epitome of old style whisky.

  8. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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