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Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
10.1977
Bottled
04.1996
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
60.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Feb 2010 10:16 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1099.27

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1977 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  ...continuing my CGBP-project (The "Cadenhead Green Bottle Period"
    lasted from mid-1991 until mid-1998 and is characterised by its small
    size white labels). Glenlochy is another one of the lost distilleries from 1983 when the last big whisky bust started.  You know why this happened?  Most people do not but it is a good lecture on how quickly things can change...  During the seventies of the last century a significant whisky boom happened most prominently in the US.  But all of a sudden a new health movement started in California at the beginning of the eighties and spreaded quickly over all other states.  You know, this was the time when Hollywood banned smoking and drinking from most of its movies.  Within two years the whisky sales in the US dropped by almost 50 (!!!) per cent - and the US was by far the most important Scotch whisky market.  As a consequence many Scottish distilleries were closed (among them Banff, Dallas Dhu, Glen Albyn, Glen Mhor, Glenlochy, Millburn, Genugie, Glenury, North Port, Port Ellen, St. Magdalene).  And the production of all other distilleries was cut back, that is why they ran into supply shortage problems after the recent boom started at the beginning of the new millennium (most prominently Macallan, hence they switched to NAS editions)...

    This dram is quite nice, especially with some drops of water added.  It unfolds a delicate fruitiness after that (pls. see detailed notes of other members below that I can fully agree with).  Except I do not get a bitter note in the finish.  It is a very sippable and easy-to-explore dram, recommended to rookies too...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A lot of Cadenhead bottles of the 1990's can be really harsh and acid. This Glenlochy has a subtle fruity estery edge which makes it very nice and enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Zesty to start with. Citrus fruits. Orange peel. Grassy notes. Heather and lavender. Also wet stones and a touch of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Very fruity. Lemon and lime. Pineapple cubes. Cider apples. Acidic but in a gentle way. Some sweet barley. It's all quite waxy.
    • Finish
      Long. Peppery. A little honey. Spearmint. Becomes more bitter at the end.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER.

    Nose - A little more vanilla now but the sweet fruit remains.

    Palate - Grapefruit is the most obvious fruit now but still some lemon sherbert.

    Finish - Still a good length with a few drops of water.Not a great whisky and not very complex but I did enjoy it and worth trying.
    • Nose
      Lemon citrus, some honey. honeycomb, grapefruit, a touch of vanilla.
    • Taste
       Sherbert, slightly prickly, vanilla again, honey then gets a little dryer after the fruity sweetness up front.
    • Finish
       Long, still on lemon and honey.

  5. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 220 € at Whiskyauction in Apr. 2015

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