Overall rating
Single Malt
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
58.1 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
24 Jan 2008 11:47 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 845.60

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Albyn 1974 BA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    From a single cask Hogshead. I cant profess to know the distillery character as this is only my fourth Glen Albyn ever, but i found the previous three most favourable: [86]WB, [88] WB and particularly the Rare Malts 1975 [89] WB.

    N: Despite being abv-huge, its an easy yet complex reader. I wont start 'reeling-off' as usual [sigh of relief], so here instead are some highlight notes. Lets start with the bitter-sweet herbal molasses, the liquorice wood, citrus biscuits, Terrycloth, sweet-chilli relish, waxy porridge… I like this slightly oddball, natural style - ooh i cant resist it, im going in!
    T: Sweet-bitter, a touch farmy and totally forgiving with a few drops of water in the mouth. Rather innocuous in the middle stages and ‘as-a-bone’ dry into the finish.
    F: Bone-dry waxiness, fruity newspaper mache,… and with that its largely gone with hints of honeyed grassy porridgy<barley to finish.
    C: Though ive only had now four Glen Albyn, a theme thats developing is: a quirky natural-style - one im rather enjoying.Scores a B[-]

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glen Albyn 30 yo 1974/2004 (58.1%, Blackadder, Raw Cask, cask #1601, 258 bottles)
    Colour: gold. Nose: pawah! It’s got the waxy style of the 1977, and
    even the sooty and grassy side, but there’s also more, around zests,
    crystallised fruits, banana skins, red Thai sauce, cedar wood… Very
    complex, despite the very heavy – and heady – strength. With water:
    great. Smoky candle wax, hay, soot, ashes... Smells just like and old
    dunnage warehouse when reduced – which is the opposite of a modern
    palletised one that usually reeks of American oak coconut. Mouth (neat):
    more power! Massive, sweetly bitter and always pretty waxy. Seville
    oranges, zests, marzipan, Campari, maraschino… All this is a notch
    aggressive, but the style is quite perfect. Water should further help
    us… With water: nope, water doesn’t work too well on your palate. Burnt
    herbs and cardboard – discard. Finish: long, grassy, rather bitter. Not
    the nicest part. Comments: a Janus malt, hard to score. Some parts were
    utterly brilliant, some other probably too… un-commercial? SGP:462 - 85 points.



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