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Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2010 2:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 270,00

6 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Gleaming 1973 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.92 points

  1. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Blind test

    Color: Old gold

    Nose: Explosion of wax and yellow fruit on all floors. It feels terribly good this case! A small chemical side not unpleasant (felt Velleda), a hint of sweet spices. Everything is nicely melted, and more complex than it looks. Call me an early 80s Clynelish, or something like that. Water makes it more tangy (bergamot, kumquats), but also brings out a certain greenness.

    Palate: Greener than expected, it gives off a nice power. The fruit is always present, but less mature, the spices pass on the front of the stage with a lot of white pepper. The wax continues to wrap everything up. It is not a good swimmer, its aromatic power is diluted very quickly.

    Final: Quite long and intense, it develops a green bitterness with a hint of acidity before the white pepper and the wax close the ball.

    Conclusion: The nose is a marvel in the style of some Highlands, but the mouth loses some points, more green, a little less fruity. It remains, however, on a very nice malt which is drunk more dry despite some alcoholic strength (between 50 and 55%?).

  2. Shugg did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a sherry cask Glenkinchie. DL used the name `Gleaming` because they expected Diageo to object if they used the distillery name.


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