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Overall rating
89.71/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
01.1959
Bottled
06.1977
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
80 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Label
26²/³ Fl. Ozs.
Added on
05 Apr 2010 10:18 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1.123,60

5 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1959 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.71 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2017]  This is great stuff from the past - both the distillery and the bottling.  These old Cadenhead dumpy bottles are almost all excellent, I never had any below average bottling (and I drank quite a few of these).

    Glenugie by itself is one of the high quality "lost" distilleries - only closed because it was build on an inner-city location and the value of the property was too high as to keep a closed distillery during the whisky crisis in the eighties.  I love old Glenugie drams from the sixties or even better fifties like this one.  It is a powerful but nevertheless very delicate malt with a high complexity both in the nose and on the palate (pls. see other tasting notes below).  A nice dram to start the new year...

    PS: My price ratings always refer to the price I paid when I bought the bottle (225 Euro in September, 2004) and not to todays collector's value.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=314 Color: straw yellow Nose: Fruity and spicy. Fine chamois leather with fruit notes of lime, papaya and mirabelle. Subtle aromas of cold coffee, otherwise outweighs the sweetness of fruit and honey. Taste: Very soft and still salty sparkling. Sweet and fruity and tart with herbs, oak, moist mint, cotton candy and nuts. Finish: Medium-long - still tart with oak, liquorice, espresso, hazelnut and almonds. Getting drier and ending with notes of nut and cocoa 90 points N: 90P / G: 90P / F: 90P

  3. drinki scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    It is such a big luck to have the opportunity to taste such a big and historical dram. 1 Sample got by Hubert from Corman Collins. Very fresh aftertaste with a touch of nuts inside. Very very drinkable...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Had this one at the WF 2016. Glad that I had the possibility to taste this classic dram.
    • Nose
      Beautiful fruity nose with lots of soft sweetness of pineapple, mango and pear. Lineseed. Some grassiness. Mineral notes as well. Even a whiff of smoke at the background.
    • Taste
      Now more citrus fruit of lemon and tangerines. Grapefruit bitterness. Later on followed by dusty bookshelves and paraffin. Hints of cedar wood. Gentle but very complex.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Gingery. A little cinnamon. Liquorice at the end. Well balanced.

  5. ARDBERG scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    wonderful lucious pineapple remains on the palate... wow.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I love the design of these Cadenhead dumpy bottles.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I love the profile of Glenugie and this ticks all the boxes for me.
     
     
    • Nose
      Sweet, slight pineapple, cola cubes, honey and a sharper fruit smell like bitter apples.
    • Taste
      Bittersweet on pineapple again, sour fruit (but not too sour). It then gets creamy on some marshmallow.There is a little spiciness and chocolate at the finish.
    • Finish
      Long, slighty sweet, delicate.

  8. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    【First】: peach apricot soy milk beanish creamy baked cheese cake Time linger and milk pudding stable faintly Yubari Mellon alcoholic fulfillment 【Middle】: body firmly grape baked wheat syrup custard 【Finish】: nose omission powerful flavor also creamy return wonderful white chocolate milk pudding moderate spicyness "lychee" http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=3010

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