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Glina Whisky 10-year-old

Overall rating
81.00/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB157465
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Wood Cask Strength
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Ex Bordeaux Chateaux, Ex Port, Ex Kirschwein
Number of bottles
240
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 May 2020 6:06 pm by old-smokey
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glina Whisky 10-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.00 points

  1. Mankut scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Typical Glina character. Sticky tasty, very fruity, light gin character. The ex cherry barrel carries the basic taste. I expected more variety from the other two barrels. Had a 5 year old Glina open in the knupper cherry barrel. This one has a little more flavor. But the surcharge for double is too high. Because you should have left a few more years in the barrel. Where does the gin chatakter come from ????
    Unfortunately a bit disappointing taste confusing although it tastes good it goes too much towards the juniper gin direction for me. For a Scottish whisky like I'm used to, a bit heavy to grab.

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Difficult. Barrel strength, age and the now considerable experience of the still give hope for a round, maybe even very good German whisky experience. He is then also German, but cannot really keep the promise. The strength and the barrel influence lack the "one piece". Aromas are scattered, the whisky is ultimately not distinctive and focused enough. I like the younger rye with sherry from Glina better. But maybe. that's exactly the crux of the matter: the burning experience shines through better with the younger ones than with the older ones from the advanced beginnings of burning. Nonetheless, Glina remains one of the better and more exciting German distilleries that should be given opportunities every now and then.

  3. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 45 points Expert Senior

    Sounds like a wild barrel hodgepodge at first ...

    Nose:
    ... and still smells "typically German" after pouring. A pungent, unattractive grain note, rather moist grain in the stable.
    The color does not allow any conclusion that the smell is so dominated by raw materials.
    I really have to look for notes from the barrel, then a bit of berry comes to light, strawberry and red currant. A little vanilla.
    Water does not help, it remains stable and grainy.

    Mouth:
    It's a bit better in the mouth that it doesn't taste so grainy, but it's very restless. The aromas flash and there is no real harmony. A bit of cherry, a bit of berry, there is some fresh wood (chew on the stick from the popsicle). The whole thing is also a bit hot, the alcohol could be better integrated for my taste.
    With water, an unnatural sweetness comes to the fore, cherry candy.

    Finish:
    Medium-long, chemically sweet, with bitter notes, grain, bitter almond.

    45/100

    Conclusion:
    To say that doesn't suit my taste is a little too positive. I don't like that at all.
    But what I find quite interesting: I have to take my hat off here. Keeping the raw material notes so precise over 10 years of maturation is certainly not easy either, the cut must really be designed for the concentration of these notes, I suspect. The craftsmanship is certainly very good, even if the result is not for me

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    wow, it's even more unusual than the 8y Triple Wood
    a love it or hat it - malt
    that sourdough bread note again
    I didn't like it compared to the 8 series
    • Nose
      light sherry, leather, sourdough bread !!, light sauerkraut, floral notes (heavy fragrance), light mineral notes, gravy ??
      with water: light cheese, cardboard, chocolate so 65%
    • Taste
      sourdough bread again, cardboard, slightly chemical, smell of the interior of new cars, chocolate around 60-70%, you can feel the alcohol,
      with water: car tires, rubber, later more flowery
    • Finish
      medium to long
      light oak, bitter, cardboard, tart, bread, plastic
      with water: very bitter, more cardboard
      astringent

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