1770 Glasgow Single Malt

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Release No.1 - Triple Distilled
Virgin Oak
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 500 ml 500 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 May 2020 2:48 pm by Spitfire73

Average value

£ 42.22

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45 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for 1770 Glasgow Single Malt

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.84 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    The Glasgow Distillery Company was founded in 2014 and can be found about 1.5 kilometers to the west of the city center. It takes its name from the old Glasgow Distillery that was operational near Dundashill from 1770 until the early 20th Century. While their single malt was maturing, they created cashflow by releasing sourced malts under the Prometheus banner as well as produce the Makar Gin, G52 Vodka, Banditti Club Rum and Malt Riot Blended Malt. But now their own Glasgow 1770 Single Malt is ready. The first release is triple distilled.

    The nose is pleasant on fruit and wood, translating into apple pastry, vanilla ice cream, mandarin from a can, pineapple juice and candied orange peel. The spices on duty are nutmeg and cloves, with a tad of aniseed and cinnamon. After some air, I also get some rye bread, white chocolate with praline filling and gingerbread. Give it a full ten minutes in the glass and it will suddenly turn quite candy-like, like gummi cherries. This is very pleasant.

    It is a lot more spicy on the palate than the nose announced, but that is no surprise. It was matured on virgin oak after all. That delivers quite a bit of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. The fruit is lead by oranges, but is soon joined by baked apples and some peach. There is also a floral note, but not disturbing in the least. Clearly young, but no problem there either.

    The finish is relatively short, but remains spicy and warming without drying the mouth.

    A nice and feisty little aperitif style dram. Reminds me in many ways of the Auchentoshan Virgin Oak from a few years back.

  2. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Myke scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    In the nose it looks incredibly gentle. Fruit aromas are in the foreground here, even if the sweetness increases over time.
    Sweeter in taste. Somehow reminds me of the Auchentoshan Three Wood. If that were a 700 ml bottle, great - it remains: 'You can do it, but you don't have to. Converted for a 700 ml bottle that would be 55-60 euros, because you get a completely different caliber - yes, young distillery, has to finance itself. It may be, but the bottom line is that the PLV is rather poor.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      80 80
      lightly fermented light and red fruits, with plums and cherries. A little caramel and honey sweetness together with a gentle (oak) spice, goes towards cinnamon for me.
      Later also a note of chocolate with brown sugar / marzipan. The alcohol tickles your nose but doesn't bite.
    • Taste
      80 80
      soft start, but the spice immediately turns into a pepperiness, but subsides again. A nut / marzipan aroma fills the mouth. It stays quite soft and spicy.
      Second sip much sweeter, the red fruits are there. Cinnamon and marzipan aroma hits the palate again. I think it's great in terms of taste.
    • Finish
      77 77
      the finish could be longer, but remains somewhat with the spice and nuts.

  5. whiskytornado scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Drinkable whisky but you can tell it's youthfulness
    • Nose
      85 85
      Vanilla, roasted almonds, a little chemical
    • Taste
      83 83
      Thick and substantial, honey, toffee and spicy chocolate, rich
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dries out easily, not very complex

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    If you guys from the Glasgow Distillery, try it without Virgin Oak and dare to bottle a naked young Lowlander.
    • Nose
      young, fresh, citrus, quite similar to the other very well-known Glasgow distillery that burns three times. The fresh wood brings vanilla and spicy aromas, a young but successful nose.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, however, the usual problem of 1770, the fresh oak dominates too much, too much fresh wood. He can't hide the youth either and comes across as a bit thin, and also a bit bitter.
    • Finish
      The finish is bitterly sweet and at first very oak-accentuated, but over time there are also beautiful aromas of grapefruit and zest, classic Lowland, overwhelmed by the oak.

  8. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I don't like it, I liked the 2019 release a lot better, this one is solid
    here the Virgin Oak comes through too much for me
    But the distillery has potential and I will keep an eye on it
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sweet becomes less, oak (freshly sawn) !!, slightly leather increases, very tart from the virgin oak, slightly dark caramel
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      heavily flowery, waffles, raffia armchairs, caramel (so Rolo), then there is a lot of oak (really tart and spicy) too much
      slightly vanilla again late
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      bitter, spicy, oak, light leather, astringent

  9. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, grass, oak, caramel
    • Taste
      Bourbon, metallic taste, nettles, grass, floral, dry wood

  10. Sensefreak did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow, this dram is delicious. The nose is multifaceted. Fresh, fruity, delicate, deep. Unfortunately the magic smell vanishes after short time in the glass.
    Nose: 23 - Body: 21 - Finish: 20 - Balance: 22 => 86


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