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1770 Glasgow Single Malt

Overall rating
80.23/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
159731
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Original
Bottled
2020
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon + Virgin Oak Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
20 ml 50 ml 500 ml
Added on
05 Jun 2020 7:22 pm by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43.91

4 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for 1770 Glasgow Single Malt

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.23 points

  1. Official tasting note

    official information:

    Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - The Original
    marks the rise of the new whisky era in Glasgow.

    Handcrafted in our copper pot stills, Tara and Mhairi, Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky – The Original combines the finest Scottish barley and the exceptionally pure water of Loch Katrine to create the finest spirit.

    Matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks, finished in virgin oak and non-chill filtered; Glasgow 1770 'The Original' is incredibly smooth, exceptionally fruity and complex; a single malt of sublime quality that continues the rise of a new whisky era in Glasgow.

    Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky is always non-chill filtered and has natural colour only.

  2. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    There still has to be a lot to do ... The 2020 Kirsch Single Cask was really good, but this original ... Well, I don't really know. Young, woody, sweet and spicy, with strange and unpleasant notes. Unspectacular, monotonous and unbalanced. The 46% are still quite well involved. You can do better, 1770!
    • Nose
      80 80
      First impression: very reserved and light. Then there are malty notes, some vanilla, light red fruits and a slightly cooling note of menthol (alcohol).

      Sometimes the malt has something of a sweet chewing gum?

      Mint, fruits and light wood. All in all interesting, but extremely unspectacular.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Malty, spicy, again sweet like chewing gum. In between there is a note that is difficult to describe and is slightly unpleasant. Is that coming from the Virgin Oak finish?

      Slightly musty and woody, with sweet herbs.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Here too: woody, somehow uncomfortable, also the strange note of chewing gum. Musty, sweet.

      Not really good.

  3. Myke scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    fruity and sweet on the nose together with a portion of oak spice.
    Soft in taste with a good portion of fresh oak.
    You can still tell the youthful and fresh character of this malt. But good things can grow out of it in the future.
    Overall not bad, 'fresh & fruity' fits, but it is too expensive for a 500 ml bottle.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      81 81
      first (surprisingly) red dried fruits, then the sweetness of honey and caramel and white sugar. The dried fruits turn into light fruits, especially juicy apricots and fully ripe apples.
      Thanks to the Virgin Oak, a good oak flavor arrives in the nose. I go towards cinnamon and some nutmeg. If he could draw some air, then fresh wood aromas are added.
      The Virgin Oak becomes clearer over time. There is also fresh grass / hay as an aroma.
    • Taste
      80 80
      soft start, the spice is retained in the pepperiness, but comes through well with nutmeg. Fresh cut wood is present.
      With the second sip it is fruity and a little sweeter again, although that fresh wood-flavored moment appears again and again at the back. Who likes it ...
    • Finish
      79 79
      relatively short finish. The oak seasoning from the Virgin Oak lasts the longest on the tongue.
      The 46% slowly 'burn' their way down the esophagus while warming.

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