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1770 Glasgow Single Malt - Peated

Overall rating
84.90/100
votes
79
Whiskybase ID
WB168664
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rich & Smoky
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Virgin Oak / PX Sherry Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 500 ml
Barcode
5060411500778
Added on
30 Oct 2020 3:13 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44.31

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Whisky Reviews for 1770 Glasgow Single Malt - Peated

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.90 points

  1. RJKrueger scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    What a brilliant, young, smoky malt! The fact that he comes from the Lowlands shows clearly how the classifications and delimitations are now becoming blurred. In my opinion you should definitely try it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Wonderful complexity with dark fruit notes, herbs, cocoa and leathery-woody, not too strong smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Absolutely tasty, spicy and pleasing. With a very nice sweetness of raisins, dates and apricots - a little orange zest. The peat notes are not dominant and also not as medicinal. Very round and balanced, no clear sharpness or bitter notes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      And the aftertaste even lingers for a long time. With slightly peaty spice next to the lingering sherry tones and a hint of liquorice. It's hard to believe that you're looking at a relatively young malt of around 4-5 years and not at least a 12-year-old.

  2. notesofmalt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glasgow 1770 Peated - Rich & Smoky, 46% alc. Original bottling. Expansion: New oak barrels and subsequent maturation in sherry barrels

    Nose: clear sherry flavors next to smoke. Very sweet and applied quite thick. Blackberries, dates and blueberry jam, with grill and smoked aromas. Peat, ham, liquorice and a little orange zest, some cocoa. Mild lavender lingers in the background.

    Palate: soft, a little oily. Dried apricots, mild pepper without much heat, spicy oak with a little nutmeg. In addition, a lot of heather and peat smoke, a little thyme cough syrup and more liquorice, towards the end various pipe tobacco.

    Finish: Medium to long, a lot of smoke and sweetness. Sweet cherries together with BBQ and ginger, some tar and cocoa.

    Conclusion: Really great whisky, the combination of smoke and sherry barrel fits wonderfully. More of this quality, please! 86/100 points (2021)

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  3. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. face scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glasgow 1770 Peated Rich and Smoky 46%. Matured in virgin oak, finished in PX.

    Outrageously dark like they dumped half a truck of caramel in this batch, but I guess it could be the PX.

    Aroma is honeyed bacon, touches of vanilla, faint antiseptic, soft eucalyptus and pine build with time. Then later appley sherry. Muted but has a lot of promise. Fairly impressive peat starts off, then some gin aromas, and later on very sherry.

    Body is watery up front getting oily.

    Taste has nice robust peat, some burnt wood, breathy intense smoke, oily smoke. Cask quality seems good and peat is robust if quite simple. Some similarities to Lagavulin Distiller's Reserve.

    Very good for a young whisky and I would have no hesitation in revisiting this... but the South Islay standard bottlings are better and cheaper. Still, very good for a young whisky in my opinion and I am really looking forward to seeing how this distillery moves forward. 3.55/85

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    21 20 20 21 82

    Smoky, smoked, sweet, there is a place to be good in general, drinkable and tasty, and positive!

  7. olegborgol scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    sherry, smoke, leather, smoked notes, bitterness in taste, young molt with a short finish 21-21-20,5-20,5

  8. Daan2 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Nice sweet peat. Drinks easily, but that does not mean that it is a simple whisky.

  9. Maltimizer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      At first almost unpleasant due to the strong Virgin Oak note and damp wood, hardly any smoke and a little metallic youth. Later, more pleasant with vanilla, sour berries and cherries
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft and slightly watery, a little pepper and very sweet cherries (artificial aroma), Virgin Oak can still be clearly tasted!
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long and oily, sweet, tingling, some oak and milk chocolate

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Even if it has that almost exaggerated Virgin Oak note again and the sherry looks a bit on the top, in connection with the fat, oily smoke note, this is indeed a successful combination for me. Neither complex, not somehow perfect, but drinkable. The Glasgow Distillery remains true to its Virgin Oak policy and is not gaining the big fan in me, but I actually like him best of them so far, even if he is actually quite a "babble".
    • Nose
      Strong smoke, very sweet, very "fat", yes, the fresh oak can also be felt here, but the peat and the sweet and sour sherry notes round it off well. Mint on the nose, with a little root beer, the youth cannot be completely masked, but a very aromatic, intense nose.
    • Taste
      Very mild at the beginning, immediately the cloves and spicy notes of the virgin oak, which are also extremely noticeable in the mouth, plus the peat and somehow sticky sherry notes. Sounds worse than I think. Unusual and looks a little badly wanted, but then it does quite well aromatically.
    • Finish
      The finish offers sweet sherry, root vegetables and a decent oak plank, a little vanilla and glue are also included.

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