1770 Glasgow Single Malt - Peated

Overall rating
84.48/100
votes
160
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

€ 51.85

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160 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for 1770 Glasgow Single Malt - Peated

24 users have left 26 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.48 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.

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  3. scotti1960 scored this whisky 57 points Newbie

    etwas Leder mit Torf und Eiche,
    im Mund etwas Kakao dunkle Frucht mit leichter Würze. Im Abgang kräftiger Rauch mit wenig Süße

  4. face scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/8vhqVxqtkLI
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Glasgow 1770? Ok, rather Glasgow 2015 – this year the new distillery resumed the whisky tradition in Glasgow. This bottling from 2020 is heavily peated and matured properly in PX Sherry, as the dark copper color shows. Virgin oak and sherry cask have done a great job here. But does that also help the taste of the NAS whisky?

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      The smoke is of course immediately present in the nose. It's not clear ashy smoke, some gum comes into the fire here. It's smoked smoke, smoked eel, I don't like it that much. Lots of smoke and also strong wood - but that's not really connected yet. Then there is a cough syrup note that could come from sherry. Smoked cough syrup, well...
    • Taste
      The taste confirms the nosing - there is not much behind the smoke. But maybe that's enough... On the tongue, the smoke is accompanied by the sweet taste of cough syrup, herbal sweets with smoked fish.
    • Finish
      The flavors are not connected yet. So the finish turns out to be rather simple. Of course the smoke stays in your mouth. However, the question is whether you want to...

      Smoke, Virgin Oak and PX - strong aromas are riveted onto young whisky with a steam hammer. That has too much of the character of some Bowmore bottlings that push sherry and smoke in front of them and that I don't like that much either.

  7. nallacam scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/04/15/new-kids-on-the-loch/

    Heading just up the road now to Glasgow. For those who didn’t hear the recent news: ‘Glasgow Distillery to move from 50cl to 70cl whisky bottles at no extra cost‘ [dailyrecord].

    Matured in virgin oak and finished in PX casks, I manage to grab the last dram of the bottle which has proved [rightly] popular at Cut Your Wolf Loose.

    C: Presenting itself commendably on the nose and arrival, we’ve a well-tempered/commendably managed peat & sherry combo. Sure it’s youthful but there’s no juvenility. Works a treat with water too. Finishing clean if not clinical and with an aromatic pepperiness throughout, I find this a solid ‘jobbing’ work in progress malt.
    Recommended.

  9. Jolemann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Intense, spices, sweet, peat smoke, light oak note
    • Taste
      Spices, sweet peat smoke, pleasant oak spice
    • Finish
      medium length, spicy, pleasant

  10. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Herrmo scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Hard to believe, the 1770 Peated has an 84 rating on WB and costs around €40 a bottle. I've been to a tasting paradise, smelled and drunk a lot, 21 year old, 25 year old, 30 year old, 10 year old and a few others. Bottle prices between 40 and 1500€. There were 24 people present. In the end, the 1770 ended up in the top 5 (out of 15 whiskys), a 10-year-old (Springbank 2020 currently costs around €700 for a bottle) in 9th place. The €1500 whisky came in 6th place. an Ardb. Price around 250€ came in 12th place.
    It's crazy what sometimes high prices are paid for mediocre to bad whisky on the open market.
    Drink a Springbank 10 years
    Local Barley from 2020 and a 1770 Peated, you will be surprised

  12. olegborgol scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21,5-21,5-21-21

  13. Schleifreak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. 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)

    www.notesofmalt.com

  15. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    11/27/21 from 81 to 85
    Aroma
    Fatty smoke, Black Forest ham, BBQ, sweet, spicy

    taste
    A little out of round, but interesting, sweet, some chocolate and some spiciness, spicy, smoked ham, full-bodied

    finish
    Medium length, oily, sweet, caramel

  17. face scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  18. 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

  19. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 20 20 21 82

    21+ 20+ 20+ 20+ 83

    Smoky, smoked, sweet, the place is good overall, drinkable and tasty, and positive!

  20. olegborgol scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Daan2 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  22. Maltimizer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • 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

  23. 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.

  24. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Dangerously drinkable part. Really very dangerous.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Amber

      Nose:
      Holla ... when pouring a neat note of smoke came out of the glass. The smoke is very dense and slightly oily. In addition, a bit ashy. Moist pipe tobacco with cherry flavor. Wet wood and some Haribo liquorice. Behind it lies a meaty aroma. Something like roast with dark beer sauce. Juniper berries and some burnt, liquid chocolate.
      With a little time in the glass, a sour berry aroma will prevail. In addition, greased leather. Really cool. Smells sweet on the one hand and sour again on the other. Plus this beautiful, thick smoke.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then comes a load of pepper and immediately the oily smoke again. Slight ashy dryness is added discreetly. Burnt cotton candy and some Prospan cough syrup for children. It also has a mixture of cherries and herbs. But there is still something artificial in the taste. Like when you inhale while processing silicone. In addition, a slightly metallic undertone. But this sweet note always prevails. Has a little bit of asphalt steam in places.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length. More sweet and oily. Light berry acid and liquorice. Above all, this great smoky note is always nice.

  25. Captain Teague scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    What a positive surprise esp. great nose for the age and strength! Short: Sweet Peat, Chocolate cacao and Caramel are dominating / not any fruit sticking out imo. Creamy mouthfeel sweet and ashy finish (medium). Maybe worth a try even if it's expensive with the 0,5 ltr? With 0,7 it would be a no brainer.

  26. 2ndSip scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice game between sweetness and smoke in the nose. First sweet in taste, then good smoky.
    Of the three new releases ('The Original', 'Triple Destilled' and this one) the most complex, which is not really surprising.
    But here, too, like the others: unfortunately too expensive; if that were a 700ml bottle it would be a great whisky that even die-hard Islay fans could like. On average, 43 euros for 500 ml are simply too expensive for me.
    [85 - 81 = delicious --- get a second bottle if price is within the range] -> unfortunately the PLV is not that good, which results in a devaluation in the B grade. Otherwise I would get 86 points in terms of taste.
    • Nose
      85 85
      phenolic smoke (more of the campfire type) rises into the nose. Nevertheless, there is still an iodine aroma, along with a sea breeze and some seaweed.
      Behind it a fine sweetness of honey and caramel / fudge as well as sweet toffee. The sweet aromas slowly come to the fore and the smoke gives way to the sweetness.
      The PX sherry is beginning to take over, but is more supportive than dominant.
      The Virgin Oak adds some oak flavor.
    • Taste
      84 84
      very soft to the touch, the flavor comes into play, but doesn't pop through.
      The smoke initially remains in the background and leaves space for the PX, which is also present with sweetness. The smoke (also in the most likely taste: campfire) then slowly takes over.
      With the second sip even sweeter and a little spice that sticks to the tongue.
    • Finish
      81 81
      the smoke turns into cold ash and tobacco, remains the longest. Spices and the PX also stay in the mouth for quite a while, although the smoke predominates.

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