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Overall rating
88.25/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
30.09.1976
Bottled
05.08.2010
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
6782
Number of bottles
184
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Nov 2010 5:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 490,40

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Whisky Reviews for Glencraig 1976 SV

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.25 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  Glen Craig (or Glencraig) is the name of the whisky that was produced by the two Lomond stills at old Glenburgie distillery (between 1958 and 1981).  It was named after the former production director William Craig of parent company Hiram Walker.

    The nose is very much on highland peaty flavours (like a cold fireplace, very different from seaside peat that is more medical, iodine, maritime) - not massive peat, but still clearly identifiable.  More aromas are on honey, beeswax and polished furniture.  Very delicate and interesting, I like that!

    Bold arrival in the mouth with a slightly adstringent feeling from heavy wooden notes.  Nevertheless very nice and not too unpleasant.  Tons of oak in the body but again all in a firm, bearable structure.  Some hints of different fruits and spices, quite complex.  The finish is long and a little bit drying (no wonder given all the woods), but very enjoyable.  With water it gets much smoother and less woody, but it looses some of its interesting spikes as well.  I like it more when neat.All in all a very nice Glen Craig, if it had been bottled some years earlier it most probably would have been a stunner.  But still very sippable...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is lovely, my sort of whisky, not had Glencraig for ages, I need to put that right on the strength of this one.
    • Nose
      ham, icing sugar
    • Taste
      Full fat on the palate and its what I call substantial, bourbon notes again, plum, a little peach, red apple skins then there are some orange notes with a little caramel
    • Finish
      Long, warming getting a little sweeter with the plum notes.

  5. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Courtesy of MaltMartin.
    • Nose
      Ashes and charcoal, almost peaty.Honey. Beeswax.
    • Taste
      Lots of oak. Beeswax. Polished oak. Apple syrup. Sometimes Itaste some red fruits which makes it very interesting.
    • Finish
      Pepper and old oak

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby

    very tasty, thanks Martin!
    • Nose
      ashes, wood, spices/herbs and pepper
    • Taste
      very full with ashes, camp fire, fruits, vanilla, citrus and some liquorice
    • Finish
      floral, hay, honey and mandarins

  7. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A whisky with a-typical herbal and spicy profile, but very special though. Delicious and well balanced.
    • Nose
      This is like walking in a herb garden. Nettle soup, caraway seed and anise. Grassy notes. Heather flowers. Some mint as well. Lots of freshness. 
    • Taste
      Oily and waxy. Artichokes. Green vegetables. Caraway again. Pineapples. Later on polished oak. Cinnamon
    • Finish
      Long, sappy and sweet.  Spices of gingery and nutmeg.

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