Glenugie 1977 Deoch an Doras

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
Stated Age
32 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.48 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2010 9:36 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1141,70

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Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1977 Deoch an Doras

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.50 points

  1. zby0001 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

     Tasting notes from the back of the bottle:

    Rich sherry notes, jam packed with moist raisin and fruitcake flavours followed by tangy orange marmelade and spicy cinnamon.

  3. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Tim FNose: 
    Oh my.  The very first whiffs confirm what the colour had suggested -
    we`re talking very seriously good old sherry wood here.  Beautifully
    nutty with hints of dark chocolate, black forest gateau, some balsamico
    and the famed "old church pews".  There`s so much going on here, if I
    started listing it all I feel sure the door would shortly be kicked in
    by the anti-maltoporn brigade on an urgent mission from Turckheim. Here
    goes:  Crushed almonds, Frazzles, old libraries, apricots,
    rosehip... Help!... Let go of me, you Alsatian bullys!!
    Palate: Big and chunky mouthfeel.  The sherry is
    very prominent, there`s big woodiness, but lots of delicious fruit and
    honeyed sweetness to compensate.  Dense and almost bewilderingly deep.
    One of those wonderful drams that tastes slightly different every time
    you go back.  There`s a tremendous bitter dark chocolate note sitting
    alongside the thunderous oak underpinning everything.  I love the
    savoury qualities too, it`s not too sickly sweet. This is how sherry
    casks should be.
    Finish:  As you`d expect, long and mouthwatering. 
    Savoury and slightly drying but not too tannic and certainly not too
    woody despite the age.  Even the last drop left for a half hour keeps
    coming up with wonderful new aromas.
    Comment:  Well, bless my boots.  This is a really
    special whisky.  It goes without saying that sherryheads only need
    apply, and of course it`s not cheap - but this is fabulous stuff.  If I
    had a bottle I`d love to keep it for my grandkids to show them what
    great old sherried whisky was like - but I`m probably too selfish.  A
    fabulous, irresistible dram.

  4. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by WhiskyNotes` RubenNose:

    rich and fragrant with beautifully elegant sherry. It shows classic

    notes (raisins, chocolate) but they`re overtaken by fresh and bursting

    fruits: raspberry and other red fruits, oranges, gooseberries, guava... A

    little eucalyptus. All spiced up by precious wood, llibrary aromas and a

    floral element (whiffs of old roses and peonies).  Remarkable for a

    32yo. Rich and what a balance!

    Mouth: intense with different layers. There`s plenty

    of wood, but enough fruit to compensate (lots of orange cake, some

    apricot, raspberries again, prunes). Cinnamon, a little nutmeg. Almonds.

    Hints of cough syrup, but never crossing the line of becoming too oaky.
    Finish: fading very slowly on big chocolate notes and liquorice. Hints of tea. 

    In terms of luscious fruitiness, this Glenugie reminds us of the

    famous Longmorn 1972 by Whisky Agency or some of the best GlenDronach. A

    great nose with pretty well-controlled oak on the palate. Very

    expensive but part of a disappearing whisky tradition.

  5. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The first official bottling of Glenugie since a near-impossible-to-find 5yo Grant McDonald bottling from about twenty years ago, this 1977 was bottled in 2010, twenty-seven years after the distillery closed its doors for the last time in 1983. Bottled at its impressive cask strength of 55% abv.


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