Glenglassaugh 1967 - The Manager's Legacy

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Release No. 4 - Walter Grant
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
40.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Apr 2011 3:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 610.03

39 × in wishlist

100 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1967 - The Manager's Legacy

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.49 points

  1. AlexBonoGreen scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    This whisky has its own harmony. And in order to understand it, you need to approach the disclosure with slow short steps. You can't just come and start listening. Everything is important here: entourage, mood, freedom of thought, sensation ...
    Here, hear, he has already started to play his melody. Let's silence and we will listen ...
    The balance is wonderful, except that the taste was the start of the rocket aftertaste, letting a little sag in the overall outline. Just a few degrees, and this release would have reached the border of supermolts ...
    • Nose
      95 95
      The aroma is enchanting, menthol, a lot of oak, but it is very delicate and not prevalent, the material for fillings, cherry tincture on cognac, Mikadamia nut, candied pears.
      A few drops of water opened up exotic shades of fruit, overripe apricots, marshmallows, and orange confiture. Slightly brighter, but with water left velvet barrels and menthol, which is so mesmerizing in the age of youth. A step away from the ideal.
      The second set. In statics - Lacquer, antique oak furniture, lacquered guitar deck, wood of a yacht with impregnation and varnish, musical instruments shop, leather, pinch of salt, red peony.
      After rolling, walnuts, pitch, amber, mint, overripe dates, grandma's cherry jam or even cherry liqueur with leaf and spices, vanilla pie with zest, sprinkled with vanilla powder, garden lilies, juicy Greek apricots, plum jam. After an hour, a glass filled with the scent of tropical fruit and fruit tobacco.
      The aroma is kaleidoscopic, it changes all the time, as if virtuoso’s fingers run around the fingerboard and all the time play a new improvisation, but within one stunning harmony.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Light sour taste, very soft and enveloping, dense, plums, guava and oranges, sweet nuts, something like Brazilian. Inferior to the fragrance, but this is only against the background of the fantastic first phase.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Monolithic finish, wood-nut, with smoky shades, menthol, a lot of dried fruits, blueberries, tobacco. Whisky lies in the sky with a velvet woody veil, it is surprisingly fresh for its age, but it is fantastically tailored and aristocratic, almost perfectly and delicately zadublen, no barrel domination.

  2. Marius scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    A nose to die for! One of my favourite whiskies without doubt.

  3. Roland7 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Green tea, vegetable, tarragon, green banana, figs, honey, pear jam, soaked apple, plum, apricot, grapes, red wine, cognac, milk chocolate, fresh wood, sulfur, paint.

  4. autowatch092 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Chestnut
    Nose: Any fruit you can imagine, vanilla, hints of liquorice.
    Palate: Rich fruit salad, tea, hints of fresh herbs and liquorice.
    Finish: Very long and fruity.
    Overall: This exceptional malt can only be described as a fruit bomb with an incredible density of flavours. Your wallet might be less happy about this dram, though.


  5. boborban scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    SergeGlenglassaugh 43 yo 1967/2010 'The Managers Legacy' (40.4%, OB, 200 bottles) This baby was bottled as a tribute to Walter Grant, who was distillery manager until 1986. Colour: amber. Nose: it's not whisky, it's some kind of old jam and it's truly wonderful. A maelstrom of figs, prunes, tamarind jam, blueberry pie, overripe plums, passion fruits, rich honey, beeswax, old sweet wine (Sauternes), sultanas… Really, it's beautiful. It could have been one of these very old Strathislas by G&M. Now, will the palate match the nose? It's not always the case with very old low-strength whiskies, let's see… Mouth: yeah well, the oak took over I'm afraid. It's still pleasant and even good, but you have to enjoy this drying tannicity. Plum pie topped with a lot of cinnamon and white pepper. Finish: medium long, all on old walnuts and bags of cinnamon. Strong black tea. Comments: maybe that was to be expected. The nose was absolutely magnificent but the palate had too much oak. Now, some tasters are less sensitive to oak than others and I know some fellow MMs scored this one very highly. As far as this 'Manager's Legacy' series is concerned, my fav was the 1974 'Jim Cryle', by far!


  6. Sjaunja did not rate this whisky Specialist

    The rest of the cask was probably bottled into crystal decanters:

  7. Suriname scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. cherokee0815 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    ... nice price....

  9. Drochaid scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Note

    Colour: Dark Amber.

    Nose: Rich, red apples, ripe bananas, creme Brule, caramelised sugar and lots of sweet sherry oak.

    Palate: Soft with lots of sweet tropical fruit salad, red liquorice, nutty-vanilla and softly spiced sherry oak tones.

    Finish:  Velvet smooth and warminghttp://glenglassaugh.co.uk/onlineshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=49

  10. alectron scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      old malt, fruit liquor, herbal, dunnage warehouse, pineapple, peach, fresh, slight rubber note, tobacco, slight beeswax (94)
    • Taste
      waxy, herbal, bitter, sweet dried fruits, leather & tobacco, malt cookies (92)
    • Finish
      interesting sweet/sour notes, mango, passion fruit, chocolate, but a tad too dry, (90) This peaks very fast, after 30 minutes, bitterness / wood & tannins become quite overpowering and kill the balance (84)


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?