Overall rating
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rarest of the Rare
Stated Age
23 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 May 2008 10:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 734,00

7 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1981 DT

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    There is just too much sherry here and it swamps the profile, this could be anything to be honest.

    A perfect example of why sherry monsters do not always deliver, its a fine line between complimenting the  distillery profile and swamping it, this definitely crosses that line but still nice enough in its own right.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    With water:-

    The nose still suggest very strong alcohol and the palate while a ;little more rounded is basically the shame.
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry and the high alcoholic strength is noticeable.

      The sherry dominates with dark fruits a little bubble gum and some cooked meats.
    • Taste
      Very fruity all on dark fruit jams, blackberry and raspberry with some coffee notes and I detect peat in the mix.
    • Finish
      Pretty long and staying fruity

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: 3/5 4/5 with water. Whisky n ° 1546
    • Nose
      Sherry shut up, dusty. With aeration, you have caramel, a juicy side and a certain freshness, even. Then, honey, dark chocolate and nuts are permanently added. Intense.
    • Taste
      Intense and armored with spices! (Pepper, pepper ...) Bitter wood. Honey settles gradually. Hard to drink anyway compared to the alcoholic degree. With a little water, it's easier. That's ten times the spices! And reveals a light touch.
    • Finish
      Very spicy and woody

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, grassy, ​​earthy feeling, dry foam, then caramel, a little discreet wood and feeling of sherry back, crushed kernels!
    • Nose
      mold sherry with crushed fruit, a little confits.malt, caramel, chocolate, alcohol too well integrated, dry glue.

  5. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Herbs, citrus, nutty, caramel, fruity, honey
    • Taste
      Fresh, herbs, spicy, cinnamon, peppery, malty, fruity
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, nutty, sherry

  7. Dede scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A malt not easy to identify, a little fleeing, always oscillating between two or three registers, but finally very pleasant. Too bad the final is not longer / expressive, we could reach 90.
    • Nose
      The nose is curious, a mixture of citric acidity, vegetal freshness and caramelized sweetness. Sherry is here subtle, discreet, it brings a pleasant sweetness (pastry dough, caramel cream, walnut tart) that goes with more acidulous perfumes (indefinite citrus) with a backdrop of plant notes (coriander, agave) and waxing. It is the sweet / greedy facet that finally wins, but without crushing the other two.
    • Taste
      Powerful, it is still much more drinkable than the nearly 62% did not suggest. We find the duality of the nose between acidulous aromas, and even subtly exotic and vegetal freshness. All traces of gluttony have disappeared to give way to spicy notes (white pepper, oriental spice mix).
    • Finish
      Medium length, always on this duality citrus / greenness.


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