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Glen Albyn 1979 DT

Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rarest of the Rare
Vintage
12.1979
Bottled
09.2004
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
3959
Number of bottles
174
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Jun 2008 10:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 284,17

2 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Albyn 1979 DT

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.29 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  As the scores here at WB were totally different for the otherwise very same Glen Albyn casks 3958 and 3959 I decided to do a head-to-head tasting of these two drams.  Nose:  At the first impression there is not much difference, maybe the 59 is a little bit sweeter while in the 58 there are slightly more wooden notes.  But both have a quite pleasant and complex nose mostly on floral aromas and both open up nicely on water added, again with a slight advantage for the 59 as being rounder and more balanced.Inital taste:  The 58 now has significantly more bitter wooden notes than the 59, which is more rounded in that respect.  With water the woodiness of the 58 is gone while the 59 stays pretty much the same as if neat.Body:  Again, the consistency and balance of the 59 is better than with the 58, but both are very fine drams, for sure.  The slightly bitter notes of the 58 decrease over time, leaving space for the same nice sweetness and balance as with the 59.  Water clearly improves the mouthfeel and taste of both with the 58 winning more than the 59...Finish:  Both medium long and a little bit drying, but not really unpleasantly.  The sweetness coats your tongue and mouth even minutes after swallowing, in this respect the finish is quite long.  It shortens with water, so while I like the nose and taste better with water added, I find the finish more appealing when neat. All in all as expected two very comparable drams with a slight advantage to the 59, as this is more balanced and rounded.  By the way, a very interesting experience to do such a cask pairing...PS:  I paid just 57 Euro for bottle no. 229 of cask 3958 in July 2006 and just 68 Euro for bottle no. 079 of cask 3959 in February 2005.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    One of the sweetest whisky I ever had in my glass. Almost syrupy. Sugar, malt, wood. Idiosyncratic, but good.

  3. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  I re-tasted it tonight and find it even a better at 89 points.  A nice honey-sweet and herbal profile with a long finish, quite quaffable...

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