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Glenugie 1980 Deoch an Doras

Overall rating
89.11/100
votes
78
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
52.13 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2011 9:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 429,34

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Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1980 Deoch an Doras

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.11 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017]  One of the very few official Glenugie bottlings and I am very curious about it.  Usually Glenugie produced high quality spirits but does Pernod Ricard still own excellent casks?

    The colour is tawny and the texture shows slow legs and tears.  The nose offers an old school sherry profile with some slight cheesy aromas (that are not really annoying).  But it is shy when neat and certainly cries for water.  It arrives on the palate warming, not very much coating and a little adstringent from tannins. The taste is sweet and centered around sherry-induced flavours like nuts, raisins, chocolate with additional creamy toffee and wooden notes.  The finish is long, chocolatey and only a little bit drying (this time rather metallic).  Some water really opens up the whole dram - the nose releases a firework of additional aromas and the slightly cheesy notes are completely gone.  The mouthfeel is now smooth and mellow without any adringent or other distracting feelings anymore.  And both the taste and finish improve as well from additional flavours and a better balanced profile.  The only flaw is that the finish now gets more drying on papers and cardboardy moments.  Nevertheless this dram is a great swimmer, neat I score it 2-3 points lower...

    A very delicious Glenugie when reduced with some (not too much!) water - but to be honest I had quite a lot of even better ones (...that just proves the high quality of Glenugie)!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017]  I re-tasted this dram after a sulphury Benrinnes https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/12708/1982-tb tonight and it is dull, unbalanced and bitter.  This is another proof on how sulphury drams ruin your tastebuds - you just can drink more of these sulphury stuff (if you like it) as the nose and taste of all other drams get corrupted.  Besides its annoying scurfy taste this is another reason why I hate sulphur in whisky!!!  My tasting session has ended for tonight...

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Freaky and horny, there is nothing more to say here, crass matter, the notes should make it clear.
    • Nose
      Very freaky and interesting, pure noble salami on pumpernickel and for the whole first 10-15 minutes in the glass, with heat and air comes after time sometime also plum, raisins, cherry, red gummy bears, reminiscent of Burgundy Casks or Finishes at least, sweet licorice, dark butter, oiled leather, aloe vera, sweet ginger, dark toffee, flower meadow
    • Taste
      Pure plum wine and cherry juice, cinnamon syrup, dark honey, berry jam, candied ginger, very sweet and mouth-filling, Demerarazucker, rum raisins, sweet licorice, rose water, it has something sparkling-dry such as carbon dioxide in the texture, bacon in honey mantle, cocoa powder, coffee beans
    • Finish
      Very long, plum, peach, baked apple, sweet malt, dark honey, salami

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. RL_whisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice sherry notes: prunes, raisins, sweet, hint of sweet spices like cinnemon. Oak is present in a nice way. Nice development (more of the oak presents itself with time).
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. BXpress scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    I have to deduct 2 points here, because the tannins made the taste slightly one dimensional. I liked the profile but it is slightly flawed.
    • Nose
      Very much on dry wood/furniture at first. Some raisins and some kind of winey sirup in the background. Slightly resinous and some pine forest smell there. Nice note of dry parsley. It is a bit subdued but expressive enough. After a while sweeter notes emerge. Chocolate cake, fudge.
    • Taste
      Nice even if slightly astringent arrival on liquorice and varnish. Hints of resin, dust and raisins. Somewhere in mid palate the tannins kick in persist all the way to the finish. Not really unpleasant but they kind of block everything else at this point.
    • Finish
      Quite long, starting with liquorice, again some resinous taste. The after taste is long lasting and slightly dry with a hint of coffe/cappuccino.

  7. cuhp scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Soooo nice and old school. Tasted blindly.
    • Nose
      Delicious sherry notes combined with chocolate, strawberries, apples, rosemary and mint.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, (heavy) wood and nuts. 
    • Finish
      A bit over the edge: slightly bitter. Very dry, spicy, salty and malty.

  8. karloff scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of lincolnimp. My first Glenugie, maybe if I spent time with a full bottle it might have grown on me, as it was a sample, I have to say as I find. 
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      71 71

  9. karloff scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    I can imagine why some people would love this, it's full of strong flavours, an acquired taste shall we say, but not for me. 
    • Nose
      Beef gravy granules, liquorice root stick, a forest floor on a wet autumn afternoon, thick uncut brown bread and old wooden tables. 
    • Taste
      On first sip the thing that hits me the most was how bitter it was, almost like a dark real ale bitter. Quite woody on the palate with a splash of soy sauce .
    • Finish
      The finish is long but very dry and bitter. 

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

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