- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare All-Malt Scotch - 100% Pot Still Scotch Whisky
- Stated Age
- 05 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 2000 ml
- Black Label, Red Stripe
- Added on
- 07 Feb 2012 10:14 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Flagler 05-year-old
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.86 points
- Tasted at day 7 of the Usquebaugh Society BTC 2016. My guess was a Hazelburn 8yo @ 46%.
Slightly 'contaminated': plasters? Apple, cardboard, citrus and peat smoke. Later a little peach.
Brackish. More peat. Apple. The addition of water releases even more yeasty off-notes, but also some Wehrter's and pepper.
Even more peat now. Not very strong, but still the dominent note as other things remain absent. A little vanilla in the background.
- www.whiskyfun.com 25-11-2016 :
Glen Flagler 5 yo (40%, OB, half-gallon bottle, +/-1980) There also was an NAS version, which never quite convinced me (WF 72). This particular fiver came in a large 200cl bottle. Colour: pale gold. Nose: wood smoke, old magazines, old nuts, and more ink. It’s a rather dry, pretty unsexy style, far from those of any other Lowlanders, but I do enjoy this discreet earthiness that arises, around coal dust and garden peat. I even find rose petals after a few minutes, but it remains a little shy. Mouth: starts a little ‘Canadian’ (we’re talking old Crown Royal), with a sweetish/sugary background, but it tends to become almost Rosebanky, which is obviously nicer. Pink grapefruits, cranberries, Turkish delights… Not too sure those lovely flavour were there in the first place, though, they may have come with good bottle aging. Now the body’s a little thin, but I wouldn’t call it weak. An excellent surprise. Finish: short, but clean and very pleasantly citrusy. There are even touches of passion fruits hidden in the background. Comments: I’d never have guessed this humble Glen Flagler (well, not from a collector’s point of view) would be this good. With whisky, you always keep learning! SGP:641 - 86 points.