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Overall rating
95.53/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
WB32205
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Bottling serie
Pure Malt Scotch Whisky
Vintage
1964
Bottled
1983
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
360
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Samaroli
Market
it Italy
Added on
17 Apr 2012 10:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1100.00

53 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Cawdor 1964 RWD

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.53 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Re taste for a sherried whisky H2H.
    This is only 43% and I have just had 3 in a row at over 57% abv and one was a Talisker yet this still comes up trumps on my tired palate.
    The taste is just full of juicy fruits, who cares what they are, this is superb.
    I wonder if the 67 Strathisla Samaroli will eclipse this?
    Whisky made by god himself
    I see no reason to change my score, only very slightly anyway.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Up a point to 96 as it was better than the Tormore 1966 Damaroli for Duthies.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    This has got to be in the top 3 sherried whisky I have tried so I am going to try some old Macallan next I have a 1950 and 1972 18 year that should be good competition for this (possibly)
    • Nose
      95 95
      The first thing to notice is that we have a crisp, clean type of sherry on this one, a very jammy whisky.
      Blackcurrant, raspberry, coffee & walnut cake, treacle sponge by the bucket load mixed with whisky fudge.
      After a few minutes coffee beans and plain chocolate with date slices.

      Basically it is a rich cake mix with dark fruit and about as nice a nose on a sherried whisky as you can get.
      Can the palate live up that sublime nose?
    • Taste
      96 96
      Syrupy, everything on the nose is more or less here and there is a very slight possibly soapy taste that dram-drinker mentions that on reflection I believe is coming from the rich sherry cask itself infused with oak.

      Nothing out of place, excellent balance, a basket of dark fruits with rich fruit cake and treacle tart with a few red wine notes and hints of bubblegum
    • Finish
      94 94
      Good medium length, getting dry but remains fruity and lipsmaking until the end.
      I also detected a faint hint of peat in the background on the finish

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    On the nose and on the palate absolutely fantastic - just the finish is a little bit behind because of the soapy touch - I don't think this is Springbank as I have never experienced any soapiness in Springbanks - sulphury etc. sure, but not soapy - anyways this is overall still great!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Tobacco, cigars, soot, acacia honey, fine sherry wood, spices, cloves, nutmeg, some dried fruits, dates, figs, brown sugar, hints of toasted bread, whiffs of old books - superb!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, nutty, good sweetness, more dried fruits, also plums, prune, dark chocolate, molasses, spices, hints of herbs too, more sherry wood - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, just little tannic, there is really just a little soapy touch

  5. Whisky did not rate this whisky Specialist

    DescriptionWe asked directly to Mr. Silvano Samaroli which whisky was inside these Glen Cawdor and he was so nice to go and look at his old paperwork, he could only find a couple but fortunately this was one of them and he told us this was a ORD cask! Must be out of this world!

    Info: lions whisky.

  6. DannyDram scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Refreshing aromas, complex with a lot of depth, clean sherry structure.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Sherry, dried fruits, dates, figs, nutty, walnut, beautiful wood, light chocolate, fresh Granny Smith apple, citrus, light Maggi note. Perfectly balanced, pronounced intensity, a lot of depth.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Sjerry, chocolate, dried fruits, well-groomed deerskin, apples, red berries, oak wood. Strong start, very nicely balanced, excellent texture, delicate, creamy, medium-bodied, pronounced intensity.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Chocolate, dried fruits, roasted aromas. Very long finish, very nice finish. The soap note is noticeable, but for me it emerges as flowery in the background.

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Top sherry with all facets, pronounced intensity, everything very well structured and excellently balanced

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky won 1st place,out of 75. I thought it would to be honest, remember it is only 43% and up against many cask strength whiskies

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  9. _ToMcIo_007 scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    Sold for 9900 £ in whisky auctioneer

  10. corbuso scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A very nice, rich and fruity Glen Cawdor, rather maritime and heavy on the sherry, without being too excessive.

    It is an Glen Ord? I do not know, but the flavor profile is comparable to old sherried Springbank from that period.

    In any case, va very good whisky

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