- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength Collection
- Stated Age
- 32 years old
- Refill Butt
- Number of bottles
- 60.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 15 Aug 2012 6:01 pm
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61 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1980 SV
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.29 points
- tasting by Serge ( Whiskyfun.com ) 08/04/2015 : Glenlochy 32 yo 1980/2012 (60.1%, Signatory Vintage, Cask Strength Collection, refill butt, cask #1759, 499 bottles) A butt this time, so this might be a bit rounder. But have you seen the strength! Colour: pale gold. Nose: little, if not no sherry influence, this baby’s very close to its sibling, with maybe just more ‘silence’ because of the very high strength. A little sour wood, perhaps, but water will tell. With water: it’s a fighter, certainly less friendly than the ex-hoggie, it reminds me a bit of a Corsican friend – but that’s another story. The grass smoke is perfect, though (ha-ha). Mouth (neat): bang! A blade, really. Lemons and iron, plus silver and grapefruits. Extremely strong, ala old Rare Malts (more about those later). With water: perfect, lemons and grapefruits come out, with a bit of mentholated polish – or would that rather be… toothpaste? Finish: long, lemony, grassy and smoky. Comments: just excellent again, with just a little more austerity. As for the sherry, well there’s more sherry in northern Greenland. SGP:362 - 89 points.
Fruity, round, elegant. Bananas, ripe pears, apricots, nectarines. Exotic woods and grasses. Lemon thyme, eucalyptus. Vanilla, roasted coconut flakes, a touch of glue.
Fresh toasted white bread with chestnut honey. Overripe raspberries and blueberries. Vanilla ice cream with maple syrup and walnuts. White chocolate, almonds and grated lime peel. A distant track of wood ash.
- Since I'm so far less familiar with Glenlochy, I was very surprised to find such a great exotic and full-bodied Highlander, very tasty.
Very concentrated, pear, green apple, banana and papaya, vanilla and honey, toffee, butter biscuits, nettle melon and kiwi, some cardamom and marzipan
Brown sugar, cumin, nutmeg and white sugar as well, all tropical fruits from the nose of pear to kiwi to the melon, very intense and strong, but not alcoholic, the more than 60% are top-integrated, it really impresses itself into the tongue , light raisins, fennel and light malt, beautiful tannins, lemon cake, papaya, lychee and passion fruit, coconut milk
Dry still full, coconut, lemon and melon, with banana and shell, malt, honey, tannins, long to very long
- N: Glenlochy was a Ralfy recommendation many moons ago and many moons later I get to taste an independent expression from this distillery, silent since 1983. Very much an ‘old style’ whisky with an oily, mineral, murky, tannic, fluffy, woody maltiness so characteristic of a malt generation long since vanished. Apple skin, sweetish/chalky lemons, oily oak, a pinch of peat, sauerkraut and sweet gherkins define a very familiar and characteristic malty, citrus Speyside-esque whisky with a mineral depth - and there's more: sweetened melons with cinnamon, sugar water, tinned sweetcorn, brine, unripe grapes, and sugared almonds……
T: Packs a punch with a full-throttle arrival of oaky bitter lemon and peppery maltiness with a perfect spirt=oak balance - quite the Speyside archetype [despite being located nowhere near the area] whilst offering depth, age and youthfulness simultaneously. It has a broad oily but drying mouthfeel and is always a bit pokey despite careful water management, Lots of bitter>sweet sugars are on offer all the way through - very impressive.
F: That oily bitter lemon slowly sweetens with a charred, oily maltiness and a witch hazel sweet>sour finish. Sweet, malty cabbage concludes.
C: A very good ‘old style’ mature malt. Unruly at times but there's no denying its provenance.
Scores a B+
- Extremely nice highlander, with good character and deep complexity. Have definitely aged very well.
(Rating interval 88-92)
Fresh sour apples, gooseberries, lemon juice, oak, charred wood but not smoke, some floral hairspray and vanilla. Just a hint of organic solvent.
Nice, thick mouthfeel, sweet, sponge cake, icing sugar, meringue, and wood from the cask, very nicely integrated.
The finish is long and warm with vanilla, black pepper, raw vegetables, raw cabbage and actually some baby carrot.
- Weak nose, a medium palate and a good to very good finish makes this a slightly below average dram for me. Must say that I had higher hopes for this one..
Rhurbarb, Aniseed, little peat, very simple
lots of power, wood, spicy, peppery and peaty
long to very long, spicy and tingling with very late smoke