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Overall rating
87.36/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB35100
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Vintage
Vintage
1976
Bottled
11.06.2012
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butts
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AB/JFAH
Barcode
5020613034853
Added on
06 sep 2012 3:37 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 689.26

9 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Albyn 1976 GM

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.36 points

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glen Albyn 1976 - 2012, 43% alc. Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail. Expansion: Sherry barrels (refill)

    Nose: Slightly musty and moist wood aromas, plus beeswax and a little wood smoke. Then lavender and ripe pears come to the fore, as well as some barley malt and oats, very slightly tangerine. I also find a somewhat salty, mineral aroma. Overall very harmonious and consistent.

    Palate: Noticeably lavender and a little green paprika. Beeswax and wood smoke, some nutmeg and roasted nuts. The sweetness becomes creamier, honey comes up. With cloves and oranges, as well as a little dark chocolate with pepper.

    Finish: Medium to long, dry and at the same time a lot of wax. Again pear and orange, plus lots of oak and cinnamon.

    Conclusion: This approx. 36 year old whisky is really nice, very balanced between a lot of wax and spicy oak. 88/100 points (2021)

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  2. Youngone scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Although it is fairly closed, it is really tasty but not very special. Probably it was past its peak before it was bottled. A bottling on cask strength would probably have been better to make it more expressive. But not bad for this low alcohol percentage.
    • Nose
      Quite fruity at first with yellow apples and oranges. This is followed by creme brulee, whipped cream and pears. Later the creme brulee in the nose becomes stronger. It’s a little musty, almost dunnage warehouse. As if the fruit disappears and you get mustiness in return
    • Taste
      Apples, caramel and milk chocolate. Oranges and honey here too. Despite its 43%, it does have a creamy mouthfeel. But is fairly closed and I can’t get a lot of flavours out of it.
    • Finish
      Mid-long, a little fruity and caramel. Somewhat drying.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Quite fruity (somewhat – but not entirely – reminiscent of those Fino matured old Speysiders) and mature with hints of porridge and cereal. There's honey, oranges and a touch of pickle brine.
    • Taste
      Fruity and tannic with a whiff of honey and even a touch of smoke, followed by green apples. Somewhat waxy and a nice creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Lingering fruits, medium in length.

  5. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. addyhd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    According to Whiskybase info this is (in 2018) the last bottled expression of Glen Albyn.

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  13. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (lemons, oranges, citrus), hay, grassy, oaky
    • Taste
      Pepper, fruity (lemons, oranges), oaky
    • Finish
      Rather short, citrus, earthy

  14. dicembre29 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Cinnamon. Milk and white chocolates. Ju-jubes. Fruit cocktail in sugar syrup. Lemon muffin. A little bit of tartness. Light clean florals. Some dental cement and a touch of polish. Banana cream pie. Something here that reminds of a very old rum.

    Palate: Again…that fruit cocktail, syrupy soft sweetness. Chocolate again. Oranges and orange zest. White cake dessert notes with smoke and wine. Almond and other toasted nuts. A little over-oaked, to be honest.

    Thoughts: 36 years old, and should have been pulled sooner. Having said that…as I mentioned above, these must have been quite dead sherry butts, as I’d almost guess this came from ex-bourbon barrels, as opposed to sherry. If you can pull small sips across the tongue and try to wrap your head around the heavy oak…this is close to a winner.

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  15. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottlers note (by WEISER):

    Color: Dark gold.

    Without water:

    - Aroma: Rich influences of sherry, with hints of raisins and ripe banana. Subtle floral notes with summer berries and lemonade.

    - Taste: Peppery and fruity with a hint of lavender and fresh green apples. A slight saltiness is creamy and stops. In the body, light to medium.

    With water:

    - Aroma: Toasted malt with a hint of hay and soft fruits. Cooked apples and stewed pears. Sweet with brown sugar and creme brûlée notes.

    - Taste: Sweet sherry aromas with hints of charred wood. Pear and ripe banana notes with a hint of almond.

    Aftertaste: Long and sweet. A rounded Highland paints 

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