Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
40 years old
Sherry Cask
DL 2097
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2008 5:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 200.00

19 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballindalloch 1965 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    Very complex, balanced and still powerful - almost a sherry bomb but not overpowered - for me its close to a perfect sherry whisky - the finish is probably a bit tannic and astringent but definitely no sulphur - for sure very drinkable and very much enjoyable - brilliant!

    It's surely among the best sherried Glenfarclas I had so far!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Truck loads of dried fruits including prunes, plums, dates, figs, acacia honey, molasses, brown sugar, wet pipe tobacco, spices, nutmeg, little menthol, eucalyptus, whiffs of coconut, chocolate and cooked oranges, toffee, finest sherry wood, little black pepper - really my favorite sherry profile - superb!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Punchy, oily, creamy, little sirupy, little liquorice, balanced sweetness, more menthol and eucalyptus, pepper, nutmeg, xmas spice, more of any kind of dried fruits, also some cooked fruits, apricot jam, hints of strawberry and orange peel, deep sherry wood, spices, little tannic - delicious!
    • Finish
      96 96
      Long, warm, fruity, spices, more sherry wood, little more tannic and a bit astringent but not drying, little coffee and toffee, pepper, little herbal - excellent!

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great sherry, dark fruits, red fruits, blackcurrant, orange peel, tobacco, menthol, Demerara, honey, excellent glenfarclas

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Sherry mania in a top DL collection series - The Old Malt Cask releasing superb bottles. This, IS one of them.
    • Nose
      93 93
      First impression out of the bottle: French buttered toast slobbered with lots of orange marmalade.

      On the lows of the nose, I get hazelnut wrapped chocolate with crunched up bits of coconut shavings in the mix.

      On the mid, burnt brown sugar over strawberries then dipped into fresh cream.

      On the nose itself, drizzle of medium dark chocolate, cinnamon powder, thyme, new oak (odd for 40 years). Somewhat sulfurous, but at a bare minimal.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Old baked ham hock with honey all over the place. Very thick and difficult to palate from the get go, but as time passes it matures well. Charcoal fired stove, whale blubber on a pan with samphire and tamarind juice plus a drizzle of lemon all over. Let it sit, then a chunk of pork belly is added. Salt and pepper to add flavour, brown sugar for extra kicks.

      Now we are ready to serve.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Intensely long with a rather dry mixture to boot, really dry which comes off as displeasing. However, the flavours make up for the issue on that part.

      Generally impressed having not enjoyed many sherry, however, this will top my list of several other extremely sherries malts.


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