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Overall rating
88.35/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Vintage
27.04.1976
Bottled
02.09.2003
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
2700
Number of bottles
257
Strength
51.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
03/0646
Added on
13 Sep 2008 11:39 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 900,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1976 SV

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.35 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2019] I bought bottle no. 177 for 70 Euro in October, 2005. Glenugie is one of my favourite lost distilleries (beside Glenury, Port Ellen and Brora) simply because it consistently produced excellent spirits. It fell victim to its inner-city location with a conversation into housing properties during the last whisky crisis of the eighties, sadly...

    ...and this dram did not change my legacy with Glenugie. It owns a truly complex and very interesting old style Highland malt profile that I absolutely adore (compared to the rather simple modern "designed" whiskies). No, it is not spectacular but it is very, very interesting and enjoyable!

    Take your time with such a dram and never have it when you are in a hurry. And shy away all you "Oompf" and "Give-me-that-thrill!" lovers, this dram is for old style drinkers only!
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a little shy and punchy impression first that quickly turns into a traditional Highland style after some time of breathing. There are all the trademark honey-waxy-fruity aromas together with fine spices, oils and some hints of peat. The longer it breathes the richer this nose enfolds - after five minutes it gets truly impressive. Some fine floral notes join in as do shy herbal-haystack aromas. Hey, this is truly old style and very impressive...
    • Taste
      92 92
      ...as is the taste, too! I guess this style of whisky is not produced anymore since the last whisky crisis of the early eighties which is a shame because it is both interesting and very enjoyable. A lot of unusual flavour components that are hard to name join the traditional ones in a fascinating mix - forget about the modern two-dimensional "designed" whiskies with their cheap thrills. This is a complex and truly multi-faceted profile that never gets boring (e.g., after 15 minutes of intense exploration all of a sudden an adorable chocolatey flavour pops up right out of nowhere)...
    • Finish
      91 91
      The dram arrives warming and instantly coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is long and extends on that tasty chocolatey flavour and more spices. Hey, who does not like spiced chocolate? There is a minor-minor drying cardboardy moment towards the end that most drinkers will not recognise anyhow, I guess. Water releases more chalky-mineral aromas in the nose and smoothes the taste, I like this dram both neat and a little reduced to about 46% abv.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is just an initial view but it has a pleasantly fruity nose. mainly on white fruits and the palate is a style lost in the main at the moment but it does remind me of some old/young Millburn and the odd Strathmill.
    The palate is crisp, sweet and faint hints of aniseed and a whiff of peat, balance is good, I like it but then agaian I love Glenugie anyway.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 392 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2015

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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