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Overall rating
88.60/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Clydesdale Original (TCO)
Vintage
04.1974
Bottled
03.2008
Stated Age
33 years old
Casknumber
0016/1601
Number of bottles
248
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055030605447
Added on
16 Sep 2008 8:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 575,00

4 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Albyn 1974 TCO

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.60 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Glue and peanut skin, as well coconut shavings and barley husks, followed by apple cider and fermented apples, as well as vanilla custard. Finally a touch of cherry syrup.
    • Taste
      Quite a harsh arrival, with plenty of chili pepper, but it also has a waxy quality. I find apples, almonds and cloves, as well as tinned pineapple.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and orchard fruits.

  2. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. UsquebaughNL scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Whiskynotes.be:

    Glen Albyn 33 yo 1974 (58,9%, Clydesdale 2008, cask #0016/1601, 248 btl.)Nose: starts on freshly cut grass and grains. After a while, it develops fruity notes of unripe mango, green apple, tangerine and lime. Faint strawberries. Quite “green”. A bit of leather and clean oak. After a while, an unexpected whiff of sea air can be detected. Quite smooth and harmonious. Mouth: good attack, again high on citrus with added spices (cinnamon, a bit of pepper). Big hints of unripe stone fruits and apples. Gets drier towards the end with some pine oak and resinous notes. Finish: long, lots of lemon with dry oak and a slightly bitter edge.An unusual but very interesting dram that needs time. Nevertheless it convinced me completely. Great cask selection by The Clydesdale. Around € 150 if you’re lucky enough to find one.Score: 90/100

  8. UsquebaughNL scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Glen Albyn 33 yo 1974/2008 (58.9%, The Clydesdale Company, cask #0016/1601, 248 bottles)  Colour: pale gold. Nose: a little fruitier and more expressive than the 1981 but still very grassy. White cherries, kirsch, butter, green apples and hints of porridge. And the same notes of wet rocks as in the 1981. With water: ah, this works beautifully. Morels, old leather, moss, tobacco, eucalyptus and hints of patchouli. An unusual dram. Mouth (neat): very close to the 1981 but with an added spiciness (green pepper). Very lemony in fact, rather than orangey. A little fuller than the 1981. With water: excellent! Lemon balm sweets, lemon marmalade, speculoos, apple spirit (white calvados) and cough drops. Finish: rather long, all on squeezed lemon (skin included). Comments: the best Glen Albyn I ever had ;-).SGP:462 - 86 points.

  9. christophe_carles scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

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