Glenlochy 1969

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
25 years old
62.08 % Vol.
750 ml
US Label
United States United States
Added on
24 sep 2008 5:53 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1388.32

31 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenlochy 1969

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.61 points.

  1. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Exquisite nose that's both fresh and refined. A certain oily citrus approach that develops into a complex bouquet of flavors worthy of exploration. Fortunate to have a bottle for that purpose.
    • Nose
      92 92
      fresh nectarine, new saddle leather, honey, brown sugar, sweet Texas Pink grapefruit, sherry, subtle smoke, slight ethanol, opening up into honey tangelo rind... possibly plus two on T&F, but need more time to review.
    • Taste
      89 89
      oily, honey, floral almost lilac sensation, slight smoke, melon, bitter, yet sour sweet lingering lemon citrus; water opens up violet notes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      slight black pepper, honey, walnut, oak tannins,

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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Very powerful and drinkable, not too complex, water recommended
    • Nose
      90 90
      Yellow fruits, honey, peach, pear, spices, pepper, blossoms, little herbs - pretty good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, oily, good sweetness, more honey, yellow fruits, spices, little ginger, pepper - still good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, burning, spicy, zesty

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Honey, herbs, floral and fruity with white flesh stone fruits, punchy with a hint of smoke, very good

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    I left a lid on my glass for 5 minutes and when I took the lid off to nose it, the end of my nose nearly blew off, it is that powerful and then I remembered that the other 69 RM I had a bottle of was very similar, powerful, peaty and peppery, the only other experience like is is a 1972 cask strength Brora or old Glen Garioch.
    There is also masses of punchy fruit, fresh pineapple, hint of green apple and a little apricot.

    The palate is creamy at first and then the end of your tongue and the sides of your throat are skinned by the alcoholic power on show, I am actually salivating here.
    There is a touch of bitternes and something a little different to WB ID 6163,because there is a metallic note, not a bad one but it is there, oh hang on I know what has happened one of my fillings has melted , lordy.
    This finish, is massive and endless and my tongue has just collapsed, the sweet fruit gum note also increases.

    Ok with water down to about 48-50%

    The nose is softer than when neat but surprisingly it has changed little?
    The palate is creamier at first with the really juicy white fruits again but then the peat arrives and the balance is great so enough water but not to much.
    There is definately some white pepper in the mix and the finish is not so long and less brutal with water.

    I actually preferred this neat, this is wild animal, it almost spits at you, in all the years I have been drinking whisky, this was one of the best for sheer power , this is an experience, even compared to the best Brora, Glen Garioch, Ardbeg etc,

    The info on this bottle page must be wrong, how can this be a 1969 25 year and be bottled in 1996,surely this was bottled in 1994?
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

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

    This Whisky was sold for 1.300 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2016and for 582 € in March 2015and for 1.004 € in Sept.2014

  7. zby0001 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. darren918jp scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A little too long in the ok for this one, making it a somewhat difficult dram with a bitterish finish that doesn't make you want to come back for more--but you're going to have to finish the glass despite yourself, you obstinate pig headed whisky devotee. 

    If, however, you add enough water, the situation is greatly improved. 


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