Glenlochy 1952 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
49 years old
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 sep 2008 6:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5149.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenlochy 1952 DL

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.32 points.

  1. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose and palate are similar but what I liked in the nose, I didn't like as much for the palate. An old single grain or rum feeling. This is a very good whisky, just not my preferred profile.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Honey, precious woods, dried fruits (prunes, raisins) and stewed fruits (apples, plums), various spices, old leather and dusty books, chocolate and toffee.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Rum raisin, coconuts, vanilla, spices, honey, various nuts, liquorice, precious woods and just a tiny bit of oak which is impressive for this age.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long. Lingering fruits and spices.

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  3. DrFreeEnergy scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Polished wood, very rich, spice, burnished walnut. Stunning dram! Tasted with the Laing Brothers Fred and Stewart in Glasgow in June 2005, the purpose of the tasting was to evaluate cask samples for what eventually was bottled for the PLOWED Laphroaig. The Laings generously brought a bottle of this 1952 Glenlochy to taste and told us the story behind this bottle, nicknamed “Magoun”. Their father Douglas Laing was a gentleman who enjoyed doing a share of his business at the racetrack and had a system of nicknaming his cask picks after the horses he was playing on the day of transactions, hence Magoun. This particular cask was unaccounted for until notes were deciphered and the cask was located in its warehouse - and then bottled, albeit what was left behind by the angels. A story fit for a great dram, and we remain grateful that both the whisky and the story were shared.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is the oldest vintage of Glenlochy bottled in 1952, the next oldest is a 1956 Cadenhead I believe?
    This has been on my bucket list to try for a long time.

    Very rich sherry and very deep aroma wise. Cocoa, coffee, milk chocolate, plump dark raisins and yes some wood is present mixing with the sherry.
    Taking the lid off my nosing glass and with air you get burnt orange, jaffa cake, hints of menthol, faint coal tar soap.
    With a few more minutes in the glass, some fig and hints of prune juice.

    Fizzy at first with a very rich chocolate and caramel note, what fruit there is that the nose hinted at is overpowered by the sherry & wood.
    The fruit is there is stewed plum, blackberry and a little fig and raspberry with damson. The wood is there but not as invasive as I was expecting as the fruit seems to grow and thankfully checks it.
    The depth of profile is not massive but after a few more minutes a subtle spice note is there

    Mellow and soothing, not too long but very pleasant

    With a few small drops of water

    The nose is more pronounced, and the palate is a little sweeter with more spice which lingers into the finish, which is also a little sweeter.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      In the first place, wax, then glue, as found in old grains, or some rums! Ultra fragrant! Rancio, leather, port, chocolate ... Creme brulee and caramel sauce.
    • Taste
      Melted to the extreme, beautiful vanilla. Spices surrounded by velvet honeyed sweetness!
    • Finish
      We find these sweet spices with chocolate.

      What a good moment!

      Nose & Mouth: 5/5
      Final 4/5

      Whisky n ° 2085

  6. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    the last 2nd cru that I missed!
    • Nose
      spices!! on coriander, paprika, nutmeg, it's dry and sweet, there's honey in there, with hay, it's a bit peppery
      wood, stubborn, intense, a little mold
      wax on a leather chair, cream
      undifferentiated fruits with vanilla in return, but stewed and macerated!
    • Taste
      profusion of spices, wood !!
      cooked and toasted kernel arrives, it's very good and tenacious
      leather, concentrated sherry (yes, if!), licorice too, old polish, moldy and cooked nuts, which macerates in its shell
      the wood in return, and roasted coffee beans!
      macerated and maderized fruits !!
    • Finish
      long on wood, leather, fruit with cooked mandarin peel
      liquorice, coffee and black cocoa
      honey and spices fluffy!

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2007]  I had this dram during a "30+ years" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95+. My notes state a full-bodied profile with slightly smoky notes.  I called it "superlecker!" (ultra-delicious).

    I re-tasted it several years later but found it not that flabbergasting anymore with too much wooden impressions which harmed the balance of the dram (score was 92.5). Nonetheless, great stuff from the past.

  8. wcollector did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This whisky was sold Euro 2325 at in Februar 2016

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

    This Whisky was sold for 1.593 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016


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