Glenesk 1971 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
Stated Age
32 years old
Number of bottles
49.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 sep 2008 11:02 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2003.98

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12 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenesk 1971 DL

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.20 points.

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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  3. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fine example of an age whisky, with the exception of flavor, the set of ingredients is not very diverse, but everything goes deep; At the same time, despite the years, the mole is fresh and cheerful, open and friendly, not requiring any tasting strain in the process and leaving a warm pleasant aftertaste.
    • Nose
        Soft, velvety, old wood of noble breeds, tender sweet vanilla, lemon zest in the background, lollipops, old dusty books, dried apples and pears, very weak sandalwood shades and accompanying Indian incense; delicately and deeply.
    • Taste
        Thick, oak, strong peppery wave, lemon peel, spicy oak, creamy notes, not too wide range, but everything is written very deeply and carefully.
    • Finish
        Soft, spicy oak in many shades, burnt crackers, dark beer, caramel, malt, leavened wort, hops.

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

    This Whisky was sold for 387 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2016

  5. UsquebaughNL did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Glenesk 32 yo 1971/2003 (49.7%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 258 bottles)  Colour: straw. Nose: very fresh, starting as fruity as possible, on bold notes of apple juice. Extremely bold notes of apple juice, in fact! All the rest is sort of hidden behind those, and stays so for a long time. Then we have hints of vanilla, flowers (peonies, buttercups), light honey, dry white wine (Chardonnay)…

    Maybe also a little flour, porridge… Quite one-dimensional considering its age, but lovers of apple juice should like this a lot. Mouth: a sweet attack but it’s also a little sharp and tannic, with lots of pepper and nutmeg. Notes of tea, ginger ale, maybe a little vanilla… It gets then extremely herbal (grass juice, spinach, cooked sorrel… Gets quite bitter, with a rather long but almost acrid finish and lots of pepper. This one is a bit hard for my fragile palate ;-). I tried with a little water but that didn’t improve it, it got even more tea-ish (unsugared strong tea). But the big apple juice on the nose was impressive. 75 points.


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