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Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
10.1977
Bottled
02.1994
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
12 Apr 2013 8:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 515.50

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1977 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/old-rare-a-glenlochy-quartet/

    N: The strongest [abv-wise] yet youngest of the flight, I suspect this to be as astringent, stark, resilient [and even unforgiving] on the palate as it is on the nose, so I shall only nose this at first whilst exploring the rest of the line-up, experimenting with water thereafter. What we have here is a fresh chiselled straight-ahead malty peppery/gingery appley expression with an underlying lactose note. Over time it softens but stays resolutely straight/simple.

    T: Geez, that is peppery with a concentrated zing. I won’t be trying this neat for a second time. The arrival is lively and lovely, though even with plenty of water, it still becomes peppery and sour all the same but far [lemony] sweeter later one, now with more of a sugary chilli zing. In fact, this whisky improves significantly minute by minute, so it’s well worth persevering with, especially once you’ve eked out the distant phenols/char??

    F: Almost detergent-y lemon[rind]-fresh with hints of apple skin/apple pie and a faint lactose/butyric feint-y mildly malty/bready soft fungal < coppery/wash-like waxy-ish finish. Being almost rum-like for a brief moment, we wrap up with a malty Milk of Magnesia and wet gacky chalky chew.

    C: You can imagine how useful this style would have been to DCL as a characterful structural base for their blends, but of course, plenty of other distilleries catered for this role just as well. I’m not too sure how this will fit into the rest of the flight but as it turns out, it found a more than capable sparing partner later on.

  2. InbhirNis scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    From a mini. I accidentally bought two of these before I got my records sorted out - and now I'm damn glad of the oversight, as this is a storming dram, with one of the most complex and beautiful noses I've tried!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Powerful, and initially quite astringent. But soon starts to show its true colours as a classy, fruity old highlander. Chalky, mineral sweetness. Waxy. Bizarrely, it somehow contrives to remind me of my childhood comfort blanket! Genuinely lovely, with icing sugar, becoming delicately floral, then peppery. Really complex!

      With water: herbal, menthol, old grain/sour wood, burning newspaper. What a nose! Sweet perfume of flowers.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Bam! Elegant, poised, lightly smokey. Sweet and slightly rubbery.

      With water: everything is slightly amplified. Crystalline honey, clean, oily, petrol.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, clear, rubber, mineral, slight soapy note which doesn't detract.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N- Fresh pressed lemon juice with oily peels, alongside white cocoa and orange, whiff of strong black tea alike with rock sugar. Old malt barn with ashy burning paper and farm-y notes developed overtimes.P- Intensely sweet with lifted spicy coco peat, finely intertwined of phenol, floral and baked pear/apple pie with cinnamon.

    F- Medium-long, firm waxy coco sweet, baked fruits with green leafy hue.  Some off-tone cupboard on the return, hmmm, I don't care about that too much.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

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