Overall rating
90.85/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB41691
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Samaroli (Sa)
Bottling serie
Pure Malt Scotch Whisky
Vintage
1968
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
360
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
R.W. Duthie for Valentino Ramelli, Parma
Added on
22 apr 2013 10:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1157.13

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Whisky reviews for Glen Cawdor 1968 Sa

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.85 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Toffee honey stone fruits citrus, very drinkable

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This bottle has a lot of precipitates at the bottom, my guess is a Springbank.
    • Nose
      Very fresh rose flower, peaches and lemon, light and aromatic. Orange peel and petrol gas. The peat smoke is obvious, more towards Springbank in my opinion. Lemon leaves, Thai leaves bags, beeswaxes. A pretty vibrant nose.
    • Taste
      Despite 43 %, the palate is strong and full, immediate toffee and salted caramel, then more herbal and lemony, a lot of caramel coated lemon and orange. There is some leather, fresh mints and camphor. The palate is still fresh and vibrant, quite sweet, really dynamic in a sense.
    • Finish
      Long, salted caramel, orange, some sweet melon fruits, Magnolia flower.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Neat this has definite similarities with Springbank but with a little water this shares characteristics with old Glen Garioch the way the peat mixes with everything but its a bit fruity and not really peaty enough for a Geery from that period so the Springbank angle may be correct, either way it is very good whisky.
    Now I am talking about Geery I will try this one:-
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10149/glen-garioch-1967-dl
    • Nose
      91 91
      Now this sort of whisky is old style, not the type you get now certainly. On the one hand you have a little vibrant, zesty fruit but there is an austere side to the nose on old varnish and leather mixed with peat and it is slightly closed, you need to spend time with it.
      Finally after a few minutes there are a few floral notes.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Stewed fruit is there but its not zesty, it is stewed to death and coats your mouth, there is a smattering of peat mixed with cream and then you have dried fruit peels mixed with a little golden sultanas.

      Almost a cake sponge side to the profile and the longer you leave it the more it seems to get fatter on the palate, slightly fizzy. The fruit is checked somewhat by the cake note but it wins out in the end.
      A few bitter notes creep in at the end which knock a few points off but still real quality
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long finish, with fruit fading and a smattering of peat surfacing at the end.

      With Water:-
      The fruit is in he background now with more smells of old books leather and definitely more peat, now it smells more like a mid - late1960`s Glen Garioch great stuff.

      Again there are some Glen Garioch similarities with the peat, the water has opened this up nicely but not as much peat as say a 1965 21 year.

  4. Sjors scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Rumoured to be Springbank ? 

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