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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Bottling serie
Artist #3
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
4257
Number of bottles
194
Strength
43.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Oct 2013 1:41 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 749,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glencraig 1976 LMDW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    At first nosing I was confused and didn't know what to expect, but it does open up quite nicely and in the end I couldn't help but like it. Not at all like a Glenburgie of the same age, lacking foremost that faint feeling of peat in the mouth, while still having a smokier taste than Glenburgie would, all due most likely to the use of a Lomond still.
    • Nose
      That sauce they put in Big Macs? Eh? Yeah, there certainly is some pickle relish or pickle mayo thing going on here, mixed with a flat red grapefruit soda, pumpernickel, clarified butter, and vanilla. There is something here that says it's different from a regular pot still malt, but it's hard to pin down what it is exactly.
    • Taste
      The body is light but big. Unusual, in that it tastes exactly as you'd expect from its bottling strength of 45,7 %, but still there is a fattiness to the body that makes it feel firm after it's been on the tongue a while. Faint fruitiness, a spicy sweet dessert cake, brown sugar, creaminess, a faint smoky aroma, and taffy. It's really quite lovely.
    • Finish
      Long, with vanilla and a warming feeling. Oily, with plain, old oak (no bitter tannins).

  2. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE (LMDW): Color: bright gold. Nose: balanced, greedy. Its fruity is a pure delight, it shows at the same time of exoticism (pineapple, litchi) and liveliness (lemon, pink grapefruit) Its fine woody mixes with the spices of a great softness (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg). Heady flowers (iris, rose), coconut and lavender honey gradually cover the aromatic palette. Palate: ample, unctuous. Finely cocoa-flavored, it evokes barley fields swept by a light wind, and in the distance you can hear the surf of the sea. Ripe fruit (apple, quince) feed and nourish the mid-palate. It evolves on more earthy notes of undergrowth and mushrooms. Finale: sweet, creamy. Particularly herbaceous (cut hay, green malt), it shows a lot of freshness and youth of spirit.Fanting, it becomes progressively vanilla, spicy (ginger), fruity (apricot, white peach) and floral ( boxwood, old rose) The retro-olfaction is honey (acacia, heather) and the empty glass is balsamic (cedar) and slightly medicinal (ointment). Comment: In 1958, the Glenburgie distillery was equipped with two Lomond-type stills to produce a second single malt called Glen Craig, which was never officially bottled, but was developed until 1980. This venerable version expresses perfectly the character herbaceous and floral of this extremely confidential single malt.

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