Glenlochy 1969

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
25 years old
62.2 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
25 Jan 2009 1:29 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1995.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1969

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.28 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  It was a long long time ago that I had this dram and unfortunately I took no notes - but I remember it was very good.  So let us check if me memory serves me well...

    The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows just a sticky ring at the top of the glass that builds very late some extremely slow legs and fat tears.  This great oiliness promises an excellent mouthfeel and finish.  The nose is a little punchy first due to the 62,2% abv but after the olfactory cells adopted to this it offers a complex and rich grassy-herbal profile with spicy wooden aromas.  All nicely balanced but not very sweet.  It arrives warming on the palate and instantly coats the whole of the mouth with no distracting bitter or adstringent moments - exactly like the texture promised!  The taste is much sweeter than the nose on quite a lot of different fruits and barley sugars.  The herbal and grassy aromas hide in the background now and add to a great complexity of different layers.  The finish is very long and sticky with no bitter or drying notes.  But it adds more spices and some honey flavours that are delicious.

    After adding some water the nose gets more approachable and offers sweeter aromas, finally.  But both the taste and finish loose some of the power so I like to nose it reduced but prefer to drink it neat (I simply use two glasses for that).

    And yes, my memory served me well - this is another great dram out of the fine "Rare Malt" series and a perfect one to explore the profile of this lost distillery in detail.  By the way, you still can visit this distillery in Fort Williams as the buildings and warehouses have been converted into flats...

    PS:  Today's prices for this bottling are simply ridiculous, I bought a 20cl bottle for 24 Euro in April, 2002.
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    • Finish
      91 91

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Glenlochy 1965 32 year 42.3% DL Platinum WB ID 13773
    Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% SV WB ID 7843
    Glenlochy 1969 25 year 62,2% Rare Malts OB WB ID 6163

    This was an interesting H2H the 2 X 65 are similar, both excellent with bags of fruit and hey both caress your palate, difficult to pick a winner but the Signatory gets the nod out of these 2 in a close battle.
    The 69 Rare Malts is a bruiser, with crisp peat and again plenty of fruit, lighter but with so much power.
    Probably not the fairest H2H where power is concerned, but the amount of peat in it surprised me and in my view this particular rare malt is a matcj in my view or very close to the 72 Brora for sheer power, when you play around with water the sweetness you can get is real quality.
    So which one wins, well in final summary for different reasons the 65 SV, 69 RM, 65 DL in that order.
    All 3 are quality, the 65's charm you, the 69 assaults you literally.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    It is long overdue doing a note on this Lochy.
    This is a monster of a whisky but a small sample will not be enough, because it really changes with water, 3 drops at a time, x 3 and you have similar but 3 different whisky.
    This is one you really need to experiment with water to get the full monty as it where.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Light, fragrant, fresh & fruity sums this up nicely on the nose.
      It is mainly apple & unripe pear with a flower note and yes there is some peat mixed with light sponge.
      You can tell there is some power lurking in there somewhere :)
      After a few minutes some cereal notes emerge.
    • Taste
      95 95
      A massive fruit punch between the eyes and then a huge peat blast before the fruit returns.
      Initial taste is excellent, just a little drying. The is all on sherbet lemon, icing sugar and sweet peat but PPM must be quite high, this is like a less oily, sweeter and lighter Caol Ila, the peat is crisp and clean, excellent.
      I initially put in 3 drops of water so I will add a little more to see if it opens up even more?
      The sweetness on show here is lovely, it keeps coming in waves but the peat also grows, its never ending.
      More water added.
      Creamy now, the peat is still bashing my tongue about and the sweet fruit is a little more pronounced
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, sweet, fruity peat that keeps coming in waves and seems never ending.

  4. Teresa scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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  5. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, though not the most essential Rare Malts.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Grass and herbals. Vanilla, honey, citruses, lacquered wood and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Powerful and oily. Waxy fruits, white pepper, vanilla ice cream and mint.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, spicy, sweet.

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Body: Firm, smooth and oily.
    • Nose
      Charred oak and roasted chestnuts. Creamy. Lovely.
    • Taste
      Marron glace and clotted cream. Like a ice-cream sorbet. Very nice sweetness. Ice-cream shop.
    • Finish
      The finish is dry but big and long. Zest and peppery.

  7. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    1 point ???

  8. Whisky-Art scored this whisky 1 points Member Senior

    Glenlochy 25 yo 1969/1995 (62.2%, OB, Rare Malts, 20cl) This wee baby from the utterly lovely sets of 20cl bottles that could be found in the mid-90s. Why haven’t we bought more of those, why? Colour: pale gold. Nose: astounding, just astounding. You’re eating high-quality apples near a working coal stove, while polishing your shoes and quaffing some kind of heavily hopped IPA. With water: question, can you make shoe polish out of lemons? Also love these notes of concrete dust after a heavy shower. Mouth (neat): ooh this is good. It’s from the countryside, it’s got hay, smoke, dairy cream, barley, shoe polish, engine oil… And, yes, gunflints (well the ideas of gunflints as quoted when tasting white wine, because I’m not sure I’ve ever come across actual gunflints). With water: best of lemons and limestone. Finish: long, a bit minimal in a way, but supremely elegant. Comments: yeah, Pouilly-Fumé. Let’s spare a thought for the talented distillers who made this while listening to Honky Tonk Women. SGP:463 - 92 points.
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