Overall rating
89.64/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB63112
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Glasgow Distillery Company (TGDC)
Bottling serie
Cache 1
Vintage
04.1988
Bottled
01.2015
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Spanish Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Singular - Fine & Rare Whiskies
Barcode
5060411500020
Added on
08 jan 2015 1:00 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 588.53

18 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Prometheus 26-year-old TGDC

13 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.64 points.

  1. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion, a perfect whisky, slightly smoky, impressive Macallan...

    Just lovely...
    • Nose
      95 95
      SMELL warm, sweet with butterscotch, aromatic heather, orange peel and smoky charcoal.
    • Taste
      96 96
      PALATE Creamy, complex, red berries, ginger, coffee, milk chocolate and slices of candied orange. Initially spicy, then vanilla, roasted aromas and sourness like gooseberries. Smoke in the background with sherry.
    • Finish
      94 94
      FINISH Milky coffee with vanilla ice cream and some fruit with noticeable smoke. Long, very long, very, very long. An impressive finish with sweet creamy toffee that covers the palate and even the lips.

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  3. hig030 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. pbe3300 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Macallan? 'glasgow distillers'

    1st fill sherry
    'viscous'
    bit peated and light hint of sulfur, but not unpleasant ...
    caramel, chocolate and even some tar ...

  5. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    needs some air and time ...
    after 30 min. in the nosing glass:

    Aroma:
    Elegant, balanced and very pleasant with impressions of nuts (walnuts), sherry and fine wood notes. Aromatic, slightly fruity and warm to the touch with a little orange and a hint of vanilla.

    Taste:
    Aromatic with oak, sherry, spicy wood notes, a hint of spicy,
    slight sherry sweetness but in balance with oak.
    Balanced, also here a hint of orange, spices, fine wood notes.

    Departure:
    Soft, slightly fruity with sherry and with a not intrusive but always noticeable oak. Tart and sweet, at the end again with a little sherry and raisins, slightly tart, hint of nutty, very long finish.

    An elegant, successful and a “designed” whisky.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. szicskeee scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Good

  7. szicskeee scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Good

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Complex and interesting, tastes older than it is despite it is actually not a young one, I like th ebalance of sweetness and spices
    • Nose
      Intense, nutty, sherry, hints of leather, spices, pepper, nutmeg, cloves
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, liquorice, subtle sweetness, fine oak wood, xmas spice, cinnamon, nutty again
    • Finish
      Long and warm, stille spicy and little sweet

  10. malt70 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The 26-year-old and 27-year-old in direct comparison: https://fosm.de/tasting-prometheus-26yo-vs-27yo/
    • Nose
      Mild Sherrynoten and light smoke, a little fruit and orange, I think so too. Over time, he also changes without water. Very complex. A very interesting combination. Now chocolate is also added. And raisins.
    • Taste
      Mock and chocolate, vanilla and pepper. Mild smoke. A lot of power for the 47%. The dark fruits and oranges are also noticeable. A little reminds me of the marmalade.
    • Finish
      Long mellow finish, fruity, little oak especially for 26 years, light nut notes

  11. toklian scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Obviously requires some time (1 minute per year minimum)))) to develop and gain full power
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. JollyRoger scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    This is definitely NOT a distillery bottling, as this Glasgow distiller doesnt exist 5 years yet and this whisky is 26 years old.  Casks bought/given somewhere else and bottled. As are the next 3 bottlings: this is the first in a series of four (26, 27, 28, 29 yo)

  13. yoavg did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Excellent whisky with one serious drawback. Full review is here: http://whiskygospel.com/2015/03/23/whisky-review-tasting-notes-prometheus-26yo/

  14. Finlaggan scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:
    http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2015/02/prometheus-26yo-glasgow-distillery.html

  15. DramMan scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    I had to downgrade the presentation because I have not yet seen exactly how the bottle and presentation box will look.
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      99 99

  16. DramMan scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    Just tasted this today at Hanse Spirit and my friends and I are blown
    away by it - cannot wait until this comes on the market next month! But
    600€ a bottle? Without a doubt it is well worth it. We tried The Dalmore
    25 years today too - and the finish on Prometheus is significantly better.

    We are
    still not sure who the original distiller is but they sure know what
    they are doing. When I think about The Dalmore 25 costing around 700€ a
    bottle - I would say that Prometheus is easily worth at least that and
    after having tasted it I would gladly pay more.

    An amazing
    whisky. So excited about other
    bottles coming from the Glasgow Distillery too, especially with David Robertson involved in their
    new spirits I really have great expectations from these guys.

    An absolute MUST have for anyone that can appreciate a dram of this quality.

    Just found this online, pre-orders being taking in North America now for $950 per bottle. The European market place is very lucky!

    http://bespokespirits.net/about-prometheus/

  17. SteveW110 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    At the premiere of the new and highly praised Prometheus at the HanseSpirit in Hamburg, he came to me as "First" Malt of the Day in the glass and what can I say, except:
    "He left no lasting impression!"

    I gave Prometheus the time to unfold in the glass, but disappointingly little unfolded ...
    If he had jumped blindly into my glass, he would not have put it on 26yo either. In the body it is nicely balanced and harmonizes between the 47% alcohol and the sherry-cask influence.
    The finish is quite short and disappointed here a little.

    All in all, a nice malt for 60-100 €, but he is in his price range at the highest level.

    (you do not even have to try it, it's so unspectacular)
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

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