Overall rating
Single Malt
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Stated Age
24 years old
Oak Cask
Number of bottles
61.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 586,00

7 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1981 BA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.85 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Glenugie is one of the greatest lost distilleries.  I never had a bad dram from this distillery and only a few average.  All the rest was simply delicious.  So I have great expectations...

    ...and expectations met.  Even neat this is an easy to drink yet highly complex whisky - sweet and fruity with some hints of spices.  The finish is long with some nice wooden notes that provide a sound structure for all the other aromas.  I really like it.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent nose on this one.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Another very good Glenugie, the nose is excellent and the palate is not far behind.

    Not had a whisky at such high strength 61.8% that was so drinkable.

    Water is not needed with this one,seems to get sweeter as you drink it.
    • Nose
      Really good, fruity, sweet and very pleasant.

      Honey, lemon, caramel, white wine, shortbread and double cream.

      Great nose, just how I like it.
    • Taste
      Sweet like the nose promised, warm shortbread just out the oven, warm bread, limes,  some lemon and then Bakewell Tart (almonds and jam)

      Full on the palate
    • Finish
      Long with some spicy sweetness.

  4. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    A heavy whisky. A great suprise and very good!

    Courtesy of MaltMartin
    • Nose
      Cooked fruits sometimes changing to vegetables like parsley. Then, a mix of candied fruit and... some fried nuts. 
    • Taste
      Thick sweet mouthfeel. Lots of honey, mead and some mint.
      It's a thick whisky that reminds me of Clynelish. Again the fruitiness as in candied fruit. A little dusty as Martin mentions too.
    • Finish
      Nice lingering finish with fresh Moroccan mint tea prepared with gun powder tea of course.

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A less accessible Glenugie in my opinion, which needs time to expose all its flavours. A nice discovery tour for a sunday afternoon in winter.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fresh. Lots of lemons and oranges. Wet grass and wood. A whiff of smoke at the background. Sort of dusty as well.
    • Taste
      Very punchy and hot. Waxy mouthfeel. Becomes bitter-sweet and peppery later on. Sweet fruitness intermingled with round oak. Needs definitly some water.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Oaky and spicy.


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