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Overall rating
87.85/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Vintage
27.11.1981
Bottled
06.2006
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
5515
Number of bottles
562
Strength
61.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 586,00

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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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