Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
34 years old
Number of bottles
46.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Mar 2015 2:31 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1500,00

13 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1980 SV

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.29 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    As is the case with many of these old glories, the nose is superlative and the rest is the victim of its own success. How can it be possible to have such a grand old, dignified nose without a little wooden baggage? The nose is simply too good to get caught up in the negatives. You just need to appreciate it for what it is. And I do. An incredible old gem.

    Also, did you know Glenlochy is the highest rated distillery in whiskybase, with over 100 bottlings. Higher even than Brora, Port Ellen, Hanyu, Karuizawa...
    • Nose
      95 95
      Stunning nose. Old and dignified. Lacquer and old paint cans. The best most pure vanilla. Old coins and antique furniture. Some nice fruits like overripe mango, papaya, honeydew, dates. Beeswax and honey. Mint gum. I could smell this forever.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sharp and bright, almost fizzy. There’s wax, but it’s in the taste and not the mouthfeel if that makes sense. Vanilla, coins, cold metal, plaster.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very bright, sunflowers, vanilla, butterscotch, rather strict from the wood. Not overly bitter, but firm tannins for sure. Hemp. Lacquer and some putty. Yes definitely putty. Long finish on old wood.

  2. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Glenlochy 34 yo 1980/2015 (46.5%, Signatory Vintage, hogshead, cask #2822, 98 bottles)  Ninety-eight bottles, how ‘micro’ is this? Colour: gold. Nose: just superb. High-class vanilla pods (did you know vanilla pods grow on orchids?), with tropical fruits and minty touches. The combination is just perfect, no aromas are singing louder than the others. Papayas ‘on location’ (not in Western supermarkets), small pink bananas, a touch of eucalyptus, homemade custard, wee whiffs of thuja wood, as well as a little church incense (no fancy scents)…  Mouth: it can happen that a lot of wood does not become a problem, and this is the case here. Sure there’s something drying and gritty, but that mingles so well with all this mint, peach skin, dry bananas, pollen, or papayas, that this rather symphonic old Glenlochy has become one of the most elegant whiskies I could try this year. Finish: medium, with some nutmeg, dried breadcrumbs (the oak speaking out), and rather green bananas this time. Perhaps even wacky ripe guavas. Comments: provided you’re not afraid of a little oak, this is a Glenlochy anybody should try to try. Yeah I know, 98 bottles…) SGP:471 - 90 points.


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