Overall rating
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rarest of the Rare
Stated Age
22 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Mar 2009 12:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 878,91

6 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1981 DT

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.40 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2017]  After another deep dig in my cellar I found this very dark bottle of my beloved Glenugie distillery and I could not resist to crack it open (four days ahead of christmas).  I bought bottle no. 461 for 118 Euro in December, 2004.

    The colour is mahogany and it looks like a true sherry monster.  But it is not (what is good in this case as the malt characteristics of Glenugie still shine through all the sherry flavours).  The nose offers a rather sweet&sour herbal-driven sherry profile with some slight cheesy aromas that are not too unpleasant.  But I have to admit I do not like cheese in a glass at all (but I acknowledge that others will probably love it).  By the way, on a plate I like all kinds of cheese (the more the better).  The dram arrives very nicely on the palate with a great coating feeling and no distracting moments at all.  The taste is quite different to the nose:  No cheese or sour notes at all but a nice modern style sherry profile with a lot of flavours and aromas, I like it!  It is a lot of fun to chew it a while and try to identify all the different impressions that pop up and vanish one after the other.  The finish is rather long and chewable as well.  No bitter or adstringent notes, what is great.  Some water greatly improves the nose and smoothes the taste, but actually I like the power of the neat taste more.  More water totally changes the profile of the dram from a powerful, spikey and somewhat assertive profile (what I liked) into a smooth, balanced and very quaffable one (what I like, too).

    All in all a very good Glenugie (is there a bad Glenugie out there?) and a great whisky to play with water, for sure...  To do this you rather need 5cl of this whisky at least (better 10cl) and not just a small sample, unfortunately.  But it is worthwhile to go for it!

    PS:  After 30 minutes of breathing all the cheesy aromas of the nose have vanished, so I raise my score on that dimension from 86 to 88.  By the way:  As another member indicated some sulphury notes and I am very sensitive to sulphur - no, I did not find any trace of sulphur in this dram...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sample supplied by hs305.

    Nose; Rich thick sherry with some maltiness.

    Palate; Sweet, thick and odd tasting.

    Finish; Medium, spicy, chocolaty, but not all that pleasing. 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Man of Skye did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Glenugie 22 yo 1982/2005 (58%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare, sherry cask #5156) Lots of chestnut honey, with some great smoky notes and some herbs, parsley… It’s also quite yeasty, in a nice way. Not too sherried, good news! It’s also quite nervous on the palate, with lots of various fruits and white pepper. An excellent Glenugie: 87 points. 

  4. newman346 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Glenugie 11 / 1981-07 / 2004 22yo Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 700ml 58% sherry cask ___ 5156 Bottle No.287 / 548 This is the aim of Glenlochy → Glenugie that will finally be the first in my whisky history Is it a memorable cup that turned out to be a relay, but why is it Duncan Taylor? I felt gambling with a strange feeling, so this one cup! Color: What is this? So the color of the nuances of the wild beasts with gamble nature? On the contrary, expectation that makes you feel unexpected when hit was also visible / invisible. Nose: No strange plastic feeling! No caramel feeling! Powerful Riki Lariat that outstanding condition of power of Choshu power after training camp in Saipan! Attack: Tree feeling too early, too much! Overflowing persimmon, mango.The fiery juice of barbarious resin feeling of a hard-fought barrel-out barrel bursting from the battlefield.Body: There is no demonality, but there is a feeling of southern country with outstanding savage but irrespective of the weight of too much The vertex of the Munmun system.Only, Longmorn of the sticky stuff like something else, I will blow it away even if I do not use my hands for manga bursts Taste: Tropical coconut bomb of enormous concentration reduction! "100% palm only juice" like tropical trees all become fruit juice does not allow any perfume! There is no detergent for coconut flour! Like foods that made intense soup stocks in Guava, are all the foods of the world dark blue gangan series southern country thick fruits? It is remarkable for the fantasy stakes of that former mares sweepsters, the explosive power that screams out sand is gross! Finish: Eigo hair is wild beauty? No stickiness for color! There is no magic, but it drowns everything with resinity, it twists and turns like a roaring taste.I do not like the fruit that I entered in food, but please do as much as this Glenugie! Glenugie 's dubious and gorgeous sex appeal rather than a burst, while the technique in the powerful corps is graceful, the poison is a drinking comfort, like the boundary between eggs and grace of the Japanese Ocean, Cyclone, Soup Rex, southern country It was a valuable cup full of burning sensations and the finish hold of Egyu back street, there is no longer anything like this one can drink in succession. Glenlochy! Glenugie! ! Glenlochy! ! Glenugie! ! ! Glenlochy! ! ! Glenugie! ! ! ! Glenlochy! ! ! ! Glenugie! ! ! ! ! Glenlochy! ! ! ! ! After all, the taste you like is the ultimate Aqua Vitae Who? He is? A review? Likes and dislikes? It is incomprehensible to push whisky taste superiority or inferiority to others by absolute evaluation It is impossible story that even in narrow Japanese, taste is different things from west Japan and eastern Japan.Okay, Well, as I thought, even if it was East Japan, even people other than Japan, it seemed Glenugie had screamed and it got excited for a long time. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharspopptz9

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A surprisingly great whisky. Very dense and intense. I had hoped, but not necessarily expected. The sherry does not iron here flat, there are many other flavors in the game. Especially the nose is a force.
    • Nose
      Full, intense, sweet, honey, maple syrup, cooked pears, behind a white oak. Very satisfactory: there you can enjoy the whole day off. I have added a drop of water, there is the right again.
    • Taste
      Amazingly strong, almost a little spicy, wood and here comes the sherry a little bit through. Very complex, thick, almost viscous, wood, sherry and fruits in close contact with honey
    • Finish
      Oak, sherry, a little sulfur, some wood smoke remains. Long and delicious.

  6. bakerman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    needs time and playing with water is higly recomemnded and fun!
    • Nose
      Warm cake (Marmorkuchen), dried fruits (raisins & apple), chocolate, sherry, water adds some chestnut & lovage, complex and changable
    • Taste
      wood, hot, pepper, ginger, sherry, powerfull
    • Finish
      long on bitters & herbal liqueur


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