Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
07 years old
Bourbon Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Jul 2015 10:15 am by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 51,27

2 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendalough 07-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.76 points

  1. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      70 70
      fruit, spices
    • Finish
      69 69

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nice new Irish, although not really, of course. If I were a gambling man (which I am not), I’d say this is Cooley. Around 50 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is rich in apples, banana and citrus – orange zest! – with a mild floral touch, but also something metallic (without disturbing). I am reminded of furniture polish. But it works. The nose is clean and fruity and nicely balanced.
    • Taste
      It is less balanced on the palate, though. The orange zest returns and takes the lead. This is followed by crème brûlée and apples. Some cinnamon and allspice. Rosehip. Unripe banana. And again that metallic edge, but it still does not bother me.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long and spicy, in which the oranges make place for tea and tannins. It does die a very bitter death. 

  3. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskeyfun.com:

    Glendalough 7 yo (46%, OB, Irish, single malt, bourbon barrel, +/-2015)  This is sourced double-distilled malt whiskey – probably ex-Cooley – by the new Glendalough Distillery. Good idea to have some whiskey to sell when you’re just starting. Colour: gold. Nose: nice! Certainly Irish, with this very peculiar blend of ripe bananas, copper, shoe polish, and overripe apples. The whole’s clean, not immature at all, and nicely balanced, not over-fruity, not too dry. Mouth: it may be a tad rough now, but apples, bananas and guavas come in abundance. It’s also funny that while this is double-distilled single malt, it’s got something Midletonian, and certainly ‘pot still’. Perhaps these notes of metal (copper again) and herbal teas (rosehip for sure). I find it really good. Finish: rather long, with much more vanilla, and a bitterer aftertaste (cinnamon and green tea). Comments: very very fine. Curious to see if the distillery’s own make will be in the same cluster when mature. SGP:641 - 81 points.

  4. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      violet perfume, heather, cereal
    • Taste
    • Finish
      medium and malty

  5. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Guntis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (apples, pears, bananas), metallic, shoe polish 
    • Taste
      Fruity (apples, pears, bananas), metallic, herbs, tea, flowery
    • Finish
      Medium long, vanilla, bitter

  9. Shane_IL scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The nose was very pleasant on this, but was let down by the taste.
    • Nose
      Very fruity. Candied pineapple. Coconut. Mango achar. Cinnamon & Sugar mix. Peaches. Juicy fruit gum. Macadamias. Light sawdust. Bit of pine. Nice floral note. Some sweet grains (kind of like malted barley when you eat it straight).
    • Taste
      Bitter wood. Bit of a weird funky note, like a dirty dish rag. Not so nice. Dry fruits. Bitters. Overripe apricots. 
    • Finish
      Long. Dry wood. Bitter fruits. A bitter wood note lingers at the back of the throat.

  10. Remko scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very young whiskey indeed. Fruity, wine-gums. Good price-quality ratio.


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