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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Vintage
10.1984
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Casknumber
3884
Number of bottles
300
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Oct 2015 11:47 am by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 364,72

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Whisky Reviews for Glenesk 1984 VM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not too complex but very sophisticated and rare treasure from a closed distillery.
    • Nose
      Oily and floral. Waxy apple peel, citruses, rose and freshly cut grass.
    • Taste
      Lemon syrup, tangerine, waxy fruits, grass and spices.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy with citruses.

  2. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Glen Esk 30 yo 1984/2015 (51%, The Cooper's Choice, refill butt, cask #3884, 300 bottles)  Glen Esk is becoming rarer by the minute (in the midst of the general indifference of most whisky lovers). Colour: straw. Nose: as grassy and full of oils as it gets. Fruit peels (apples, walnuts, almonds) and paraffin, linseed oil, cut grass… It’s really austere, but I’m sure it used to bring depth and body to just any old blend. Also some grapefruit and, perhaps ideas of traces of hints of roses. With water: chalk, clay, concrete, plaster… All great! Mouth (neat): but this is very good! It’s got the fatness of those old distilleries (don’t believe the good people who tell you that they closed these distilleries because they weren’t the best ones, they usually closed them because they weren’t the most efficient!) Grass, wax, lemon, chalk, citrons… It’s the purity that’s most impressive here, and one cannot not think of the best rieslings (Alsatian, of course). With water: it just loves water. Gets maltier, with softer citrusy tones. Mandarins, perhaps. Finish: medium, concise and precise, on lemon, grass, and wax. Comments: Glen Esk was largely used in VAT 69, but was only bottled as an OB for Italy if I remember well (still got a bottle). It was shut down in 1985, and I had to wait until 2016 to find my favourite expression ever. This very one. Yeah, I’ve only tasted a dozen anyway. SGP:361 - 88 points.

  4. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I was expecting much better whisky of this age. It is also much younger, has no "old" side, is not especially complex, and is not surprising. Not bad and balanced as a whole, but the ramage is not worth the plumage.
    • Nose
      Present, fruity and sweet. Yellow apples, white grapes, and fructose that coat them. After aeration, vanilla malt appears.
    • Taste
      Rich and heady at first. The yellow fruits (apple and apricot) dominate, then vanilla apricot grows as dram.
    • Finish
      Average. Tangy spices attack the tongue. A fruity astringency then settles in the mouth.

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