Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Silent Stills
Stated Age
32 years old
Number of bottles
47.9 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Mar 2009 4:15 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1489.22

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1965 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.90 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Glenlochy 1965 32 year 42.3% DL Platinum WB ID 13773
    Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% SV WB ID 7843
    Glenlochy 1969 25 year 62,2% Rare Malts OB WB ID 6163

    This was an interesting H2H the 2 X 65 are similar, both excellent with bags of fruit and hey both caress your palate, difficult to pick a winner but the Signatory gets the nod out of these 2 in a close battle.
    The 69 Rare Malts is a bruiser, with crisp peat and again plenty of fruit, lighter but with so much power.
    Probably not the fairest H2H where power is concerned, but the amount of peat in it surprised me and in my view this particular rare malt is a matcj in my view or very close to the 72 Brora for sheer power, when you play around with water the sweetness you can get is real quality.
    So which one wins, well in final summary for different reasons the 65 SV, 69 RM, 65 DL in that order.
    All 3 are quality, the 65's charm you, the 69 assaults you literally.

  2. Asmodeus scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    From WF (Serge):
    Colour: full gold. Nose: yippee! Another wonderful one, subtle, complex, rounded, well matured, with a smooth oakiness and many dried white fruits as well as something more tarry and phenolic than in more recent versions. Tarmac, linseed oil, coal smoke, then cough lozenges, something even more medicinal (bandages), paint, soot, green bananas, mushrooms, fresh mint, moss… Frankly, the complexity is simply amazing. With water: more smoke coming out - makes me think of a 1960s Ardbeg. Stunning! Mouth (neat): we're in the same league as with the 1980 by Sig., except that this is even more complex, sappier, smokier, grassier, more herbal, more citrusy… Everything is perfect here, absolutely everything. Stunning grassy profile for lovers of this style. Greatly un-modern. With water: swims like a champ. Flabbergasting smoky/grassy/herbal profile. Finish: long and very tarry and herbal and smoky. Comments: the opposite of a modern sweetish aha-aha vanilla bomb. A true masterpiece - or a bmast from the past, as they say. SGP:374 - 93 points.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Out of 9 high scoring bottles on the base this Glenlochy came in 2nd above  the highest rated whisky on WB which was 3rd.   

    Result    1 - Glenfiddich  1956 Intertrade   

    2nd -  Glenlochy 1965 SV     

    3rd - Springbank 1969 SV     

    4th -  Black Bowmore 1st edition    

    5th - Blair Athol MI     

    6TH - Springbank 35 year Millenium    

    7th - Brora 2004     

    8th - Glenglassaugh     

    9th - Glendronach   

    Full details on `The head to head whisky thread for tastings (H2H)`. dated 20th August 2017  https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2004]  I had this dram during an "30+ years" special tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95.  My notes state a very delicate nose and a delicious ("dangerously quaffable") taste.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    H2H with this one:-


    The Glenlochy just shaded it.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic nose, my wife laughed at me when I said I could nose this all day.

    Notes from a sample.

    I am going to try this with an old Glenugie Signatory favourite of mine from 1966, this will be interesting.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER (few drops)


    More fruit zest and hints of paraffin  (the garage smell), restrained but really lovely. Still peaty and smoky but its all so delicate.

    Still hints if vanilla


    Hells teeth even at 47.9% abv it has opened up, its a fruit basket but also waxy with it.


    Longer now and just stays on your palate.

    Without doubt one of the finest whiskies I have ever tasted , absolutely superb.

    Certainly the best Glenlochy I have had.

    • Nose
      Great, smells old earthy and fruity. I do detect some peat which reminds me of Lochside's from the same period (along with the fruit).

      There is also some vanilla in the mix.

      Waxy with old leather books and ripe plums and hints of orange,

    • Taste
      Sunstantial, full on the palate with a fruity fizziness but there is also something dirty in the mix (which I really like) almost gritty but much more refined than something like a Mortlach grittiness. It is almost like an old garage.

      Plum, apple candied fruit, very sweet peatiness and some elegant sherry influence.

      As you go on there is a little bitterness to counter act the sweetness but that just compliments the overall profile.
    • Finish
      Not the longest but good medium length and its very very pleasant with a sweet kick at the end.


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