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Glenesk 1984 CC

Overall rating
87.56/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cooper's Choice (CC)
Vintage
10.1984
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
5282
Number of bottles
300
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Feb 2016 4:09 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 303,28

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18 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenesk 1984 CC

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.56 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh. Yellow apples, green pears, summer meadow. Some sand and dry earth. Sawdust. Roses, tulips. Bright cake dough.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, spicy. Light honey, cornflakes, chili. Milk chocolate, lemon sorbet with a hint of mint. A trace of licorice, old paper. Dry white wine.

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Gaija did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Arf ... if all the rest was on par with the nose, we'd have a killer.
    • Nose
      Excellent nose with a very Lowlands-like profile. Fresh apple juice, good acetone-y touches, blue chewing-gum (the very acidic, berry-like ones), green melon. Big citrusy notes as well with lime mostly, and subtler things like lilac and champagne develop later on. I adored that very fresh nose, close to some of the recent good Bladnochs.
    • Taste
      Sadly, there's the rub. Losing much of its fruitiness and freshness, it now feels like a real 31yo ... but not for the good reasons : big, big oak notes, plankish, astringent. Rather green oak than over-infused-tea oak but still, difficult. Bitter oranges and fern manage to find a way through if you pay attention. 
    • Finish
      Slightly better than this oaky palate but still not on par with the nose though. Some Ice Tea Peach but over-infused (now that's the tea-ish kind of oak), some pot pourri and dried flowers ... and vegetal bitterness in the end, like wakame maybe ? Not that bad, it's more tolerable than the palate.

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    As for the previous Glenesk (in November 2015), I find this profile very classic, very monolithic and not complex at all for a whisky of this age. I find it is much younger than its actual age.
    • Nose
      Dry lemon, yellow apple, honeys. The lemon / apple mixture is persistent and well present.
    • Taste
      In the continuity of the nose, full in lemon syrup mixed with ripe yellow apple. A growing acidulous appears as the dram.
    • Finish
      Average. A few sweet spices, lemon drought returns, persists, and even grows; while the lemon is dying.

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