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Glenalba 35-year-old Cd

Overall rating 101 votes 83.82
Category
Blend
Bottler
Clydesdale (Cd)
Vintage
1981
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L41163 14:16
Barcode
2080 3681
Bottled for
LIDL
Added on
19 Nov 2016 4:07 pm by mds51
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 100,00

255 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 19
Balance 20

Tastingtags

33 Notes

Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
27 Jun 2017 11:19 am
Cubey666 gave this whisky 78 points

Tasted and scored during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2017. (PO17)

Weighted Rate
78
Nose
80
Initial taste
78
Body
78
Finish
76
Price
78
Presentation
78
My Collection
Sandman
Expert Senior Sandman Tasting note
01 Jun 2017 2:56 pm
Sandman gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Rozijnen, honing, musli, chocolade, perzik, vleugje zwavel, limoen en boter

Taste

Musli met rozijnen en honing, pepertje, kaneel, bosvruchten

Finish

Kort, zoet, granig en pepertje

Comments

Deze verliest punten op de finish, zonde want de neus en smaak zijn goed. Blind geproefd tijdens ProefOlympics 2017

DrinkingWhisky
Expert Senior DrinkingWhisky Tasting note
31 May 2017 10:12 pm
DrinkingWhisky gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Quite sharp; lovely raisins, figs, and full of nuts (walnuts notably), caramel fudge, an a hint of wood. Becomes more buttery after a while. 

Taste

Very clean and crisp. Roasted malt and some grainy notes at first. (Hmmm… could it be a pot still?) This quickly gets takes over by caramel fudge again, mocha and coffee (beans). Oh, some oranges and mangos passing by occasionally. 

Finish

Stays mainly at the roof of the mouth with the roasted malt. Anise coming forward but all in all dissipating quite fast. The finish is definitely not the best part of this whisky. 

Comments

It could be a blend, but I'd say it has the characteristics of a pot still. So I'll stick with that. Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2017.  

"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." - Tommy Cooper
erikz
Expert Junior erikz Tasting note
31 May 2017 10:44 pm
erikz gave this whisky 75 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Light sweet, floral, detergent, cherries, apricot, muntdrop (type of salty liquorice from the Netherlands) and a hint of mint.

Taste

Very sweet, hint of honey, explosion of vanilla, some tobacco notes and very grassy / floral. No real body to this.

Finish

Dies instantly. Sweetener (aspartame), the heat of jalapanos on the palate. Finish is nothing special.

Comments

Tasted this one blind. Ok whisky, the finish lets it down though. Hence only 75 points.

JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
20 Mar 2017 9:15 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 83 points

poor body and finish for such an old whisky, anyway... very cheap,

Weighted Rate
83.3
Nose
84
Initial taste
84
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
86
Presentation
87
My Collection
Numwierum
Expert Junior Numwierum Review note
28 Feb 2017 7:15 pm
Numwierum gave this whisky 83 points

Ich empfinde ihn als sehr schwer, das Sherry-Finish wirkt aufgesetzt und bildet nicht so recht eine Balance. Für das Alter von 35 Jahren, hätte ich mir einen etwas längeren und intensiveren Abgang vorgestellt? Er lässt sich aber gut trinken und für 50€ völlig in Ordnung.

Weighted Rate
82.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
80
Tobs1991
Expert Junior Tobs1991 Review note
21 Feb 2017 6:59 pm
Tobs1991 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
82
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
11 Feb 2017 1:45 am
Daan Tje gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.4
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
85
My Collection
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
08 Feb 2017 9:09 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Raisin and dried berries. Almond, toffee, cherry, peach, prune and vanilla. Some cream, somewhat malty and floral. 

Taste

Caramel, raisin, cherry, cocoa, apple, hazelnut, apricot, spice and a touch of malt. With water I get quite some mocha and a rum-like note.

Finish

Raisin, cocoa, toffee, apple, prune, hazelnut, peach and wine gum.

Comments

A decent blend, but not better than the 27YO in my opinion. Not a bad purchase at 50 euros. 

hfos
Moderator hfos Review note
27 Jan 2017 10:23 am
hfos gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
87
Presentation
81

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