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Glenalba 27-year-old Cd

Overall rating
83.21/100
votes
144
Whiskybase ID
WB89467
Category
Blend
Bottler
Clydesdale (Cd)
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
2084 3519
Bottled for
LIDL
Added on
19 Nov 2016 4:45 pm by mds51
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 220.00

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144 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenalba 27-year-old Cd

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.21 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In short, the best whiskey you can buy for little money. All 'connoisseurs' who press below 80 points can be influenced by the data, i.e. the market and the price of the bottle ...

    Of course, the whiskey does not squeeze like a cask thickness, and of course it has fewer corners and edges than a single malt. It is not a single malt, but a fairly priced, very well produced old blend that is unequaled PLV ....

    What I miss a bit is a finish that lasts a bit; but hey; is the air out, I'll just take a sip ..... it costs nothing! I find it a bit of a shame, however, that they filled with the minimum of 40% vol. 43% and 10 euros more expensive would have been a good compromise - but it is mass-produced goods that must remain cheap - fact!

    Still -> 85 points from me, and that without considering the PLV. If I did the latter, it would be 89-90 ....

    Great thing, especially for beginners!

    ps: with a second tasting I got 86 points. In the end, I think the 86 is completely appropriate.

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Also the 27er is very tasty and tasty, rounder and fuller than the 22er, not too thin, the age does not beat too much with wood / bitterness, for 30 € a bargain.
    • Nose
      sweet, spicy, "dark" - raisins, almonds, marzipan, some walnut, gingerbread, dark chocolate ... reminiscent of dominoes, plus a hint of pipe tobacco
    • Taste
      fat, sweet, heavy sherry, cherry fruit jelly, nougat, dark chocolate, pleasant, soft, round mouthfeel,
    • Finish
      long, the chocolate is bitter, plus a pinch of pepper and some umami

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I personally think that's not bad. But the 40% are then a bit lax. Nevertheless, a nice, light whiskey to schlabbern. Oops ... bottle already half empty. : D
    • Nose
      Colour:
      No matter, because dyed

      Nose:
      Begins with a soft leather note. Juicy orange and some chocolate. A sweet, bitter note is coming through now. Follow cherries, marzipan and hazelnut. In the background are artificial, fresh flowers. Reminds me something about jasmine tea. The alcohol is very back. The colleague is very soft and pleasant. But not flat.
      With some time in the glass is still a combination of straw and fresh paint.
    • Taste
      Delicate, almost watery onset. Then he shows some oak flavor and subtle bitterness. The taste is then more light fruity. Apricots, some herbs and more nutty bitterness. Unfortunately, it falls off slightly compared to the nose.
      The second sip he tastes a bit stale red wine. Some berry fruit and dark chocolate. Yes, it's already going towards cognac for me. Sage comes after.
    • Finish
      Rather short. Herbal syrup, hazelnut and a sweetness of fruit and vanilla.

  4. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    What can I say? You have to pay attention to two things here:
    1. It is a blended scotch. What expectations does the connoisseur usually expect from a blend?
    In my opinion, he should be easy to enjoy and pleasing, while still priced. In the best case, the single malt dominates in the aroma and you do not notice much of the (sprightly) grain.
    Is this the case? In my opinion very clear: Yes. Experiment very successful. 2. PLV / PGV: This blend is 27 years old and matured in a sherry barrel. You can understand both in his aromas. You do not pay 30 euros for this. Do you have to take that into account? I mean, you should really appreciate that, especially in these times.

    Conclusion: For me a direct hit. I like sherry whiskeys with certain age ratings. I like pleasing and sweet drops. Especially for sociable rounds just the thing.
    All this I include in my rating and therefore award a proud 85 points for this discounter blend.
    • Nose
      Sherry sauce, molasses, wild berries. Roasted nuts, some fresh pipe tobacco. Dark chocolate, spiced tea, some leather. That here in all likelihood mainly Grain is in it, I feel discreetly in the background by a very slight "grain nuance" (Westphalia know the Lagerkorn).
      Very pleased, very round, very mouthwatering.
    • Taste
      Warm and creamy. Dark sherry notes, a lot of plum, wild berries, forest soil and damp leaves in autumn. Again roasted nuts and a lot of malt. Eichenwuerze, leather, tart men's chocolate. Again, the Lagerkorn-note, which is not dominant and does not bother me.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, slightly dry. Nuts, oak, sherry, molasses.

  5. tribe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Next performance of the 23 year old. But there is a lot more sherry and syrup here, which is really good. Sweet and Chocolate
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      66 66
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      74 74

  8. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. M134481 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

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