Glenugie 1966 RWD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Italy Italy
Added on
11 jun 2009 10:20 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2500.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenugie 1966 RWD

7 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.29 points.

  1. prz22 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Each time I taste one of those old Samaroli bottlings it feels special. Smelling this one made me prepared for adjustments in my top ever list. However, following aspects were not as divine as expected.
    • Nose
      97 97
      Amazing fruit set. Ripe apples and pearls, grapes sourness and raspberry sweetness. Fired lemon and apple skin. Fantastic...
    • Taste
      94 94
      Dense, oily, sweet, woody, great cask indeed.
      Lacks some expected fruits though and flavours promised by the nose ecperience..
    • Finish
      95 95
      Great sherry cask influence takes precedence over elegant, leathery and fruity flavours.

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  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Glenugie x 11 18-32 years old 1959-1981 vintages

    1959 18 year 80 proof Cadenhead dumpy wb 15173 - 90/91/91
    1966 31 year 53.9% cask 4082 Signatory Silent Stills wb 7209 - 91/92/93
    1966 20 year 55% Duthies for Samaroli wb 8962 - 91/93/94
    1967 21 year 59.5% Sestante bird label wb 8981 - 94/93/93
    1968 20 year 54.8% Sestante bird label wb 10338 - 90/91/93
    1976 27 year 51.1% cask 2700 Signatory Vintage Collection wb 3746 - 90/91/90
    1977 29 year 49.6% casl PDA 360 Part Des Anges wb 612 - 84/85/84
    1977 32 year 58.6% cask 1 Signatory CS Collection wb 15966 - 88/90/91
    1980 25 year 47% SMWS 99.10 Complex & Intriguing wb 15175 - 87/86/86
    1981 24 year 61.8% cask 5515 Blackadder Raw Cask wb 643 - 90/91/90
    1981 22 year 58% cask 5156 Duncan Taylor wb 6900 - 87/86/86

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    no 3 of 11 of a Glenugie H2H.
    • Nose
      91 91
      it is a stewed fruit salad bowl of nose we have here and very nice it is too.
      Very, very strange note of distant cheese here, like Dutch Edam?, can't be?
      No it is just the fruit fumes playing tricks on me, phew!
      The fruit is pineapple & mango mainly, with spices in the mix with a grassy cereal note thrown in.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very sweet for a short time before a spicy pepper note pegs it back.
      Fruit wise there is mango, pineapple faint peach skins and a hint of yellow gooseberry.
      The fruit is halted too quickly for me by the spice maybe water will free it's shackles so to speak?
    • Finish
      94 94
      The finish is quite long with everything holding together until it fades.

      With water:-
      Not much change on the nose but water has released much more fruit, that takes over the spice note that was dominant when neat.
      The balance is very good, the mouthfeel is very good and the fruit and spice are in harmony.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Glenugie, perfectly balanced, almond honey candied fruits on the nose, herbal and spicy on the palace and an elegant finish. Quite close to the 67 sestante CS with less tropica notes though

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Nice nutty and buttery old malt aroma with sharp penetrating boiling citrus. Heavy orange candy, gym nuance make its way thru gradually, and get quite oily and more buttery. But a bit lame and subdue, not develop much afterwards.

    P- Orange peel infused wood, or wood infused orange peel? Anyway, the combination does strike up pretty elegantly with bold bitterness, bone dry and non sweet herbaceous mouthfeel. Bitter liquorice that also with sweetness stripped. Seems lack some filler.

    F- Medium long, dried sticky oily peels prevails with toasted spicy wood extracts. +1 for a rare malt from lost distillery, but seems single dimensional. Like watching the wood/orange waltzing in an emptied grand ballroom, you get a bit bored with it after awhile.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin

    Glenugie 1966/1986 (55%, Samaroli, 480 bottles) Colour: deep gold. Nose: the same kind of development it appears, starting quite lazily on bitter oranges and already that almond milk. Quite beerish as well, rubbed orange skin, cinchona… Also bay leaf, a little juniper, bitter chocolate… With a few drops of water: it gets nicer indeed, more satisfying and farmier as almost always. Quite some lapsang souchong tea, newly cut grass, fern… Great news. Mouth (neat): punchy, almost nervous, starting on orangey flavours again plus lots of spices and a little wax. It’s also a little salty but not too complex. With water: gets more gingery and peppery, and even waxier. Hints of peat, candied lemons, tea again… The finish is long, peppery and citrusy (more on oranges now)… A very good one in any case, even if feel it’s not too complex. Sweeter and spicier than the Cadenhead. 88 points. (but many aficinados like it better.)

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    For sure one of the best Glenugies and compared to some other good Glenugies there is no real flaw in there.
    • Nose
      Citrusy, lemony, mango, passion fruit, pineapples. Pretty fresh and intensive for its age. There are indeed some old books in it but also some sweet and honey notes.
    • Taste
      Unbelievable punchy - peppery, a little salty and some grassy, vegetal notes. Later on touches of fruity notes come up - mostly lemony and green bananas. Very thick and oily. Water is recommended and makes it even more smooth and more aromas come out of it - mostly more fruity ones from tropical fruits and honey.
    • Finish
      Long and burning and again peppery hot. A tad bitter in the end but actually not a problem.

  10. magic_slim scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    One of the best whiskies I have ever tasted (Lindores Whiskyfest 2009).
    • Nose
      Starts on tropical fruits (mangos), later on oranges. Grassy, cake mixture and vanilla, old books in a library. Perfect nose.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Coastal, spicy, a little rough and salty like Clynelish. Oranges, honey and malt.
    • Finish
      Very long and satisfying. Peppery and Salty.


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