Glenugie 1966 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Stated Age
30 years old
Oak Cask
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 jun 2009 11:51 am
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4116.13

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Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1966 SV

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.55 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


    I’m trying the ‘weaker’ one [at 58%!!] first as I’ve a hunch the 1967 vintage is the one to finish on. Colour: orange-gold.

    N: With a healthy hint of OBE, the potency of this compelling punchy spicy oaky fruity and malty whisky is formidable, the high proof alcohol jam-packed full of flavour. The dusty old nicknack drawers open to reveal citrusy drying & vibrant sugared/syrupy/honey-dense slightly tobacco-coated condensed fruits coupled with aromatic curry spices, orange essence and root ginger.

    T: Boy is that powerful. Just a few drops of water bring out the fruit tincture & bitter~herbal qualities. It’s still prickly though, and I find it quite woody which is saying something for me. Saying that, it’s a lovely dense bitter oaky syrupy-dry dram though it doesn’t do a great deal more before turning into the finishing straight.

    F: Delectable waxy malty chocolate on the turn, sustaining for a while after with a beautiful tobacco-y powdery-dry fruity barley sugar conclusion.

    C: A hardcore malt that surely requires some considered water management experimentation to glean the best from it – rather tricky with a 1cl sample. Whilst the palate brings a brutish charm, it’s the nose then finish that push this one into the top league.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=314 Color: Full gold / light amber Nose: tobacco fruit leather! Absolutely spicy, tobacco aromas with invigorating leather, sweet fruit of mango, papaya, lime, green gooseberry, avocado and tons of vanilla. Subordinated but also rose petals, flowerbed and creamy-soft honey. Tobacco & Vanilla rule this great nose! Taste: Spicy and slightly perfumed. With lots of wood, rope, pepper, liquorice, espresso and dark chocolate. In addition a fruity thick jam! Overall, the palette is getting fresher and with a lot of mint it goes into the finish. Finish: Long, fresh, spicy and woody. Dark notes dominate the finish; Dark oak, liquorice, cocoa, mocha, coffee and great fruit notes contribute to this taste experience. 93 points N: 94P / G: 92P / F: 92P

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    H2H with this one:-


    The Glenlochy just shaded it.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Never did a tasting note for this one before, its long overdue.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur



    Even more lively now, sherry to the fore with still the brown sugar and hints of orange, ripe plum and juicy black raisins.


    Complex, so much going on and ever so slightly rough because there is a battle going on between the  sweet fruit and slight bitterness from the old sherry cask.


    Still long and syrupy

     This is great and for me bottled exactly at the right time before it started getting too woody.

    My only  negative is that for me while the sherry is good it overpowers the Glenugie profile a little, but that is being picky

    An excellent aged Glenugie
    • Nose
      Burnt brown sugar, caramel, very resinous , dark orange liqueur, milk chocolate, prune, dark raisins , dark treacle.

      You get the picture, its very rich.
    • Taste
      Wow that is powerful but creamy and syrupy with it, the orange and dark treacle are on the palate but its lighter than the nose suggests.

      Very zesty with hints of raspberry sherbet and fried peels, orange/lemon.
    • Finish
      Long and rich. mouth coating to the end.

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    The best Glenugie I ever tasted and came across, a rareness of great class. A pitty that they are hard to find. A true ACE!!!
    • Nose
      Full and rich, sherry notes and liquer bon-bon (reduced: dried fruit and pure chocolate very complex).
    • Taste
      Pungy, sweet and intense (reduced: chocolate flavors, dry and very tasty).
    • Finish
      Very nice, reasonably long with a wonderfull echo of dried fruit and oak.


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