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Overall rating
90.71/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sestante (Ses)
Bottling serie
Bird Label
Vintage
1967
Bottled
1989
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
11 Jun 2009 3:01 pm

Average value

€ 150,00

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28 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1967 Ses

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.71 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I have been drinking very little whisky of late, I had just gone off it a little but this H2H has rekindled my interest a trio of superb whiskies, all averaging 93 points so a deah heat.
    All were excellent, one of the best H2H I have had for a long time
    If I am honest I think I preferred the Millburn & Glenugie over the Glendronach and almost scored the Dronach one point lower but I felt that was a little unfair.
    Its a dead heat 3 great whiskies, I am very happy :)

    Tasted in this order:-
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/41001/millburn-1966-ses
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/8980/glenugie-1967-ses#note-container
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/4258/glendronach-1968#note-container

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A superb whisky, need to try the 67 & 68 Bird label sestante cask strengths again after this wonder but for only 43% this is excellent, great balance on show, hard to fault
    A match for the best Springbanks in my view, high praise indeed but I love Glenugie end of.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The first thing you get is spicy white fruits and a little, a good start.
      Apricots (very nice), sponge cake, mango, stewed apple, apple sponge, yes this is good stuff.
    • Taste
      95 95
      This is a fizzy one, plenty of spice including a touch of white pepper, but is distant, a touch of grapefruit, bags of yellow & white fruit gums and then another wave of spice.
      This is the sort of profile I really love and why I am big fan of this lost wonder of a distillery.
      The fruit just keeps coming, apple, touch of peat, grapefruit, lemon, melon, awesome
    • Finish
      93 93
      Good length, remaining spicy to the end and then fruit keeps coming

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Some nice tropical fruits there, I really love the nose on this one,maybe lacking a bit of punch wrt to the other cs versions, still a very enjoyable dram

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It's very nice in the nose and on the palate we are on a simpler profile. It's old and quite typical of the old.
    • Nose
      Raspberries thoroughly. Passion fruit, pineapple, light lychee.
      Light butter.
      Light cognac.
      White pepper. Star anise.
      Light thyme, cedar wood.
      A little flower. Rose, lilac.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it's lighter.
      Butter and yellow fruit. Peach, nectarine.
      A little leather. Young wood.
      It still has complexity.
      Red fruit. Cassis. Cherry.
      Always these aromatic herbs.
    • Finish
      In the final it is quite light on the leather, a little camphor. A little apricot syrup.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Actually it got better after the bottle was open for a few months. Now it is actually pretty good.
    • Nose
      Something lemony and grassy, wet moss, leather shoes, then more fruity, sweet, nutty
    • Taste
      Punchy, dark fruits, nutty, still a bit lemony and grassy, and a little cardboardy
    • Finish
      Long and burning, in the end a tad bitter

  7. alectron scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First of: musty, wet/dissolving malt drops, metallic (iron), some mushrooms, some wet cardboard, some caramel/molasses, also some wet pebbles. (86)
      A bit later: sweetness increases, quite creamy, a juicy raisin/red grape note, butterscotch, blackcurrant ( leaves), some pine sap & beeswax. (93).
      Later: sweetness increases further, sweet sherry, quite floral & fresh now, actually very floral, lillies, tulips, even a hint of lavender, keeping it's old style maltyness, but hardly any of the musty/savoury notes from the start, faint mixed pepper corns, very faint coal dust, (91)
    • Taste
      malty, oat cakes, herbal, slightly bitter, honey, pleasant rubber, tobacco, exotic fruits but hard to grab here. (92)
    • Finish
      more old style maltyness, faint beeswax, more honey, faint blackcurrants again, a nice sparkle & herbal bitterness in the back. In the echoes of the finish, quite a bit of chocolate & showing its' sweeter side with some oranges while hints of those herbal notes occasionally come back. Brilliant. (94)

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