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Overall rating
93.33/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sestante (Ses)
Bottling serie
Bird Label
Vintage
1967
Bottled
1989
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
11 Jun 2009 3:48 pm

Average value

€ 2854.18

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Whisky Reviews for Glenugie 1967 Ses

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.33 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    For my 2000th review here on WB, I thought I would have a treat from one of my favourite closed distilleries, in my view Glenugie is still underrated.
    Since I have started drinking whisky there are few that leave me undecided, this is one of them, yes it is good and in parts superb , especially the finish but because the palate never really settles it loses a few marks,
    Such a powerful fruity malt but the power does not come from the faint peat in the mix and there is the difference.
    This is a hand grenade of fruit and fizz and it swamps you, a bunker buster of fruit.
    What a rollercoaster of a journey, not what I was expecting after the other two 67,68 Sestante Glenugie I have tried.
    • Nose
      93 93
      The first thing that hits use is the fruit (I like to use a glass lid to keep the aromas in).
      There are various tropical fruits and in particular mango & papaya but there is also kiwi fruit, a little green apple, faint dark honey.
      With the lid off and air things begin to change, the fruit seems to decrease to reveal mixed with the fruit some new leather notes, brick dust (if you have ever sawed a brick in half with a stihl saw you will know what I mean here).
      After a few more minutes the green apple returns and then it is a bag of fruit gums.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very spicy, very fruity and it almost is splitting my tongue in two, there is peat there but that fruity sherbet fizz is really powerful as your mouth get used to it.
      My initial thought is that neat is quite dry and ever so slightly woody and bitter, I think water will really open this up?
      Waves of spice wash over tongue but it is too much of a good thing, the amount of fizz and spice hide the fruit, don`t get me wrong here I like , very entertaining but it swamps everything else at first but if you keep going the fruit gum notes and some orange notably come out, it is a marmalade note I am getting.
      Things are not in harmony here, I am hoping a little water tames this.
      The flavours are great mind
    • Finish
      93 93
      Massive, it is very long and very spicy , nothing more to say.

      With Water:-

      Nose 93 points no change
      Even more fruit has been released and more leather, everything seems just a little more composed, new to the scene is a caramel waffle note which is a welcome addition from a balance perspective.

      Palate
      Sill very fizzy and very powerful but again the balance is not there for me, the power this has is awesome though, I can admire it just for that alone.
      again it starts to get dry with a faint bitterness but at the moment that is not a negative.

      Finish
      After a little more time in the glass the explosion of fruit flavours is immense.
      Palate

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/16/old-rare-2020-two-ee-glenugie/

    A large part of why I attend the Old & Rare Whisky Show is for the opportunity to experience whisky from Glenugie, now as rare as hen’s teeth. More so than even Brora or Karuizawa it would seem. Up today, a pair from this lost distillery.

    N: This possesses an incredible textural viscosity that’s got something of the butchers about it. We are talking of organs and the like: liver, heart, kidneys etc,.. Also, we’ve a few descriptors from the garden including soils and fertilisers as well as a stewed fruitiness in the form of > tincture-y rhubarb, freshly-cut strawberries, passing hints of kiwi with > sage and mint-seasoned < sun-dried raisins which lead to the complex old balsamic sherry cask’s big moment. The rancio heart appears live enough to be moving with sweet-sour damp-fungal=wood-dry notes that conjure memories of visits to old wine & sherry warehouses and outdoor wine tastings in Tuscany. A hundred reviewers would provide thousands of different descriptors for a nose like this. Just know that there’s enough going on to stir or indeed evoke an emotion or two.

    T: Again, the abv takes me by surprise but it’s easily & willingly tamed. Unlike the 1966 Signatory, however, this one isn’t so willing to unravel right away. This is so potent that the incredible bitter-sweet~sour deep sherry-fruit-based arrival is hard to muster in words. Sounds, or lack of them, tell the story of a stunned man. Slowly, these grand old sherry notes begin to emerge with details I’ve never experienced before. Add water and it’s sweeter, kinder, more candid and moreish with a complexity underlying. Finally opening towards a bitter herbal sweet affair, the abv effortlessly carries aloft, flavour molecules without obtrusiveness. Wonderful!

    F: Does the cask dominate? No, but it certainly steers. What we are left with is a complex dusty-musty berry-fruity earthy sherry-driven smorgasbord of orthonasal & retronasal olfactory references that a culmination of thousands of wine & spirits tastings along with numerous visits to distilleries & warehouses, vineyards & cellars might give you. Some sort of sour rancio to finish, the sherry driving this all the way home.

    C: Whisky you could easily slug without thinking – if you had the means and the nerve – but you’d miss a trip of a lifetime. This makes me want to explore sherry with immediate effect.

  3. Asmodeus scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    An extremely memorable 2cl experience. Beautiful ending, long and punchy. Legendary stuff. Can't understand why do they have to close this gem of a disterllery down....have they not tasted this? What a waste....fugging waste.

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=314 Color: amber Nose: Similar to the 66s Signatory, also here with lots of tobacco, but much more fruit! Orange, blood orange, strawberry, wild cherry, tobacco, leather, wood, vanilla, slightly earthy and with moss and woods. Peppery blue berries and some smoke - wow, just awesome !! Taste: Starts spicy, fruity and full of power. Wood, leather, tobacco, dark fruits, honey, malt, jam, balsamico, pepper, red pepper, etc. - all together in a simply ingenious composition - fantastic! Finish: Very long - dry, fruity and still mildly seasoned. Again tobacco, wood, mocha, coffee, liquorice, plums, wild berries, leather and nuts. This fantastic malt leaves us enchanted! 95 points N: 95P / G: 95P / F: 94P

  6. bokhanov scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Perfect. Ogromen.Vzryv from the first sip. Very long aftertaste.

  7. FvanR scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Glenugie 1967/1989 (59.5%, Sestante ‘bird label’ sherry) Colour: amber. Nose: much more sherry, obviously. Lots of coffee and smokiness again but also quite some old rancio (old Maury), smoked tea, orange cake. Huge notes of orange liqueur arising, as well as passion fruit, papayas, pineapple… This one is much more demonstrative than the 1968. Superb notes of pine needles, eucalyptus, camphor… Very old Chartreuse (Tarragones), old Montrachet… This is grand, no doubt, both complex and extravagant. Mouth: oh yes, this palate is just as fab as the 1968’s, maybe even better. Something clearly ‘Lochside-esque’ on the fruity side (both fresh and dried) but also with tons of spices. Great notes of figs. Really multilayered – please see the 1968, it’s almost the same but with even more complexity now and also a slight saltiness – like a beautiful final somersault. Fabulous whisky that keeps developing for ages. 95 points.

    Bron: whiskyfun
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    It's definitely great and punchy but probably not everyone's first choice.
    • Nose
      Nutty, citrusy, lemony with some old books
    • Taste
      Spicy, peppery, nutty, citrusy, lemony, vegetal and even grassy and vegetal notes. Some cardboard notes show up too. Water recommended - actually lots of water. With water it's still burning but becomes much smoother and more drinkable and most of all looses the cardboardy taste but there are still old books.
    • Finish
      Long and burning - still grassy and a tad bitter notes

  10. magic_slim scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    One of the best whiskies I have ever tasted and one of the best money can buy.
    • Nose
      Wow, complex, sweet and fruity with sherry aromas at first nosing. 

      Notes of passion fruit and orange juice. Smells like skittles confectionery. A whiff of smoke is present as well. Changes a lot. Notes of tobacco, coffee and leather are present as well. 

      A perfect nosing whisky that gives you fun and pleasure for a very long time.
    • Taste
      Wow again. Both sweet and powerful at first mouthfeel - it is pure sherry power, complex and warming from deep inside. Tastes like sitting in a smoky bar. With the second sip it is both very fruity (orange and passion fruit) and very spicy. Simply great whisky. 
    • Finish
      Long, complex, remaining pleasant.

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