I’m taking advantage of the wonderful whisky snug in the Aberdeen Malmaison tonight. Tough life eh?
Glenugie distillery, near Peterhead, closed in 1983.
32 years old, cask number 1 (!). The hogshead was emptied and the whisky finished for the last 90 months in an Oloroso butt.
Wow, a stunning nose. Seriously oaky. Toast and honey. Sweet malt. The sherry manifests itself towards the end of the palate as fruit-cake (cherries and sultanas), perhaps with some creme anglaise…
Finish is long and creaky. Thumping oak.
It’s properly good, really properly good. Balance has perhaps swayed over the years and the oak has become a little overpowering. Still an awesome dram.
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