A 1968 Glenugie matured in sherry casks for 20 years and bottled by Sestante as part of their series with birds on the labels.
Colour: full gold. Nose: more classic, more honeyed, very slightly smoky, waxy… Rather bold notes of shoe polish, aluminium (grandma’s pan), butter. Add to that hints of seaweed (wrack), oranges just like in the 1967… And it keeps developing! Now we’re more on leather, cigarette tobacco (just like when you open a new pack of M……os), old books, ink, tar… And then mint, eucalyptus, even passion fruits. Hugely complex, getting just a tad tired after deep and long nosing. Mouth: again, more classic than the G&M and certainly bolder. Starts on huge notes of crystallised oranges and quite some salt right away, quite some dried ginger, plum jam, Turkish delights, orange liqueur… Quite some pepper as well and rather fine tannins. Finish: long and even saltier. Excellent but the palate is a little disappointing when compared to the rather fantastic nose. Still 88 points in my books.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||43.0%/ 75cl|