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16 Nov 2010

Glen Albyn 1975 (Rare Malts)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Albyn

I was going to write “my first Glen Albyn” but it turns out I’ve already reviewed a very good one before, the Glen Albyn 1974 by Clydesdale. This 26 years old Rare Malts release is the only official bottling.

 

Glen Albyn 1975 Rare Malts Glen Albyn 26 yo 1975
(54,8%, Rare Malts 2002)

Nose: grassy nose with a big peppery kick. It seems harsh at first, and quite closed, but there are pleasant fruity / flowery notes. Mint and lemon. Straightforward oak. A hint of soap but it gets away with it. Mouth: firm but rather malty and mineral. Clean oak, grains, grass and a faint fruity note that’s difficult to define. Overall rather sharp. Evolving on slightly bitter grapefruit. Finish: more wood bitterness with hints of citrus.

A clean but rather aggressive Glen Albyn. Clearly below the Clydesdale bottling in my opinion. Still available in some shops. Around € 120.

Score: 80/100

Cheers Tim!

Glen Albyn 1975 (Rare Malts) 2.5 Ruben Luyten 2010-11-16

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