26 Jun 2010
Glencraig 1974 (DTRoR cask #2922)
Posted by: Ruben In: Glencraig
Glencraig was a single malt distilled at Glenburgie distillery, in separate Lomond stills (kind of a mixture between coffee stills and pot stills). A distillery in the distillery. The stills have been removed in 1981.
Glencraig 35 yo 1974 (42,4%, Duncan Taylor RotR 2009, cask #2922)
Nose: waxy and fruity. A combination that I like. Some oak polish. There’s also a faint hint of glue. Apples and orange flowers. Butter and oil. Some cedar wood. A few flinty notes as well. It seems younger than it actually is but it’s really nice and smooth. Mouth: very candied. Pear drops, pineapple candy. Yellow apples. Lemon juice with a lot of sugar. Some coconut. Sweet and attractive but not very complex. Many apples again. Some cinnamon and varnished oak. Finish: more or less the same. Medium length. Hints of sweet liquorice.
A whisky lemonade with a few notes that are more commonly found in old grain whisky. Interesting, pleasant and highly drinkable but lacking complexity for its age. Around € 150.