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26 Jun 2010

Glencraig 1974 (DTRoR cask #2922)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten 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 1974 Duncan Taylor 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.

Score: 84/100

Glencraig 1974 (DTRoR cask #2922) 3 Ruben Luyten 2010-06-26

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