Glen Mhor 1966 (Old Malt Cask)

Glen Mhor, Millburn, Pittyvaich, Brackla, North Port… those are the five distilleries I have the least experience with (except for completely lost ones of course). Here’s a rare opportunity to try the Glen Mhor 1966 in the Old Malt Cask series.



Glen Mhor 1966/2000 - Old Malt CaskGlen Mhor 34 yo 1966 (50%, Douglas Laing ‘Old Malt Cask’ 2000, 396 btl.)

Nose: high octane sherry. I get some rich forest fruit jam, raspberry coulis and Heering Cherry liqueur, but also less expected things like bananas and apricots. Then a big herbal side (liquorice, mint) with tobacco, moving towards polished furniture and big hints of cigar boxes. Also a slightly oriental twist (something like incense or smoky temples). Pretty glorious.

Mouth: even more herbal now, coating and drying your mouth entirely. Still some figs, but mostly chestnuts, earthy notes, eucalyptus, ginger and liquorice. High on tannins and herbs. Dark roast coffee. Not unlike the heaviest Karuizawa expressions.

Finish: long, dry, herbal, peppery, you get it.

This Glen Mhor has a glorious nose, showing very aromatic sherry. However on the palate you would say it spent too much time in the cask, becoming an oak infusion. Therefore hard to score.

Score: 87/100