Glen Mhor 1965 (SV cask #202)

Here’s a Glen Mhor 1965 that seems to get mixed reviews. I think this is true for pretty much any Glen Mhor (ha), but still, I expect something slightly quirky… It’s one of these distilleries, you know.



Glen Mhor 1965 - Signatory Vintage #202Glen Mhor 26 yo 1965
(56,4%, Signatory Vintage 1991, cask #202, 300 btl.)

Nose: quite a heady start, with deep sherry notes and plenty of polished oak. The whole range from dark coffee and cedar wood over chocolate and gingerbread to mint (sauce), prunes, sour cherries and strawberries. I like it, also because of its slightly herbal, dusty side (old churches) and subtle flowery notes. Rather rich. 

Mouth: very powerful and concentrated. Toasted oak and roasted nuts, with raisins, plums and dark chocolate. Hints of dried mushrooms. Oaky, with quite some sour notes and a herbal, lightly bitter edge, but the cherry notes and caramel are big enough to keep it in check. Dark tea and cough syrup. A little pepper.

Finish: very long, gets a little dry and winey perhaps, basically the prolongation of the palate.

Sherry bomb alert! This one reminds me of another heavily sherried Glen Mhor in the Old Malt Cask series, although I think this one finds a better balance. Perhaps a little strong and concentrated, but a nice experience. Thank you, Carsten.

Score: 88/100