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Glenugie 1977 31 years old - Signatory CS

a gem, from a long gone distillery

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@galgReview by @galg

2nd Aug 2010


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  • Finish
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Color: Amber

Nose: A lot is going on here : dried fruits, sherry influence as can be expected, some dusty notes, dark chocolate and espresso on 2nd whiff. Rubber is also present, as well as Wood spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) very nice, and not too sherried (no vinegar notes, which is cool). Lovely nose, heavy with spice.

palate: Spicy, More chocolaty than the nose suggests and this time Milk chocolate rather than dark chocolate notes, fruits (berries), and dried fruit with some lingering date and prunes aftertaste. Thick and viscous. All in all a very palate.

Finish: Dried fruit, ,marmalade, milk chocolate and some espresso notes on the end. Long warming and pleasant.

A great after dinner dram or combined with a ripe goat cheese, but i must say it’s not cheap (~160 EUR) and at this price, the bang for the buck ratio is not very good. I can think of other great drams that cost much less and give a much better ROI. However, if you do want to enjoy a nice dram which is not very common from a distillery that is no more , and you do have spare $$$ (i don’t, but who knows?) it’s a nice alternative.

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