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Glenugie 29yo 1977 Part des Anges ‘Closed Distilleries’ cask PDA 360

Glenugie. How rare!

Glenugie was located in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, putting it in the Highlands category. It was the most easterly distillery, today that title has moved 20 miles inland to Glen Garioch.

Built 1831 and always used for blending, Genugie was never available as a single malt. Even as an independent offering, there weren’t ever many available – according to this collector’s website (another Dutch whisky shrine!), there are only 91 known bottlings of Glenugie. Yes, little known closed Glenugie has at least 1 fan website, one reckons there must be a reason why. The website above has excellent resources on Glenugie’s history if you are interested.

Glenugie closed for good in 1983, mechanics now occupy its premises.

Glenugie 29yo 1977 Part des Anges ‘Closed Distilleries’ cask PDA 360

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Nose  Nose: Sweetly estery – I want to say lychee, but am unsure. Lemon zest and rosewater. Also custard and old paneling. Then an earthy mustiness and wet leaves. With water. more fresh flowers, pears, hay and more of that wet leaves smell.

Taste  Palette: Effervescence, lime spritzer. Light herbs – thyme. Clean green fruit. Quite astringent, light mouthfeel. Lemon oil and a hint of oak. With water – more oak.

Finish Finish: Long but indistinctly so, maybe lemony.

Score 50

The nose is the best part, the palette didn’t quite follow up – not that it wasn’t good. Lots of ‘high”clean’ (lemon, rosewater) notes making it seem more of an aperitif whisky.

Enjoyable for what it is, but I felt some warmth is missing.

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