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Glenglassaugh 1973 Family Silver

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Glenglassaugh 1973 Family Silver

Postby Scotchio » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:05 pm

Just found a bottle of this in a local whisky shop for £55. It's only 40% but I cant find it anywhere else. Is it worth picking up ?
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:17 pm

Yes! Jim Murray rates it 95 points with these final words, "sadly, now almost impossible to find"

Buy it now!

But let us know what you think of it.
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Postby Scotchio » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:31 pm

Black cap I think. Is there a difference?
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:43 am

Red stripe or green stripe? Oh oh wrong whisky.........
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Postby susywong » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:34 am

Buy it!!!

Where did you find such a gem? Last i saw, they retailed for £125+!!!

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Postby corbuso » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:03 pm

At £50 it is very cheap for the family silver bottling. I paid about twice that much.
It is a floral and very smooth whisky, with a short but round finish.
Very good indeed.
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Postby Scotchio » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:15 pm

It was in a small wine shop/deli in Totnes. The guy only carries about 10 malts but told me he tries to stockwhiskies that are not as mainstream as the local Threshers. Most of his other stock were standard OB speysiders but nothing out of the ordinary. I assume the GlenG I found has been on his shelf for some time as it doesnt look like the kind of place you'd find such a drink. I intend to go back and pick it up at the weekend.
For those who are keen I did a couple of searches on the web to get some idea of price. The best I found was £70 by an online shop called Bibacity which I had never heard of before. Could be the place to bag a bargain although most of their other prices were pretty standard.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:36 pm

The Dormant Distillery Company (AKA Royal Mile Whiskies) are selling one of their bottlings of Glenglassaugh 27yo bottled at 47.4% ABV for around £50.00. A good buy IMHO.
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