BTC Sample 7, Glen Flagler 5yo, 40%

So, this is a weird one. I have no idea how something like this ended up in the competition, since it’s a bloody expensive whisky. As in, according to Whiskybase this’ll set you back over 800 euros. So, someone sold this to the club at a HUGELY reduced price. We only needed one since it’s a bloody 2 litre bottle…

Glen Flagler, in this case is technically not a single malt whisky, but a pure malt from pot stills. The ones that say ‘single malt’ on the label are even more expensive, and very rare on top of that.

Image from Whiskybase

Image from Whiskybase

So, my second Glen Flagler ever. Obviously I didn’t recognize it. I went for a Glen Garioch since it reminded me of some of the grassier versions I had from that distillery. So again, zero points. I’m getting my mojo from the last couple of years back!

Sniff:
The first thing that hits me is a lot of hay. Flour, and some gentle oaky notes. A hint of hardened paper too.

Sip:
Rather sharp on the tongue, and quite austere too. Minerals, some iron, wet hay and again those gentle oaky notes. The oak is a bit green too.

Swallow:
The finish is suddenly gentle and a slightly green flavour remains,but apart from that it’s a bit flat. Some oak, and hay again.

Yet another dram that sticks to the middle of the road. It’s interesting to taste them, but still not one stood out in a ‘I am going to buy this one’ way. Bummer.

82/100

Glen Flagler 5yo, 40%

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About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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