Glenugie 1970 vintage Rare Old Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Lot RO/12/03 matured in a re-made American hogshead, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for the Rare Old Series. 150 bottles.
Nose: Rich with orange, aniseed and a touch of beeswax. Followed by hints of juniper berries, peach, maple syrup and dark chocolate.
Taste: Chilli spice with hints of orange and raspberry. Cocoa bean and praline flavours linger.
Glenugie Single Malt Whisky
Glenugie Distillery was established in 1831 as Invernettie Distillery by Donald McLeod & Co. on the site of a water powered corn mill and renamed Glenugie in 1837. Substantial rebuilding with local red granite occurred in 1875. Situated just south of Peterhead in the Highland whisky region its two stills were increased to four in 1956 when it continued to produced malt whisky for blending. Glenugie closed in 1983 and its few remaining warehouses have been converted to workshops. Unsurprisingly both official and independent bottlings are scarce.