Welcome to the 12th instalment of our regular Whisky Under Fifty reviews, where we review a different whisky (or whiskey) that you can buy for less than £50! If you’d like to know more about why we're doing this series, read our introduction post here. Today’s whisky is Glasgow 1770 Peated.
Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch
I recently watched long-time-Dram-Teamer Vin's "Whisky Of The Year 2021" video on his No Nonsense Whisky YouTube channel. I don't want to give too many spoilers, but all three whiskies have appeared in The Dram Team's whisky tasting sets!
Listening to Vin reminded me of when we featured Glasgow 1770 Peated, back in our 2020 "A Very Sherry Whiskymas" box. Christmas 2021 feels like a long time ago - let alone Christmas 2020. So, I thought it was an excellent prompt to revisit this Lowland whisky.
Glasgow Distillery's 1770 range showcases their single malt scotch whiskies. They are all natural colour and non-chill filtered. There are three core expressions in the range which are 46% ABV and include:
- The Original, Fresh & Fruity
- Triple Distilled, Smooth & Complex
- Peated, Rich & Smoky
At a retail price of around £49, the Glasgow 1770 range is bang on for our Whisky Under £50 series. And, today, I'm sharing a dram with the Ghost of Christmas Past by retrying Glasgow 1770 Peated.
Glasgow 1770 Peated Review
Colour: Natural colour; deep bronze, or burnt amber. Oily, coating my glass with slow legs falling down the side.
Nose: Toffee and gentle heather peat smoke. Apple tart with a touch of cinnamon. Mixed forest berries. Oak comes through.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Forest berries macerated in brown sugar. Toffee sweetness, and dark chocolate orange. Heather smoke, but not overpowering. More fruit: cherries and dates. A little pepper.
Finish: Medium to long finish. Gentle peat smoke with just a touch of spice. Rich dark fruit notes. Oak and vanilla. Keen for another sip.
Overall thoughts: Sherry and peat are two of my favourite flavour profiles, so seeing them combined so well in this dram is a treat. The all-natural colour is impressive, and it tastes older than its actual age must be, given this is a relatively new distillery. Lovely stuff. A quality whisky at a great price point.
Try this single malt if you like...
Sherry cask peated whiskies, like the Lagavulin Distillers Edition.
About the Dram Team
If you want to try more great whiskies like Glasgow 1770 without forking over loads of money to taste them, join our whisky tasting club today. Every month we curate out-of-the-ordinary whisky tastings and deliver them right to your door. That means you can taste and discover your new favourite whisky from the comfort of your own home.
Whether you’re a curious newcomer or a seasoned professional, we’re the best way to explore everything the world of whisky has to offer.
Or, you can give a gift to the whisky lover in your life.
Pro tip: we also write regular emails to our members, which is the best way to stay informed on upcoming subscription boxes, plus loads of other must-read whisky info. You can get on the list by signing up here.
Want to read more reviews in the Whisky Under £50 series? Check out the previous review, Mac-talla Mara.