Glenugie might be the least remembered distillery closed in the 1980s due to oversupply of Scotch whisky.
Founded in the early 1830s as Invernettie was the most eastern distillery in Scotland. It experienced much more closures and changes in ownership than periods of prosperity. One of bright periods began in the 1950s, when Glenugie owned by Long John International supplied malt to the company blends, but it was all over by 1983. Today Glenugie is one of the rarest single malt on the market. The 2005 Duncan Taylor release, part of Rare Auld range, comprises whisky from ex-sherry butt # 5155 filled in November 1981 and bottled at natural strength of 61.9% abv with an outrun of 516 bottles.
Nose: intriguing, subtle sherry notes, sweet pastries, crème brûlée, honey, pecan pie, oranges, figs, agave syrup, touch of garden herbs and oak.
Palate: rich and well balanced, raisins, dried figs, candied orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, white pepper, walnuts and mix of herbal spices.
Finish: pretty long, with lots of sherry, citrus and delicate nutty and herbal notes.