Glen Flagler “Pure Malt”

by Oliver Klimek on September 13, 2010

An old  blended malt from Inver House under the label of Glen Flagler distillery – 40%

My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Bright straw
Lemon, grass, hints of bananas, pineapple and polished wood.
Malt, hints of nuts and herbs, lime, nutmeg and a little pepper, even slightly floral.
Medium long, dry and slightly fruity.
This malt is rather fragile and light-bodied, even at 40% it needs a little water and quite some time to open up. It is a quite complex whisky but in a very subdued way. A very good aperitive when you have enough time to enjoy it.

Rating: 84/100 – No price information as this is a collector’s bottle

Note: After all I have raead about this bottling, this is a blended ot vatted malt. I would loved to have Glen Flagler removed from my distillery want list, but this can only be done after having tasted a Glen Flagler single malt.

It is becaue of bottlings like this, the use of term “pure malt” has been prohibited by the SWA, and rightly so.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark Davidson March 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

PLEASE help! Do you think the only SINGLE malt issued from Glen Flagler were the Signatory and official 23yo?

The ‘All Malt’ and ‘Pure Malt’ never seem to have been satisfactorily explained as single or not – the labels include the statement – distilled, matured and bottled in Airdrie – so could be a mix of three malts….


Oliver Klimek March 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

I absolutely agree, Mark. I would only consider those who specifically state it that they are single malts. This is why I still have Glen Flagler on my distillery want list. We know that the old Glenfiddich “Pure Malt” is a single malt. But it is much less likely here.


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