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The whisky

List of the bottles

Glenglassaugh: official bottlings

Glenglassaugh

1973, The Family Silver

Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 85/100
Personal Comment
All the complexity of a Speyside malt, with a slightly maritime character, typical for coastal whiskies explode from the very first nosing. A whisky with an unusual quality. The taste just confirms the first impression. A lingering finish, relatively dry follows this fragrance explosion, with some spicy and slightly acid hints. A wonderful bottle.
88/100.
The smell of this whisky is extraordinary complex, from malt to prunes through sea hints. In the palate, a nice complexity too, with citrus fruit touches on a fruity and salty background and touches of light smoke. The finish, which seemed very long to me at the first time is rather special. The taste intensity dims rapidly, but the remaining taste stays long on the tongue, with its spicy hints on citrus fruit background. Even some honey and vanilla at the end.
84/100
A beautiful and complex nose, with nice hints of dry fruits and plume, some farm and animal smells, and a slight marine impression. In the mouth, a kind of lightness, and a slightly bitter predominant taste, a touch of smoke, some discrete acid notes on the background, some chocolate and malty hints. Only fly in the ointment, the percentage of alcohol, which could have been higher. NIce lingering finish, exactly in the spirit of the palate.
84/100
A nice complex nose where old memories of sherry meet malty hints and a touch of yeast and leather. The sea is not far away. Salt and sea spray titillate the nostrils.
In the palate, a very nice impression too with slightly bitter notes near fruit impressions (plum marmalade), roast chestnut, some milk chocolate.
Quite a long finish without exaggeration however.
84/100

Glenglassaugh

Aged 19 years

Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1986 Bottling: 2006
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84/100
Glenglassaugh 19 ans
Personal Comment
A very nice nose, hint of smoke, obvious curry and pepper notes on a malty backgroud with hidden floral smells. In the palate a very discrete citrus fruit impression mixes with nice notes, both sweet and spicy, before finally revealing some nice woody fragrances. The taste of this whisky is freally refined and full of contrasts, so the relatively poor percentage of alcohol does not hinder to appreaciate fully this very nice malt. The finish is ratehr bitter and really lingering. Some strange hints of coffee with milk appear at th end
84/100
Nice nose marked by spices and roasted peanuts on a nice malty background and some discrete sherry noes. A light veil of smoke too.
In the palate, a great freshness is the first impression (mocha ice cream) soon followed by clear sherry hints. Nice roundness. Then slight nutty hints appear giving this whisky which first is very (too?) fresh, a kind of character through this bitter notes.
The finish is between nutty bitterness and freshness. It is relatively long and is soon overran by bitterness.
84/100
Splendid sherry smell followed by very nice hints of fruit and meat. An extraordinary complex nose. Some spices and a touch of bitterness.
In the palate, the typical notes of sherry matured whiskies appear, nutty notes, fine wood, even if the announced complexity is not present.
The finish is pleasant, rather bitter with some sherry notes.
84/100

Glenglassaugh: independent bottlings

Glenglassaugh

Twenty One Wilson & Morgan

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 190
Dates
Distil: 1984 Bottling: 2006
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84/100
Glenglassaugh 21 Wilson & Morgan
Personal Comment
The nose is finely discrete with nice hints of cinnamon, a touch of pepper, vanilla and moka aromas and a touch of fruits on a light sherryish background. A nice complexity. Very appealing nose anyway.
Nice palate as well, even if the nose was more exciting. Sweet malty notes, a touch of bitterness, unripe walnut.
Quite a long and warm finish, exactly on the same notes as the nose was..
88/100
A clear presence of sherry at the very first nosing sharing the interest with discrete vanilla hints and some sweet spices.
In the palate, sherry seems to be dominant before being completed by nice unripe walnut notes, a kind of woody bitterness with the peaceful impression of nice malty notes on the background.
The finish is above all woody and the sherry hints are much more discrete than they were in the mouth. It is quite long and prolongs the pleasure of the mouth for a while.
88/100

Glenglassaugh

Cask Collection, 21 years

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
53,4 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 162
Dates
Distil: 05-03-1986 Bottling: 15-06-2007
Bottle
0 of 399 btls
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91/100
Glenglassaugh 21 Dewar Rattray
Personal Comment

This is the nose of a perfect marriage of a whisky with the sherry of the cask where it stayed so many years. Roasted peanuts notes appear behind very nice and very classical sherry notes. An intense promise of happiness...
In the palate a real firework of fragrances with sherry, some acid citrus notes and other ones revealing a refined woody impression. Those smells seem to come and go, just like waves on the beach.
The first finish is marked by very fresh citrus fruit hints mixed with woody notes (roasted walnuts). An excellent whisky. May be the wood is a little bit too present at the finish, which leaves a bitter impression in the mouth.
91/100


Glenglassaugh

Single Malts of Scotland, 30 years

Collection
The Single Malts of Scotland
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
49,8 %
Bottler
Specialty Drinks Ltd
Dates
Distil: 20-2-1978 Bottling: 01-10-2008
Bottle
531 btls
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79/100
Glenglassaugh smos
Personal Comment
Nice vegetal nose with some mentholated notes and spices. Quite pleasant even if it would have been better if it had been less discrete.
In the palate it seems first a bit week, with fresh pleasant notes but without exaggerated depth and ends on quite alcohol notes. Despite of this, it remains a pleasant dram.
The finish is rather long and fresh and remains on the same notes as the palate.
Good dram, but not really essential.
79/100

Glanglassaugh: samples

Glenglassaugh

Berry's own Selection 1983

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
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0/100
Glenglassaugh BBR 1983
Personal Comment

Glenglassaugh

MacPhail's 1986

Collection
MacPhail's
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Dates
Distil: 1986 Bottling: 2000
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BT2006 85/100
Personal Comment

Glenglassaugh

1984, Sherry butt

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
54,7 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
sherry butt
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84/100
Personal Comment
Nice fruity nose with strong sherry hints. A great smoothness, very pleasant.
The mouth is also clearly marked by sherry with some woody dryness impression. However, wood is far from dominating sherry. Alcohol is obviously present, but does not hinder at all.
A very sherryish finish too. Lingering and pleasant. This is an excellent whisky.
84/100

Glengalssaugh: Not in collection

Glenglassaugh

Single Malts of Scotland, 31 years

Collection
The Single Malts of Scotland
Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
44,6 %
Bottler
Specialty Drinks Ltd
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

Glenglassaugh

1973-2007, Mission Gold

Collection
Mission
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,1 %
Bottler
Murray McDavid
Cask number
single cask 5166
Dates
Distil: 1973 Bottling: 2007
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

Glenglassaugh

The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary

Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
44,6 %
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Personal Comment

Glenglassaugh

1972 C&S Dram

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
43,1 %
Bottler
C&S Dram
Cask
Refill sherry butt
Dates
Distil: 1972 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

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