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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Glenglassaugh Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes Review

Glenglassaugh Revival 46%

The first whisky to be made at the Glenglassaugh Distillery since it re-opened in 2008.Non chill filtered and natural colour.

Finished for six months in first fill oloroso sherry butts.

The Glenglassaugh “Revival” is a combination of first and refill cask styles, finished in 1st fill Oloroso sherry butts for a period of 6 months. Non-chill filtered and natural colour, a Highland Single Malt with a coastal charm. Volume: 700 ml. Strength: 46% abv.

 

Colour: Copper

 

Nose: Sweet caramel and toffee with notes of nutty sherry, milk chocolate and honey. Ripe plums, red berries and oranges. Caramelised sugar and earthy, charred oak.

 

Palate: Sweet, rounded and creamy. Oranges, plums, cherry and walnuts, chocolate, honey-mead, sherry and soft, spiced oak.

 

Finish: Medium with warming mulled-wine spices, sherry and caramel.

 

Glenglassaugh Scotch Whisky 21 Year Old Highland Single Malt

Rich sherry notes combine with a medley of boiled fruits to give a highly complex Single Malt.,

 

Age: over 21 years Volume: 70cl Strength: 46% abv

Limited Release: 8,700 bottles Non-chillfiltered, no colour added and bottled on site.

 

Colour: Pale gold.

 

Nose: Rich sherry aromas whose complexity gives only hints of creamy fudge toffees give way to Glenglassaugh’s boiled fruit sweet medley, too complex to break down. Hints of menthol and peppermint gradually creep in.

 

Palate: Rich sherry dominates but the boiled fruits flavours appear in the mid- palate. A combination of apples, blackcurrants and oranges tantalise with just a glimpse of Scottish tablet.

 

Finish: A medium, long finish follows where the rich sherry flavours are complemented with the menthol-like cooling.

 

Glenglassaugh Scotch Whisky 30 Year Old Highland Single Malt

 

A rich and sophisticated dram. Remaining vibrant and fruity despite its years, with hints of watermelon and wild flowers.

 

Age: over 30 years Volume: 70cl Strength: 55.1% abv Limited Single Cask Release..

Cask Strength, non-chillfiltered, no colour added and bottled on site.

 

Colour: Bright gold, with copper highlights.

 

Nose: Lots of creamy pastry, lemon meringue pie and lemon vanilla slice. A hint of watermelon,

becoming very floral with wild flowers and barley sugars.

 

Palate: A delightfully sweet and powerful whisky that is reminiscent of wedding cake. A rich and sophisticated dram that is still fresh and fruity with hints of melon and lychees. The distillery character clearly apparent, despite its great maturity and flavour development.

 

Finish: Lengthy, complex and showing great evolution.

 

Glenglassaugh Scotch Whisky 40 Year Old Highland Single Malt

A powerful whisky, reminiscent of the finest rich fruit cake with a medley of fruits and spices.

 

Age: over 40 years Volume: 70cl Strength: 44.6% abv Limited Single Cask Release at Cask strength, non-chillfiltered, no colour added and bottled on site.

Colour: Old gold.

 

Nose: A strong powerful nose beginning with the aroma of green apples , giving way to a medley of boiled fruit sweets. Despite its complexity, hints of raspberries, blackberries and hints of ripe banana emerge. Finally the refined sherry notes of

sultanas, fruit cake and rich creamy fudge take over.

 

Palate: The rich sherry flavours combine with the boiled fruits to give an incredibly powerful yet complex whisky. The original distillery character is still surprisingly evident despite this whisky’s great age.

 

Finish: A long and consistent finish leaves the freshness

 

Glenglassaugh Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1986 40% MacPhails Collection

Tasting Notes:

Colour: Yellow gold.

 

Neat

Nose: Fruity - apples and bananas. Sweet with aromatic aromas - cedar wood.

 

Palate: Sweet initially with malty, toasted flavours. Some smokiness together with a tannic fruitiness (apple skins).

 

With water

Nose:Rich fruitiness. Hints of sweetness - milk chocolate, roasted malt and Hessian aromas.

 

Palate: Smoky with floral and dry grass notes. Drying, peppery and spicy.

 

Body: Medium - best drunk neat.

 

Finish: Dry - slightly salty

 

Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Barrels.

 

Whisky Style: Aromatic and drying - to be enjoyed with a meal

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