Glenglassaugh

35 Years Old, 1976 Vintage

ABV 52.3%
REVIEWED Issue 97
Specifications
Brand: Glenglassaugh
Expression: 35 Years Old, 1976 Vintage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 35 years old
ABV: 52.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Glenglassaugh Distillery, Portsoy, Portsoy, Banffshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rounded with some rancio - field mushroom. Lightly leathery and supple. Heavily oxidised and slightly feral. Reminiscent of an old manzanilla pasada. Candle wax in a Gothic house.
Palate: Surprising fruitiness comes through, all blue and black fruits then scented woods. Dense but still has energy. Clean, honeyed rich and layered.
Finish: Liquorice.
Comment: A rich and mysterious dram.
8.7
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty. Farm-like. A cowshed, with a mix of animal scents and straw. Animal feed too (pallets). Grassy. Opening on treacle and fig syrup. Intense
Palate: Crisp. Taffeta like. Treacle and dried fruit but without the sugary flavours. Old cider. Getting spicier. Water enhances some oaky grip.
Finish: Quite long, dry and spicy.
Comment: The nose and palate are very different. Slighty dour on the palate. A firm character though.
7.7
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