Sunday 27 May 2018

Glenglassaugh 2009 Hand Filled Review

Hi everyone,

I have only ever had one other Glenglassaugh. The 30yo. Which isn’t exactly the best way to get an idea of the character of the whisky, but I guess I’ll still have to wait to experience that because this one ain’t normal either.
The distillery was closed from 1986-2008, so there isn’t much in between either. There’s the crazy old stuff and the very young stuff. This one is the latter…
This is distillery exclusive Sherry cask that was only available at the distillery. Someone must have gone at some point because I tasted this the night before the whisky fair in Limburg last month.
Glenglassaugh Self fill 60.7%
Colour: Amber
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Big young modern Sherry, Cherry, vanilla, creamy, cranberry, Victoria sponge cake.
Taste: Soft arrival, then spicy, plenty of oak, cherry, cranberry, sweet, vanilla, quite dry as it develops.
Finish: Medium. Lots of little berries, cranberry.
11/06/09-16/07/16. Great little Sherry bomb. I should probably hunt down some normal Glenglassaugh’s at some point.

Distillery: Glenglassaugh
Average Score: 81
Distillery Ranking: 6th/ 62 places
Up/Down: N/a

Thanks for reading!

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