Glenglassaugh Revival

Category Single Malt from Highlands, Scotland
Distillery
District Eastern Highlands
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottled 2012
Age 03 years old
Strength 46.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Label Distilled, matured & bottled at Glenglassaugh Distillery
Price 34.90$ 37.69£ 25.48
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
Koloman Review note
less than a week ago
Koloman gave this whisky 57 points
Weighted Rate
57
Nose
60
Initial taste
45
Body
55
Finish
60
Price
60
Presentation
70
"Wer will, empfange umsonst das Wasser des Lebens." (Offb 22,17)
Koloman Tasting note
less than a week ago
Koloman gave this whisky 57 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

zunächst ungestüm, ja scharf, dann etwas milder; Meeresgischt; feuchtes, oxidiertes Metall; grüne Zitrone

Taste

Zitrusfrüchte und etwas Salz, massiv überlagert von der metallisch-muffigen Note gedünsteten Blattspinats

Finish

noch mehr Blattspinat; fauliges Holz; kurz und heftig

Comments

jung - zu jung

"Wer will, empfange umsonst das Wasser des Lebens." (Offb 22,17)
basje Note
less than a month ago
basje gave this whisky 81 points

Quite nice, but still very young, the nose reminded me of a bunnahabhain. Give this another 10 years and it might become an excellent malt.

Cicero Tasting note
less than a month ago
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

zuerst metallisch-alkoholisch, danach dann Zitrus und einen Hauch süße Mandarine

Taste

Süße und Frucht stehen im Vordergrund, ein Prickeln auf der Zunge, die Jugend kann sich nun recht gut verstecken, aber im Abgang ist sie dann doch wieder da

Finish
Comments

Man merkt ihm die fehlende Reife und den fehlenden Fasseinfluss deutlich an, zudem ist die metallische Jugend noch nicht verschwunden. 

BeatF Tasting note
a couple of months ago
BeatF gave this whisky 77 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Sofort stört etwas, aber was? Das sind etwas modrig wirkende Weinfässer. Dann haben wir Honig, Malz (welche dieses Destillat für mich somit eher den Highlands zuordnen lassen) und dann wieder diese Weinfässer.

Taste

Etwas wässrig, Fruchtbrände (Zwetschgen und Pflaumen), etwas Zimt, was die Chose eher wieder zu einem Speyside macht.

Finish

Ein wenig Vanille von den Bourbonfässern, Lakritze, und dann wieder das etwas moosige, störende Element. Pfeffer, Zimt und dann bleibt Orangenschale im Gaumen haften.

Comments

Ungestüm mit nicht optimalen Fässern den fast nicht erträglichen Geschmack des New Make retouschiert und einfach zu schnell auf den Markt geworfen.

Sjaunja Note
a couple of months ago

How to distinguish the Revival batches:

1st batches were bottled on site, this is mentioned on the label:
Distilled, matured & bottled at Glenglassaugh Distillery, Portsoy, Scotland

The following batches are being bottled at Newbridge Bond.
This bottling plant belongs to BenRiach distillers.

Label: no hints concerning where the whisky has been distilled, matured or bottled.

Nearly all online stores are showing old product pictures

Sjaunja Note
a couple of months ago

From the blog June 12th, 2012:

Revival
At long last we have managed to release our first whisky , Revival, made entirely since we re-started in 2008 and which is widely available. For us at the distillery it seems to have been a long time in coming and we have taken great care in the preparation of the product and the packaging so that we delivered a quality product of which we were proud.
For those of you who have yet to try it, the whisky is a marriage of first fill and refill casks which have been finished for 6 months in first fill Oloroso sherry casks. The result is a robust whisky, sweet and fruity while rounded and creamy with perfect balancing sherry notes and a slight whiff of sea-air.
While we were pleased with the finished product the real test is how it would be received by customers and we have been extremely pleased by the very positive feedback which included some great tasting reviews from writers and bloggers and a fantastic bronze award in the under £35.00 category at the Scottish Field Awards.

JacobaEd Review note
less than a year ago
JacobaEd gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
86
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
84
Presentation
86
magic_slim Tasting note
less than a year ago
magic_slim gave this whisky 76 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Wet tobacco, walnuts and a little bit of smoke at first nosing. Musty and sour, wet bark. After a while notes of ice cream float and Kahlua are coming up. Changes a lot with pleasant and unpleasant aspects.

Taste

Cold coffee and cheap sherry, oaky, somehow bitter and dry. Not very enjoyable in my opinion.

Finish

Long with the coffee-sherry-oaky aromas lingering on. A whiff of smoke. Has a slightly metallic aftertaste.

Comments

Okay for a 3 year old Scotch whisky, but not a whisky to buy for enjoyment.

Hvdree Review note
less than a year ago
Hvdree gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
79
Nose
81
Initial taste
80
Body
78
Finish
77
Price
78
Presentation
80
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Overall rating All versions
118 member votes
78.99
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
76.60
Nose - Aroma
78.40
Initial taste
74.40
Body
75.60
Finish
75.60
Price
78.20
Presentation
79.80
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