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$ 38.74£ 25.83
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
boborban Note
a couple of days ago
boborban gave this whisky 75 points

Serge

Glenglassaugh 'Revival' (46%, OB, 2012) So a very young one from last year. I think there's another very young one just out but I haven't got it. Colour: gold. Nose: starts on smoky porridge and a little ginger, with some mashed potatoes and quite some grass. Then hints of green plums, baker's yeast, quite some soot and a layer of gingery oak as well as a little kumquat. So very young spirit with good personality, coated with quite some oak. After a few minutes, more and more orange blossom, which is nice and goes well with the gingery side. After even more minutes, becomes massively vanilla-ed and slightly varnishy but it's still no true wood-bomb. Yeasty. Mouth: very grassy, spicy and gingery at very first sips, then much fruitier (greengages, gooseberries). There's also quite some oak in there in my opinion, which makes it a little bitter. Not the easiest one but I think that’s good news... Finish: quite long, a little bitter, peppery. Cider apples and touches of bubblegum. Comments: shows promises, as they say. In a way, the fact that it isn’t easy and still quite rough (and, above all, not too sweet/sugary/fruity) at such young age should mean that this spirit will age very well. Remember what the old Scots used to say, ‘if the new make’s too good, the whisky will be crap’. I like this baby’s character, the future should be bright.

Springmarie Review note
less than a month ago
Springmarie gave this whisky 67 points
Weighted Rate
67
Nose
71
Initial taste
63
Body
73
Finish
61
Price
71
Presentation
67
Wenn Gott gewollt hätte, dass wir alle nur Wasser trinken, hätte er nicht 97% so versalzen.
The-Man-best-Friend Review note
less than a month ago
The-Man-best-Friend gave this whisky 76 points

Also die Nase finde ich gar nicht so schlecht.
Sicher, der Kollege ist noch richtig Grün hinter den Ohren, dafür gibt es ja auch Früchte wie Zitrone, Mandarine und was die Leute da noch so alles finden.

Geschmacklich ist der nichts für mich, ich war richtig froh als das sprittige ging, denn der Nachgeschmack mit Eiche leicht süß, und nicht aufdringlich, war wiederum nicht übel.


Weighted Rate
76
Nose
81
Initial taste
70
Body
74
Finish
76
Price
75
Presentation
80
Koloman Review note
about a month 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
about a month 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
about 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
about 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. 

Daniel
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
less than a year 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
less than a year 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.

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Overall rating All versions
123 member votes
78.78
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
75.22
Nose - Aroma
78.13
Initial taste
71.88
Body
74.88
Finish
73.88
Price
76.50
Presentation
78.25
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