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Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish

Overall rating
81.84/100
votes
146
Whiskybase ID
WB103313
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Finished in Port Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LL10116
Barcode
5060399683005
Added on
10 nov 2017 8:33 am by Candide
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59.18

13 × in wishlist

146 × member ratings

249 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.84 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Alcohol is pretty strong and prominent for a 46% Abv, and not very well integrated. Besides that there are some sweet notes, with some wine influence only present in the nose.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Red wine, pretty strong alcohol. Later on it gets more smooth and friendly. Spicy, cinnamon, some tropical fruits as well.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Some pepper, sweet, pretty strong and intense, spicy, cinnamon and pepper. Some caramel sweetness, vanilla, and some raspberry-like flavour. Later on more caramel/toffee.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Still pickering, pepper, some red fruit, raspberry. Some sweetness as well, vanilla, caramel. Middle long finish. Alcohol remains present.

  2. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    sweet spices, intense fruit, vanilla, fruit cooked on raspberry, currant, wood, toasty sensation
    the mouth gives off more aromas, it's very pleasant, the wood brings out the maderised red cooked fruits, the fruits are fresher in taste, like coming out of a bath of jam
    sweet vanilla, a little chocolate, spices back with cinnamon and white pepper
    the finish on the same aromas, but that disintegrates fairly quickly.

  3. megamarther scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      sweet port, wood, marzipan in the distance hmmm ..... awkward. after some water is added dark red fruit comes through
    • Taste
      80 80
      first the alcohol dominates, then comes a mixture of port and wood, tobacco (as if you smoke heavy tobacco and a piece of tobacco sticks to your tongue). it is a NAS, but I suspect it is not very old considering the somewhat one-dimensional taste. flat with little depth is what comes to mind first.

      with some water it comes through a lot less violently and better, better mouthfeel and more taste. No more tobacco flavor.
    • Finish
      80 80
      slightly bitter finish, which disappears fairly quickly. a dry mouthfeel remains.
      After the addition of water, the taste lingers for longer, and it is less dry. a lot better, what you would not expect with an abv of 46%. a few drops break it open anyway, and the whisky reveals more.

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The central note is in my opinion English wine gum. I still like it very much despite my young age.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. LordBellamy scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nose: ui, that's difficult. Sour red wine, the sweetness of the port does not get through at all, but very oak-accented. The red fruits look very artificial and are most reminiscent of rhubarb compote, even the very young age you notice the malt clearly, he is sprightly and unbalanced, a lot of white pepper. In the background, some pineapple and caramel fight through again and again

    Taste: a very strong, alcoholic start with the white pepper. But then there is some sweetness from the Portfass, also caramel, vanilla and a decent portion of wood is added

    Finish: it's gone very fast, a very short finish. The aromas of the taste with pepper, red fruits and caramel, and vanilla with oak are repeated

    with water: water is quite good, amazingly it does not break down like many other young whisky, the peppery pungency disappears.

    Conclusion: Not the big litter, too young and a port wine barrel that reminds rather of sour red wine. Anyone who likes artificial notes and above all rhubarb will love the malt here ... not 77 points

  6. elipszis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      mint
      white chocolate
      almond
      sweet malt
      vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      blood orange
      grapefruit
      sour-bitter
      mint
      intensive
    • Finish
      84 84
      chili spiciness
      spicy
      medium decay

  7. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    malty, flowery, on citrus and caramel, sweet spices (cinnamon), hazelnuts, some peanuts.
    vanilla with a slightly toasted oaky return (bourbon), it's fresh, a touch of iodine on the finish and well-marked macerated fruits (raisins, dusty dates)
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  9. Rémonh scored this whisky 69 points Newbie

    Nice smell, slightly strong alcohol.
    Taste slightly sweet + fruity.
    Aftertaste really very light tobacco, but is short lived.

  10. hafssol scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Some round sweet wood finish for a young and not complex malt. I've been pleasantly surprised by the new core range of Glenglassaugh (Revival, Evolution, Torfa) and wanted to try this one as well. It resulted less interesting than the other ones, with a quite flat textures and some alcohol edges. The Port finish appears not so pronounced, mostly adding some red fruits notes to a quite easy drinkable but not very interesting dram.

  11. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    n: lot of berries, plums, raspberries, sherry, dark fruit, sour, hint of leafs and malt
    t: oak, fruit, spicy, sour
    a: fruit, leather, spicy, chilli, plums

  13. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. EvilAFI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose shows a nice port promise, but the palate is too thin and sweet without balance. If sweet port with little burn is what you are after then this is for you, it is simple and effective in that aspect.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A bit tart, blueberry and cream cheese, grapes, bay leaf, herbal notes
    • Taste
      83 83
      Thin, icing sugar sweetness, grape jelly, burnt pie crust, hay
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sugary, earthiness, grape mr freeze, vanilla

  15. thijs100 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    This would've benefited from many more years in the cask.
    • Nose
      Marshmallows, sour wine and vanilla to start, accompanied by touches of oak and a medium spiciness. It's the candy-esque notes that remain most prominent, like marzipan and caramelized banana. Slightly buttery.
    • Taste
      Fairly creamy with a tinge of vanilla custard and red berries, but then the spice and oak overtakes. Pepper, cinnamon, coconut and wood shavings.
    • Finish
      A hint of raspberry with lingering chili heat.

  16. coldsun scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Dry vine, dried fruits, citruses, berry, flowers, wood with citric and spicy cut. Light: sweet perfumes, paint.

  17. marmeladow scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Something for lovers of the port wine barrel finish. Takes a lot of time in the Glencairn glass and 3-4 weeks of air in the uncorked bottle in order to present yourself in a nuanced way.
    Overall, a light, fruity and sweet, but not one-dimensional and definitely edged Speyside Highlander of high quality, especially for a NAS whisky.
    Congratulations to Billy Walker, who has once again demonstrated his quality as a Master Blender.

  18. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2018
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First, the Port sweetness strikes. Currant, strawberry, vanilla, cinnamon, cherry, a bit woody, peppery, alcohol easily penetrates.
      Over time, the vanilla continues to come to the fore.
    • Taste
      Lying creamy in the mouth. There's the vanilla again, then spicy, red fruits, chocolate, spices.
    • Finish
      Drying on leaving, light spice, sweet decaying.

  20. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    18-01-2019, 21-06-2019
    • Nose
      68 68
      port, vanilla
    • Taste
      73 73
      red fruit, port, wine, sour fruit
    • Finish
      72 72
      red fruit, port, wine, sour fruit

  21. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Young and feisty. Pungent alcohol. Mostly sour fruits.
    I´ve had worse. But not that much to be honest.
    Awful value for money ratio!

  23. toklian scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F19 B20

  24. Achany scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    the nose is wonderful fruity, grapes, dark berries, sweet with nice malty influence. the first sip started promising, port influence wonderful but than it got bitter quite quick and that lasted. finish is a bit too bitter as well for me. Allright dram, too bitter for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. theograph scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Süffiger Whisky;
    • Nose
      Ledrige rote Äpfel, süßes Obst, Butterscotch, säuerliche Eichenote;
    • Taste
      Marzipan, Zimt, Nelken, Apfelkuchen (Mürbteig), säuerliche Eiche;
    • Finish
      Angenehm würzig, wärmend, mittellang;

  26. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  27. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A fresh and sweet fruity nose and for me again that maritime touch as in the peated port wood finish. Also the colour is a little rosé again but beside the colour I can't find a lot of that Ruby port pipe in here.
    • Taste
      Pepper to start with the red fruit sweetness. Almost similar to the peated port wood finish. This one might have some smoke in it what makes it a little dry in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Short finish but not enough there to remember.

  28. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWXln_PYKf0
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  29. jeoff scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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