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Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish

Overall rating
81.45/100
votes
74
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

Average value

€ 50.79

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129 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.45 points

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. megamarther scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    • 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. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  5. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Member 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.

  6. Bj0rnp1 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

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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!

  9. toklian scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F19 B20

  10. 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

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