Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Finished in Port Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
10 Nov 2017 8:33 am by Candide

Average value

€ 52.48

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.88 points

  1. wisekycourse 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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