Glenglassaugh Peated - Port Wood Finish

Overall rating
84.13/100
votes
192
Whiskybase ID
WB103314
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
Added on
10 nov 2017 8:35 am by Candide

Average value

€ 67.78

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Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh Peated - Port Wood Finish

20 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.13 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    In the nose some fruits from the port casl,but in taste hardly any fruits noticeable. A bit simple, one-dimensional and not one to remember. 'Okay', not more or less.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very fruity, hardly any peat or smoke detectable, more prunes, then some tobacco and after some time a whiff of smoke enters.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smooth, some slight peat, smoky, darkfruits, prunes. Later on it gains some power, more tingling.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still smooth, a little smoke and peat, some tobacco, far away some red fruits, pretty short. Later on a bit stronger.

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  3. bankimate scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. hzs275 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    1766) Glenglassaugh, Peated, Port Wood Finish
    • Nose
      N- Strawberry cream biscuit first, then the delightful sharp peat smoke flowing down the middle laying a path for the drifts of reddish sweet berries, grassy littlefall, and subtle coastal scents. An abundance of familiar lightly salted cookies and savory Lexus biscuit notes. Grow even more towards coastally as it breaths. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- More peat at the forefront, transcend to the bitterish mouthfeel, a medicinal note emerged to pair along the red berries. Lovely sweet Port with ashy smokes underlay. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, pleasantly peated, velvety dry with residing berries sweetness. Feel like a Bunna here. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21 A calm day at Sandend Bay by the North Sea.

      Weighted Rate- 84pt

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The peat blends into the port and its red fruits, plums, plums, blackcurrant. Dried banana, coconut, roasted pineapple. A few drops of caramel. Then the mineral side, gravel, limestone, gypsum. Nice balance. The palate is soft and fruity, delicately smoky, rather on raspberries and wine lees. Light spices. Rather long and peppery finish, where the wood stands out, charcoal, damp earth, and again the red fruits, very juicy, blueberries, blackberries, currants.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/10/glenglassaugh-peated-port-wood-finish.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. sarthur71 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quite pleasant to drink.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this whisky at a tasting session at Passie voor Whisky on the 5th of May 2018.

    well, this is not really my cup of tea I guess.
    Coeberg with 7up, really sweet, on taste more peppers and smoke. Finish is somewhat astringent... not really balanced between nose, taste and finish.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  11. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Again very sweet the colleague, but coupled with the smoke as a counterpole he likes me best of the three previously tried the Wood Finish series.
    I could already imagine the combination with smoke at the unpeated port wood and think that the malt is really good.
    • Nose
      First pleasant, not too intrusive smoke, then the port. Similar to the unpeated with red fruits, vanilla, cinnamon, a touch of mint, light letherness, some pepper.
    • Taste
      Right in the mouth. A beautiful interplay of fruity sweetness with strawberries and other red berries and the smoke that is here, if it is always penetrating, clearer. Slightly scratchy but paired with the sweet very pleasant.
    • Finish
      When swallowing first creamy sweet, vanilla, red fruits, the smoke gives the conclusion and lingers with the residual sweetness.

  12. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. Willum scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  14. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    No wonder in complexity - but neat smoke and port in a balanced ratio, strong and full-bodied, you notice the youth, but immature / sprittig he is not, handy device, I think that's good.
    60 € but are quite steep in simplicity, 50 € would be OK.
    (On the other hand - if I think about what peated Islays or Ballechin, Longrow, Ledaig would cost or cost out of the port keg, this is already a good alternative, but very simple knit.)
    • Nose
      very open and intense, strong, ashy smoke, juicy red berries and grapes, honey sweetness - simple, uncomplicated, straight to the point
    • Taste
      neat pepper, Werther's real, then comes the smoke, not quite as strong as in the nose, rather sweet, not as berry as the nose, rather orange-apricot jam
    • Finish
      medium length, smoke, pepper, dark chocolate, a hint of Nordhäuser berry fruit

  15. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Slightly thin flavors, but the nose is very pleasing, nice harmony. All at an affordable price. 84/85.
    • Nose
      The port cask impact on the color can be massively seen. Beside peat, salted caramel and few fresh eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Forest fruits, barbecue sauce, chewing gum, burnt caramel and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  16. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  17. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For a peated whisky I have to shop somewhere else.
    • Nose
      The port influence you can see in the colour already. It's more like a dark rosé instead of the whisky amber I had to pick out the colour list. Also in the nose is more effect of wine than port or whisky. Hard to find the peat that's mentioned on the label. On the other hand you get a subtle sugar and fruity sweetness and a ligt almost maritime freshness.
    • Taste
      Very spicy in a good mix with sweet fruits (strawberries, grapes, raspberries). Same as in the nose is the peat to far away in the background. After adding a drop of water there's nothing left of the peat at all. It's just reducing a little of the spiciness. I miss to much whisky taste in here (peat, bourbon, vanilla, caramel etc.).
    • Finish
      Short finish.

  18. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWXln_PYKf0
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. LordBellamy scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose: lighter, burning peat, some campfire smoke and red fruits (currant), rather sour and without real sweetness, rather dry red wine than port. The fruit looks artificial, plus strong oak, herbs, pineapple, pepper and vanilla

    Taste: first a distinct Port- / Rotwinnote, then the peat flushes away this impression. However, the peat is well integrated, overall it looks quite round and balanced. Even the artificial nose is not repeated. The oak is rather discreet here

    Finish: short to medium, pleasant combination of not too strong port and peat smoke notes, which then disappear quite quickly, but the more vigorous oak stays longer

    with water: yes, water does it quite well in the nose, it is fruity, the port is clearer and also a bit rounder overall

    Conclusion: quite OK, as always with young Malts - peat almost always helps against juvenile fires, so they get a bit more depth and complexity - 80 points

  20. SMC-HH scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: The port wine finish is clearly recognizable, pleasant, medium smoky note

    Initial Taste: Pleasant port sweetness, smoke, molasses

    Body: Sweeter, less smoke, red currant

    Finish: Medium long, pleasant

    Reasonable

    Presentation: Good
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  22. kaeuflin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Immediately after opening a tart fruity a touch of wood fire - Hot Feue, r burning without Rus. After a while in the glass somewhat as herbal, with port and wine notes, over a fruity, quite young whisky - I notice nothing more of the smoke ...
    On the palate: strong onset but not sharp - spicy, kräutrig and suddenly the smoke is back. Campfire on going out .. as a port / wine note, something in the direction of lime or even grapefruit - a touch of bitter taste .. decent mouthfeel, but not unpleasant and at the end - in fact a little oak spice Finish: A hint of smoke oak and this kräutrige touch. The finish itself is medium in length, the slight bitterness lasts longer than the smoke -
    Mh next to the Octaves so far the most beautiful Glenglassaugh bottling I had - a pity that you do not write on it, how old is the 46% Not Cooled, Natural Color That Fits The Best Port Whisky This Fall / Winter .. ok were only 3
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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