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Glenglassaugh Peated - Port Wood Finish

Overall rating
84.35/100
votes
90
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 8:09 am by Candide

Average value

€ 64.52

15 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

190 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Peated - Port Wood Finish

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.35 points

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Willum scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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.

  7. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  8. 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

  9. SMC-HH scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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