- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Wood Finish Series
- Finished in Port Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 10 Nov 2017 8:09 am by Candide
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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
- 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.)
very open and intense, strong, ashy smoke, juicy red berries and grapes, honey sweetness - simple, uncomplicated, straight to the point
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
medium length, smoke, pepper, dark chocolate, a hint of Nordhäuser berry fruit
- Slightly thin flavors, but the nose is very pleasing, nice harmony. All at an affordable price. 84/85.
The port cask impact on the color can be massively seen. Beside peat, salted caramel and few fresh eucalyptus.
Spicy. Forest fruits, barbecue sauce, chewing gum, burnt caramel and vanilla.
Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.
- For a peated whisky I have to shop somewhere else.
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.
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.).
- 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
- 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