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Glenglassaugh 1986

Overall rating
91.28/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release - Batch 3
Vintage
19.02.1986
Bottled
11.2016
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
1393
Number of bottles
425
Strength
42.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Nov 2017 5:31 pm by djmaxliving
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 479.99

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1986

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.28 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      noble dark red sherry nose, very ripe blackberry and blueberries, in the nose a little more sweetness than acidity, very voluminous and dense without sprittig. Fine balsamic meets nutmeg, juniper, olive oil and tree bark, leather belt, sawdust of old oiled oak, a hint of orange oil, some eucalyptus and lilac - an elegant nose, you can immerse yourself deeply and pick out the luscious aromas, while he always stays in pulsating movement - very creamy and ripe, great substance
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet dark red fruity - great texture - gently warming, mouth-filling cultured old oak - almost without bitterness - but as present as if oak particles were on the tongue - always perfectly balanced with the fruit notes. Here again, blueberries and blackberries - sometimes happens and fresh, sometimes like a jam

      With the second sip, the oak is slightly dry, it comes to mint and pepper - it is much spicier and more complex - even the fruits are subsiding, now you can chew it very long - again and again you discover something new
    • Finish
      91 91
      fruity, creamy, gentle, very flattering and mild - at the same time very aromatic and concentrated, even after swallowing, it is worth continuing to chew, the finish is alive - here it is very long and balanced

  2. Dronach_Aficionado scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Genteel. Sweet oranges, candle wax, old library, a hint of dust. Tobacco leaves and freshly ground coffee beans. Some vanilla. Behind it a hint of cherries and strawberries. Fresh baked farm bread.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Raspberry cake, chopped almonds, marzipan. A hint of white pepper. Orange jam. Melted dark chocolate. Espresso, some caramel and walnuts. Cocoa powder.

  4. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Instantly dark ripened sherry notes with scented wild berries, dark chocolate, marzipan, demerara sugar, vanilla, coffee, leather, mint, coniferous forest, a bit meaty. Very nice nose that makes you think of syrup.
    • Taste
      91 91
      On the tongue, however, not syrupy, rather slightly oily with a gentle tingle at the beginning. Then comes again maturity and extreme depth of the flavors. There's sherry, coffee, tidy woody oak, forest berry jam, blackberries, blueberries, ripe apricots, a splash of lemon, organ tripe, dark chocolate with marzipan.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The 30-year-old has an endless presence in his mouth. What remains are the apricots, the wood, some honey sweetness and the bitter chocolate.

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