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Glenglassaugh 2009

Overall rating
88.08/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Bottled at the Distillery
Vintage
27.01.2009
Bottled
2017/2018
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
1132
Strength
58.75 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
28 Jul 2018 8:16 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 2009

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.08 points

  1. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Before I opened this sample I was warned: this will be a sherry-bomb. And a sherry-bomb it indeed it. Very intense, especially on the taste. I had to add more then a drop of water.

    And for the eye: a beautiful deep dark colour.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Heavy smell of dark fruit, sherry influences (of course), spices. Very well balanced. Leaving it in the glass makes it even better.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full bodied whisky. Oily, waxy, thick. Fruity; burned sugar. Slide tense of bitterness, but that does not disturb this whisky. Warm mouth feeling, which explodes after a few seconds.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long to long. Very dry in the end.

      I think I need to pay these guys a visit.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Hanuta

    A hand-filled bottle that you can only get at the distillery? That’s a lovely souvenir to take away from a distillery visit. That’s what my buddy Anthony thought when he went to Glenglassaugh last year. A bourbon cask was filled with spirit in 2009, then re-casked to an oloroso sherry cask in 2014. Unique: the ABV noted on the label has two digit after the decimal. Never seen that before.

    Oi! This is a very pleasant nose indeed. Sweet on dark chocolat, cocoa butter, hazelnut paste, blackberries and marzipan, burnt caramel and Haribo bears on the one hand, but some nice green notes like thyme, basil, parsley and sun dried tomatoes in oil on the other. Yes, this is very good!

    It is honeysweet on the palate as well, but at the same time quite piquant. I am not so much reminded of fruit now, but more of hazelnut waffles (Hanuta from Ferrero Rocher, anyone?) and nougat, caramel and oak, roasted chestnut and coffee beans. Midpalate a grape pith bitterness emerges. Special, but quite good.

    The finish is fairly long and mildly drying, but then a sudden fresh leaf of mint kicks in, only to die on Italian espresso.

    What a ride! This is one schizophrenic Glenglassaugh. Thanks, Anthony!

  3. dramidaris scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. ballunder scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Gorgeous red-brown color. Intense nuttiness on the nose and palette. Bitter, sour, somewhat savory finish. Overall, a rich, distinct, flavor if a little lacking in complexity. Very enjoyable dram.

  5. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose was a wonderful kitchen
    The palate lost it with simplicity and bitterness
    The finish was a delightful end
    • Nose
      90 90
      Jammy, strawberry jam, marmalade, pineapple jam. Ever make jam and it starts to burn to the pan, its this whisky right here! Notes of sun dried tomatoes and basil.
      With water jelly and cherry sweets, the kind Haribo sells.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Burnt sugar, caramel, a slight bitterness coming in. Transcends back to the tomatoes but this time is a lot more tart.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Minty and herbal on the finish

  6. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Dude1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow is awesome, I rarely have whisky in the glass, where the finish is the most convincing, but this is definitely the case, with the rest just fits like a fist on the eye!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Superficially heavy, full of sherry, dark fruits, dark chocolate, but subtle (if you clean a little longer) fresh, red fruits, berries and marzipan, creamy, after the first sip I find Nussaromen also in the nose, but by far not so clearly As if in the mouth, overall the aroma becomes even more harmonious and intense
    • Taste
      90 90
      intense, and very nutty, hanuta, raisins, nice mouthfeel, roasted aromas, a little bitter oak, Oloros per excellence, it does not need water. but since I have 4cl in the glass, I'll play a little bit there
      just a little thinner with water, so keep your fingers away from the water ;-)
    • Finish
      92 92
      totally dominated by roasted nuts and hanutakeks, over it still red fruit, lasts beautifully long and pleasant, as you like to linger until the next sip, already the further smelling the glass, I must emphasize once again how great the departure is, I can Do not concentrate on the nose, because the roasty aromas are still so present in the mouth

  9. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Rarely so creamy experiences. A great creamy sweet! Absolute Hammer Paint for "little money"!

  10. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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