Glenglassaugh 30-year-old

Overall rating
90.20/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB138114
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
24.06.2019
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Rachel Barrie
Bottle code
LM81636
Barcode
5060399683562
Added on
01 sep 2019 2:07 pm by FredrikH
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 773.95

45 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh 30-year-old

24 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.20 points.

  1. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Exotic fruits, desired fruits, vanilla, honey, fruity good.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Very fruity and complex - very good!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Truck loads of exotic and dried fruits, pineapple, mango, apricot, honeycomb, hints of cooked oranges, jam, spices, little cloves, pepper, whiffs of vanilla, hints of coconut powder, old books - great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy, little sirupy, subtle sweetness, more fruity, apricot, mango, little banana, pineapple, little citrusy, spices, pepper, little cinnamon, honey, hinst of sherry wood - very good!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, warm, fruity, littl espicy, more vanilla, apricot jam

  6. Emsmalt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Oak wood, dried fruit, vanilla, crunchy apple, mineral, chocolate, caramel, molasses, condensed milk, leather. Balanced, sweet flavor, medium body, medium aroma pressure. Overall a bit closed and discreet for more points.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Brilliant style. Something complex and unique. Would love to know if there is a recharred barrel or two in the mix, because the nose suggests such to me at least. Billy walker was very big on cask management after all.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Initially hints of virgin oak and sugar cane juice. Blueberry pie, mapple sirup-drizzled raspberries, Werther‘s Originals. What a fantastic nose! A vatting of recharred oak and good old refill wood? Perhaps. The 42% do not seem too weak in the slightest here. Killer style of whisky!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Nope! Still not too weak. This is electric! Salivating, juicy, metholated cooling sensation and warmth at the same time. Blueberries turn to poached peaches and palm sugar. Then black currant, plums, and medjool dates. Everything is interwoven well here, with a perfumed backdrop that I can‘t quite place. Neither rose water nor lavender, but somewhere intbetween. Turkish delight with a touch of orange blossom bitters?
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium. Blueberries merge into oranges, and oranges into dark chocolate. Good length for 42%, but the casks are carrying it to the finish line.

  9. tommy12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    beautiful medium-dark color, pleasant sherry scent, bootlegs, gentle and tasty, almost liqueur-like, harmonious, too little flavor intensity, long finish, cream caramel candies. All in all a very nice and gentle old malt. With its only 42% it is unfortunately clearly "underpowered". The whisky is quite tasty, but not worth such a high price for me due to the restrained flavors.

  10. Gregers scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, a bit light bodied, but fabulous balance. Fans of creamy whiskies will love this one.

    Review: https://youtu.be/4zxFqjB5F64
    • Nose
      91 91
      Definitely sherried, very deep and pleasant sherry notes, sponge cake, custard, muscovado sugar, molasses, figs, dried dates, orange zest, orange oils, very nice sweet creamy toffee, light hint of furniture polish, dark berries, white flowers, chocolate milk. Mouth-watering nose.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Alcohol is very low, quite light, but flavour makes up for it. Very light smoke, tobacco leaves, good dose of muscovado sugar, light orange oil, toffee, and oak, very tasty. Typical Glenglassaugh creamy texture. Second chew is even fuller, almost like jelly on the palate, a bit of ginger and fresh mint leaves show up, biscuits, sweetness still good, sweet and fresh orange juice, velvety smoke, cream. Great. Third chew brings chocolate milk, dark chocolate, tiny note of liquorice, more ginger. The balance is just great.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Light smoke, light ginger, good orange oil, toffee, muscovado sugar sweetness, some chocolate milk and dark chocolate still lingering, smooth as not much else.

  11. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A complex fruit bomb that makes you want spring
    • Nose
      91 91
      Bitter orange is immediately dominant in the glass, desiccated coconut, honey, flower meadow - after standing for a long time, some maggi herb appears in the background, even a hint of meat broth
    • Taste
      90 90
      soft and creamy in the mouth - wonderful to suckle - elderberry syrup, again the orange, caressed by a subtle oak note
    • Finish
      89 89
      medium length and fruity

  12. Dogs2 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Mik scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  14. napets scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  15. Tasting scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nice and complex malt. There is a lot to explore!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity: apple, mirabelle, orange peel, tropical notes (pineapple), green leafs !?!, oaky notes ? cauliflower ?
    • Taste
      88 88
      vanilla notes, honey, jelly, again green apple. A nice variety of different notes: nice!
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet, some bitterness as well - almonds? raisins, some oakiness

  16. TolSurvion scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very complex and wonderfully balanced well-matured whisky. It's fun in all respects and you don't want to swallow at all. Elegant and exciting, only a little more alcohol strength would suit him a little better.
    • Nose
      92 92
      heavy complex sherry notes; Dried fruits (dates, raisins); Plums; juicy-sweet oranges; White chocolate; Caramel; Honey; Spices; slightly flowery notes come through; some oak
      Very complex nose, the aromas are varied and constantly changing.
    • Taste
      91 91
      mild, soft and oily; flattering mouthfeel - a real gentleman; Oranges; Plums; Raisins; chocolaty (towards dark chocolate); also many spices without being able to separate them individually; served with delicate peppery-spicy oak
      A wonderful mouthfeel. No wrong notes, everything is perfectly balanced and harmonious in the mouth - you don't even want to swallow it.
    • Finish
      91 91
      long; Dried fruit (raisins); lots of espresso; Dark chocolate; nutty; spicy oak

  18. domani scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful whisky with a nose that looks like an endless loop and does not want to end. Velvety and flattering on the palate without being alcoholic. Consistently nutty with great roasted aromas. Only the finish is surprisingly entertaining and I think it could be longer and more intense.
    A whisky with elegant lightness, high fun and enjoyment factor that you can spend a long time with - 14.12.2019
    • Nose
      After 20 minutes in the glass you are greeted by a very mild but full nose with lots of white chocolate, nougat and juicy citrus aromas in the style of candied oranges or blood oranges, the alcohol is palpable, it carries and accompanies the aromas, a brief swivel in the direction sourly with pineapple and lychee, but only briefly, because dry fruits like figs, dates, raisins follow.
      After a few more minutes it becomes denser, waxy and even flowery, sweet honey flows towards you and is replaced by a light perfume note.
      Another scene change follows and the spice and aroma come through, lovage, the whisky becomes meatier and roasted aromas spread, roasted pine nuts, pumpkin seed oil
    • Taste
      First impression is cooling, wow is the mild and velvety, not a bit of alcohol noticeable, immediately the roasted aromas, nutty-aromatic, nuts in all variations, candied, swept in honey, roasted, like from the fair, spicy, the barrel tingling, ginger
    • Finish
      medium

  19. hawk31 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: The first nose reminds me a lot of the Glenfarclas 25, which is just my favorite in the bar. The Glenglassaugh has more chocolate in the nose. Relaxed and set, he slides down the floor into the couch. Marzipan, sweet orange, a little grapefruit, very smooth oak with some tobacco. He also has a nice mix of jam, soft sherry and red and light fruits. There's so much in it ... caramel comes to the fore and gets stronger.

    Taste: very sweet, smooth mouthfeel, velvety it hangs on the cheeks, very strong saliva stimulating. Mild orange juice with a beautiful oak, kiba (so cherry and banana juice mixture), honey and caramel. Almost no alcohol is noticeable, almost like a liqueur. At the second sip, the oak is much clearer and adds spice.

    Finish: long sweetness with spicy oak is as expected dominant but still nice and mild. Dark chocolate with light fruitiness.

    A whisky with a calming effect, very pleasant, mild, set. There is nothing burning, no flavors and very tasty.

  20. Totoro scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  22. GIngi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  23. rampah scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. Maltpuschel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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