Glenglassaugh 2012

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release
Stated Age
07 years old
Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
26 nov 2019 2:32 pm by peatlover99
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70.26

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Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh 2012

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.09 points.

  1. Dronach_Aficionado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This must be one of the first Glenglassaugh rare cask releases with whiskys distilled after the reopening in 2008 under the aegis of Rachel Barrie and he did very well. The typical glass eye floral paired with fine Oloroso aromas please. The finish is a bit short. Not quite as good as his Marsala Hogshead Handfill 131859, but still very recommendable.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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  3. Lakerfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glenglassaugh is the only distillery under Rachel Barrie's reign I haven't tried anything from yet. Let's skip the core range and go straight to the real deal! On the nose; fairly aggressive, buttery and spicy. Fruity too with apple compote, blueberry, apricot, raisin and grilled pineapple.
    Quite tame on the sweetness with milk chocolate, marzipan, Werthers Original and cotton candy.
    Grain, tobacco, pepper, cut grass, roast peanut, beef stock, sherry vinegar and even some smoke and sauerkraut in the back. This goes all over the place, not too impressed. Quite reminiscent to Tamdhu in some aspects. In the mouth; is this really almost 59%? I would have given this 50% at most. Well, on to how it tastes: A lot more in balance than the nose, that's something I don't encounter often. Apple, raisin, apricot, bloodorange and fig. Some more focus on the fruit and that's a good thing. Assorted chocolate, jaffa cake, salted caramel, licorice and cherry cola. Further on cream sherry, vanilla, brown sugar, ginger, pepper and walnut. That was impressive though!
    Finish is long for a young malt like this. Cherry cola, milk chocolate, malt and salted pistacchio.

    Afraid this was going nowhere after the nose, it showed remarkable balance on the palate. Good sherry influence, not too much. I think this was bottled just in time otherwise the cask would have taken over.. The nose could be better but what do we expect at 7 years of age?

    Based on a sample.

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. elchingy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Tasting of a 3cl sample. The 70cl bottle will wait (very little I think).
    On the nose, the oloroso is obviously present but not invasive, the yellow fruits (peach of the melocotón type especially, mango) and the cigar box dominate the whole then appear citrus notes (zest). In the mouth we find the nose supported by a dash of powerful pepper. The finish is carried by this same pepper accompanied by mirabelle plum and spices. What I like here is the rather dry dominance of this whisky, a treat to be confirmed with the 70cl which are waiting in my cupboard ...


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