Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Port Cask Finish
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Jan 2020 2:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Port Bomb VM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.34 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Water: tolerates it quite well, it does not decompose immediately, unlike many young whisky. However, it does not show any major changes when water is added. I would leave it out

    Conclusion: He can not deny the young age, the finish I can not succeed, the port is not tolerated here with the malt, he seems somehow artificial and reminiscent of Fruchkaugummin "Hubba Bubba raspberry"
    • Nose
      75 75
      quite young, and quite artificial, raspberry and strawberry aromas, light fruits, white peach, stone fruit
    • Taste
      77 77
      quite soft, here the port comes through stronger, the artificial aroma from the nose is missing, beautiful Portsüße
    • Finish
      76 76
      quite short with raspberry flavors, hardly oak, some pepper, behind the back he gets very sweet, but also the artificial note comes back

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    young port finish!
    • Nose
      combination of soggy Tagada strawberries with wood chips and homemade strawberry syrup!
      aromatic spices that amplify the original taste
      some caramel,
      feel now of old wood!
    • Taste
      on one side, spices, rather marked woody
      on the other, fruits still on strawberries, on maderized fruits, but fresh, the impression of strawberry syrup holds,
      back of salted caramel, chocolate, peppermint
    • Finish
      on the same scents, rather short, monolithic but singular!

  3. mattheww scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. mr.p9 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur


    Earlier this year independent bottler Cooper’s Choice launched a single cask Glenglassaugh with no age statement, but with the resounding name ‘Port Bomb’. I guess it’s fair to assume that the influence of the port cask finish will be significant.

    It certainly is on the nose. I get a very candy-like nose on strawberry marmalade in combination with a truckload of Werther’s Original. But the scent of molded wood dominates and to be honest I am not yet sure I like this or not.

    The body is fine and the ABV excellent. It gives this malt the punch it needs and is far from watery. On the one hand I get raisins and raspberries, drenched in maple syrup, on the other hand I get a salty element and lots of wood. Some peppermint and cloves, liquorice and pepper. Becomes sweeter from the second sip forward. The port is well integrated, without overpowering the malt. This is more like, although I’m still not entirely convinced.

    Quite some spices appear in the finish, as does oak, while the sweetness turns to aspartame. That is not a good thing.

    Boy, this is tough. It’s not bad, but I cannot convince myself to really like it. As the Dutch say, I’m in dubio.

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Maeve_Ard scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Smells nice, fruity and you smell the origin of the port.

    feels quite light, fruity

    Watery and a bit artificial. It is quite soapy and I don't like it about it.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Griller76 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Yesterday I opened a not so well rated whisky and to my great amazement I think it's really great.
    Surely you remember the hype whisky from the summer of last year, which should be so aromatic because of strawberry flavors (Glen Scotia 2008 Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018)? I found nothing like him. But this one tastes like a fruity-tasty organic strawberry jam with cane sugar in it. This is the purest strawberry bomb! He is also mild and dangerously tasty. He gets 89 points from me. Since it is smooth to Paddington Bear!


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