Glenglassaugh 2010

Overall rating
89.74/100
votes
102
Whiskybase ID
WB168043
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release
Vintage
01.07.2010
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Butt
Casknumber
2428
Number of bottles
370
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060716141768
Added on
23 oct 2020 12:26 pm by Sjaunja
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 114.70

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Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh 2010

23 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.74 points.

  1. greg_0277 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great success, a sherry that plays the minty / fruity card for my greatest pleasure.
    • Nose
      89 89
      first very focused on sherry like all young bodybuilders first fill sherry: nuts, mocha, bitter coffee. But, quickly, it turns out to be mentholated, which breaks down this heaviness that I don't always like, and a cooked fruit side appears: caramelized pineapple, one might think of a rum.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The sweet side that I was dreading is not present. It's very fresh, lively and surprisingly fruity, maybe strawberry type. The sherry cask is forgotten to return only in the second half of the mouth with a cocoa / menthol kick that matches perfectly.
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, rather on coffee.

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  3. JJKATED scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. TKoolhaas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is good, but very barrel driven. The character of the distillery can hardly be tasted. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Nose
      coffee, sherry, tobacco, plums
    • Taste
      Blackberries, SHERRY, stale wood, eucalyptus, blueberries
    • Finish
      Stale wood, chocolate, coffee beans,

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      tart, tree resin, forest honey, fresh, nutty, herbal tea,
      blackcurrant
    • Taste
      oily, bitter
    • Finish
      bitter, fresh peppermint tea, fruity wine gums, subtly sweet and yes, finally, a taste of espresso settles in the mouth

  7. SpringBarley scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Wiggerl scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Actually, based on the color and age, you should think that it is a one-dimensional sherry soup. But far from it. The nose is fantastic, very nicely balanced, with different aromas and the alcohol is very well integrated, no sharpness whatsoever. He looks a lot older.

    In the mouth a fruit compote with chocolate. The aromas make it into the finish, where they slowly fade away.

    A great 10 year old whisky from a seemingly excellent barrel.

  9. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Raisin, mocha, blackberry, caramel and marzipan.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mocha, blackberry, caramel, prune, hazelnut paste, blood orange and grape.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Caramel, cherry, plum, blackcurrant jam, marzipan and hazelnut paste.

  11. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  14. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Cognac, grapes, rum
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Mirka666 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    For me, perfection for such a young whisky ..
    I guess I haven't drunk another 10Y that good yet

  16. GAET59 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: balsamic vinegar, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, cooked black pepper, wax

    Taste: Coffee again, slight bitterness but the pretty one, the one that comes back to good coffee beans, light grain side

    Final: Average and always on the coffee but this time more greedy, mocha

  17. whiskytornado scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  18. marcusjang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I often find rubbery notes from PX-matured malts to fully enjoy them. However with this 'glassaugh I detect no such defects. Also while it does have strong sweetness it never gets cloying. Tastes more like a quality cream sherry, especially with Oloroso-like nutty notes in the finish. Feels like they used very good sherry for this one.

    While I feel that it is mostly the cask than the malt I'm tasting, it's such a good cask that I cannot object to it. Such a delight.
    • Nose
      Raisins, chocolate syrup, molasses, meaty
    • Taste
      Grilled pineapples, dark brown sugar, slightly meaty, creamy in texture, cocoa powder, espresso, slightly minty
    • Finish
      Freshly ground coffee, raisins, quite long, Oloroso-like nuttiness, dark chocolate, slightly minty

  19. Danlow scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A 10cl sample was tried.
    Sufficient has been written about the whisky here. The whisky is really well balanced, especially for this age. I like it very much, even though I'm not that much of a PX fan. I like Oloroso much better. However, this actually only applies to young, predominantly additively matured PX sherry, older maturations are usually not so affected because the long oxidative maturation sets a counterpoint.
    Fortunately, it is more reminiscent of an old (20 years and more) whisky stored in a PX barrel, which is not only gossipingly sweet but also has many ripe fruit notes and dark (coffee and cocoa) aspects.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  20. Lovespring scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    indeed a rare cask!

    very well balanced, alcohol is integrated superbly!

    Nothing more to say!

  21. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. mer1973 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  23. leeho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  24. OLdBlack did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Info from Press release:
    Cask 2428 (France, Italy, Iberia, Mediterranean)

    Aged: 10 Years Old

    Cask Type: Pedro Ximénez Butt

    Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Walnut brown

    Nose: Dried fruit and candied pineapple with dark molasses, treacle toffee and espresso

    Palate: Baked pineapple and dark chocolate with a drizzle of olive oil and salted date caramel

    ABV: 57.8%

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