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Glenglassaugh 2012

Overall rating
85.79/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB185662
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release
Vintage
02.02.2012
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Puncheon
Casknumber
2923
Number of bottles
677
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
deinwhisky.de
Added on
19 Jun 2021 10:41 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 2012

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.79 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A young, powerful but no less tasty single malt from the Glenglassaugh Distillery. Maturation in PX puncheon delivers a good level of sweetness alongside the usual sultanas and dates, balanced with dry oak and tobacco notes and rounded off with fine herbs. The high alcohol content is noticeable and leaves room for the addition of water.

    I thank deinwhisky.de for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2021/06/29/glenglassaugh-9yo-2012-2021-rare-cask-release/
    • Nose
      Immediately the typical sherry aromas are present with sultanas, dates, sweet caramel, brown sugar and subtle walnut. Over time, a light herbal note develops with sage and a hint of mint. Notes of tobacco and a little coffee can be detected in the background. The alcohol is present but not pungent.
    • Taste
      Sweet on the palate with sultanas, dates and malt sugar. Warming and creamy mit nutmeg and walnuts. Towards the finish, subtle herbal notes of sage and a hint of tobacco leaves are noticeable.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting with increasingly dry and somewhat bitter notes of tobacco leaf, oak and green walnut.

      With water: After adding water, more herbal notes come to the fore with mint and sage alongside the sweetness of sultanas and brown sugar, accompanied by significantly more nutty flavours, such as walnut and Brazil nut. The palate continues to be powerful and tingling with a weakened sweetness, along with dry oak, some pepper, walnut and herbal notes of mint and sage. The finish is medium long, dry and slightly bitter with tobacco leaves, walnuts and a hint of espresso.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The nose is exciting, the rest is quite weak. Virgin Oak or a non-Scottish malt was also typed blind. I can't understand where the sherry barrel is here, definitely a drop that is too woody.
    • Nose
      Oak, orange peel, fruity, fresh, a lot of oak, also slightly tart, fresh wood, wax, some glue. Over time it becomes more and more beautiful and round in its idiosyncratic nature.
    • Taste
      Hot, almost alcoholic, peppery, with water only peppery, but also with a certain sweetness and a little vanilla, more pleasant.
    • Finish
      Pepper, hot, bitter oak only marginal fruitiness, a little creamy vanilla. Becomes bitter at the end, a little more vanilla with water. But very briefly.

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. Vallado scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Strong young whisky that fortunately is not killed by the PX, but has instead interwoven its aromas.
    • Nose
      Intense approach to the nose. Immediately smells creamy and creamy. After dates and velvety oak tannins. Chocolate Raisins.
    • Taste
      Again, a lot of power. Powerful kick on the tongue. Initially fruity and sweet. The raisins are back. With cream candy. A bit of oak on the palate.
    • Finish
      Warm, long and aromatic.

  6. ThorstenH scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    From the PX barrel only a little came over.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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