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Glenglassaugh 26-year-old

Overall rating
89.02/100
votes
95
Whiskybase ID
WB20522
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Series
Stated Age
26 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Added on
08 jan 2011 2:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1500.00

5 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 26-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.02 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2017]  Oops, another strange beast with a nose I do not like.  Some call this rotten cheese, other associate this "flavour" with used, sweated socks.  Often you find this with Tobermory or Isle of Jura whiskies, but I have no glue where this comes from.  I will ask one of the experienced guys like Charlie Smith next time when I am in Scotland.

    The taste is much better, these annoying cheesy aromas are almost gone and a nice sweetness takes over.  Unfortunately this dram is a little one-dimensional so the score is not too high.  All in all it is okay and drinkable, but I had a lot of much, much better Glenglassaugh in the past...
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The 3 shop prices on here are not for a single 20cl bottle of 26 year but a price for a 3x20cl pack of 26, 37 & 43 yr.

  3. huangshantong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    1. Glenglassaugh 26-year-old, 46.0 % Vol. Rare Cask Series
    2, Glenglassaugh 37-year-old, 54.8% Vol. Rare Cask Series
    3. Glenglassaugh 43-year-old, 48.7 % Vol. Rare Cask Series
    4. Glenglassaugh 1972 MMcK, 43.1 % Vol. Sherry Butt, 40 years old
    5, Glenglassaugh 1972, Rare Cask Release - Batch 1, Refill Sherry Butt, 50.6 % Vol. 41 years old, #2114

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    • Nose
      88 88
      The overall 5 levels are very online, showing the overall aroma of ripe flowers and fruits, ripe grapefruit (flesh part), ripe oranges, blackcurrants, and ripe red grapes; the aroma of 1972/40yo is heavy among them, and the traditional sherry The feeling of old wine is more, and the rest of the wine smells are still light and elegant; 26 and 37 have a certain fat and powdery feeling, and the aroma is more "pink", "face", and grainy; alcohol , generally very good, if you have to compare, the smell of alcohol in 43yo is relatively heavier among these five (actually, it is still a very weak sense of stimulation); the top three in terms of personal preference in smelling: 1, rare series barrels 37 ; 2, 1972, 41yo; 3, the fragrance of rare barrels 43yo, 37yo, I horizontally change the richness, especially in the details, there is a faint ginger flower smell, which gives a very high-level sense; the other two have a grand sense of smell Very good, and they are all very rich and full; the rest are actually very good, and they can be 90+ when they are singled out.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The 26yo and 40yo are compared horizontally as soon as they are entered, so I won’t go into details. The key point is, 1972-41yo: the oiliness is very high, continuous and delicate, very classical Sydney wine, which is what I think The taste of old wine, rich and ripe berries, ebony, oak, a little honey, dried dates, round and thick, very Sydney wine shelf; In addition, let's talk about rare cask 43yo, very tropical The flavor of fresh fruit and fruit is added with great honey, which is very sweet and not too greasy at all. The sweetness is very natural, creating a sense of experience of fresh fruit afternoon tea, but at the same time, the richness and depth of it , it will never make you feel that it is a young new wine. Compared with 41yo, the oiliness will suffer a bit, and the wine body is a little lighter, but these two people feel completely different trends. The satisfaction is very high, and these two are enough to represent the highest performance of the winery.
    • Finish
      87 87
      After drinking it, 1972-41yo/37yo/43yo is more comfortable. In terms of strength and length, 37yo is more eye-catching, with high strength, dry, dried fruit, and some medicinal fragrance; 41 and 43, long, honey , syrup, oak, some floral. In the overall horizontal review, the 5 pieces are passable, but in general, I feel that this link is not the advantage of the winery, and the overall trend is too downward.

  4. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    On the nose it is rather restrained compared to the palate and the finish.
    There he appears fuller and stronger.
    A really nice malt. I like it.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity with apple and peach, raisins, caramel, oak notes, a little bit of pepper, vanilla. Subtly sweet and slightly nutty. Very light floral notes
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slightly sweet, very fruity with again the apple and peach, honey, vanilla and caramel, chocolate, some leather, nice oak notes, raisins coming. Now the saliva starts to flow more quickly, so swallow it quickly before the malt gets watered down. Because it has a very round and pleasant aroma.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Yes, that's what I call a nice intense dark fruity finish. Nice aromas of raisins, dried fruits, leather, chocolate and spicy oak.

  5. Astrid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    After a little time to breathe, it develops more and more and shows successful sherry barrel aging. Appropriately complex and mature for its age.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Caramel, raisins, apple and pear, some old oak with velvety flavor, vanilla and prunes, liquid honey, chocolate with truffle cream and cocoa, hazelnuts and almonds, oily and slightly salty, beechwood dust, brown rock sugar, dried apricots and dates, cherries and ripe ones Orange, mushroom, banana
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sparkling start with fruit and oak, strong raisins and dried apricots, liquid blossom honey with waxy elements, oily, orange, caramel, prunes, vanilla, cinnamon and clove, brown rock candy, chocolatey cocoa, almonds and some walnuts, apple brandy, leather, occasional touches of cherry
    • Finish
      89 89
      Caramel and truffle cream, cherry and raisins, slightly bitter oak and cocoa, prunes, vanilla and barley malt, slightly waxy and spicy, apple, blossom honey, hazelnut, a touch of salt

  6. RaggaeShark scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. robse211 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  8. JeanChan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  9. Seanzhang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, baked apple, vanilla pudding, peach, orange and a soft maltiness.
    • Taste
      Apple, sugar-coated peanut, vanilla pudding, macadamia, caramel, peach, honey and smoke.
    • Finish
      Caramel, sugar-coated peanut, vanilla, apple and honey.

  11. Waykid scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite ok. Not really sure though why it is one third of a really expensive three-pack, because it is really one in million non-remarkable whiskies. Younger then it's years.
    • Nose
      Dried and baked apricot, some dried dates, indian sugar, some faint fruitsalad kiwi&tinned peach, some mocha with the staleness. Winegums, some savoury notes as in a alga-salad. It's wide and deep.
    • Taste
      It's quite salty and waxy to begin with, alga and mussels. Then it begins to open up with liquorice, tinned fruits and the winegums. Sweet&sour-sauce.
    • Finish
      Faint saltiness with some waxy fruit, not much.

  12. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Compared to the 43yo from the same pack of 3 200ml bottles, this one's rather weak.

    Tasted with Balblair 1990-2016 (86 pts.), Benrinnes 24yo 1991 cask 090508 (89), and Glenglassaugh 44yo 5cl mini (94).
    • Nose
      Polished wood furniture, pear or apple soda (low sugar), and then a surprise mix of ammonium chloride and chlorine (not very strong though). Also a note of pure ethanol. With some time a note of fresh squeezed lemons or limes comes up and helps dispel the boozy side. 
    • Taste
      A bit funny. Feels nice and fruity, but there's also this note of plastic or somesuch that isn't exactly my favourite. Faintly glueish, with a hollow, waxy body. 
    • Finish
      Was there one? Remarkably quiet for a 26yo. 

  13. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    smoky, elegant, bitter, grassy, creamy japanese green tea (matcha). i like it’s uniqueness first time i’ve had this kind of tea in whisky

  14. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very mediocre quality compared to the 37-year-old and 43-year-old that are also part of this triple pack. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. dicembre29 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    CURTNose: Cherry. White Chocolate. Orange. Mint. Latex. Wine gums.

    Palate: A little sharp and woody. Tannic. Anise that grows and grows through development.

    Thoughts & Impressions: Fruits! ‘I said gawdamn!’ Phenomenal nose, but only a great palate. “See the løveli lakes…The wonderful telephøne system…And mani interesting furry animals”http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=138

  16. dicembre29 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    MALTMONSTERNOSE: Sweet cherries and ripe oranges, somewhat floral and a touch of mint.

    TASTE: Yumm-o (Australian of yummy) nice stewed fruits, black liquorice and lemon.

    FINISH: Medium to long with a hint of pepper.

    ASSESSMENT: This malt would most likely have been born in the last year prior to it been mothballed, therefore the most innocence and the most fitting dram for Baldr (Viking God of beauty, innocence and peace).

    http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=138

  17. Sjaunja did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Comes together with these two ones in a leather pack:

    http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20523/glenglassaugh-37-year-old
    http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20524/glenglassaugh-43-year-old

  18. Drochaid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A triple pack of 200ml bottles containing 26 year old, 37 year old and

    43 year old single malt scotch whiskies. They are all bottled on site

    without chill filtration and without the addition of colour. The 26 year

    old is bottled at 46% abv, the 37 year old at 54.8% abv and the 43 year

    old at 48.7% abv. (glenglassaugh.co.uk)

  19. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A polished whisky, light-medium in body with well-rounded flavors.

    Fruity (ripe orange, lemon gumdrops, candy apple), with creamy vanilla

    and a honeyed, toasted malt foundation. Soft, gentle oak throughout.

    What a lovely, gentle-natured whisky, straight down the middle! Bonus

    points for versatility.

  20. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A small number of casks have been left maturing in Glenglassaugh`s
    warehouses during its silent period and this exclusive pack is the
    result of a careful selection of 3 of these casks. These whiskies are
    among the finest examples of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, winning plaudits
    and top awards in Jim Murray`s Whisky Bible, International Wine and
    Spirit Competition and San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

    26yo 46% - Palate: Rich dried fruit dominates but the boiled fruits appear in mid palate with hints of vanilla.

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