Glenglassaugh 43-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Series
Stated Age
43 years old
48.7 % Vol.
200 ml
Added on
08 Jan 2011 2:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 493.55

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115 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 43-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.43 points

  1. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The price for this is for the 26,37 & 43 year 20cl triple pack not this bottle on its own.

    Incorrect price.

  2. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. Dom2910 scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    For me it is one of my top 3 whiskys so far alongside the Ben Nevis 50 1966 and the Glenfarclas 1967 Premium Casks sherry.

    Simply wonderful stuff!

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apricot jam, honey, banana, peat, coconut, vanilla sugar and leather.
    • Taste
      Apricot, peat, coconut, banana, honey, leather and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Apricot, milk chocolate, coconut, caramel and peat.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Willing to sample a set if people are interested. Send me a PM.

  6. Waykid scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A strong 92 ;)
    • Nose
      A really nice and refined mango-oak, the nose of a good ageing. Sweet with tropical fruits, kiwi, passion, orange, lemonrind. Maple syrup and fresh leather, just brilliant. This is in the same spheres as the legendary 1972 Caperdonichs. Then a layer of fresh mocha, jägermeister with lemon and ice, ice-latte and Granny Smith. Saddle-leather and stables. The nose is just amazing.
    • Taste
      Some leathery savouriness, fresh tropical fruit, coffee, maple syrup, clams, oysters, mussels. Goes on to the side of herb-liquers, some chalk, owen-bakes apples and roasted nuts.
    • Finish
      Long, leathery, malty with baked fruits. Nutty. Delicious.

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Superb quality, but some water is needed to bring out the best of it. 

    Tasted with Linkwood 22yo 1972 RM (92 pts.) and Speyside Region 40yo 1975 Sb (93).
    • Nose
      Old, old wood and a fair bit of varnish. It noses almost like a high strength cognac, with a bit of turpentine, and a faint glueish note along with ripe tropical fruit. I get these old bourbon vibes, but it could be just the long maturation rather than the cask. Water makes the oak and the fruit louder, and balances it out with some vanilla, sugar and wax.
    • Taste
      Velvety, even body and a sweeter taste than I'd expect from the nose. Old furniture and wax, and an all-pervading tropical fruitiness. Some water seems to be called for, because it removes sharpness and clear alcohol notes, while opening the fruitiness up even more. I don't think I've said 'fruit' enough so to be frank the complex, rich, ripe tropical juice mix is the commanding note, and it isn't every day I come across something so delicious and memorable.
    • Finish
      Mouth-coating, drying on account of a fair share of elderly tannins, and with a lot of liquorice and some herbs.

  8. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    strawberry malt, cereals, cream, grass, floral, butter and smoke

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    To me, the 37-year-old is the winner of this “trilogy” (especially on the nose) and beats this 43-year-old. An average rating of 93+ for this 43-year-old is overrated in my opinion. It’s good of course but not in the 93 points league.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. dicembre29 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    CURTNose: Scottish shortbread. Fruits are big and bordering on exotic. Tobacco. Suede.

    Palate: Oak is pronounced. Bittersweet chocolate. Toffee. Very sharp orange rind.

    Thoughts & Impressions: Like sipping a pipe. “A Møøse once bit my sister …”



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