Glenglassaugh 43-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 1500.00

13 × in wishlist

132 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 43-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.38 points

  1. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    For me personally an absolute top class single malt.
    Incredibly complex, especially on the nose.
    You don't want to stop smelling it.
    The barrel has left its mark with age, but in a very positive way. There is nothing bitter or dry here. Wonderful! A treat.
    • Nose
      96 96
      well that smells awesome. I call that a wonderful experience.
      Has something of a very old brandy in the very first moment, which then quickly disappears again and reveals a completely new profile. intense dark dried fruits, raisins, dates. Then the fresh fruits come through that would be there, peaches, cherries. This is followed by tropical fruits such as mango and bananas.
      And again he changes the profile.
      Now I have notes of grandma's old oak kitchen furniture, aged leather, furniture polish, dark honey, caramel and dark chocolate. I don't want to stop smelling it, but I have to try how it tastes.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Wonderful start, grandma's old kitchen furniture again, furniture polish, leather, chocolate, dried fruit, raisins, peaches, cherries, honey, wax, creamy, very complex and voluminous.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Here, leather and light clove notes dominate at first, before the notes of old oak penetrate. The fruity notes are still present here, but they stay more in the background and let the barrel take precedence.

  2. Dom2910 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    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!

  3. 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.

  4. huangshantong scored this whisky 92 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
    • Nose
      91 91
      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 the old wine is more, and the rest of the wine smells are still light and elegant; 26 and 37 have a certain sense of fat and powder, and the aroma is more "pink", "noodle", and grainy; Alcohol aspects , 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 preferences in the smell of fragrance: 1, rare series barrels 37 ; 2, 1972, 41yo; 3, the fragrance of the rare barrels 43yo, 37yo, I horizontally change the richness, especially in the details, there is a faint ginger flower smell, giving a sense of luxury; 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
      92 92
      The 26yo and 40yo are compared horizontally as soon as they enter, 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 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 the rare cask 43yo, which is 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, it is rich and deep. , 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
      92 92
      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.

  5. robse211 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. Astrid scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Not quite as lively and fruity as the 37-year-old from the set, but still on a high level.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Caramel and blossom honey mixed with milk chocolate and sticky orange liqueur, raisins, banana, apple and pear, waxy character, mango, honey ice cream with cream, plum liqueur and cherries, fresh dates, subtle oak wood, dried apricot, almonds and hazelnuts, vanilla sugar, maple syrup, hints of Coconut, cinnamon and sandalwood, passion fruit, salt
    • Taste
      92 92
      Velvety soft, fresh dates and caramel, beeswax and forest honey, spicy oak with cinnamon and clove, hazelnuts and marzipan, coconut and sandalwood, oily and salty, apple and mocha, banana and apricot, leather with a touch of tobacco, pineapple, milk chocolate, a touch Coconut, prune
    • Finish
      90 90
      rather dry oak with a pleasant flavor of clove and cinnamon, beeswax and forest honey, caramel and toffee, mango and dates, leather, salt, fine cocoa powder, apricot and hazelnut, orange, pine resin, almonds

  7. RoKa scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic, Glenglassaugh as I like it :-)))

  8. RaggaeShark scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Despite being only 48,7% a little water really opens it up for me. Every little bit of alcohol you might have tasted before disappears and all that's left is a wonderful bouquet of delicious
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. JeanChan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Smell good.

  10. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  11. 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.

  12. KayMeertens scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

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

  13. 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.

  14. Thermidor scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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.

  15. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  16. 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

  17. 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 …”


  18. dicembre29 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    MALTMONSTERNOSE: Honey comb, sweet ripe cherries & oranges and some nice floral notes.

    TASTE: Ripe juicy peach, pineapple, black liquorice and bananas.

    FINISH: Medium to long with a little salt at the end.

    ASSESSMENT: Gorgeous nose with delicate floral notes to inspire Bragi (Viking God of poetry).


  19. Sjaunja did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Comes together with these two ones in a leather pack:


  20. Drochaid scored this whisky 93 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)

  21. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 96 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.

    43yo 48.7% - Palate: The rich sherry flavours combine with the fruits to give an incredibly powerful yet complex whisky.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase was founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2022

Forgot your password?