- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Release No. 4 - Walter Grant
- Refill Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 40.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 08 Apr 2011 3:37 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1967 - The Manager's Legacy
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.86 points
- A nose to die for! One of my favourite whiskies without doubt.
- This whisky has its own harmony. And in order to understand it, you need to approach the disclosure with slow short steps. You can't just come and start listening. Everything is important here: entourage, mood, freedom of thought, sensation ...
Here, hear, he has already started to play his melody. Let's silence and we will listen ...
The balance is wonderful, except that the taste was the start of the rocket aftertaste, letting a little sag in the overall outline. Just a few degrees, and this release would have reached the border of supermolts ...
The aroma is enchanting, menthol, a lot of oak, but it is very delicate and not prevalent, the material for fillings, cherry tincture on cognac, Mikadamia nut, candied pears.
A few drops of water opened up exotic shades of fruit, overripe apricots, marshmallows, and orange confiture. Slightly brighter, but with water left velvet barrels and menthol, which is so mesmerizing in the age of youth. A step away from the ideal.
The second set. In statics - Lacquer, antique oak furniture, lacquered guitar deck, wood of a yacht with impregnation and varnish, musical instruments shop, leather, pinch of salt, red peony.
After rolling, walnuts, pitch, amber, mint, overripe dates, grandma's cherry jam or even cherry liqueur with leaf and spices, vanilla pie with zest, sprinkled with vanilla powder, garden lilies, juicy Greek apricots, plum jam. After an hour, a glass filled with the scent of tropical fruit and fruit tobacco.
The aroma is kaleidoscopic, it changes all the time, as if virtuoso’s fingers run around the fingerboard and all the time play a new improvisation, but within one stunning harmony.
Light sour taste, very soft and enveloping, dense, plums, guava and oranges, sweet nuts, something like Brazilian. Inferior to the fragrance, but this is only against the background of the fantastic first phase.
Monolithic finish, wood-nut, with smoky shades, menthol, a lot of dried fruits, blueberries, tobacco. Whisky lies in the sky with a velvet woody veil, it is surprisingly fresh for its age, but it is fantastically tailored and aristocratic, almost perfectly and delicately zadublen, no barrel domination.
- Colour: Chestnut
Nose: Any fruit you can imagine, vanilla, hints of liquorice.
Palate: Rich fruit salad, tea, hints of fresh herbs and liquorice.
Finish: Very long and fruity.
Overall: This exceptional malt can only be described as a fruit bomb with an incredible density of flavours. Your wallet might be less happy about this dram, though.
- SergeGlenglassaugh 43 yo 1967/2010 'The Managers Legacy' (40.4%, OB, 200 bottles) This baby was bottled as a tribute to Walter Grant, who was distillery manager until 1986. Colour: amber. Nose: it's not whisky, it's some kind of old jam and it's truly wonderful. A maelstrom of figs, prunes, tamarind jam, blueberry pie, overripe plums, passion fruits, rich honey, beeswax, old sweet wine (Sauternes), sultanas… Really, it's beautiful. It could have been one of these very old Strathislas by G&M. Now, will the palate match the nose? It's not always the case with very old low-strength whiskies, let's see… Mouth: yeah well, the oak took over I'm afraid. It's still pleasant and even good, but you have to enjoy this drying tannicity. Plum pie topped with a lot of cinnamon and white pepper. Finish: medium long, all on old walnuts and bags of cinnamon. Strong black tea. Comments: maybe that was to be expected. The nose was absolutely magnificent but the palate had too much oak. Now, some tasters are less sensitive to oak than others and I know some fellow MMs scored this one very highly. As far as this 'Manager's Legacy' series is concerned, my fav was the 1974 'Jim Cryle', by far!
- The rest of the cask was probably bottled into crystal decanters:
- ... nice price....
- Tasting Note
Colour: Dark Amber.
Nose: Rich, red apples, ripe bananas, creme Brule, caramelised sugar and lots of sweet sherry oak.
Palate: Soft with lots of sweet tropical fruit salad, red liquorice, nutty-vanilla and softly spiced sherry oak tones.
Finish: Velvet smooth and warminghttp://glenglassaugh.co.uk/onlineshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=49
old malt, fruit liquor, herbal, dunnage warehouse, pineapple, peach, fresh, slight rubber note, tobacco, slight beeswax (94)
waxy, herbal, bitter, sweet dried fruits, leather & tobacco, malt cookies (92)
interesting sweet/sour notes, mango, passion fruit, chocolate, but a tad too dry, (90) This peaks very fast, after 30 minutes, bitterness / wood & tannins become quite overpowering and kill the balance (84)
- The last in a series of four single cask releases to celebrate the
achievements and influences of Glenglassaugh distillery managers during
the period 1964 - 1986. Limited to 200 bottles.