Glenglassaugh 1976 Ronnie Routledge

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Chosen Few
Stated Age
35 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
49.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Aug 2011 1:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 751.23

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1976 Ronnie Routledge

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.18 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    What a vibrant nose and tasty palate. Great whisky. Hesitating between 91 & 92.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Vibrant and round with lots of candied or overriped fruits. Prunes, melons, peaches, pineapples, bananas and oranges. A few dried fruits and nuts too. Leather, tobacco and spices.
    • Taste
      91 91
      More sharp and dry than you would expect from the nose. Citrusy with grapefruits and oranges. Slightly bitter. Dried fruits (dates, apricots), mint, spices and leather. Dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, lingering spices, drying.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    What a fantastic whisky, this one goes on my wishlist. 
    • Nose
      Prune, melon, cherry, peaches on syrup, mocha, hazelnut, toffee, pineapple and mango. With water also peach.
    • Taste
      Prune, dried apricot, cherry, bramble, hazelnut, caramel, pineapple and chocolate. With water the pineapple gets stronger.
    • Finish
      Cherry, dried apricot, pineapple and milk chocolate, bramble and toffee.

  3. bull10298 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The revived Highland distillery of Glenglassaugh has launched its new ?The
    Chosen Few? portfolio of single cask releases with a 35-year-old expression
    chosen by customer accounts manager Ronnie Routledge. Subsequent bottlings will
    be selected by other members of the Glengassaugh team. Distilled in `1976, this
    example has been matured in an ex-Sherry butt, and 654 bottles have been
    released in non-chill-filtered, un-coloured format. Initially, an aroma of
    tobacco and treacle, with sweeter and more floral note developing, plus spicy
    Sherry. Substantial on the palate, with sweet Sherry and pineapple, honey and
    spice. Oak, coconut and plain chocolate in the lengthy finish.



  4. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Killer nose. Just a bit too oak bitter for me, yet very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Stellar nose. Soo fresh. Chocoloate. Peppermint. Strawberries. Marzipane. Apricot jam. Apples. Now a little exotic actually. Herbs
    • Taste
      92 92
      Strong initially. Mouthwatering dram. Menthol Vanilla. Eucalyptus. Grapefruit. Cherry. Chocolate. Nutty. Soft spices.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long finish. More peppery, rather then soft spices now. Bitter oak. Yet still fresh. Grapegruit. Malty. Green tea.

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good, except for the overly sweet finish. 
    • Nose
      What a distinctive nose. It has elements of pepper and cured ham, but also walnut liqueur, orange liqueur, polished chesterfields, lilies, dates, prune, and mint. 
    • Taste
      It's soft and warm, and certainly spicy. There is an overall freshness of pineapple and mint throughout the entire taste. Yet, it has other layers of polished oak, Thibarine (Tunesian date liqueur), prune, dark chocolate and toffee.
    • Finish
      Long, but very sugar/sweet driven. It's very much on dried fruit and syrup, and a little spice (pepper and cinnamon). 

  6. Sjaunja scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    Here is the link to the Whiskyauction history:


  7. Peter87 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. dicembre29 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    CURTNose: Cinnamon bun dough. Vanilla. Orange. Blueberry. Sugar cookies. Pear-heavy fruit cocktail.

    Palate: Rather sharp. Stewed fruit. Leather.

    Thoughts & Impressions: Great drinker, okay noser. Nose is just slightly less than I wanted. “Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti…”


  9. dicembre29 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


    NOSE: Ripe cherries, melons, sweet juicy peach, bananas. Blueberries and nutmeg.

    TASTE: Winey, leather and tobacco.

    FINISH: Long and warming.

    ASSESSMENT: With all that fruit, this would be a drink to enjoy under the Sun with a few good friends, so it’s a natural to be the malt of choice for Sol (Viking Goddess of Sun).


  10. dicembre29 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Cinnamon bun dough. Vanilla. Orange, blueberry and dried cherry. Sugar cookies. Pear-heavy fruit cocktail. Peach candy. Mild cigar and old cask. Fruit leather. Very soft, faint spices.

    Palate: Rather sharp at delivery, and lacking a lot of the softer fruit notes the nose hints at. Still some tart dried orange fruits though. Some sort of stewed fruit. Leather. Somewhat tannic. Moist tobacco. Drying finish.

    Thoughts: Almost a great whisky, but certainly very, very good. I’ll never turn one of these down, but a caution…comes complete with a pretty hefty price tag. Possibly a justified expense?



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