Glenglassaugh 40-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Trophy Winning
Stated Age
40 years old
44.6 % Vol.
200 ml
Added on
13 nov 2011 9:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 231.61

19 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh 40-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.50 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I was expecting much more from this one by the high average score which flatters this one. This was a full 20cl bottle but it has definitely been in the cask too long, at times it was like licking an old plank of wood but then at other times some nice fruit, lacks balance obviously but I was disappointed with this one.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smells quite rich, heavy sherry, dark cocoa, dark chocolate and then the dark fruits come in, blackberry, blackcurrant and ripe dark plums.
      Hints of old leather, books, saddles, like sniffing an old library.
    • Taste
      84 84
      uber fruity but also dry with some bitterness from the oak.
      Thick resinous, dark sherry, but also very oaky, the cask has taken this over and it has lost its balance, the oak dominated the peat and dark fruits.
      Give it more time and the fruit does seem to come back and it is almost like the fruit has had a 2nd wind, and it is well received because it saves this one.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not particularly long, but the fruit is still coming back and the peat re merges also.

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  3. OLdBlack did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is the same whisky than this one:

  4. Drochaid scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Glenglassaugh The Trophy
    Winning Twin Pack (30yo & 40yo)

    the highest quality. Awarded by the IWSC with double gold.

    This exclusive package with over 30 and 40 years of single malts - in 2x20
    cl bottles - is usually only available in the Distillery shop and will be sold in
    delivered a cardboard outer packaging.

  5. mmaclean scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

     An excellent example of an ultra-mature, sherried whisky done the right
    way. Much darker and more decadent than the other two releases here.
    Silky texture. Rummy, jammy fruit, toasted walnut, leather, spice
    (cinnamon, clove), tobacco, and dark chocolate, with a foundation of
    juicy oak. Tasting this whisky, you know it’s old, but you also know
    it’s very good.

  6. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    opportunity to purchase samples of two IWSC trophy winning
    whiskies. The 30-year-old and 40-year-old single malt whiskies are
    packed together in 200ml bottles with no gift packaging, allowing the folks at Glenglassaugh to
    reduce the overall price. This exclusive pack is only available to purchase online or by visiting the distillery.


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