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Overall rating
78.66/100
votes
181
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Calculated age
03 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060193840970
Added on
22 Mar 2012 5:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.75

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181 × member ratings

288 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Revival

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.66 points

  1. Implar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    I’m honestly surprised by this. I should pay more attention to Glenglassaugh in the future…

    http://awhiskyjourney.com
    • Nose
      Yeasty, grassy and somewhat metallic. It’s young, but the casks were quite active. I’m getting tangerine and cherry pits. Some vanilla is in there too. I’m surprised at the complex yet quite coherent nose for its age.
    • Taste
      Some pepper and woodspice, then lots of ginger. There’s a truffle note too.
    • Finish
      Ah, the sweetness from the Oloroso wood comes back here. Dark red fruits and some leather. The metallic note is here as well though. It’s a medium long finish.

  2. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. RichardMayston scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    nail varnish, grassy but sherried.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    It's OK for 3 years. :)
    • Nose
      Tequila, pears, walnuts, grass, rubber, vanilla and lime
    • Taste
      Dry, sweet / sour grainy flavors: minerals, wood, ginger, sherry, apple and coconut
    • Finish
      Long, woody, sherry, metals, smoke

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grappa, damp wood. Alcoholic.
    • Taste
      Fruity with a light sweetness. Some ash and peat.

  6. alectron scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Single Sample. In blind tasting, 09/2014 @ Regionals Mystery Malts
    • Nose
      yeasty, grainy, tequila / mezcal, rancio, rubber. (76)
      Later: shortbread, linen, bananas, mineral, olives. (83)
    • Taste
      mineral, matchheads (unlit / not sulphury), grainy, salty. (85)
    • Finish
      dusting sugar, apricots, grapefruit peel, very modern longrow-y. (83)

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. molar3rd scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Very fruity and almost new make-ish. Pear drops. Malty and sweet with some vanilla and sweet dough a minute before it’s inserted into the oven. Very nice.

    Palate: Cinnamon dough with nutmeg to balance it. Then getting fruitier with a hint if dried fruit. Buttery wood. less fruity than the nose. Feels older than it’s three years on the palate, while the nose does feel youngish.

    Finish : Medium, with fruit and toffee.

    All on all a very nice dram, young on the nose but feels so much older on the palate. Very drinkable and fresh. Great promise, and I’m sure it will be a stunner when it’s 5 or 8 years of age. Good stuff.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2012/05/24/glenglassaugh-revival/

     

  9. boborban scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    SergeGlenglassaugh 'Revival' (46%, OB, 2012) So a very young one from last year. I think there's another very young one just out but I haven't got it. Colour: gold. Nose: starts on smoky porridge and a little ginger, with some mashed potatoes and quite some grass. Then hints of green plums, baker's yeast, quite some soot and a layer of gingery oak as well as a little kumquat. So very young spirit with good personality, coated with quite some oak. After a few minutes, more and more orange blossom, which is nice and goes well with the gingery side. After even more minutes, becomes massively vanilla-ed and slightly varnishy but it's still no true wood-bomb. Yeasty. Mouth: very grassy, spicy and gingery at very first sips, then much fruitier (greengages, gooseberries). There's also quite some oak in there in my opinion, which makes it a little bitter. Not the easiest one but I think that’s good news... Finish: quite long, a little bitter, peppery. Cider apples and touches of bubblegum. Comments: shows promises, as they say. In a way, the fact that it isn’t easy and still quite rough (and, above all, not too sweet/sugary/fruity) at such young age should mean that this spirit will age very well. Remember what the old Scots used to say, ‘if the new make’s too good, the whisky will be crap’. I like this baby’s character, the future should be bright.

  10. Springmarie scored this whisky 67 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      63 63
    • Finish
      61 61

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