To be honest, I really like this subtle and complex dram but I can fully understand that in the wrong setting (e.g., later in a line-up) this Glenglassaugh might taste rather dull and unimpressive. So if you plan to try it - do it with a fresh nose and clean palate (...and you will be rewarded)!
The colour is deep copper and the texture shows slow legs and fat sticky tears (a good oiliness!). The nose is very shy first and needs quite a while to open up - but even after that it is subtle and delicate (a dram that should be enjoyed pre-dinner only and placed at the beginning of any line-up). It offers fruits (apricots, yellow plums, cranberries), toffy drops, beeswax, vanilla, wooden and malty aromas in a fine balance.
The taste is barley sugary sweet with fruity (yellow plums, quinces, apples), floral (like an alpine meadow), herbal and slightly sour (winey) flavours, really complex and enjoyable. Water releases more flavours on the palate but turns the mouthfeel somewhat numb and flattens the anyhow shy dram further. But it is worth a try to add some drops (if you have more than just a small sample at your hands).
The initial mouthfeel is very nice: creamy and coating (just as the texture promised). The finish is short to medium on more herbal and floral notes (alpine meadow, again) without any major wood influence.