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Overall rating
81.67/100
votes
75
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Ex Tennessee Cask matured
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060193841267
Added on
27 Oct 2012 7:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 54,31

9 × in wishlist

75 × member ratings

169 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Evolution

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.67 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Young, vanilla, apples, pears, vanilla, clear pure, clean.

  2. mer1973 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Sonett scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Young, fresh but surprisingly mature for its age.
    • Nose
      A distinctive nose of white wine, white fruits, vanilla, breadfruit and mango.
    • Taste
      at first sweet and fruity, then peppery spices takes over an dominates completely. A little butterscotch and toffee in the background
    • Finish
      Medium long with fading spices and a slightly sweet, green apple finale.

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose: White wine, pepper, quite a bit of vanilla coming in after a while, for a young whisky this is quite good.

    Taste: vanilla, but also quite some tannins. Classic bourbonbarrel influences so vanilla, toffee, fudge and caramel.

    Body: Drinks quite well at this strength.

    Finish: medium but that's not very suprising. There is wood and some cream here. A bit dry

    Price: well a bit overpriced, but I guess they needed the money

    Presentation: well done, nice packaging and bottle. But there could have been less pr BS on the back though.

    Comments: For a 3yo quite remarkable good.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Gunka scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Although he does not come from the wine barrel, he is reminiscent of a white wine. Without water, he is very sprittig.

  6. molar3rd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A lot of vanilla and butterscotch. Very nice. The High ABV is not evident. Pepper. Apple peel and hint of pear and fresh cut grass too.

    Palate: Lovely oak influence here. Quite buttery with ample vanilla , Pear juice. Soft cinnamon spice , sprinkled with white pepper. ending on toasted oak.

    Finish: Wood , pear and apple peel. Bitter and dry.

    It’s a lovely dram, at this age, and at CS, really is very very drinkable. It’s not amazingly complex, but wait another 5 years, and this liquid is going to be smashing! As for pricing, I do think it’s a bit on the expensive side. at almost 60 quid for a young (max 4yo) NAS, is not cheap at all.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2013/01/08/the-new-kid-on-the-block-glenglassaugh-evolution/

     

  7. bennythemonster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Glenglassaugh "Evolution", original filling, 57,2% alc.
    Expansion: Ex-Tennessee Whisky Barrels (George Dickels)
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    Nose: Not obtrusive despite the youth and the high alcohol content. Bright fruits in caramel ..., toffee and sweet cream. Light apple notes and buttermilk. Something grassy and floral.

    Palate: sweet vanilla, butterscotch and some spicy rye bread. The spices are neither bitter nor intrusive.

    Departure: long and pleasant, the oak already gives off very nice spicy aromas. Light burnt caramel.

    Conclusion: A three-year single malt with (for his age) good quality. The only question is whether the price is justified. Also, since he has little complexity despite the cask strength.

    80/100 points (tasted 2014, ca. 55,00 €) published on: www.facebook.de/notesofmalt

  8. firstmajor scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. BeatF scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    nice, but not more; just hold (too) young and still unfinished
    • Nose
      Pears, apples, slightly biting alcohol in the nose, but also the expected vanilla
    • Taste
      the syrupy fruits are overshadowed by something mossy
    • Finish
      Alcohol, vanilla, something tangy, but also moss, but still the fruit

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Wow, to be honest I had not expected this new
    Glenglassaugh to be so good. This is truly enjoyable.
    Thanks, Johan, for this nice birthday gift.
    • Nose
      The nose is not grainy or spirity as I would have
      expected from a rather young animal. A bit buttery with loads of vanilla.
      Apples and pears are kept firmly under the thumb by toffee and butterscotch.
      Nice touch of coconuts. Hints of hay.
    • Taste
      Sturdy body, I must say. Honeysweet from the
      butterscotch and vanilla with lovely spices. Some woodspice and aniseed. Golden
      Delicious apples and sweet pears. Coconut again. A nice continuation of the
      nose. Does not need water.
    • Finish
      On the fairly long finish, it is the coconut that
      lingers.

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