- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 03 years old
- Ex Tennessee Cask matured
- 57.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2012 7:12 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Evolution
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.67 points
- Young, vanilla, apples, pears, vanilla, clear pure, clean.
- Young, fresh but surprisingly mature for its age.
A distinctive nose of white wine, white fruits, vanilla, breadfruit and mango.
at first sweet and fruity, then peppery spices takes over an dominates completely. A little butterscotch and toffee in the background
Medium long with fading spices and a slightly sweet, green apple finale.
- 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.
- Although he does not come from the wine barrel, he is reminiscent of a white wine. Without water, he is very sprittig.
- 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.
- 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
- nice, but not more; just hold (too) young and still unfinished
Pears, apples, slightly biting alcohol in the nose, but also the expected vanilla
the syrupy fruits are overshadowed by something mossy
Alcohol, vanilla, something tangy, but also moss, but still the fruit
- 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.
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.
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.
On the fairly long finish, it is the coconut that