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Glenglassaugh 1973

Overall rating
92.63/100
votes
109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Master Distillers' Selection
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Refill Barrel
Casknumber
12/042
Number of bottles
120
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
Potstill Vienna
Added on
10 Feb 2013 5:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 516.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1973

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.63 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Needed some air but then really started off - very fruity, very intense, very good - reminds me on the great Speysiders 1973 that are currently all around (mostly undisclosed Glenfarclas)
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, fruity, apricots, apples, pineapples, jam, overripe fruits, whiffs of solvent, hints of oak wood - very good
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, tropical fruits galore, pineapples, mango, passion fruit, good acidity and sweetness, fine oak wood, spices, pepper - great
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, not drying - some grapefruits coming up

  2. waal scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    First impression:
    Yes, unfortunately only a 2cl sample, but even from it it smells temptingly sweet. There is liquid gold in the glass, which conjures up sluggish tears with wide windows on the inside of the glass.

    Nose:
    The nose is magically seductive. Vanilla pod, curd cheese strudel with icing sugar on top, very dark honey. The alcohol is hardly noticeable. A pleasant scent of white chocolate rises and right next to it someone has baked apples with one or two cloves in the oven. Currants with whipped cream and caramelized nuts are complemented by moderately strong pepper. The scotch looks soft, creamy and sweet. At the same time, I have some cool peppermint in my nose. Grated coconut, walnuts and shells of peanuts are placed on a banana and pear mousse. A touch of fig, a little more apricot and delicious yeast pastries frolic in the nosing glass. This old, elegant malt is extremely pleasant to smell.

    Taste:
    The whisky is very sweet and fruity with a full body in the mouth. Clear vanilla, caramelized citrus and some bitterness from the grapefruit. Drinking cocoa, a hint of oak, a little liquorice and a hint of rosemary make the Glenglassaugh look nice and complex even in the taste. Overall, the taste is a fresh, fruity balance to the nose, which I feel is significantly sweeter than the taste. The malt offers no criticism. In the sense of "whining at the highest level" I could note that the taste is towards the finish. gets a little too watery.

    finish:
    I find the finish to be medium long. A little pepper, minimal bitterness as well as pepper and a hint of burnt breakfast toast comes to my mind. the finish is even more fruity than the taste. Here, too, very pleasant and a pleasure through and through.

    Conclusion:
    Yes, what can I say ... I got the sample from @StyrianSpirit. He is known as a pastry junkie across borders and that's probably why he likes this Glenglassaugh so much. In the glass it smells like in a confectioner's room.
    You don't want to stop smelling and enjoying yourself. With a large bottle you will have a lot of fun for a long time!

    92/100 (at least!)
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. whiskyreini scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

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