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Overall rating
90.65/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Relaxing in a tropical garden
Vintage
27.12.1974
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
21.28
Number of bottles
188
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2013 2:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 397.93

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35 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1974 SMWS 21.28

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.65 points

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. zormik scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. boborban scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    sergeColour: deep gold. Nose: a lot happening in this one! We
    get the same grassy and mineral notes as in the 1979 but it’s all coated with
    fruitier and jammier touches. In other words, a fun mixture of orange liqueurs
    with cough syrup and olive oil. After ten minutes, we have more juicy raisins
    and, indeed, dates. Lovely nose, complex and movie-esque. Meaning it changes a
    lot, always for the better. The olive oil never stops growing and I love olive
    oil. Mouth: flipside, there’s a lot of oak. But a lot of oak can also mean more
    oils, herbs and spices and when it’s all balanced, well, it works. So yeah, we
    have sawdust and a glue-ish side, but the way it unfolds on citrus fruits and
    jams, dried fruits, bananas, coconut (wee touches) and pineapples is rather
    entrancing. And again, it just wouldn’t stop improving, even the oak gets tamed
    after one or two minutes, which is pretty miraculous. Finish: long, spicy and
    jammy. It’s only in the aftertaste that the heavy oak becomes a little
    embarrassing, that pat isn’t too enjoyable. You have to keep sipping away s that
    the aftertaste never happens. Err, that would be costly… Comments: I just
    couldn’t go to 90+ because of the heavy oak, but with maybe 10 or 20% less
    woodiness, this would be an utter winner in my book. Hope the excellent new
    owners will manage to deal with this kind of situation.

     

  4. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Tangerine Delight
    Flavour: Old & dignified

    We were greeted with the deep rich aroma of an India tea chest, very old leather armchairs and an ancient pouch for pipe tobacco. Behind those heavy aromas light and floral notes make an appearance; honeysuckle, orchids and jasmine blossoms all giving the impression of being in a flower garden during summer. Exciting to taste neat, despite its age, big with some heat and spice, but at the same time soft and smooth like a coconut lip balm or a tropical sun cream. With water fresher, aromatic moist air after a tropical downpour or like a walk-in humidor. The taste now soft, mellow, creamy - a shammy leather with a very long coconut finish. A fascinating make from the distillery close to Sandend.

    Drinking tip: Sitting in a tropical garden with a good book

  5. Sjaunja did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Official info from SMWS:

    21.28 Relaxing in a tropical garden



    Cask No.
    21.28





    We were greeted with the deep rich aroma of an India tea
    chest, very old leather armchairs and an ancient pouch for pipe tobacco.
    Behind those heavy aromas light and floral notes make an appearance;
    honeysuckle, orchids and jasmine blossoms all giving the impression of
    being in a flower garden during summer. Exciting to taste neat, despite
    its age, big with some heat and spice, but at the same time soft and
    smooth like a coconut lip balm or a tropical sun cream. With water
    fresher, aromatic moist air after a tropical downpour or like a walk-in
    humidor. The taste now soft, mellow, creamy - a shammy leather with a
    very long coconut finish. A fascinating make from the distillery close
    to Sandend. CLOSED DISTILLERY! Drinking tip: Sitting in a tropical garden with a good book



    Date Distilled:
    27 December 1974


    Colour:
    Tangerine Delight


    Age:
    37 years years


    Flavour :
    Old & dignified


    Cask Type:
    Refill ex-bourbon hogshead


    Whisky Region:
    Speyside Deveron




  6. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a good oldie
    • Nose
      india tea, old leather, pipe tobacco,floral notes, honey suckle orchid,jasmine blossom.
    • Taste
      heat spice, soft smooth, coconut balm,sun cream. added water:

       mellow,creamy.
    • Finish
      shammy leather with a long coconut finish

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