Glenglassaugh 1973

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Master Distillers Selection - Potstill Edition
Stated Age
39 years old
Refill Barrel
Number of bottles
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Crystal Decanter
Bottled for
for Postill 50th cask anniversary
Added on
22 Jul 2013 4:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 519.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1973

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.54 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] A small sample of this old Glenglassaugh (remember: scores and notes based on small samples only are not as reliable because some drams demand a larger measure to enfold their full beauty, e.g. WB id 117033) - but this is perfect to get a first impression...

    ...and this is truly a great dram from the past. It offers the typical old traditional Highland style in a close-to-perfection setting without any off-note or imbalance. Just the finish is a little too tannins-driven (for my taste buds).
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a delicate fruity and floral profile that is completely distillate-driven and full of the old Highland style aromas I adore: honeys and beeswax, oils, resin and chalk-minerals. All in a fine balance without any off-note and the old style aromas grow bolder the longer it breathes. I suggest to wait at least 20 minutes, better more.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is layered on fruits, honeys, waxes, sugars, spring floral impressions, some herbs and earthy flavours. All come and go in a perfect harmony, again no flaw that I can find. After some chewing hot spices (peppers, chili) join in and provide an interesting counterpoint to the rather sweet taste so far.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives warming and nicely coating on the palate with a minor bitter-drying feeling that is not distracting at all (tannins). The finish is long and adds more bitter flavours (herbs, tobacco, tea) which turn the ending a little distracting bitter-astringent. Water releases more old-style aromas in the nose and turns the taste even more quaffable (but the layers are gone after the reduction). I like to explore this dram neat but prefer to drink it a little reduced.

  2. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Another moment to remember my Whisky life. Who always has the opportunity to taste this great malt: From the whisky glass and just enjoy ...
    In parallel, fill a good Bordeaux red wine glass with a nice dram. Then let it breathe for half an hour. Then enjoy the nose pure and the first sip and the infinitely long finish. Add a teaspoon of water to the whisky, wait at least five to ten minutes again. And then start the game with your nose and beam away again into the eighth whisky sky ...
    • Nose
      After fifteen minutes, the whole room fills with a very fine fruity scent. The first nose from the Nosingglas is stunning: Sweet with full baked flavors, surrounded by delicate mint. Of course, bright, ripe grapes. What makes this nose so special, however, is the underlying "deep sweetness" of crumble cake, which is complemented by delicate oak freshness in the second and third smells. Had we had a beguiling spring break at Gordon & MacPhail's 32-year-old Old Pulteney, we're now in the deepest and purest late summer. What. For. on. Odor. I have to take a short breath.
    • Taste
      The grape fruit oil comes on the tongue, in the mouth and on the palate. Immediately afterwards, a pleasant tingling begins - we have a strong 51.8% from the single cask bottling - and the crumble cake is back, cinnamon is strewn over it and ginger is now also available. Then the oak logs in and says: 39 years.
    • Finish
      In the finish, I encounter again the fruit and baking sweetness, then mix even a few plums under it. This finish is extremely long and unfolds a game of fruit and oak and baking flavors and crumb cake and oak and fruit ... Perhaps the most beautiful finish I have ever had with a whisky. That's the way it has to be.

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very, very ingenious glass suction with great sweetness and tropical notes, almost perfect.
    • Nose
      Fine French almond biscuits at the confectioner's, pistachio, great American oak behind them, dental floss, light grapes, vineyard peaches, macadamia nuts, white chocolate, honey, toffee
    • Taste
      Boah, what a volume and sweetness, peach, vineyard and normal peach everywhere, juicy pear, papaya, mango chips, star fruit, tropical honey, toffee, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon grass, candied ginger, white gummy bears, lemon meringue, orange gums
    • Finish
      Dried fruit, apricot, brown sugar, mango, pear, very long

  4. Ed Radour scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. BehindSpace scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96


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