- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Number of bottles
- 44.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 03 Sep 2013 4:05 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 30-year-old
33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.27 points
- More, please!
A true to form old Glenglassaugh with its trademark ripe tropical fruitiness in the driver's seat.
Tasted with Benriach 27yo 1987 cask 3825 (84), Glendronach 26yo 1992 cask 179 (89), Glendronach 26yo 1992 cask 8314 (89), and Glenallachie 31yo 1989 cask 6117 (87).
Strongly tropically fruity, faintly grassy, with plain dry oak, and dry herbs. Rosin, fresh mimosa leaves, Skippers licorice pipes, chess pieces. Lovely!
No bitterness here. Just this elegant sweet fruitiness, leafy notes, and licorice.
Stays in the gums forever. Such a gentle giant.
Very elegant, round and complex. Mellow sherry, honey, spring flowers. Grated orange peel, yellow raisins. Raspberries with vanilla sauce and some fresh mint. Damp forest floor, moss, tree bark, pine cones. Old library, a trace of leather.
Oily with some pepper and beeswax. Dark fruits with honey. Marzipan, a touch of nougat, creamy dark chocolate. Orange marmalade and some oak flavor.
- Blind tasting.
This is a rather wonderful stylish spirit with no harshness; the one major criticism is that the effect simply doesn't stay very strong in the finish but tails off to a very slight pleasant aftertaste
tannins, fruity, dark oranges, sandalwood
spicy oranges, full of flavour; not finding the ABV offputting
too short, a nice mild sweetness and no bitterness; again the oranges make a resurgence
- Really near perfect, I haven't found anyone who doesn't love this. A smidgen more power would have been good, but really this is one of the greats.
A glorious complex nose. Wax, tobacco, old spices. Lots of books and crannies to sniff out.
Ginger oranges and chocolate. Roll it around, savor, then sadly let it dissolve, and trickle away.
Marmalade and oak. A beautiful afterglow.
- Very subtle whisky, full flavor and yet soft.
Leather and shoe polish are immediately absorbed by the smell, strong sherry tones. Raisins, spicy, cinnamon. Sweet, caramel, honey, also some cocoa.
Full, firm and yet soft, subtle. Zot, caramel and honey, some chocolate and raisins too. Somewhat bitter undertone.
Slightly stimulating now, quite long, somewhat bitter. wood tones. Honey, vanilla, caramel.