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Glenglassaugh 30-year-old

Overall rating
90.27/100
votes
415
Whiskybase ID
WB44204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
44.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LG101153
Barcode
5060193841588
Added on
03 Sep 2013 4:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 711.72

60 × in wishlist

415 × member ratings

550 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 30-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.27 points

  1. Silversurfer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    kind of an old style sherry with some banana candy notes, cinammon, orange, pretty good

  4. DASGREIF scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    This Glenglassaugh is for me (so far) the reference class for 30 year old whiskys without peat. A really great distillate.

    Info on packaging (without rating):
    Unfortunately - although in a really high-quality bottle that is a bit like a flacon - one relies on the cheapest-looking outer packaging made of thin cardboard.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Dark berries and strong sherry, raisins and plum compote. Some sandalwood.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Spicy notes of oak, mango, orange and ginger with creamy toffee. Strong start, then creamy.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium-long and slightly peppery with a potpourri of various dried fruits. Notes of vanilla and oak.

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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).
    • Nose
      Strongly tropically fruity, faintly grassy, with plain dry oak, and dry herbs. Rosin, fresh mimosa leaves, Skippers licorice pipes, chess pieces. Lovely!
    • Taste
      No bitterness here. Just this elegant sweet fruitiness, leafy notes, and licorice.
    • Finish
      Stays in the gums forever. Such a gentle giant.

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Oily with some pepper and beeswax. Dark fruits with honey. Marzipan, a touch of nougat, creamy dark chocolate. Orange marmalade and some oak flavor.

  8. dramspotter scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      tannins, fruity, dark oranges, sandalwood
    • Taste
      spicy oranges, full of flavour; not finding the ABV offputting
    • Finish
      too short, a nice mild sweetness and no bitterness; again the oranges make a resurgence

  9. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. RichardMayston did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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. 
    • Nose
      A glorious complex nose. Wax, tobacco, old spices. Lots of books and crannies to sniff out. 
    • Taste
      Ginger oranges and chocolate. Roll it around, savor, then sadly let it dissolve, and trickle away. 
    • Finish
      Marmalade and oak. A beautiful afterglow. 

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