Glenglassaugh 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release - Batch 1
Stated Age
41 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
50.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2014 6:51 pm by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1411.02

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1972

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.53 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful whisky, well combines matured oak, refined sherry, piquant spices and massive fruitiness with the well-known high quality Glenglassaugh marks.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Floral. Sherry. Fruit basket: mango, apricot, orange, grape and waxy apple. Honey and citruses. Matured oak. Spices: cinnamon, clove and pepper. Fresh eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Refined and elegant. Bigger sherry, oak and spices than the nose. Prune. Forest fruits: blueberry, black currant and raspberry. Milk caramel, butter and marzipan.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, bittersweet, oaky, spicy.

  2. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Drinker's Lounge
    Rating: Great, delicious (★ ★ ★ ★ ☆) CP: NR Price: VE Fragrance: rich and aggressive scent standing. The dense sweetness reminiscent of flesh and skin of red meat melon first comes first. After that it was very complicated, sweetness of grape juice with high sugar content, slightly oily nuance, sweetness of condensed grapes reminiscent of raisins, malt aroma with a sense of aging was felt from the back, fruit of heaping The ester incense which made it reminiscent of the assortment of assemblages as a whole. Melon sorbet and ice cream, slightly pasture grass. High-quality milk chocolate. The more you search for it, the more various flavors come out. Taste: Also dense here. The sweetness and taste of malt having a sense of aging are felt, but the sweetness of the melon spreads further in the mouth beyond that. Impression that made scent elements powerful overall. Reverberation: Aroma, take over the elements of flavor together. A condensed grape feeling from Sherry cask and a pleasant convergence reminiscent of bitter chocolate. The sweetness of the melon still continues, and with the slight spicyness it also has an impression like chilli chocolate. The reverberation is very long. I think that it was recently talked about around 2014 that I enjoyed the taste of long-term aged sake of Glen Grassa relatively abundantly, but perhaps this taste is treated as a lost taste in the future I think that it is. To the extent that it seems so, Glen Grassa is a whisky with a wonderfully rich and complex flavor, which makes me feel reminiscent of melons that I can not see at all these days. The historic Glen Grassa Distillery, founded in 1875, has been closed once in 1986. After a long closing period, on December 4, 2008, New Make Spirits flowed down again from the still, and sake brewed three years later was released as "Glen Grassa Revival" in 2012. My honest impression is that I do not know what kind of flavor the new sake after the resumption of distillation will acquire through aging in the coming years, to be honest. Regarding the sake after the resumption of distillation about the same long-term maturation as the bottle, perhaps it may be impossible to drink while she is alive. That's why this whisky distilled in 1972 is a precious liquor distilled before closing the distillery. Here is the reason why the taste of long-term aged sake of Glen Grassa may be lost, but this bottle is used for aging due to the complex flavor acquired by sake by long aging This rich mellow sweetness obtained from Sherry Cask (Sherry Bat), I think that it is a rather rare bottle, which holds almost the balance close to miracles. I'm not drinking so much Glenter 1970 Distilling Glen Grassa, but this bottle is Glen Grassa feels that it has the perfection of its highest in my history.
    Well, basically, when I taste the whisky, the glasses are unified in Glencairn, but with regard to this whisky, we can also taste the tasting together with a large glass of "Burgundy · Grand Cru" which is released from Riedel (The big glass on the left of the bottle in the picture shows that the tasting notes describe what was done at the bottle right Glencane.) I think that Riedel's glass of Burgundy, Grand Cru was widely informed among whisky drinkers among the whisky drinkers thought that Mr. Katsuhiko Takemoto who is hosting whiskylink is the achievement, but just by changing the glass anyway, this whisky's A sweet flavor like a freshly ripe melon fruit having it is drawn out at once and it makes me feel really happy when I drink it. Using this glass makes you almost impossible to feel like oily and pasture grass and I think that the experience of thinking that the influence of the glass on the flavor of whisky is beyond imagination (Riedel's glass is quite satisfactory I seem to be selling rarely, I asked someone I got acquainted through whisky at that time.If it is a fixed price it is a very expensive glass, but I think that it was good to buy it. So we treat it quite carefully). I think that pursuing how to taste your own drinks deliciously is one of the ways to enjoy a number of whiskys, but to enjoy changing the flavor of whisky while changing the glasses variously This is one way of pursuit. Alongside food mariage, I do not think that it is one of worth doing https://drinkerslounge.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/glenglassaugh-1972-2014-41y-50-6-cask 2114-sherry-butt-582bottles-rare-cask-release/

  3. Zumbar scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    It is a fantastic whisky VicLin, but unfortunately, when sampling this bottle, the samples seems to become very "flat" after a short while. From the bottle it is no doubt one of the best whiskies ever made. But from a sample bottle with too much air it simply becomes dull. At least my experience after sampling out a whole bottle

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Out of 9 high scoring bottles on the base the Glenglassaugh came in 8th, still a good dram bearing in mind the competition. 

    The highest rated whisky on WB was 3rd. 

    Result    1 - Glenfiddich  1956 Intertrade 

    2nd -  Glenlochy 1965 SV   

    3rd - Springbank 1969 SV   

    4th -  Black Bowmore 1st edition  

    5th - Blair Athol MI   

    6TH - Springbank 35 year Millenium   

    7th - Brora 2004   

    8th - Glenglassaugh   

    9th - Glendronach 

    Full details on `The head to head whisky thread for tastings (H2H)`. dated 20th August 2017  https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    It's just excellent.
    • Nose
      Fruity. Butter. Resolutely sherry. Slight touch of ginger. Very light wine cognac side. Menthol eucalyptus after a little aeration. The fruitiness goes on the exotic, citrus fruits. Grapefruit,
      The apricot. The grape. Red. Of all, it's pretty crazy. More and more exoticism at the opening.
    • Taste
      Always buttered. Dry enough despite the fuzziness and the pasted side. Red fruits that add a good touch of sweetness. Goji Berry. Light and balanced woody. Leather bottom. Black tea.
    • Finish
      Long finish on the red fruit, the mure. Black pepper. Tea.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    Definitely a great, fantastic whisky!
    • Nose
      Sweet berries, lots of fruits, something medicinal like cough syrup, oak wood, sherry, very deep and complex
    • Taste
      Wow! Thick, smooth mellow, oily, creamy sherry. Extremely well balanced notes of oak wood, vanilla, little toffee, dark chocolate, meaty and ham, even a bit salty. Actually no water needed but with water there come up citrusy notes from oranges, lemons, passion fruit, bananas and some more. And there is enough sweetness that it doesn't feel too dry.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, almost no bitterness from the oak.

  7. prz22 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Spectacular, complex, well balanced Glenglassaugh. Not exactly sherry bomb the way as 44 yo bottling from 60ties but rather refined,layered profile full of aromas and niuances. Maybe not exceeded but met my very ..extremely high expectations!
    • Nose
      97 97
      Typical 70ties Glenglassaugh but more complex, and fantastically balanced. Best cask from so called rare casks I tasted.

      After some time, even more spices, herbs, fruits, desserts, incredible!!!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Everything here is somehow familiar with other rare casks but more accurate, more detailed, deeper, better balanced. Whole spectre of post sherry flavours with typical modern sourness and leathers,
    • Finish
      97 97
      Very long, great wood, amazing complexity, great sweetness full of niuances, amazing whisky!! Wow, what a benchmark speysider it is!!

  8. JeanChan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

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

  9. foxboro scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Fruit bomb made from fruit compote, extremely waxy, good influence of wood. Great stuff

  10. OLdBlack did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer's Tasting Notes
    Appearance: Full amber glow.
    Nose: Revealing depths of prunes and rum raisins over milk chocolate releases harmonious crisp oak spices and zest of lime.
    Palate: Fantastic spiced honey and stem ginger rolls to prune syrup and hints of cocoa. Gentle cantaloupe melon with a dusting of ground almond and warm white pepper liven the crisp finish.


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