Glenglassaugh 1968

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release - Batch 1
Stated Age
45 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
44.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 apr 2014 6:54 pm by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3553.64

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Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh 1968

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.68 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Red fruits, chocolate orange, maraschino cherries, sherry wood, cinammon, very good old style sherry

  2. Marx scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Spectacular, complex, well balanced Glenglassaugh. Not exactly sherry bomb the way as 45 yo bottling from 60ties but rather refined,layered profile full of aromas and niuances. Maybe not exceeded but met my very ..extremely high expectations!

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aged sherry v bourbon H2H 40+ years of age.

    This tasting started off with good intentions to compare sherry and bourbon casks of at least 40 years old to see which type came out on top.
    Usually I would say I prefer 2nd fill sherry casks and then bourbon cask.
    I alternated between sherry & bourbon but comparisons were too difficult so it became a regular tasting, so here are the scores for what it is worth anyway.

    Tasted in this order

    Single grains
    Lochside 1964 48 year 41.2% cask 6799 sherry butt The Cooper’s Choice single
    WB ID 72939 – 89/86/85
    Invergordon 1973 44 year 51.5% East Village Whisky Company (assumed bourbon)
    WB ID 12038 – 85/88/89

    Single malts
    Glenglassaugh 1968 45 year 44.3% sherry hoggy cask 1601 Rare Cask Release Batch 1 OB
    WB ID 53761 - 84/85/86
    Balblair 1969 43 year 41.4% bourbon 1st Release OB
    WB ID 38018 – 89/90/89
    Benriach 1975 40 year 53% sherry butt 7028 Batch 13 OB
    WB ID 85894 – 92/94/93
    Glenrothes 1970 41 year bourbon hoggy MoS 11026 Malts of Scotland
    WB ID 28767 – 90/92/92
    Glenfarclas 40 year 46% 2010 sherry cask OB
    WB ID 15943 – 90/91/91
    Longmorn 1968 41 year 60.5% bourbon cask 5274 G&M
    WB ID 69219 – 90/92/91

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The nose is not that expressive, muted almost, after a few minutes in the glass, there is a sweet wood note, smells like an older bourbon a little.
    No sweetness but not bitter either, neutral then?
    It increases in spice but the flavours are not there, the finish is ok but this old boy is not that interesting profile wise in my view..
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. djmaxliving scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The nose is stunning alone with a new and old dimension playing between the new clean sherry cask.

    I wouldn't allow the bottle to oxidize, as the whisky becomes quite bitter, so I would gas the bottle from day one.

    The scoring difference between the first time and now is huge, I would have rated it around 90 but now it's about 83. A whisky of two halves.
    • Nose
      90 90
      I feel the fresh sherry cask, dates, raisins, new leather, rich malty character, red apples dipped in toffee, cocoa powder, and cologne.

      The nose reminds me of a Mortlach or Dailuaine distillery character for a short while.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Strong bitter wood, spicy, quite aggressive still for 45 year old whisky and the ABV feels much higher than 44%.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dark chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate mints, and some wood. Medium long.

  6. OLdBlack did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer's Tasting Notes :
    Appearance: Rich autumn gold.
    Nose: Long and luxurious. Heady red candy apples balance with a delicate spiced orange; all softening to a distant pineapple juice.
    Palate: Crisp oak spices soften to reveal elegant waves of fresh green apple and wisps of ripe banana. Delicate of hints of passion fruit, cedar wood and lime zest bring a fantastic depth to the long finish.

  7. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 90 points Shoplink Moderator

    A very interesting experience with one of the oldest whiskys I've ever drunk. Chocolate and menthol tones dominate.
    (Evaluated on a sample basis.)
    • Nose
      Orange peel, cane sugar, dates, chocolate candies, Geisha hazelnut chocolate, caramel, blueberries, black currants, old leather chair, Thai tiger ointment, floral scent.

      With a drop of water, a strong dark chocolate appears in the aroma.
    • Taste
      Very soft, fresh. Alcohol perfectly integrated. Milk chocolate, Belgian pralines, light tannins, grape tassel, orange peel, plum, black currant, mint, dark chocolate with peppermint filling After Eight.

      With a drop of water it becomes bitter. Black Walnut Bitters.
    • Finish
      Ice chocolate, menthol, mint tea, caramel, prune, dried apricot, Tic Tac, unripe walnut.

  8. corbuso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    the nose was excellent, thick, fruity, juicy, with tropical fruits and chocolate, but the wood shows up on the palate, leaving a dry and wood impression...

  9. did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from 45 yo 1968/2014 'Rare Cask release' (44.3%, OB, sherry hogshead, cask #1601, 349 bottles)1968, another great year. For example, the General Post Office introduced the first postbus in Scotland. But also, Jim Clark was killed… (S., drop Wikipedia, now!) Colour: dark amber. Nose: it’s a ‘darker’, more chocolaty and more prune-y version of the 1972. A tad earthier as well, and a little more coffee-ish. Other than that, there’s almost as much honey, PX, and even sandalwood. Long story short, it’s just great again. Mouth: perhaps not. Some parts are very lovely, especially the honey sauce, the pipe tobacco, the dried figs and prunes and dates and even bananas… But the oak got a little loud this time, making it a little drying. Cinnamon cake plus ground coffee plus strong tea. All this is very very okay, don’t get me wrong, it’s just lost a part of the, say vibrancy that both the 30 and the 1972 had. A feeling of walnut stain – not that I drink walnut stain every day, of dried porcinis, and more coffee beans and bitter chocolate. Finish: medium, dry, and a little drying. More bitter chocolate and coffee. Comments: perhaps the death seat effect, since the 1972 was so great. So let’s remain fair and balanced… SGP:371 - 87 points.

  10. molar3rd scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose: The sherry effect is not massive, but the 40 odd years left quite a bit of lovely notes here. Were off to a start with some a waxy feeling, followed by dark old wood, Black tea with a smoky touch (Lapsang). There’s also some wet oak, Mushrooms and wood varnish. It is also A bit salty (think brine).

    Palate: The palate delivers too, continuing on the old wood and mushroom combination, black tea and tobacco as well as a sweet note of old sherry. The sherry finish did not overwhelm the liquid, and that is good news.

    Finish: Very dry. wine tannins, Lapsang and old benches.



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