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

€ 3343.89

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1968

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.82 points

  1. 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.

  2. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 90 points 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.

  3. 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...

  4. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:Glenglassaugh 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.

  5. 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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