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Glenglassaugh 1968

Overall rating
93.05/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release - Batch 1
Vintage
07.05.1968
Bottled
02.2014
Stated Age
45 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1601
Number of bottles
349
Strength
44.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2014 6:54 pm by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2.329,11

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1968

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.05 points

  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2015/03/15/glenglassaugh-rare-cask-release-batch-1-vintage-1968-1973/

     

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