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Overall rating
93.09/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
40 years old
Number of bottles
800
Strength
42.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Jun 2014 9:02 am by Hare&Copper
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1503.86

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72 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 40-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.09 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: it starts with a double pack: many tropical fruits combined with a gentle load of Olorososherry. Wine gum, mango, passion fruit, raisins, dried apricot, sweetened peaches and a large portion of cream caramel candies, slightly vinous, the oak is super well integrated and picks up the malt with a great spice (cinnamon and a few cloves and licorice) on the next level. Again and again, something maritime, salty, shines through. Everything is very complex, well interwoven and very harmonious and he is also very strong despite the only 42.5%

    Taste: strong onset, great mouthfeel. Here, the sherry dominates stronger, nutty, almonds, dried fruit, some milk chocolate, oak, cinnamon and liquorice

    Finish: long, it flows like crude oil down the throat, fruity with a lot of marzipan, cherries, the oak is also clear, but not overpowering and above all without bitterness, after a while hazelnuts, and licorice notes are added.

    This nose is strong as a bear, in the taste it decreases a bit, the finish is again really great - 91 points

  2. Kalle Grabowski scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A fragrance cargo with clear tropical fruits. Then he gets nutty with fine Oloroso sherry. In the background I still find slight notes of churches and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Oily with light fruits and tobacco. Unfortunately, there is something in the taste against the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry.

  3. barryfox915 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Old gold-amber
    Nose: Smooth, mellow to very mellow, fruity, on
    tropical fruits, mango, guava, some sultanas and a touch of sea spray and
    spices. The fruity flavours are lovely.
    Taste: Sweet, salty, mineral, fruity,
    with lots of tropical fruits, some melon, some wet tobacco leaves as well as
    some smoke. The finish is medium, slightly soapy, bitter and rubbery, on
    tropical fruits, some pear, old wood and some smoke.
    Impression: The nose is
    superb and the combination of salt, smoke and tropical fruits works well on the
    palate, while the finish has an interesting flavour balance.

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