Overall rating
91.34/100
votes
52
Whiskybase ID
WB59207
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Malt Whisky Company (TMWC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask selected by Stuart Nickerson
Vintage
07.12.1973
Bottled
09.2014
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
37606
Number of bottles
298
Strength
41.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060056921013
Added on
22 oct 2014 8:57 pm by Sjaunja
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 663.99

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Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh 1973 TMWC

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.34 points.

  1. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    ... elegantly soft and harmoniously fruity with cassis, caramelized pineapple and spicy sherry oak ...
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      92 92
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  2. Igitor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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      92 92
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  5. ZwiJo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
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  6. spooky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    ...a honest and an enjoyable bottling .. wonderful ! Congratulation Stuart!

  7. Sjaunja scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    First Review from following blog:
    http://www.singlemalting.com/blog/2014/10/9/40-year-old-spring-water-lands-on-my-doorstep-blog-26

    Citation:
    "What
    do you do when you have successfully taken a distillery that was closed
    for over two decades and rebuilt it, made it profitable then sold it
    off all within the space of 5 years? The answer is take a well deserved
    break and plan your next whisky empire. Stuart Nickerson was the man at
    the helm of the Glenglassaugh revival and is now starting several new
    ventures that whisky lovers should well pay attention to.

    The first venture and the company behind the wee bottle of whisky that will be reviewed shortly is the Malt Whisky Company. A new independent bottler, The Malt Whisky Company will be releasing a very limited number of single casks each year.
     

    Launching
    this Christmas their first cask is naturally Glenglassaugh which is
    near and dear to Stuart's heart. At 40 years of age and hanging on at
    the cask strength volume of 41.5% this cask was specifically chosen by
    Stuart to showcase his new company.

    Glenglassaugh
    40 year old Highland Single Malt - Cask Number 37606 - 298 Bottles.
    Distilled in December 1973 and bottled last month. This whisky was
    originally aged in a refill sherry hogshead until 3 years ago when it
    was re-racked into a first fill sherry.

    Tasted in a Willow Park Reidel Whisky Glass.

    Nose:
        Ttttttttttttropical Fruit basket.... hmm let me see what's in
    there, guava, passionfruit, papaya and just a hint of coconut. This is a
    very inviting nose and I have to say that given this is a 40 year old
    Glenglassaugh personally chosen by Stuart my expectations are pretty
    high.

    Taste:     Soft enveloping
    palate with floral notes like a Hawaiian Lei with a rich vein of candied
    papaya, this evolves into a sweet and spicy vanilla cinnamon
    creaminess. The finish lingers on and continues some delicate twists and
    turns leaving a lovely afterglow. This is one nice whisky and the 41.5%
    does not need even the tiniest drop of water. So balanced, this is an
    awesome dram.

    I have in the past talked about older whiskies and the fact that they are invariably always expensive but not always worth it.

    What
    I look for in an older whisky is some of that youthful fruit balanced
    with the complexity that only age and great barrels can bring.

    This definitely has it all in spades. A ton of fruit for such an old whisky and the softness and balance is exquisite.

    Good work Stuart this is a great start to The Malt Whisky Company library."

  8. Sjaunja scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Public announcement from Andrea Caminecci Wine & Spirit Partner on their Facebook page from 01.10.2014:
    Quote:
    " Destilled at Glenglassaugh Distillery in 1973 40 years
    The Malt Whisky Company Stuart Nickerson is back! Well, actually he was never really gone ... After leaving Glenglassaugh in June 2013, we have always kept in touch. So we kept up to date with the various activities of this veteran of the whisky industry. The whisky stillness in the Shetlands is taking shape, in Ireland he is actively involved in a great project, etc. But he has not forgotten his own small company "The Malt Whisky Company". After much planning and the search for the best of the best in every way, Stuart now presents us the first barrel that is bottled under "his" label. Only really exceptional whiskys should be allowed to carry this label - and Stuart's signature! Who knows with how much passion and passion Stuart brought Glenglassaugh back to life from 2008-2013, and what extraordinary whiskys came from Portsoy in his aegis ... this is already on this Glenglassaugh of 1973. Tasting Notes: This refill sherry butt, distilled on December 7, 1973, shines in the glass like dark amber. On the nose a potpourri of fruits: plum, cassis, blackberry cherry, but also mango and banana. In addition fresh caramel, and pickled ginger. Alcohol does not seem to exist ... Very gently in the background a little oak. On the palate freshly caramelized, very minimal burnt cane sugar, cherry and pineapple. Delicious sherry notes, with a hint of oak again, but without appearing bitter. Amazing how substantial can be 41.5 vol.%. The finish is endlessly long, sweet and soft, again cane sugar and fruit and a touch of oakiness. The features of this whisky need not hide. Stuart attaches great importance to the fact that the packaging is entirely made in Scottish workmanship, here is not shone with Asian cheap wood and lacquer A massive oak wooden box with wonderfully polished and lacquered grains shows from the outside only the smaller label and the seal of the Malt Whisky Company , If you open the magnetic lock, the bottle presents itself embedded in red velvet cloth. Of course, this 40-year-old Glenglassaugh is not cold-filtered and undyed. Edition of 298 bottles, hand numbered in wooden case of which 96 for Germany,
    EPP: 549.00 € "

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