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Glenglassaugh 1963

Overall rating
94.50/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
15.02.1963
Bottled
14.05.2014
Stated Age
51 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
3301
Number of bottles
191
Strength
41.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060193841960
Added on
01 Dec 2014 5:27 pm by Sjaunja
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6385,89

23 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1963

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.50 points

  1. OLdBlack scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Producer´s Tasting Notes:

    Colour:

    Rich mahogany holds a deep crimson edge.

    Nose:

    Fascinating depths and layers develop from figs and prune syrup to delicate apricot and hints of blackberry. All carry invitingly subtile soft Belgian chocolate and intriguing hints of rosy coffee.

    Palate:

    The exclusive mellow, yet full-bodied, character gives a rich, complex symphony of red fruit preserve, touches of treacle and the slightest mountain herb influence. Gentle clove oil, distant sour cherries and the softest peppery oak add a memorable sophistication to its rare vintage.

    Finish:

    The rarity of the vintage mirrors the rarity of the unique characteristics of the whisky. Combining many facets of its ever-changing nature as it opens on the palate, the style and elegance of this rare whisky is to be savoured.

    Comment:

    Specially selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker, the whisky from this barrel, 1963 cask number 3301, has been maturing in our coastal warehouses for over 51 years. Distilled and filled to cask on the 15th of February 1963, this is the oldest cask in our inventory. Non chill filtered, of natural color and bottled at cask strength on the 14th of May 2014...

  2. Sjaunja did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Very interesting:

    How can a Bourbon Barrel yield 191 bottles @ 0,7Liter after 51 years of maturation time?
    191 * 0,7 Liter = 133,7Liter

    Lets assume the annual angels share was 2 per cent each year:
    Then the barrel size must have been 375 Liter.
    Never heard of this barrel size. Do you?

    Okay, lets assume the angels have not been that thirsty, lets assume the annual angels share was 1 per cent each year:
    Then the barrel size must have been 225 Liter.
    Never heard of this barrel size. Do you? In my humble opinion this is a barrique.

    Independent from the quality of this whisky,
    I doubt if this whisky has been the whole time in one cask.

  3. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Rich and chocolatey with intense mocha notes within. Decadent, chewy hints of fig and prune. A touch of jammy blackberry too.
    Palate:
    A balanced palate bringing full, expressive notes of red berries,
    fragrant oak spice and black cherry. A crack of pepper and herbaceous
    notes appear on the mid-palate.
    Finish: Long and flavoursome, as you expect whiskies of such an age to be.




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