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Glenglassaugh 1975

Overall rating
92.79/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release - Batch 2
Vintage
18.06.1975
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Massandra Madeira Puncheon
Casknumber
2180
Number of bottles
588
Strength
43.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Dec 2015 12:21 pm by Sjaunja
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 838,56

36 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1975

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.79 points

  1. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, round and harmoniously matched bottling. Sherry and the typical fruitiness of the Glenglassaugh complement each other.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Dense, compact, warm and lush. Great fruitiness. Peaches, apricots, figs, raisins, mango chutney, papaya, orange marmalade, sherry. Behind it the finest spices (vanilla, cinnamon) and biscuits. Complex.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Spices (cardamom, cinnamon) and dried fruit, some dusty books, ginger and some white pepper. Raisins, dates. Polished oak. Full, velvety, round and very harmonious. The spices and the oak gradually move forward.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Spices, raisins, dates, figs, dark chocolate. Dry, but no bitterness. medium

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/midlands-whisky-festival-2017-part-33/It’s ‘shouty hour’ at the Midland’s Whisky Festival. Next to me a man is shouting off and rhetorically asking why this whisky is more than 10 times the price of his beloved Glenfarclas 18 which he says is so much better.

    N: I’m not sure i’ve had the pleasure of the Glenfarclas 18yo but straight away this Glenglassaugh provokes ‘dad noises’ for it’s a fruity & oily vintage bourbon dunnage cracker, marvelously mature and beautifully soft. 
    T: Given its age, texturally it’s beginning to enter sweet-medicinal liqueur territory, with coffee herbal malt notes ensuing. It's ‘wows’ all the way down.
    F: Hums as ‘dad noises’ continue.C: This is the show-stopper right here.

    Scores an A[-]

  3. Scott McPollux scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    That's a great dram.
    • Nose
      Apricot jam, anise cookies, gingerbread, pepper
    • Taste
      Beautifully round, the taste starts fruity with raisins, sultanas, dried apricots and gets really sweet with caramel, creme brullee. Then develop gingerbread spices and roasted nuts.
    • Finish
      A long, big finish. Warm, round with old wood, roasted nuts and leather.

  4. Yarema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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  5. OLdBlack did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer's
    Tasting Notes

    Nose: Warming black pepper and gentle hints of
    anise complement apricot syrup and roasted orchard fruits.

    Palate: Rich golden sultanas soften to crème brûlée.
    Mellow notes of toasted walnuts and hints of leather add great depth to the
    vintage finish.

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