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Glenglassaugh 1973

Overall rating
91.94/100
votes
110
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Series - Aged Over 30 Years Old
Vintage
1973
Bottled
12.2008
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
400
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 May 2009 7:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1081.83

26 × in wishlist

110 × member ratings

68 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1973

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.94 points

  1. SanctTom scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fine tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), full nose, beautiful oak Mouth: melon, mango, apricot, very spicy, dark oak, chocolate, mocha Finish: long, rich, spicy, beautifully warming, complex
    Beautiful malt, which should leave enough time in the glass, so that he can show all his facets!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: great complexity, beautifully integrated sherry with raisins and some chocolate and toffee and caramel, with a decent portion of cooked fruits (apples, pears, mango), dried dates, figs, a little clove, behind it even swings some smoke, but that is very subtle. In addition, there is always a little flower meadow with moist soil, the oak is very well integrated and balanced despite the age, it underlines the flavors with a light spicy and licorice notes. After a while cherry and almonds are added Taste: round, harmonious, oily, fruity sweetness with sherry, dates, Ronisnen, cherry, subtle oak and floral notes, also the typical mango is stronger here than in the nose Finish: medium to long, again the beautiful interplay of tropical fruit, sherry and flower meadow, with a slightly dry oak, which does not become bitter at all Water: somehow I do not dare to give in water here .. Let's try it carefully with 2-3 drops: The Dram opens and is much sweeter with caramel and a little flower honey, it also looks significantly floral Conclusion: What a grenade! He's one of the best I've ever had in my glass. Unbelievably complex, all flavors are interwoven and harmonious, nothing stands out, and yet you can get more out of the glass with every passing minute. In addition round, an oily mouth feeling and with a few drops of water one finds again another side. And a great example of using Refill Sherry Casks on longer maturing whisky. The sherry complements the malt, raises it to a higher level without affecting it too much. He leaves room for the ingenious distillery character of that long-ago time. No painting in between, for which one should take a long time, enjoy it and thank God for the fact that there are the Scots and their god's drink. The expectations were met - 94 points

  3. ZwiJo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. bull10298 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Richer and more Sherried on the nose than its 21-year-old stablemate, malty,
    with deeper, cooked fruit notes and gentle smoke. The addition of water releases
    violets in freshly-dug earth. A substantial dram in the mouth, full and fruity,
    quite intensely focused, with background smoke. More wine gum notes with water.
    It dries elegantly and spicily, with no intrusive bitter notes associated with
    over-ageing. A developing note of liquorice sticks is present when water is
    added.

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  5. getz scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    Distillery Bottling
    A complex and sophisticated dram. Remaining vibrant and fruity despite its years, with hints of dates, raisins, chocolate and flowers. Natural cask strength, non-chill filtered, no colour added and bottled on site at Glenglassaugh distillery.
    Bottles individually numbered from discrete single cask bottlings, packaged in satin lined wooden box c/w certificate of ownership.

  6. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Malty, with deeper, cooked fruit notes and gentle smoke. The addition of water

    releases violets in freshly-dug earth. A substantial dram in the mouth, full and

    fruity, quite intensely focused, with background smoke. More wine gum notes with

    water. It dries elegantly and spicily, with no intrusive bitter notes associated

    with over-ageing. A developing note of liquorice sticks is present when water is

    added

  7. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A suitably smart packaging job for the release of this Glenglassaugh 30yo. Let`s hope it`s worth the wait!"
    TWE

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