- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Butts
- 44.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 27 May 2016 3:30 pm by Schachti
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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 30-year-old
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.05 points
- Complex, deep, spicy and vibrant Glassaugh. Nice.
Refined and, creamy. Vanilla, caramel, spicy oak, honey and fruits.
Powerful. Oak, cinnamon, ginger and pepper, milk caramel and honey. Waxy fruits and orange peel.
Long, spicy, fruity.
- This 30 year OB is a little better, more rounded etc
- worth buying
- Another nice 30 year Glassaugh
Spices, a little vanilla custard, plum, caramel, biscuit.
Custard cream biscuits, shoe polish.
Creamy, spicy with juicy fruit pastilles and mixed fruit jams
Caramel, a little marmalade and cream and the sherry integrating nicely.
Medium length, sweet and ever so slightly rough but in a good way
- A Glenglassaugh for the ages... Give it time and then somemore and this develops into a fantastic fullbodied sexy beast, with very special notes that only Glenglassaugh produced. Just another timemachine leading you to an old british club in say 1908, wood panelled, with heavy leather armchairs, ticking clock, crackling logs in the fireplace and some elder gentleman turning pages of the Times every once in a while. And then the butler serves a Glenglassaugh bottled in 2015;-).
The distillery was closed for longer than it was open in it's life and was not liked by blenders due to its special style that, hm, didn't blend well. I am glad it didn't, otherwise the likelihood of this dram being around would be small small.
At a tasting where I was at awe at this point and not at my pen anymore.
- Wow! What a complexity and elegance. I am blown away by this drop. A whopping 93 points.
The nose is so elegant and complex that I can not stop smelling. Mild sherry meets honey, hints of leather, and a little candle wax, with beautiful raisin notes. All in all, a stunningly beautiful mix of orange and tangerine peels and sweet, light fruits resonates: above all sweet peach and pear. Appearances of mint and something floral give the harmonious, complex nose a certain freshness. Wow - just beautiful!
After a nice creamy start, a very complex taste spreads in the mouth, which I find difficult to describe accurately. Subtle sherry meets oranges, a wonderful oak spiciness that conveys associations of cinnamon and pepper, caramel and toffee. Then again leather and yes: somehow "old library". I'm having a hard time putting it into more appropriate words.
The finish is long, round and "comfortable". A lively interplay of extremely elegant oak and subtle sherry. The dark fruit tones predominate and in the background a beautiful subtle cocoa taste resonates. I'm really impressed with the balance and quality of the barrels.
- Which version is better? The 44er is a dark fruit bomb. The 42er an old library rebel. Yes, yes, the opposites. Who would want to decide with twin siblings who is "the better"? That, too, remains a highly personal decision.
Here is a direct comparison of the Glenglassaugh with 44.8% with the 42% variant of the 30-year-old Glenglassaugh https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/85977/glenglassaugh-30-year-old There are differences between these whisky -Zwillingen. The 44er already shines with brighter bronze in the glass, the 42er (ID 85977) is a bit darker filled.
In the nose makes the 44er quite soft, soft and sherrytönig-dunkelfruchtig. We hold our nose in a fruit tray with plums and blackberries. The 42er looks stronger, fuller. The dark fruits with full sherry are complemented by the scent of fresh bread. Already in the nose the proverbial "old library" can be guessed at.
The 44 comes very creamy and enormous sherrysüß in the mouth. The oak is quite discreet and in the background, but evolves over time. On the palate, the 42er is also a bit rebellious at first, despite lower alcohol muscle mass. But we know that from the little dogs, who are often more biting than the big ones. However, the 42er is a murderously elegant animal. Shortly after the vigorous start, the dark fruits show up and the old library with leather chairs and the wisdom of centuries comes to mind again.
In the finish shines the 42er by its soigniert volume. This is a bit more woody-oak-like than that of the twin brother with the 44% -muscle. Its departure in turn is round and warm. And where other whiskys sweep away by taste, the 44er remains softly present. The oak comes easily to the fore, then it returns to the background and the fruity-dark sherry tones take over. A whisky, to the taste of persevering lovers. A whisky for lasting pleasure.