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Glenglassaugh 30-year-old

Overall rating
90.84/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB82865
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
27.04.2015
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength
44.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ70365
Barcode
5060193841588
Added on
27 May 2016 3:30 pm by Schachti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 952.20

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 30-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.84 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  3. JungleDram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. hlz30 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A facinating staff that does not attract me on the first tasting, but became better as I sipped more.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The full and powerful fragrance kept coming out during decanting. Rather typical sherried dram with signs of aging. Herbaceous, red apple peel, acetone (over ripen fruits?), almond oil, over ripen grapes (this for sure!), vanilla and a thick cheese-milk topping on coffee. Lemony oil as the nose stick into the glass. Mocha and milk (slighlty stinky im afraid) in the emptied glass
    • Taste
      89 89
      Gentle and constrained on the palate. No ballistic sweetness or sherry notes, but kept attractive along with chewing. Oily texture, smooth, and free from the ethanol attacks.
      Chocolate, warm spices (ginger), and constrained sweetness as well as flavour from strawberry (though weak). Lemon oil brought out the lovely and again very well-behaved tangy feeling. Each chewing would simply reinforce the freshness and the lovely (but not seductive, not overwhelming) sweetness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long. Malty beer, mild oak beitterness, soothing peppermint and typical sherry influences. The sourness of lemon and a hint of cardboard/freshly sliced printing paper would kept the aftertaste refreshing.

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. sphinx scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An old cognac, very sweet, all fruity, all woody, leather, dust on old books scattered around
    caramel, macerated and sweet fruits, a little mold, orange peels dipped in its marmalade, cinnamon, final that lasts.

  8. Mapl scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Typical Glenglassaugh, old, zero bad notes, slight tropics, blindly you can not even notice it quickly in cognac tasting, dream.
    • Nose
      That is obviously great, old cognac with a little more% in the glass, direction 40y;)
      All sorts of dried fruit, reticulated melon, apricot jam, honey, white tea, marzipan, almonds, pistachio, hints of chamomile, pear, quince, light raisins, overripe grapes soaked in honey
    • Taste
      Intensive for the% and as in the beginning! Lots of yellow fruits again, especially peach and quince, light raisins, melon, kiwi, a hint of papaya, toffee, honey, malt also comes through, very nice, round oak, marzipan
    • Finish
      Getting drier, more grapes, pear, red apple, melon, medium to long

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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