Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Octave Casks
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
2016/05/02 13:55 LK10475
Added on
13 Jun 2016 8:44 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81,83

5 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.42 points

  1. Arquebus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    For me this is great whisky. I was lucky enough to be given a couple of bottles of private cask Glenglassaugh - 5yr old peated in a  quarter cask made up from a sherry butt. I'm told Glenglassaugh was actually quite desperate to buy the cask back! We bought a bottle of this to compare an official bottling. The private bottling was at cask strength so the comparison was a little limited. However - like the Private Cask, the smoke profile on this is really up my street. Its like the browned cake soaked paper that protects a Christmas cake - the smell that wafts from the oven as it catches but before it turns bitter. This whisky is rich and rounded. At points in it evolution it's distinctly like Tiramisu, the Italian coffee liqueur cake soaked base. I want to give it 90, but perhaps 89.5 would be fairer. it could do with being a touch higher abv - say 47% or even 50% - Hell they should just knock out individual peated octaves at cask strength. If they do it would be top of my wishlist.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    A revisit after the bottle been sitting half full for a month.

    Putting in a note because I think it has changed more than what I am used to in the average bottle.The peat is more Highlandish now, more heathery rich moss type.

    Still very gentle but it feels fuller from the get go.

    Nutty-stuff from the nose also present on palette from midway and into the end.

    All in all a rather positive evolvement.

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    First sip made me doubtfull, but this grows on you.

    Just the right ballance between sweet and smoke, and presented at a dangerously easy drinkable 44%.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Impressive for something that by logic can't be more than 8 years old.
    • Nose
      Very sweet and quite peaty.

      Right after pouring it's an unusual Highland peat, coastal, almost Islay. But it mellows down and becomes more faint rather quickly.

      Rich on dark red fruits, plums, mild sherry notes, some nuts.

      Light floral. Fresh soft ginger.

      Nice and interesting nose.
    • Taste
      Initial arrival feels very light, but gets a boost by some fresh ground pepper, not the hot feeling but rather the pure taste. Followed by a wave of peat and sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium lenght on gingerbread with honey, mild peat and some pepper returning at the very end.

  5. vojt466 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Uncomplicated, enjoyable drink with unfortunately higher price than would be ideal
    • Nose
      Gingerbread, of course, a lot of woody tones, including oakiness, vanilla, apple compote with cinnamon, brown sugar and light peat. A cumbersome, smoothed smell.
    • Taste
      Lots of vanilla, coffee, tiramisu. A few apricots in the background combined with fine peat and pepper spice.
    • Finish
      Again vanilla, tiramisu, woody tones. The conclusion is warm and drying with a dose of peat.

  6. mothers_finest scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    - blind tasting - In the nose I have directly cold smoke, orange, some leather, also a bit biting, tends to be young, reminiscent of the smell but the Octomore 7.2 in the light version (I would say "blind"). On the palate then very mild, the smoke is there, but not very strong. A cask strength I never have here and never in the glass. Maybe not 43% more. Advantage of such a diluted bottling, it does not burn in the throat - otherwise I have the oranges, a touch of oak and of course the cold smoke. In the finish, the malt is also rather short. Slightly sweet on the cheeks. It could be a rather young guy from a UA. Presumably in the Hogshead ... From the balance, the Malt is certainly okay, because he summarizes easy-drinking therefore comes. A good smoke entry-level whisky? In the end, however, the drinking strength is too low for me and would have required 5-6% more vol power. Nevertheless, a good drinkable malt, where you do not have to worry too much.

  7. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    The same applies here as to his Classic brother. Only the beautiful smoke / peat note makes this whisky a point better. A great nose is not everything.
    • Nose
      Spicy smoke, first nice and greasy, then goes into cow dung. But then the mild smoke will gently float in the glass, greasy, heavy, sweet (as in Springbank 15). In addition, heavy honey sweetness, juicy pear, heather. The nose is great
    • Taste
      Here, too, a mild onset, juicy, sweet smoke dominates, even here little to no fruitiness, honey, nuts
    • Finish
      the smoke remains, but otherwise only a tiny bit of oak bitterness at the end. Short


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