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Glenglassaugh 2009 12B

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
12 Barrels (12B)
Bottling serie
Vintage #2
Vintage
13.10.2009
Bottled
14.06.2016
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Octave Cask
Casknumber
SC 061
Number of bottles
42
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
01 Jul 2016 7:05 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 2009 12B

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    This Glenglassaugh is a young whisky, obviously, but the octave cask did add an interesting aspect to this expression. The most joy is to be experienced when nosing this, especially after adding a little water, because it is quite sharp. I notice the dominant peaches right away, followed by the influences of the wood. Pencil shavings, nothing too bad, but maybe a tad one-dimensional. Given time this will get more complex. Wonderful development in such a young whisky.

    The taste is nicely balanced between light wood, a little smokiness and bitter fruit, leaning towards blood oranges. It definitely needs water but then it tastes mature, rounded, and impressively balanced. 

    The finish is long lasting on bitter chocolate notes. I talked about the one-dimensional aspect on the nose. The whisky IS straightforward, but it is not boring in any way. You can toy with this quite a while, adding water, judging how much it needs exactly. Above all, it is a great summer dram, to be enjoyed when the sun has set and the garden starts to darken. Another very interesting selection by this band of bottlers. Well done! 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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