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Glenglassaugh 30-year-old

Overall rating
91.10/100
votes
98
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
13.06.2016
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LK70669
Barcode
5060399683562
Added on
22 Aug 2016 7:07 pm by zeb
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 315.07

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Tastingtags

24 Notes

EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
31 Aug 2017 2:19 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Wundervolle süße fruchtige Sherry-Nase - Orange, angebranntes Karamell, Leder, süßer Tabak, Zwetschgen, Kirschen, Bratapfel, ein Riesenhaufen dicke Rosinen, Minze, Heidelbeeren, dunkler Honig, Mandeln, dazu Vollmilchschokolade und nach einer Weile auch Maggikraut, Lakritze und Möbelpolitur

Taste

ölig, süß, würzig, tolles Mundgefühl - Orange, Pflaume, Bratapfel, viele Rosinen, dunkle Schokolade, Espresso, Lakritze, Balsamico, Minze, Tabak und Ledernoten, dazu Hasel- und Walnüsse und viele Gewürze, Zimt, Vanille, Muskat, ein Hauch Curry, Pfeffer, etwas Salz, dunkler Waldhonig und wieder das angebrannte Karamell - alles sehr harmonisch und wunderbar intensiv, aber leider auch etwas wässrig

Finish

mittellang, Rosinen, Lakritze und Espresso bleiben am längsten, ein Hauch Eukalyptus kommt noch um die Ecke...

Comments

Schöner Tropfen. Nach meinem ersten Tasting mit einer anderen Probe vor Monaten hatte ich eigentlich genug, aber die vielen sehr guten Notes haben mich bewogen, dem Glasauge eine zweite Chance zu geben. Harmonischer, intensiver Malt, trotzdem aber etwas wässrig - die 42% halt... mit ein paar Prozenten mehr sicher eine echte Bank.

Othorion
Expert Senior Othorion Tasting note
15 Aug 2017 8:27 pm
Othorion gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Dunkel, süß und schwer! Rosinen, Leder, Karamell, alter Bücherschrank, Pflaumenkompott, Möbelpolitur, Waldhonig, überreife Kirschen, zarte Minznote, warmes Apfelmus, Piment

Taste

was für ein Brett! Ölig, Kirschen, Pflaumen, Leder, Espresso, Zartbitterschokolade, Piment, geröstete Haselnüsse, etwas Pfeffer, Vanille, alles schön harmonisch verbunden

Finish

lang! Espresso, Haselnuss, würzig, wärmend und wieder Espresso, Espresso, Espresso....

Comments

Schön, tolle Aromenfracht trotz des geringen Alkoholgehalts! Konzentriert, harmonisch, lecker!

EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Review note
31 Aug 2017 2:36 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
93
Julia E S
Member Senior Julia E S Note
25 Jun 2017 2:47 pm
Julia E S gave this whisky 93 points

Glenglassaugh 30 YO 42%

Nase

Balsamico und dunkle Holzaromen kommen mir entgegen; etwas Cola (nicht die süße sondern vom aromatischen her) Das berühmt berüchtigte Leder; stark oxidierte Früchte Orangen aber auch Apfel/Birnenkompott; sehr dunkle Kirschen die Eiche wird mit der Zeit intensiver; Wachspolitur;

Mund

Wachspoltur; die Kirschen; Cola, Leder mit der Zeit geht die Wachspolitur ins Bienenwachsige über; auch nussiger werdens; Haselnuss vor allem;

Abgang


Im Abgang sehr Eichenintensiv, Wandschrank, alte Eichenaromen. Hier merkt man richtig sein alter. Zum Schluss kommen wieder die dunklen Kirschen, Balsamico und das Leder und frischere Eichentöne; bleibt lange und intensiv; leicht trockener werdend. Mit der Zeit bleiben die Eichentöne dunkler

Schöner alter Whisky! Die Fassreifung ist schön zu spüren; Hab jetzt gar kein Wasser hinzugefügt da er sowieso nur 42% hat. Eine sehr runde Geschichte. Besonders die wachsigen Noten gefallen mir sehr gut.

StyrianSpirit
Expert Senior StyrianSpirit Review note
19 Apr 2017 12:10 pm
StyrianSpirit gave this whisky 93 points

Im großen (Bordeaux-)Rotweinglas riecht der Glenglassaugh nach 20 bis 30 Minuten noch runder, der Alkohol ist kaum mehr wahrnehmbar, der Antrunk ebenso warm wie intensiv, da wirkt der Whisky dann wie schwerer alter Wein. Im Nosingglas ist der 30-Jährige einen Tick schärfer und konzentrierter.

Nach einer weiteren Stunde wird er auch im Rotweinglas konzentrierter, schärfer. Also wieder schwenken und belüften. Dann macht der Whisky nochmal auf und es kommt Leder, dunkle Frucht dazu und der vielzitierte Bibliotheks-Geruch alter Bücher und Ledersessel. Der Hinweis eines Kenners war Gold wert: Bei alten und komplexen Whiskys zahlt sich das Atmenlassen im und Genießen aus dem Rotweinglas aus.

Weighted Rate
93.3
Nose
95
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
93
Price
91
Presentation
92
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StyrianSpirit
Expert Senior StyrianSpirit Tasting note
19 Apr 2017 12:41 pm
StyrianSpirit gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Sehr süß, Sherry, helle Eiche, reife Früchte, einfach großartig.

Taste

Die volle elegante Sherry-Note, beeindruckende Süße inklusive Aromen der Vanilleschote. 30 Jahre im Fass zeigen ebenfalls Wirkung. Und, sicher, das Wissen darum auch. Keine Spur bitter. Ein Harmoniegenie, um nicht zu sagen: ein Harmoniemonster der angenehmsten Sorte.

Finish

Mittellang, die Eiche wird stärker, jedoch nie bitter; sie ist einfach da und dort, wo sie sein soll.

Comments

Einer der besten Whiskys, die ich bisher genießen und vergleichen konnte.

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jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
19 Sep 2016 10:37 am
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 84 points

N: Three years ago, Glenglassaugh brought out a 30yo ‘batch 1’ WB. It was good. Three years later it seems they’re dropped the ‘batch’ system [for now] and brought out a straight 30yo at a lower strength. Are they short on old stock? Back to the actual whisky in hand. Loads of sherried bubblegum and soft cream.


T: Soft yet strong and with sulphur issues.


F: Now with a sherried>smoky/peaty chew on soft, peppery malt.


C: I love how sherry can accommodate age so well, it can really lift and support a weary malt. Bit too much sherry on this one however and complexity losses out as a result. Deliciously drinkable but not a patch on that earlier release.



Scores a C+

Drk Neknul
Expert Senior Drk Neknul Note
25 Jun 2018 7:58 am
Drk Neknul gave this whisky 92 points

Viele Monate der Oxidation haben den entkorkten Glenglassaugh für meinen Geschmack besser und besser werden lassen. Einfach klasse. Unser 2016er Glenglassaugh 30 bietet, aus dem Stilglas genossen, eingangs eine großartige, wachsartige Honigsüße in der Nase. Reichlich schwere, weinige Sherrynoten folgen, dazu Vanillezucker und Eichenwürze, sowie diese nachgerade ideal ergänzende, reife Fruchtnoten, im Schwerpunkt Schwarzkirschen(-konfitüre) und Orangen(-nektar). Mandelaromen runden das geschmackliche Profil ab. Einfach großartig, zumal der Malt ja bereits so lange geöffnet ist. Außergewöhnlich weich und doch intensiv und ausgesprochen geschmackvoll, möchte ich sagen. Ein Musterbeispiel dafür, dass auch recht nah an der ‘heiligen’ 40%-Grenze noch voller Geschmack möglich ist. Die süße Vanille und der Strauß kräftiger Sherryaromen wissen zu beeindrucken. Der Malt lebt insgesamt von seiner ausgewogenen Reife und nahezu sprichwörtlichen Eleganz. Der, wie sollte es anders sein, sehr gelungene Nachklang wird eingeläutet mit ausgesprochen würzig feinen, fruchtig-eichigen Aromen - der Kreis zur Nase schließt sich perfekt.

So ein langgereifter Glenglassaugh aus den 1980ern, gebrannt kurz vor der langjährigen Schließung ab 1986, ist eben eine ganz feine Sache. Natürlich gibt es noch bessere, zumeist indes kaum mehr aufzufindende Einzelfässer im Markt, keine Frage. Ebenso finden sich aber nach meiner Erfahrung auch durchaus weniger gelungene Vertreter. Was bei dem allgemein (sehr) hohen Niveau der alten Glenglassaugh, speziell aus den 1970er Jahren, schon etwas heißt.

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ApricotOne
Expert Senior ApricotOne Review note
06 May 2018 11:05 am
ApricotOne gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
27 Mar 2018 10:01 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points

This 42% 30 year OB is better than this 30 year OB

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/82865/30-year-old

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