Glenglassaugh 2009

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Release
Stated Age
07 years old
Sherry Hogshead
R 1158 / #2
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Oct 2016 6:18 pm by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70.69

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44 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 2009

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.71 points

  1. BXpress did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Extremely fruity with a lot of distillery character but ...

    it basically tastes like a mixture of mulled wine and jelly beans + high-percentage, biting schnapps. Even 30 drops of water can not tame that.

    I also have a bit of a guess that this is a finish. As untamed as he is, he can never have spent the full maturity period in a Sherry Hogshead (that would be no surprise to the owners). I'm a fan of spritlastigen whiskys, but if you want to fill it so young, you should have a lot of wood there.

    All in all, save your money. For 70 euros are much riper.

    When I think that my bottle is almost full ....

    No points

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Yellow apples, apricots, light honey, fresh sawdust. A touch of dried mint. Some sand.
    • Taste
      Stone oven bread, honey, malt, mild pepper. Baked apricots. Dark chocolate, light raisins. At the end a bit thin.

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Heavy stuff. It's so sturdy that it's too much for me. It comes across as very engineered, to taste quite well at such young age. Sorry, the experiment failed if you ask me.
    • Nose
      Toffee and caramel chunks, vanilla cream, a lote of pear, white raisin and date. There seems also to be a little bit of wood smoke.
    • Taste
      It's both raw from the spirit and a bit tannic from the wood. These are quite overpowering, which makes it harder to taste the other elements. It gives a lot of spices, like ginger and nutmeg. Then, there is poached pear, white raisin, toffee, and wood smoke. 
    • Finish
      Rather tongue numbing, I have to say. It's very much on chilli peppers, even horseradish, ginger, and nutmeg. Then there is a little bit of dried fruit, a hint of pear and some wood.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fudgy toffee, pear and smoke.
    • Taste
      Toffee, ash, pear, peach. With water some apple.
    • Finish
      Toffee, pear and smoke.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. LordBellamy scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose: slightly spritig / restless at the beginning, the sherry is palpable with lovage / maggi, plums and dates, vanilla cream and light fruits like pear, also some oak comes with light spiciness

    Taste: strong onset, the alcohol bites strongly, peppery fruity, hardly any sherry palpable

    Finish: quite short, subtle sherry notes, some fruit and oak, also a bit sprightly here

    Somehow, the loud calls for water. With a few drops he does not calm down, but gets a bit more fruity. With more water, it disintegrates unfortunately in the nose, it is beautiful round in the taste, the sherry is clearer with nut flavors

    Conclusion: unfortunately bottled too young, give the still 3-5 years time, then should be much better - 79 points


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