Glenglassaugh 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Bottled at the Distillery
Red Wine Cask
60.1 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
29 May 2017 5:07 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70.00

5 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 2009

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.44 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Young and unbalanced - works artificially - no comparison with the excellent distillates passed Glenglassaugh days
    • Nose
      Acid, young, unripe rose wine - a dominant alcoholic wall that can not be controlled by the addition of water. Behind it toffee and malt, red grape juice
    • Taste
      spicy, sour, unpleasant - alcohol and some milk chocolate and unripe blackberries - even with water there is no change
    • Finish
      peppery and short

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I do not like it. The wine barrel comes through very clearly and overall he does not seem very well matured. Especially with younger malts from the wine barrel often have problems, because the fruitiness often comes to me so artificial and extroverted. That's not my thing.

  4. Sb17sw scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Too young and way to much wine cask influence for my taste.

    Sorry, this doesn't make it.

  5. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Quite drinkable, but rather young, put on and out of round ...
    • Nose
      Blackberries, a bit young, grainy, roasted malt, dark overripe plums, plum jam, polish, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Here, too, dark fruits, sweet, liquid chocolate, more blackberries and plums, a lot of warmth
    • Finish
      Strong finish, vinous, dark fruits, the young aspects can be found again, the heat remains a bit but not very long

  6. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very interesting variant for wine barrel finishers. Due to the powerful cask strength and the equally powerful Glassaugh basic tone, a lot of substance remains and develops for a longer stay and later encounters.
    • Nose
      The wine is immediately in the nose; The ripening in the wine barrel also optically ensures a rust-brown-orange color. Then malt comes in and apparently the dark berries of Glassaugh-New-Make have not been completely lost during the Weinfassreifung. With a little water , the single malt becomes more accessible, more fruity, the malt aromas gain their herbaceous freshness, the harsh vinousness recedes behind a youthful berry sweetness.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the young Glassaugh is also vigorous and vinous. That would have been a barrel of rather sour red wine. Now you can also feel the oak, herbs announce themselves, and again the dark currants. The 60% cask strength announces itself on arrival, but subsequently integrates beautifully the different flavors. With a few drops of water , it loses a bit of sharpness and, just as in the nose, the berry sweetness also increases on the palate. That this malt stored in a wine barrel, but remains unmistakable.
    • Finish
      In the end, the oak bitterness is felt, which complements the tart red wine nuances. The finish with some H2O is less oak-accented, but again fruity.


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