For some reason this was one of the samples I was looking forward to the most. I haven’t tasted many Glenglassaughs, but the ones I tried were terrific! The colour of this dram was very dark, almost coffee like. Usually I don’t pay much mind to the colour since it has led me astray previously.
Very heavy sherry with lots of wood. Quite spicy on the wood front as well. It also has some dried fruits and bacon on the background. Those come a bit more forward as time goes by, they’re shy I guess.
At first I was surprised by how light this dram tastes, but it starts building up gradually to a very heavily wooded sherry palate. Also pepper and red cinnamon. The fruit is somewhat less present that I expected.
The finish becomes quite gentle after the initial burst of flavour. Roasted nuts with dried fruits and wood. Not too long, but very good nonetheless!
I think I have to call some samples back to taste more of this! Or maybe just buy a bottle in February, if they’re still available then. I for some reason was very curious for this one but also a bit terrified since some of the incredibly sherried drams are just a bit over the top for me. This one wasn’t. I loved every drop of it! Quite complex and almost in a Japanese style, like some older Karuizawas!
You might want to check out this review too! Its a bit more specific on all fronts, actually. Contrary to Ruben, I am a fan of the musty meaty notes at first!
Glenglassaugh 1984-2009, Malts of Scotland, 54.7%, cask # 186. No longer available.