Glenglassaugh

Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood Finish ~ 46% (Brown-Forman)

Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood Finish

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Glenglassaugh Distillery

Bottling: Brown-Forman

ABV: 46%

Cost: £60 buy from Master of Malt

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What they say:

PEATED PORT WOOD FINISH

Glenglassaugh’s waves of fruit and smoke are amplified in Peated Port Wood Finish. Whilst finishing in ruby Port pipes, the open structure of the oak brings waves of velvet tannins and peppered dark fruit, reminiscent of Winter berries by an open fire, kissed by the sea.

Colour:

Rose gold.

Nose:

Heather honey drizzled over a medley of fresh red fruits, all backed by intriguing waves of sweet peat smoke.

Palate:

Delicious wild red berry compote and clotted cream balanced by a hint of cracked black pepper, surrounded by a fantastic sweet campfire peat note.

What I say:

Sampled during our visit to Glenglassaugh distillery. Following our tour we took a short stroll to Sandend bay where a beach BBQ supper had been setup by Good Highland Food. During this we sampled each of the new Wood Finish expressions as Glenglassaugh Whisky Maker Rachel Barrie described each and its suggested pairings with the food we enjoyed.

Appearance:

Fuschia pink gold (10/20), numerous medium-large legs and a few slow medium tears

Nose:

Sweet then peat, candyfloss and marshmallows on a bbq, a hint of peanut brittle, jammy damson and strawberry, vanilla, nutty, heathery & earthy peat, smoked toffee malt, bbq’d bananas stuffed with milk chocolate buttons

Taste:

Rich and earthy, spiced toffee, jammy fruits, damson strawberry, blackberry & blackcurrants, marshmallows roasted over a campfire, candyfloss, creamy vanilla, cinnamon, white hot chocolate with strawberry sauce, nut brittle

Finish:

Long, sweet berry & cherry jam, nut brittle, strawberry and vanilla, white hot chocolate by a campfire

Overall:

Deliciously sweeter than it is peaty, satisfying and warming like sitting by a campfire and heating up with a mug of white hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows, a little ‘winter-spiced’ also

Score: 87/100

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