Glenglassaugh

Glenglassaugh 10 Years Old 2009 Distillery Exclusive Cask 1346 (54.7%, OB, Bourbon Barrel #1346, 250 Bottles, 2020)

Glenglassaugh 10 Years Old 2009 Distillery Exclusive Cask 1346

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 54.7%
  • Age: 10 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB, Coastal Cask Collection, Cask #1346
  • Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £89
  • Origin: Glenglassaugh distillery
  • Vintage: 2009
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What they say

See press release Glenglassaugh release the Coastal Cask Collection

Cask 1346 (Distillery exclusive)

Aged: 10 Years Old

Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel

Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

ABV: 54.7%

Official tasting notes:

Colour: Light gold

Nose: Bourbon vanilla, apple and crisp pear with buttercream and tropical fruit syrup

Palate: Pineapple, grapefruit and chocolate profiterole pastry with almond butter and lingering trace of fresh sea salt

What I say

From the Glenglassaugh Coastal Cask Collection this is a 10 year old unpeated Glenglassaugh matured in a bourbon barrel and released as the Distillery Exclusive.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Chardonnay gold (7/20), slow-forming, medium tears, well-defined, fine legs.
  • Nose: Zesty, fruity and sweet, slightly tropical, orange, apple, pineapple, mango, some biscuity cereal malt, honey, a touch of salty coastal breeze across a summer flower meadow, woody, cigar boxes and fragrant tobacco leaf.
  • Taste: Medium-full bodied, creamy polished Highland toffee, rich, salted caramel, nutty almonds and hazelnut latte, rich zest like candied limes, pineapples in syrup, later a touch of coppery metallic and peaches and cream.
  • Finish: Long, zesty, drying with spiced toffee, prickly chilli flake heat and brown sugar crystals.

Overall

Very rich and full of nutty and creamy vanilla toffee, that core tropicality is there as well as a distinct coastal influence.

Score 86/100

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