Glenglassaugh

Glenglassaugh 10 Years Old 2009 UK Exclusive Cask 559 (55.9%, OB, Bourbon Barrel #559, 191 Bottles, 2020)

Glenglassaugh 10 Years Old 2009 UK Exclusive Cask 559

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 55.9%
  • Age: 10 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB, Coastal Cask Collection, Cask #559
  • 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 559 (UK)

Aged: 10 Years Old

Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel

Spirit Type: Peated

ABV: 55.9%

Official tasting notes:

Colour: Harvest gold

Nose: Fruit syrup and salted sea samphire with smoked barley and rhubarb

Palate: Rhubarb custard and salted mango puree with lingering pineapple, toasted sesame and coconut

What I say

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

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Orange amber gold (10/20), slow, medium tears, fine, tapered legs.
  • Nose: Sweet vanilla and gentle peat smoke, fudge, caramel, tablet!, soft fruits, floral, soap or washing powder, lemon citrus, polished wood, musty and earthy peat.
  • Taste: Rich and full-bodied, ashen peat smoke, apple, nutty, chilli chocolate, sweet salted caramel, tablet, vanilla, spiced ginger, black pepper and freshly grated nutmeg.
  • Finish: Long, sweet and dry smoke, tobacco leaf, black pepper and liqourice.

Overall

A lovely mixture of sweet vanilla tablet and ashen peat embers.

Score 87/100

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