Glenglassaugh First Cask
Added on Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 08:52 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 3 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.10 % Region: Highland
  Price: $210 Availability: Overseas Specialty

Distilled 12-16-08, placed in a refill cask.

At 2 years (12-16-10), split into two casks: first-fill PX sherry; first fill Palo Cortado sherry.

At +9 months (9-16-11), returned to original cask to marry.

Bottled 12-16-11.  

Member Ratings and Notes

N: Young on the nose with plenty of newmake hints - overt sweetness. And yet it's more complex than a white dog. A little trace of leather and some wood already starting to show. A little bit of ripe fruit in the background; a touch of peach; almost a hint of chenin blanc character to it. There's also a slightly pickled quality late, but it's faint and non-specific.


P: A good deal of character. The leathery notes are there; it has that slightly chenin blanc character again. There's some heat along with it, as you would expect from a young whiskey. A gentle maltiness underpins everything, as does a touch of wood. Fruity - again, a little ripe peach. 
F: A little drier than what came before; malty but not aggressive; gentle wood notes, a light bit of hay. A little apple skin on the tail end. 
Very interesting, quite bold and nuanced for something this young. It's got some youthful zip to it, but it doesn't feel too young or too old. I think this one could be quite good in a few years. It reminds me of the Bruichladdich Chenin Blanc release before it went off the rails; very intensely flavored with a lot to pick apart. I'll be watching with great interest.  

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