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Tasting Glenglassaugh 26 year old

30 May 2012 Written by:

A few weeks ago I reviewed the latest addition to the GG range the “Revival”, and this week it’s a much older whisky we’re trying from Glenglassaugh.

This dram is part of the old stock left to mature in the GG warehouses prior to the purchase and revival of the distillery. It was released in 2010, and has been quite successful , and is out of stock in most online sites I’ve looked at. (I’ve seen a few bottles on RMW). It’s interesting to see how this older stock differs from the new “Revival” . And one more observation : Cool decanter bottle, right?

Glenglassaugh 26 year old, 46% ABV , £154glenglassaugh-26-year-old-whisky

Nose: A lovely mélange of cereals,  wood spice ,honey vanilla and wood.  It also reveals hints of  lemony or citrus peel. Very fragrant and classic.
Palate : Wood spice, malty with quite a bit of wood influence but in a yummy way. Toasted oak, vanilla and some nuts and almonds. Bitter almonds that is. Very rewarding.
Finish: Bitter sweet. With vanilla spice and Espresso at the very end.

A yummy and complex dram. Really lovely, and makes you come back for more. Too bad it’s not widely available now.

Score: 88/100

Official sample provided by SN of the GG distillery.


  • Stuart Nickerson said:

    Still some left Gal and should be available world wide until at least the end of this year.

  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael) said:

    Thank you Stuart. You should then send some over to MoM and TWE 😉 they are out of stock. it’s good stuff people want more i guess.

  • Tasting Glenglassaugh 30 year old | Whisky Israel said:

    […] the Genre I’ve tried this year, and easily the best GG I ever had ( and a nice step up from the 26 yo I reviewed). Rich, complex, and so well balanced. True Greatness. Too bad I was not able to find it […]

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