The single cask releases from the Glenglassaugh Distillery received some great reviews from the well-known blogs out there. So it got my attention. But these single casks aren’t cheap and since I have never tried one of these before, I bought a sample of one of these releases. The one that I’ll be reviewing today is a Glenglassaugh 1978 and is 36 years old.

This Glenglassaugh has matured a sherry cask and is bottled at 47,5% ABV. Cask no. 3064.

Glenglassaugh 1978 tasting notes:

Nose: Almond oil, creme caramel, toffee, and burnt toast with milk chocolate. Followed by oranges and prunes.  There’s a hint of Earl Grey tea. Rum raisins, some cream and almonds too. Very lovely.

Taste: Dried fruits like raisins, prunes and dates, combined with lemons and oranges. A nice sweet layer from brown sugar, milk chocolate, cream and caramel. Very nice, it’s different than I’ve tasted lately. It’s not your typical sherried whisky. It’s a nice mix of sweet and sour, the citrus aspect works great here.

Finish: The finish is long with some of the rum aspects again. Caramel, creme brulee and almonds, mixed with spices.

Nice, very nice!!  I really like the sherry influence here. I wish I discovered this whisky before, then I would have bought a bottle for myself. 🙂  But instead I will be looking for some other releases, since I have become more curious about this brand.

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