Glenglassaugh Peated Virgin Oak Finish – Tasting Notes
46% ABV. This peated Single Malt whisky was matured in first-fill American oak casks and finished for 2 years in virgin American oak. This is the first “cask finish” release from the Highland Glenglassaugh distillery.
Nose: Honey barbecued bacon, salted caramel and millionaire shortbreads.
Palate: Sweet and smoky. The honey barbecue from the nose follows through. Burnt sugar syrup and grilled pineapple with the creamy nuttiness from peanut pralines.
Finish: A smoky finish, with the freshness of chilli flakes and menthol.
Overall: Not overly peated, not overly sweet, not overly complex. Simple and balanced.
About Glenglassaugh Distillery The distillery has closed, reopened and been refurbished frequently since it’s opening in 1875. Located by the Glassaugh Springs, the distillery was known for the high quality of its spirit. In 1960, the distillery was refurbished by Highland Distillers to double production and yeild a lighter spirit – much of which was to be used in blended whisky for The Edrington Group – but they fell silent for over 20 years from 1986. Production began again towards the end of 2008, and in 2013 the distillery was taken over by The BenRiach Distillery Company who intended to bring Glenglassaugh back to full life. Some of the distillery’s pre-1986 stock has been released with remarkable success – the 30 year old and 40 year old bottlings have won a number of awards which reignited interest and investment in Glenglassaugh.