Glenglassaugh 36 Year Old 1978

Melon and Mango

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7th Jun 2015

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Tasting Notes by markjedi1

Glenglassaugh has been seriously busy with bottling single casks in their Rare Cask Releases since 2014. This is one of those, bottled for the Belgian bottler The Nectar. It was a sherry cask that yielded 337 bottles. It has a nice dark color and was bottled at 47,6% ABV. I think I am in for a treat.

Boy, what a succulent nose! Dried oranges, green banana, rum raisins and a truckload of almond paste, sprinkled with candied sugar. Tremendously sweet. It also has a herbal side, as if from herbal tea. A touch of rosemary. It is fairly soft, despite the cask strength.

On the palate it is more outspoken. Loads of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, even a pinch of salt) precede the fruit. The fruit is again of the dark sort, sweet and mildly bitter as if from Seville organs. Some melon and mango join the fray. The wood whispers. Dangerously quaffable, but nevertheless you will want to enjoy this in small sips. Trust me.

In the wonderfully long finish some tannins rear their heads, but it remeains fruity and sweet until the death.

What a fantastic Glenglassaugh. Despite the high price tag of around 420 EUR, one can only say that you are getting your money’s worth.

Whisky details




36 Year Old 1978




Pale Straw


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