Glenglassaugh Evolution

Truly a true Underdog whisky

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

Rantavahti

Date:

14th Jan 2014

Reviewer rating:

79

About this score:

  • Nose: 21
  • Taste: 20
  • Finish: 18
  • Balance: 20

Tasting Notes by Rantavahti

Glenglassaugh Evolution is a cask strength, first fill bourbon cask matured dram. 2nd release (following Revival) by the recently re-opened Glenglassaugh Distillery.

We started our Speyside blind tasting with Evolution and I'm sure that it might have had a better score if it hadn't been the starter.

I got more out of it by adding water (score went up from 76 to 79). I was stunned to hear it's age (about 3-4 years). That's why Glenglassaugh Evolution is truly the Underdog story.

Nose: Light and fruity green. Crispy berries take over after a while. Added water brings a fresh feel of sea air.

Taste: Sweet and fruity but delicately crispy as well. Spicy. Added water makes it softer and brings out the deep butterscotch from underground. Brings some junipery berries too.

Finish: Fast, sharp, woody and nutty.

Balance: Full bodied and enjoyable dram with lots of positive surprises. Young age does show but didn't expect it to be this young...

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Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Glenglassaugh

Bottling:

Glenglassaugh Evolution

ABV:

57.2%

Colour:

Chardonnay

Comments

Rantavahti

Rantavahti wrote:

Here's the result of our blind tasting. The winner and second place shared the same overall score but Parliament won in decimals.

1.GlenDronach 21 yrs Parliament http://www.connosr.com/reviews/glendronach/glendronach-21-years-old-parliament/smooth-operator-of-sherry-finish/

2.BenRiach 13 year old Madeira Finish - Maderensis Fumonsus http://www.connosr.com/reviews/benriach/benriach-13-year-old-maderensis-madeira-finish/dark-angel/

3.Dailuaine 16 yrs - Flora and Fauna http://www.connosr.com/reviews/dailuaine/dailuaine-16-year-old/the-cherry-orchard/

4.Benromach Peat Smoke http://www.connosr.com/reviews/benromach/benromach-2004-peat-smoke/juno/

5.Glenglassaugh Evolution

6.Balvenie Single Barrel 15 yrs, batch 8590 http://www.connosr.com/reviews/balvenie/balvenie-15-year-old/bitter-moon-gets-better-by-step/

10 February 2014 10:19

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