Glenglassaugh Evolution

Truly a true Underdog whisky

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14th Jan 2014

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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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Glenglassaugh Evolution







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

2.BenRiach 13 year old Madeira Finish - Maderensis Fumonsus

3.Dailuaine 16 yrs - Flora and Fauna

4.Benromach Peat Smoke

5.Glenglassaugh Evolution

6.Balvenie Single Barrel 15 yrs, batch 8590

10 February 2014 10:19

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