Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh Rare Cask Release 1978 Cask #1810 Port Hogshead

Tasting Notes:

Glenglassaugh Rare Cask Release 1978 Cask #1810 Port Hogshead

Style: Complex and Dignified

Nose:

Elusive aroma making the softest sweet whispers in your ears. When it opens up in comes dusky ruby grapes flowing with minimal smoke. A dash of coastal saline, minerals and almond bun undertone, green vine tartness and oak. White pepper spices. Malty sweetness with great depth towards the end.

Palate:

Clear sign of long maturation as the elements are closely integrated to each other. Lovely sweetness from ruby grapes which also reveals its musky reflection on the other side. Rich and round flavours. A bite of fresh raisin walnut bread, light mineral dab, again, ambiguous smoke gives a drier façade to the malt. Pepper spice glowing softly to finish.

Finish:

Soothing sultanas, nutmeg and ginger spice to finish.

Thoughts:

A nicely aged, complex Glenglassaugh we have here. Dusky, rich and round sweetness with elegance and a lot of complexity in it. Quite passive when it was freshly poured, took me 20 minutes for it to open up, but it is one rewarding experience, something you can drink through the whole night. Too bad I only have one bottle of this. Hopefully they will do batch 3 of the rare cask release.

☆ [Recommended]

[42.9% • 2014 • Original Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Cask Number: 1810 • 103 of 279 Bottles • Limited Release • Aged 35 Years • Port Hogshead]

-Esmond