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06 Nov 2010

Glenglassaugh 1967 (SV cask #2893)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenglassaugh

This Glenglassaugh was distilled on the 5th of June 1967 and bottled on the same day in 1998. It was bottled by Signatory Vintage in the Silent Stills series. These bottles were nicely packaged with part of the barrel wood inside the box, as well as a miniature sampler.

As far as I know, there have been 5 batches of Silent Stills (1997 – 2001) and one batch for the USA. It’s a wonderful overview of distilleries that are sadly gone and the whole range is highly collectable. Note that Glenglassaugh was silent since 1986 but it has been revived in 2008.

This is another dram that I brought home from the great Lindores festival in Oostende. I had to fill samples because I had a cold and couldn’t taste anything at that moment.

Glenglassaugh 1967 #2893Glenglassaugh 31 yo 1967 (55,8%, Signatory Silent Stills 1998, cask #2893, 217 btl.)

Nose: an old, subtle nose. It balances between delicate fruity notes (citrus, gooseberries, tangerine), some hay and a faint minty / medicinal side. Some lemon balm. The fruitiness gets bigger with some hand warmth and mixes with a lovely dustiness – nice! Mouth: drier than expected, very much on grains and wood now, without many additional flavours that stand out. A bit of citrus zest. Faint vanilla. Getting grassier and slightly bitter / herbal over time. A tad waxy as well. Finish: citrus, grassy notes and a salty / coastal edge.

A delicate old Glenglassaugh. It owes the high score mostly to the wonderful nose.

Score: 90/100

Glenglassaugh 1967 (SV cask #2893) 4 Ruben Luyten 2010-11-06
  • Johan

    Hi Ruben, when did you visit Lindores Whisky Fest?

  • WhiskyNotes

    On Sunday, rather late. I stayed until closing time.

  • Johan

    Ok, then you arrived when we’d already left. I went Saturday (incl. Nocturne) and Sunday, but left around 3 p.m..



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