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28 Feb 2012

Glenglassaugh 1978 (Villa Konthor)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenglassaugh

We don’t see too many independent Glenglassaugh. This 1978 vintage was selected by and bottled for Villa Konthor.


Glenglassaugh 1978 Villa KonthorGlenglassaugh 32 yo 1978
(46,2%, Villa Konthor 2010)

Nose: malty, very slightly alcoholic, with lots of apple aromas up front. Something sourish / metallic. Then it develops some chamomile tea, faint floral notes and spicy oak. A few dusty notes as well. Mouth: it seems to start in a fruity way but this is drowned by malty notes before it can really develop. Taken over by some grassy notes, walnuts and a bit too much oak and spices. Liquorice. A bit of citrus zest. Hints of wax. Finish: medium long, with some apple, citrus and oak.

This old Glenglassaugh is surprisingly spirity which means the fruity notes turn into a kind of eau-de-vie rather than an old, smooth whisky. Around € 140.

Score: 83/100

Glenglassaugh 1978 (Villa Konthor) 3 Ruben Luyten 2012-02-28
  • stijn hiers

    Niet veel Indie Glenglassaughs? Hmmmm… zult dan toch eens tot in Rotselaar moeten komen denk ik. Ik heb er genoeg staan om u ene paar avonden zoet te houden; en er komen er nog redelijk wat op de markt bij tegenwoordig.



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