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 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.