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12 Sep 2012

Glenglassaugh 1983 (Mo Òr)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenglassaugh

While Glenglassaugh distillery is picking up its pace under the new management, with its first new ‘Revival’ bottling, we’ll try an older expression from the Mo Òr Collection.

 

Glenglassaugh 1983 Mo Or CollectionGlenglassaugh 26 yo 1983
(50,4%, Mo Òr Collection 2010, oloroso sherry butt #171, 885 btl.)

Nose: a fragrant kind of sherry, with lots of raisins and fig jam. Dried apricots. Cinnamon. Very rounded, reminded me of Glenmorangie Sonnalta at times. Grows slightly leathery and slightly earthy. Some tobacco and chocolate. Mouth: juicy sherry, with orange gums, red fruit jam, berries and blood oranges. Balanced spices: a little pepper, ginger and liquorice. A hint of toasted oak and smoke in the background. Nutty hints in the aftertaste. Finish: long, slowly drying with soft herbs and nuts.

This is a very pleasant Glenglassaugh from a top notch cask. One of the beauties in this collection. Around € 140 for a 50cl bottle.

Score: 91/100

Glenglassaugh 1983 (Mo Òr) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-09-12

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

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