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 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.