Glenglassaugh 1972 (Càrn Mòr)

Sometimes you get really excited about a dram (Glenglassaugh is one of the distilleries that had an above-average production in 1972), only to find out you’re actually experiencing a flash-back… A Carn Mor flashback today.



Glenglassaugh 1972 - Carn MorGlenglassaugh 40 yo 1972 (43,1%, Càrn Mòr ‘Celebration of the Cask’ 2013, sherry butt 13/08/01, 200 btl.)

Nose: a lot of polished oak, with hints of glue and even some hair spray in the background. After some airing this becomes beeswax and pollen with a lot of bright, flowery notes. Mango, tangerine, bergamot. Granny Smith. Very good, but be sure to give it some time.

Mouth: a bright fruity core again. Pineapple, mirabelles, nectarine. Full of waxy notes and honey, with some mild spices and oak. Fades towards (citrus) green tea and liquorice. Faint hints of salted toffee.

Finish: not too long and a bit flat. Ginger and pepper from the oak.

Good Glenglassaugh, but you’ll have to work your way through the oak to discover its best side. After writing my review, I found out this is the other half of the Glenglassaugh 1972 C&S Dram. A shared cask. Around € 600.

Score: 90/100