Glenglassaugh 2012 (PX puncheon for

Glenglassaugh 2012 (PX puncheon for

This is an official Glenglassaugh 2012 release exclusive to It was bottled from a Pedro Ximénez puncheon, but there’s no confirmation on whether it was a full maturation or merely a finishing.


Glenglassaugh 9 yo 2012 ‘Rare Cask Release’ (58,3%, OB for 2021, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #2923, 677 btl.)

Nose: one of these modern, wood-driven sherry seasoned casks. Hints of leather, sandalwood, mint and even some coconut shavings. Red berries and orange zest in second row, maybe just a hint of pineapple. Whiffs of honey in the background, and light resinous notes which add elegance. Maybe just a sherry finish, with an active bourbon cask for primary maturation?

Mouth: quite woody again. There’s some cake at the base, but it’s dominated by ginger, mint and pencil shavings, with some floral overtones. Once the spicy kick fades, there are nice berries, tinned fruits, cherries and hints of walnuts. There are clear herbal notes as well.

Finish: long, with herbs and a warm, woody finale.

The Pedro Ximénez mention is a little misleading here, it’s much more influenced by the wood than by the wine. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an aromatic whisky with a nice elegance but don’t expect a sherry classic. Accessible price, only available from