Todays whisky is part of the series Rare Cask Release. The first three batches of the Rare Cask Release were whiskies distilled before the distillery went silent for twenty years. It appears that batch 4 are whiskies distilled after they started producing again in 2008!
Todays whisky, Glenglassaugh 11 YO Batch 4, is distilled 11 June 2009, matured in Port Pipe #1830, and then bottled in 2020 at cask strength 55,4 ABV. The outturn was 843 bottles.
Sherry and nail polish remover on the nose. After a little while I get dark, dark chocolate with liquor filling. Not complex. Dry (very dry!) on the palate at first. Then I get some burnt sugar and burnt caramel. Fruity notes. I get dried fruits like peaches, papaya and mango. Dry on the finish at first and then it turns sugary. Ripe papaya and peach.
My score: nose 19 / taste 21 / finish 21 / balance 20 = 81
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