Glenglassaugh Evolution

Glenglassaugh Distillery is located in the region Highland in Scotland.

I shared my tasting notes on Glenglassaugh Revival a couple of weeks back. Revival was the first whisky from the re-born distillery when it was launched in 2012. Later that same year, Glenglassaugh Evolution followed. Here is what they say about it:

Glenglassaugh Evolution is created by maturing the whisky in a unique combination of the finest hand-picked ex-Tennessee first-fill whiskey barrels. This expression shows great depth of character and finesse, a harmonious combination of whisky and oak. Bottled at 50%, natural colour and non chill filtered, Evolution represents the heart of Glenglassaugh’s distinctive personality, and indeed the landscape in which it is set.

It is available in Norway, but only as a 5 cl bottle at NOK 75,90.

It appears a bit young on the nose. There is the smell of glue and washing powder with hint of citrus and mint. There is some malty sweetness and overripe banana, and bourbon notes. To me it is a bit thin and sharp. It has a watery mouthfeel with a tingling feeling. It is sharp, very dry and not complex. I get vanilla and lemon – and the taste of eucalyptus like the Norwegian lozenges Grønn Dent. The finish is peppery, nutty and spicy with lots of chili.

My score: nose 17 / taste 19 / finish 18 / balance 18 = 72

Thanks, Marius!

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