Glenglassaugh Revival

Glenglassaugh Distillery started making whisky again in 1986 after being silent for over 20 years. The first new whiskies they released are no age statement whiskies.

This is what they say about Glenglassaugh Revival:

The Revival is the first expression released from Glenglassaugh distillery after being mothballed for more than 20 years. The Glenglassaugh Revival has been matured in a balanced mix of ex-red wine and fresh bourbon casks, vatted and re-racked for double maturation in rich sherry casks. Bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and of natural colour, Revival is a stunning Highland single malt with a coastal charm.

Glenglassaugh Revival is available in Norway at NOK 639,90.

It appears to be young on the nose. Ginger and a lot of citrus. I get both lemon, lime and orange, actually. Some washing equipment. Yeast and dough. A bit sour. Like sea weed on the beach. Spicy on the palate. It is a bit rough although it is only 46 ABV. White pepper, nutmeg and oak. The finish is sweet and spicy. Sugar syrup and orange zest. The spices are white pepper and ginger, like a ginger beer. I get some herbs as well. Dusty!

My score: nose 20 / taste 21 / finish 20 / balance 21 = 82

When I first tasted this one, back in 2013, I found it to be amazing! Think I scored it above 90 points. There might some differences between the batches, but I do think todays tasting notes are more representative.

– Tone

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