A Glenglassaugh 1972 bought for my club. A good way to prepare for Whisky Live Paris tomorrow.
Glenglassaugh 1972 41 yo (50.6%, OB, Rare Cask Release, Sherry Butt, #2114 , 2014)
Nose : Fresh, fruity and round. Apricots, plums, oranges, grapefruits. A spoon of honey and a few raisins. Spices (ginger, pepper). It opens on more tropicality with time.
Mouth : Dry sherry with a buttery touch. Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, plums, a few red, blue and black berries and just a touch of oak with spices from the nose.
Finish : Long, salted caramel, spices.
Another great old Glenglassaugh. It was nice to see the sherry kept in the background on the nose and finally taking the lead on the palate.
Finally tasting this famous Glenglassaugh from 1972.
Glenglassaugh 1972 39 yo (57.5%, OB for Andrea Caminneci, The Master Distillers' Selection, Refill Sherry Butt, #2896 , 516 bottles, 2012)
Nose : Fresh and fruity. Tropical fruits (mangoes, pineapples, passion fruits), yellow ones (apricots, peaches in syrup), citruses (oranges, grapefruits). Honey. Dried fruits and spices in the background.
Mouth : Sharp, fruity (grapefruits, bananas, apricots, a few red berries), minty and spicy (ginger, pepper). Slightly waxy too. A little bit of oak.
Finish : Long, fruity, drying, growing spicier.
A beautiful refined, complex and fruits salad of a nose which is followed by a sharp, fruity and spicy palate. Great whisky.
Kuala Lumpur and Manila, it's been an absolute treat. Two great cities with vibrant drinks, food and cocktail communities, it was my pleasure to see so many old and new friends alike. Until next time, Slàinte! 📸@chadinkl
BenRiach 19y Single Cask - Peated / PX Finish
This peated Speyside malt was distilled in... well, I don't know when... and aged 19 years, including being finished in a Pedro Jiménez cask. The ABV is... eh okay, I'll admit I failed to gather some key details on this sample, but I already poured it, so I'd better drink it. Noting that this is fairly pale, much moreso than other BenRiach 19 peated / PX single casks... 2 oz neat in a Glencairn, rested 15 minutes while I fucked around. Okay let's get to it.
Nose: peat, tropical fruits, honey, a lot of malt
Palate: Malt malt peat... the PX cask finish really doesn't seem to have had much of an impact. That's not a major problem, it's still tasty. The sweetness is like a lemon lollipop. Coats my mouth. I'm guessing ABV is low 50's.
Finish: Tingly, puckering
Well, the reason I have all these BenRiach samples is because I like what these people do. I don't entirely understand this one's deal but it's still solid. 84/100
Have you had this dram? (How do you know??) I'd love to hear your thoughts!