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Glenglassaugh 35yo 1976 'Chosen Few - Ronnie Routledge'

(49.6%, OB, 654 Bts., 70cl, 2011*)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryGlenglassaugh
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameGlenglassaugh
Year Distilled1976
Bottling NameChosen Few - Ronnie Routledge
Alcohol By Volume49.6%
Bottles654
Size70cl
Issued2011*
Average Score90


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson92
Pit Krause90
Keith Wood89


Tasting Notes
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Rich amber - Nose: Amazingly aromatic and quite herbal. Also lots of gently rounded fruitiness with mango & passion fruit, but also just a little citrus. There's also a light nuttiness and something which can only be described as rising, warming bread dough. This is eventually replaced by a slightly sweeter candy floss influence. Finally, there's a light floweriness reminiscent of hyacinth. - Palate: In contrast to the gently rounded nose, the palate is quite sharp although it retains those herbal traits, in fact it has the herbalness (is that a word?) of a fine cognac alongside a light pepperiness. - Finish: Long and oaty - Overall Impression: This is a truly excellent whisky and well deserving of almost being labelled a "Great" in my scale of drams. The nose and palate couldn't be much different and if I'm honest the palate is slightly weaker than the magnificent nose. Only this prevented it from achieving a 90+ score, but it really didn't miss out by much. A truly excellent whisky.