Glenglassaugh 35yo 1976 'Chosen Few - Ronnie Routledge'
(49.6%, OB, 654 Bts., 70cl, 2011*)
|Type||Scotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)|
|Bottler|| Official Bottling|
|Bottling Name||Chosen Few - Ronnie Routledge|
|Alcohol By Volume||49.6%|
|Robert Karlsson||92 |
|Pit Krause||90 |
|Keith Wood||89 |
|Keith Wood||Glass: 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. |