Glenglassaugh 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Glenglassaugh 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$499. 00 Bottle
$5988.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%

One only from a private collection. The box has some minor scuff marks and bruising as pictured.

Other reviews... A polished whisky, light-medium in body with well-rounded flavors. Fruity (ripe orange, lemon gumdrops, candy apple), with creamy vanilla and a honeyed, toasted malt foundation. Soft, gentle oak throughout. What a lovely, gentle-natured whisky, straight down the middle! Bonus points for versatility. 90 points -, reviewed by: John Hansell 2011

...I wasn’t extremely fond of both the 21 and the 30 from last year (while I thought the 40 was brilliant) so let’s see whether this new 26 is in a higher league or not (remember, personal feelings only!) Colour: gold. Nose: starts rather malty and slightly toasted, with notes of, er, toasts, cornflakes, caramel and vanilla fudge as well as faint gingery notes (like speculoos). Nice herbal notes behind all that, hints of orange zests, hawthorn… Gets then more and more ‘oriental’, that is to say more and more on orange blossom water, baklavas, spicy honey… Very nice development, it started a tad ‘mundane’ but never stopped getting more complex and aromatic. In other words, needs time if you don’t want to miss it. Mouth: good, smooth attack but there’s also quite some wood, an obvious tannicity and notes of strong tea that are very noticeable… What’s nice is that they come with some mint and liquorice, which soften the tannins in some way. Keeps improving after that, with some lemon marmalade and touches of coriander. Finish: rather long, with more pepper. Malty signature, a faint smokiness and quite some liquorice. Comments: a perfect example of a 85 points malt in my book. Please remember 85 is a good score, probably the equivalent of 93 or 94 at other places. No I’ll never hand out astronomical scores in the hope of being quoted in the distillers’ promotional efforts, whether printed or digital. Oh and remember I work for nobody and am not looking for fees, work or for a position. Phew, why am I telling you all this just now?! 85 points -