Glenglassaugh 8 Year Old - The Cask Wizard

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
Matured in port casks and finished in Amarone casks, this 8-year-old single malt whisky from the Glenglassaugh distillery in Scotland was bottled by the German independent bottler "The Cask Wizard" at cask strength, uncoloured and unfiltered. As there are only 63 bottles, we assume that a barrel-share was bottled here, but we are still very happy to own one of the few bottles.
Glenglassaugh 8 Year Old - The Cask Wizard
Glenglassaugh 8 Year Old - The Cask Wizard (@whiskyedition)
Single Malt Whisky | 8 Year Old | 47,30 % ABV. | 114,28 €/l | Glenglassaugh Distillery | bottled by The Cask Wizard | produced in Scotland (Highlands) | Whiskybase ID 216206


The nose opens with a caramel cherry-berry mix. Sweetish, like sugar syrup, wine gums and a little apple lie on the surface. Digging a little deeper, we find herbal and floral notes that make us think of buttercup and sage. Hazelnut is also present. Versatile and exciting!


Matching the nose, we also find caramel and wine gum in the taste. However, the initial sweetness then splits into two directions. On the outside, we find slightly peppery notes that linger for a long time. Further inside, there is hazelnut again, accompanied by almonds and a dry, herbal green tea note.


The medium-long finish is distinctly more astringent with an oaky spiciness and a special note reminiscent of wet driftwood.


Highly exciting and simply delicious, this Cask Wizard bottling. A pity for all those who couldn't get hold of a bottle. Despite the supposedly young age, the finish in particular worked very well here. The single malt is not stingy with interesting flavours either. We are looking forward to further bottlings from The Cask Wizard and the rather unknown Glenglassaugh distillery has also clearly moved into our focus.

Rating: 85/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 87 | Sascha: 83)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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