Ok, I’ve already reviewed a pre-production sample of this but bear with me – this is a bottle straight from a whisky shop!
Nice packaging eh? No age statement but it’s a 3yo, obviously.
Last time round I said:
Very fruity, floury sweetness. Pears, acidic pineapple. Some vanilla, maybe a spot of nutmeg?
I can’t argue with that really. The tropical-sweet spirit is strong, the sherry gives balancing spices and a chocolatey warmth that goes all the way down.
A wee splash of water brings it along beautifully.
Still a little spirity (spiritual? Haha) but I actually like that.
Probably still a 4/5. I’ve tasted plenty of <5yo drams before but this stands out because of the care, the thought, the intelligence that's gone into the maturation. Instead of just rushing a 3yo out the door to generate much needed turnover for a new distillery, the chaps (and ladies) at Glenglassaugh have worked hard to make a young dram which is rich, complex and far more mature than it has any right to be.
One to watch, great things are ahead.