Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish

Single Malt

Glenglassaugh // Highland, Scotland

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  1. zvanwink

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Final dram tonight is Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish. Here's a dram that redefines expectations. Exploding with strawberry preserves, rum raisins, gingerbread cookies, orchard fruits, sponge cake, honey, and figs, it's fruity to be sure, but it's by no means a sherry bomb. Rather, the cracked white pepper and ginger notes typical of Glenglassaugh come out in full form, particularly in the palate, further enhanced by a touch of dark chocolate, raspberry jam, biscuits, plum, pears, and a fleeting bit of dememara sugar. There's clove, too, and a slight musk. On the finish, there's loads of those dark fruit notes: raisins, plums, figs, dates--and it turns the roof of your mouth into a canopy of flavors. There's cracked black pepper, but it has a back seat to the fruit medley. It does something few of the sherry cask finishes achieve: neither on the light, tangerine and fruitcake ting that from a quick trek in the cask that only flirts with what the sherry cask can offer, nor the picking up on heavier notes only with the loss of its pre-cask character. This somehow comes out of the cask an oddity: distinctively Glenglassaugh and yet distinctively a dense sherry contribution. Finish doesn't just last: it sings. Still after minutes have rolled by and the dark fruits are still hanging, giving much to ponder.
  2. jonwilkinson7309

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  3. mithak

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    65.0 USD per Bottle
  4. vijaydevatha

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  5. Joh

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  6. Toby-Meatyard

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  7. belge75

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Caramel colour. Marmalade. Raisinous muscatty. Cooked orange peel. Pair with sticky date.
  8. Branimir

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Salty caramel nose and taste of orange peel. Some said they felt eucalyptus aroma. The end is of smoking sticks.
    47.0 EUR per Bottle
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  9. cascode

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Glenglassaugh tasting evening, Sydney, Feb 19th. Whisky #4 Nose: The good: Honeycake, current biscuits, strawberry shortcake, maple syrup, vanilla. The bad: Rubber galoshes, fusty amontillado, baby sick, nail varnish, gentian violet (!). Palate: A bold and full arrival with raisins, chocolate and salty caramel characteristics. As it developed there was a note of stewed fruits (apricots, peaches) and sticky date pudding. Water seemed to make the palate dryer (maybe uncovered tannin?). Finish: Medium/long. Dry fruity notes that fade out into a sweet aftertaste. One of the strangest malts I've tasted, and I'm convinced the sample we had was from a badly sulphured cask. The nose had much more dry sherry than PX influence, and the oak notes and sherry seemed to be in a personal feud instead of contributing to the spirit. Overall the nose was sharply funky and confronting - way beyond an interesting challenge. The palate fared much better and was somewhat Macallan-like, although bolder and darker. However I could not help but feel that the cask was a poor choice for the distillate - although as said above, maybe it was just this particular cask. The group was sharply divided on this expression - most found it delightful and it was their favourite of the core-range expressions we tasted on the night. However a handful (myself included) thought it was repulsive on the nose. Very difficult to score this - personally I thought it was badly flawed and only rated 2 stars, however I'm going to compromise and give it 3.5. This is my star-rating equivalent of the average it has received from contributors both here and on Whiskybase. I'd be very interested to try this again at some stage from a different batch. "Good" : 3.5 stars
    125.0 AUD per Bottle
  10. oldelpaso

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Sweet nose. Initial sweetness from the Pedro Ximenez second cask makes way for notes from the original bourbon cask. A sherry finish done well.
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