Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish
Glenglassaugh // Highland, Scotland
Released November 2017, Port Wood Finish is one of four single malts in the Wood Finish Collection, the first wood finish bottlings in the distillery's history. All four no-age statement single malts age first in first-fill American oak barrels. The whisky then transfers to their respective casks for up to two years, port wood for this release. Glenglassaugh Distillery reopened in 2008 after being mothballed for over 20 years. Each is bottled at 46% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefirst-fill American oak, finished in port wood
"Marshmallows, sour wine and vanilla to start, accompanied by touches of oak and a medium spiciness. It's the candy-esque notes that remain most prominent, like marzipan and caramelized banana. The palate is fairly creamy with a tinge of vanilla custard and red berries, but then the spice and oak overtakes. They didn't completely manage to capture the sweet point between spirit and oak, but tasty nonetheless."