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Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood Finish Review


16th November 2017
Review of the Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood Finish.

Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood FinishThe Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood Finish is one of four new wood finish whiskies recently released by the highland distillery.

Matured initially in first-fill American oak casks the peated whisky was then finished for up to two years in Port Wood casks selected by Glenglassaugh Whisky Maker, Rachel Barrie.

Non chill-filtered and natural colour this Peated Port Wood Finish was bottled at 46% ABV and is currently available from specialist whisky shops such as Master of Malt

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Ripe raisins infused with subtle sweet smoke, a little orange, cinnamon, vanilla and a delicate touch of pepper.

Taste: The deliciously juicy sweet peat smoke infused raisins from the nose are joined by stewed plums, a little honey, a touch of pepper.

Finish: The lovely subtle sweet peat smoke infused fruit fades leaving some lingering pepper and mildly drying oak.

Comment: Peat and Port can make for a very enjoyable dram when the balance is right and I would say they have got the length of the port finish for this young peated Glenglassaugh spot on, the balance of peat smoke and grape has made for a delicious dram. If I had to guess a phenol PPM content for this I would guess around 8-10 PPM, it is there from nose to finish but never over whelmed by the port but very much complimented by it. A very welcome, and very enjoyable new addition from Glenglassaugh.

SMW Score 87/100

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