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Glenglassaugh 7 Years Old American Wine Cask 2012 70cl 57.3°

Distillery : Glenglassaugh / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 24013

This Glenglassaugh 7 years American Wine Cask 2012 edition is a limited edition of 246 bottles, selected exclusively by our experts.

This magnificent Single Cask from the distillery located on the edge of Sandend Bay on the border of Speyside and the Highlands, is an exceptional whisky.

Glenglassaugh indeed produces a beautiful and very aromatic distillate, with the sweetness of Speyside, the depth and richness of the Highlands as well as marine touches. This peated expression was distilled in 2012 and bottled in 2020.

The whisky has benefited from aging in American wine barrels, No. 529. It allowed him to develop floral and suave notes with lots of fruit and spices. Guarantee of preservation of the power and the aromas of the whisky, the whole was bottled in barrel, without cold filtration and in its natural colour.

We have selected this bottling for its qualities and richness. Glenglassaugh 7 years old American Wine Cask 2012 is a limited edition with depth and power, with nice smoky development and a certain freshness.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV57.3 °
TypeSingle Cask
DistilleryGlenglassaugh
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
Age7 years
MaturationWine casks
PeatPeated
CharacteristicsCask Strength & Non-Chill Filtered
PackagingCase
Reference:24013

Located in a magnificent setting, at the eastern end of the magnificent Sandend Bay (Aberdeenshire) in the Highlands in Scotland, The Glenglassaugh distillery was founded in 1875 by Colonel James Moir.


Closed in 1986, it was successfully relaunched in 2008, after having been forgotten for more than two decades.


Whisky shaped by land and sea


Glenglassaugh is pronounced "Glenglassa" means "valley of gray-green place" in reference to its exceptional environment. Through the window of the stills room, you can see the sea which gives this salty character to this coastal whisky.


The distillery was built on the exact border between Speyside and Highland. Whiskies have long been classified from one region or another by whisky lovers. In the end, it doesn't matter, Glenglassaugh's production captures and sublimates with talent the tropical sweetness of Speyside, the richness and depth of the Highlands as well as the marine character of Sandend Bay. A unique whisky.


A claimed heritage


The operation of the distillery is based on its ancient know-how and remains voluntarily traditional. Water comes from underground sources, barley is cultivated in the Eastern Highlands before being malted to precise specifications by Portgordon 15 km from the distillery. All operations are controlled manually, without the aid of a computer.


The Glenglassaugh coat of arms is decorated with gannets, stills and barley. The Latin phrase "Per Mare, Per Terras" means "by land, by sea" is also included.


This coat of arms represents the important link between the distillery, the sea and reflects the coastal environment. It also tells how the whisky was put on the market long before the distillery was built. Originally the distillery was the site of a trafficker where illicit distillation took place.


An exceptional rebirth


Since 2008, the distillery has imposed itself with a real renaissance, celebrated by the launch of Glenglassaugh Revival, a very beautiful Single Malt having benefited from a finish in Xérès Oloroso cask and many other whiskies ...


The influences of Glenglassaugh’s environment manage to create a real complexity that is fully felt in the explosive tasting of whisky in the mouth with a long and dry finish.

Colour: orange amber.

Nose: fine and floral at first, it then gives way to peat which takes over with earthy, suave and vegetable notes. The fruits are discreet in the background.

Palate: an explosion of fruit and spice aromas, the barrel of wine is fully expressed! The peat is finer than on the nose but remains omnipresent. The balance is perfect and this whisky, despite strong opposing characters, keeps a certain freshness ... It is the maritime touch of Glenglassaugh that speaks.

Finish: peppery, invigorating and powerful, spices and a frank and direct smoke persist for a long time.