- Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky (NAS) - IWSC 2021
This is the 2nd batch of the expression from Glenglassaugh that has been matured in octave casks, approximately 1/8th the size of a conventional whisky butt. This smaller cask allows for greater and faster interaction between the wood and the spirit, strengthening the whisky’s depth of flavour and aroma. The expression has been carefully chosen by Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, combining Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez and Amontillado Sherry Cask Octaves. Waves of tropical fruit sweetness roll on the palate in balance with spiced coffee and an intriguing oak nuttiness. Of natural cask colour, bottled at 44% ABV and non chill filtered
The colour is a deep amber with a burnished copper hue. On the nose this is candied pear, mango panacotta and strawberry sherbet on a base of spiced coffee, freshly sawn wood and peanut candy crunch. On the palate you will find this smooth and with velvet waves of jellied sweets and chocolate caramel followed by a burst of mango, pineapple cubes and cedar wood. Roundng up into an intriguingly long finish of citrus spiced coffee, aniseed and peanut brittle.