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Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 146

A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years

 

Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic

Brand
Glenglassaugh
Expression
Octaves Classic
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
44.00%
Region
Highland
Website
www.glenglassaugh.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

84
Nose
Crisp and herbal with sweet apricot, banana and pineapple, all gently coated in cinnamon and nutmeg and drizzled with maple syrup. Luscious and juicy with some rye-like herbal notes.
Palate
Oak dominated, which is a surprise given the nose. Citrus attempts to balance the toffee but the oak really bitters. Adds lovely pure cocoa, but it's still bitter!
Finish
There is a touch of banana, toffee and vanilla but could do with more sweetness.
Comment
If only the palate mirrored the nose.

Joel Harrison

79
Nose
There are notes of white flowers, blueberries and a hint of oak spice in the nose, but generally it is quite closed. Some lanolin and bluebells emerge with time.
Palate
A classic mainland Scottish dram, this is delicate but has an odd fruity note hidden under the heather, like finding a packet of wine gums left atop Benrinnes.
Finish
The fruits carry on here, almost into the realms of fruit teas, leaving an odd finish.
Comment
Not quite sure what to make of this. Fruity yet herbal. An odd experiment.
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