Glenglassaugh 1972 39y Original bottling for Germany Andrea Caminneci 57,5% 70cl
Originalabfüllung für Deutschland 2012
Selected by Andrea Caminneci
39 years old
1 of 516 bottles
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Glenglassaugh 39 yo 1972/2012 (57.5%, OB, for Germany, refill butt, cask #2896, 516 bottles) Selected by Andrea Caminneci. Colour: gold. Nose: the wonders of old refill sherry. I could stop here but as you paid dearly to come here, I guess I’ll have to deliver ;-). Well, I don’t know if it’s the vintage (1972 equals great stuff at many distilleries, which is still a kind of mystery today) but this nose is pretty magnificent and, above all, very complex. There are tropical fruits ala 1972 Clynelish, honey ala 1972 Caperdonich, a little smoke ala 1972 Ardbeg (well, quite), raisins ala 1972 Glen Grant and even some farmy, ‘organic’ touches ala 1972 Brora. Excuse me? Ah, yes, and prunes ala 1972 Glendronach – and I won’t even mention Glengoyne, or Longmorn, or... All that with due apologies to the good people at Glenglassaugh ;-). With water: extraordinary notes of a newly cut round of genuine and very fruity Swiss Gruyère. Marvellous. Mouth (neat): fantastic. It’s big, it’s just as fruity as on the nose (many topical fruits, both dried and fresh) and it’s wonderfully spicy. Zwetchke pie with a lot of sweet cinnamon. Love this. With water: this feeling of ‘rich fruit salad’ plus some mead and other honeyed tones. Passion fruits and very ripe red apricots (the sweetest ones). Finish: long, with more Xmas spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger… Merry Christmas! Comments: some observers could have thought the distillers would have ‘spent’ all their best old casks around the time when they relaunched the distillery and the brand (agreed, all the casks were old anyway). Well, all I can say is that apparently, we were very wrong. And superb selection work, Andrea! Ha, work… SGP:652 - 93 points.