Glenglassaugh 37 1974 Master Distiller’s Selection Review

This is a 37 year old Glenglassaugh expression that was distilled in 1974, aged in a sherry cask, and bottled in 2011 at 56% ABV.

Nose: Huge sherried oak up front with ground mustard, Mortlach-style grassy malt. Sherry is quite dry – reminds me of a Fino style.

Palate: Packs quite a punch for 56% ABV – quite bitter from huge oak influence. Fresh cracked peppercorns and subtle sulphur note mixed in with the sherry.

Finish: Mostly oak with some bitter malt and cocoa nibs.

Rating: 82/100 – Overoaked (or a mediocre cask) – could’ve been quite a bit better sadly.

Value for the money: These retailed for $600 which is way overpriced for what you get.

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