The New Kid on the Block : Glenglassaugh Evolution
If you remember i reviewed the young GG “Revival” a few months ago. It was a nice young malt with a lot of promise, and this one is the next step in the ‘revival’ or so to speak of the GG distillery (after the re-opening in 2008). This lovely dram was aged in Ex-Tennessee whisky barrels from George Dickel distillery then Bottled on site at natural strength, natural colour and without the use of chill-filtration . This one is a NAS but it should be about 3-4 years of age .
Lovely. let’s see how the Dickel barrels altered the liquid , shall we?
Nose: A lot of vanilla and butterscotch. Very nice. The High ABV is not evident. Pepper. Apple peel and hint of pear and fresh cut grass too.
Palate: Lovely oak influence here. Quite buttery with ample vanilla , Pear juice. Soft cinnamon spice , sprinkled with white pepper. ending on toasted oak.
Finish: Wood , pear and apple peel. Bitter and dry.
It’s a lovely dram, at this age, and at CS, really is very very drinkable. It’s not amazingly complex, but wait another 5 years, and this liquid is going to be smashing! As for pricing, I do think it’s a bit on the expensive side. at almost 60 quid for a young (max 4yo) NAS, is not cheap at all.
official sample provided by the GG team