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The New Kid on the Block : Glenglassaugh Evolution

8 January 2013 1,247 views Written by: Gal Granov

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?

Glenglassaugh Evolution ,NAS , 57.20% , (RRP :£40)glenglassaugh-evolution-single-malt-scotch-whisky

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.

Score: 82/100

official sample provided by the GG team

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  • Ronnie Routledge

    Thanks for your great review Gal. The RRP in the UK is £49.00.

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

      Thank you for the info Ronnie. i will update.

  • http://www.facebook.com/berggreen Johnny Houlind Berggreen

    Gonna have to give this one a go. It sounds delicious. Liquid dessert :)

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)