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Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic Review

Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic I don't know how this is possible but it would seem that i've never reviewed a Glenglassaugh dram bottled directly by the distillery before. Crazy i know and came as a real surprise to me when i typed up this review.

This sample was received a while back and got lost in the never ending flow of distillery and friend samples that appear in the house, so apologies for the delay in getting round to this.

Quicte spicy on the nose, reminds me of a very spicy rye based drink, but there's plenty of character in here also. It's definitely not the type of dram i would personally go to, i prefer a much sweeter nose and palate, but for those who like it spicy, it's an interesting dram to try.

If this interests you, you can pick up a bottle to try from Master of Malt or other specialists.

Many Thanks to Glenglassaugh for the Official Sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


i almost sneezed after my first whiff here, peppered steak and some light spice rub, dusty, woody, hints of wood spice and cask char, an underlying note of airfix glue and del monte fruit pots


more malty than the nose would suggest, aniseed and menthol, wood spices and peppered steaks a gentle fruity in syrup note too


hints of spice than tingle the tongue for a while

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic
Age: NAS
ABV: 44.00
Distiller: Glenglassaugh
Bottler: Glenglassaugh
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 11/11/2016 by Tom

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