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Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood Finish Review

Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood Finish Third of the four new wood finishes from Glenglassaugh Distillery, this is the Peated Port wood, pretty self explanitory.

I was lucky enough to try this originally whilst eating a fabulous meal on Sandend Beach near the Distillery at Portsoy, but did not take notes at the time, however I have tried it again in my normal comfy home office.

Peated whiskies, especially mainland peated whiskies, are ones i like a lot, that heather honey, sweeter smoke is great and when wrapped up in a delicious port wood finish it just does everything i want it to.

The combination of peat and port has added almost a sticky smoky BBQ note in here, sweet smoked applewood cheddar and and a hint of Quince jelly, this is seriously tasty stuff.

Seems to be sold out at most specialists although still in stock at House of Malt.

Thanks to Glenglassaugh for the sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


Smoke comes first all wrapped up as sweet charcoal and bonfire candy note, Port sweetness comes through as a smoky bbq sauce and strawberry compote mix, hickory briquettes, smoked applewood cheddar rind and quince jelly.


Light and sweet, the smoke is there but it’s like restaurant cold smoked fruit where it light and adds to it, the sweetness is fruity and jam like with strawberry compote and quince jelly


Slightly drying, but not tannic dry

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glenglassaugh Peated Port Wood Finish
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Glenglassaugh
Bottler: Glenglassaugh
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 18/03/2018 by Tom

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