Highland Region – 44.6%ABV – 750ml or 700ml outside of the US (with crystal decanter with 2 cut crystal glasses in a wooden gift box)– $2525.00 | £1400 | €1680
After having tasted the 26yr Glenglassaugh, I could not resist in tasting my sample of their 40yr cask strength whisky (a big, huge, ginormous thanks goes out to Alan for the sample!) – an IWSC trophy winning whisky!
This whisky will be available in the US through Purple Valley Imports (well, through stores who have access to the whiskies they import). And actually, as I am told to understand, there will only be one bottle allocated to the US for the fair price of $2525.00 (suggested retail price).
You can also get this bottle through Master of Malt and other purveyors of fine spirits in the UK.
I’m not going to blather on any longer, I just need to taste this fancy juice:
Quince jam – maybe with a bit of strawberry mixed in??
Brown sugar oatmeal & fresh oats.
More coffee notes – like lightly roasted, fresh ground beans.
Finally some garlic.
On the mouth – Like liking the inside of a humidor thats got Acid “Liquid” or “Kuba Kuba” cigars (oh, to taste that smell! Ab-Fab!).
That quince jam from the nose is back and along with it came some gorgeous honey and perhaps some fennel seed.
Finish – The spice remains throughout and a nice fizziness lasts a good long while.
Truly exquisite. Layer upon layer of goodness. Immensely complex and not what I’d expect from a whisky that is older than me (by four years) – youthful yet wise.
One to share with the closest of friends who happen to be whisky geeks/lovers. One to impress the father-in-law with.