46% abv, €37, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour
Nose: young, harsh, fermenting fruit, sweet
Palate: sweet, strong, fermenting fruit
Finish: strong, sweet, dried fruit, prunes, raisins
Conclusion: way too young. Knowing some old bottlings from yesteryear, I am confident that she will get there eventually. With this bottling I am thinking of experimenting with in some way – with wood-chips or a small oak cask maybe. I can not honestly recommend her as she is now; she needs some more time on the inside of a good cask.
This bottle will be nice to try next to the Clearac and Peated new-make spirits we have found, and the 1 year old Fledgeling XB.
More info from the website: “The Glenglassaugh ‘Revival’ is the first Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the re-born Glenglassaugh distillery. The Revival is a combination of first and refill cask styles finished in 1st fill Oloroso sherry butts for a period of 6 months. Non-chill filtered and of natural colour, a Highland Single Malt with a coastal charm.”