I’m a big sherry and peat lover and my personal collection consists mostly of these whiskies. A few exceptions aside, like Bruichladdich, Springbank, Kilkerran and Arran. So I went looking for something different, I walked into a store that had some Glenglassaugh whiskies to taste. This 50% ABV Evolution has matured on heavily charred bourbon casks. This gives the whisky a tropical boost and I immediately liked this one.
Sweet malty, pear and pineapple aromas swirling around the more basic wood and vanilla notes
Full and creamy, Maltesers, smoky ham and citrus fruits on a wooden layer
Sweet and malty with notes of (smoked) pineapple, cured ham, crisp barley, biscuits and peaches
It reminds me a bit of Laddie, but with a more tropical influence. I’m impressed by its complexity, but it’s not overdone in any way. Sweet, but not too sweet. A nice and refreshing addition to the whisky cabinet!