Prepare your taste buds and bank account. Then set a reminder. This August, Glenglassaugh is releasing a 51 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Just 10 bottles will be available in Australia at a price of AUD $9,000 each.
Distilled and filled to the cask on February 15 1963, then matured in warehouses at Portsoy, this is one of the oldest casks in Glenglassaugh’s Inventory. (Not even the oldest). Just 191 bottles are making it to market, each brimming with that unique highland coastal character. Glenglassaugh is pitching it as the epitome of luxury. This rare dram is non-chilled, filtered, and 41.7% ABV (700ml).
Colour – The rich mahogany holds a deep crimson edge.
Aroma – fascinating depths and layers develop from figs and prune syrup to delicate apricot and hints of blackberry. All of these carry invitingly subtle soft Belgian chocolate and intriguing hints of roast coffee.
Taste – the exclusive mellow yet full-bodied character gives a rich, complex symphony of red fruit preserve, touches of treacle and the slightest mountain herb influence. Gentle clove oil, distant sour cherries and the softest peppery oak add a memorable sophistication to this rare vintage.
Finish – the rarity of vintage mirrors, paired with the rarity of the unique characteristics of the whisky. Combining many facts of its ever-changing nature as it opens on the palate, the style and elegance of this rare whisky are to be savoured.