Auchinderom - Peated Glenglassaugh (Malt Whisky Company)

Auchinderom - Peated Glenglassaugh (Malt Whisky Company)

This is a peated Glenglassaugh, distilled in 2011, aged in sauterne casks and bottled at cask strength in 2018 by the Malt Whisky Company for the Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar.

This is part of a series of blind tastings from the “The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5th Edition” advent calendar. I do not know what is in the calendar, so every one of these reviews is 100% no prior knowledge.

1. Macduff 2003 14yo (Single Cask Nation)
2. Wemyss Wooden Chest
3. Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Classic
4. Glen Moray 2008 9yo #5764 (Secret Spirits)
5. Craigellachie 12yo 2006 Cask Strength (Secret Spirits)
6. Exclusive Malts Islay Sherry Cask (Laphroaig)
7. Adelphi Breath of Speyside 2006 (11yo)
8. Balmenach 2004 13yo (Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask)
9. Glen Moray 2007 10yo (A.D. Rattray)
10. Royal Brackla 2006 11yo (Secret Spirits)
11. Wemyss Delicious Burst
12. Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Classic
13. Auchinderom - Peated Glenglassaugh (Malt Whisky Company)
14. Knockdhu 2009 9yo (A.D. Rattray)
15. Caol Ila 2009 9yo (Secret Spirits)
16. Wemyss Nectar Grove
17. Glentauchers 2008 10yo (Secret Spirits)
18. Glenallachie 2009 9yo (Secret Spirits)
19. Williamson (Laphroaig) 2005 13yo (A.D. Rattray)
20. Stones of Stenness Orkney Aged 18yo (Single Cask Nation)
21. Inchgower 1995 21yo (Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask)
22. Towiemore Archivist (Lost Distillery Company)
23. North British 1988 30yo (A.D. Rattray)
24. Inchmurrin 1996 21yo (Secret Spirits)
25. Glen Grant 1988 30yo (A.D. Rattray)

Distiller: Glenglassaugh (Brown Foreman, Edrington at time of distillation)
Distilled: 2011
Bottled: 2018
ABV: 58.6%
Age: 7yo
Cask type: Sauterne
Source: The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5th Ed
Setting: Blind

Nose: Phenolic oily smoke, cereal, bacon, a sharp green woodsy edge, charred pineapple and walnut.
Palate: Thick, oily and hot. a puff of hot smoke and a round note of charred salted pineapple.
Finish: Rounds out into pork barbecue, sweet mango, and a waxy note of brazil nuts. Ends on a mild bitterness.
Overall: Quite delicious oily peat forward whisky with some minor salt influence. Does not seem particularly funky or old, although that sharp green woodsy note on the nose was certainly something I haven’t gotten before and could be a wildcard. God am I just glad this is not another bourbon-aged Speyside.
Rank: 6