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Glenglassaugh Evolution, 50% abv.

 

Glenglassaugh Evolution, 50% abv.

Since I unknowingly tried these in reverse order, I might as well describe them in reverse order. Evolution is the bottling before Glenglassaugh Torfa and after Evolution. These 6,000 bottles were matured in first-fill George Dickel barrels and supposedly bottled at cask strength.

Nose: initially cherries, grassy, quite floral. All those initial aromas fade away to very light hints of wood chips, the kind when you are sawing lumber, some bitter roots similar to korean mugwart?

Palate: mostly burnt rice, old steamed lotus leaves, light hints of dark chocolate.

Finish: short to moderate, mostly abv spice, but a bit of bitterness.

Dry glass: lightly buttered toast, cookies!

Interestingly, airtime killed all the aromas, and it is very different from the flavors upon sipping. But the dry residue on the glass smelled exactly like cookies! Evoultion is noticeably not as good as Torfa though. Had this at Slainte mhath bar in Busan, South Korea.

Grade: C

Whiskyfun.com, Serge Valentin, sgp:631, 76 points
Malt maniacs, Robert Karlsson, 77points
Malt maniacs, Ho-cheng Yao, 83 points
Malt maniacs, Krishna Nukala, 80 points
Malt maniacs, Tim Puett, 77 points
Thewhiskeywash, Zack Braunstein , 3.5/5
Whisky advocate, Gavin Smith, 84 points
Lawhiskeysociety, average, C+ on 2 reviews

 

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