Dràm Mòr Glenglassaugh Distillery Highlands Region Independent Bottlers Scotland Whisky from 50 to 100 euros

Dràm Mòr Glenglassaugh 2015 6yo

Review of a single cask from a small Highlands distillery

Origin: Highlands (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 56.1%ABV
Ageing cask: Finished in ex-Sherry Oloroso first fill
Chillfiltered: No
Additional coloring: No
Owner: Dram Mor Group
Average price: € 80.00
Official website: drammorgroup.com
Vote: 83/100

We’re in the middle of summer, and the new seasonal releases from the Dumbarton bottler just arrived.
Five single casks dedicated to four different distilleries, almost all of them comebacks and one newcomer.
And let’s start with the latter, which draws from a Glenglassaugh single cask that, after an unspecified initial maturation from a 2015 distillate, has been matured in a (predictably) charged first-fill hogshead cask ex-Oloroso.
253 cask strength bottles for a little-known distillery that I personally enjoyed in the original bottlings and am trying for the first time in independent form.

Tasting notes

An overpoweringly sherried nose, where an abundance of red fruits (raspberries, strawberries, sour cherries) is combined with prunes, sultanas in spirit, boiled chestnuts, caramel, toffee and a hint of lemon, with some rough background notes. Warm and direct, without much compromise,
In the mouth, it begins with pepper and ginger (but without any alcoholic overtones) that accompany still warm tones with sourish veins, with an impression of plum cake with wild berries that dominates over nuts, liquorice, orange peel, muscovado sugar and a drop of coffee. A hint of aniseed on the length.
Quite long and dry finish of red fruits, sultanas, yeast and candied orange.

A dram that respects the canons without a strong personality, which knows how to blend into the cask giving sherried lovers what they expect without, however, being anonymous and banal. A few more years would probably have benefited the structure, but you can appreciate it as an easy going drink.

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