Glenglassaugh distillery was mothballed in 1986 and lay silent and forgotten for over two decades. The result of this is that no Glenglassaugh exists that is younger than 21 (we have some of these too - use the search facility) and older than 3.
Revival is the first release of whisky from this seaside Highland distillery since it came back to life in 2008. 3 years old is very young for a malt Scotch, but it is an interesting lesson to help understand the maturation process and has a surprisingly complex character - a bit like Boris Becker winning Wimbledon at the age of 17!
It has a copper colour and sweet, toffee-ish aroma. The flavour brings out fruit, mead and a touch of oak, with a medium but warming finish.
As the new stocks mature, this three-year release is unlikely to be repeated. If you want to explore young whiskies, get it whilst you can.
As featured in “101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die” by Ian Buxton (see the Books section).