Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Glen Garioch 1995 Vintage


Bottling: Distillery Bottling
Age: 17
Distilled: 1995
Bottled: 2012
Strength: 55.3%
Cask: 1st fill Bourbon Barrel

This is one of my favourite malts just now, and I am infact about to move onto my third bottle of it. Cask strength and from 1st fill bourbon barrells.


An initial floral wave of the typical heathery notes which are almost standard in a Glen Garioch to me. Some orange citrus, but sweet in something more like Terry's Chocolate Orange. Freshly sliced pears with vanilla ice cream. Waves of Coconut and tropical fruit coming through.


Heather and floral up front. Buttery and Honeyed. Coconut again but dryer an less sweet like desiccated coconut.


Long and satisfying finish. Spicy, Coconut and Chocolate lingers on with just a tiny touch of smoke.

Glen Garioch is unique in its style but these vintage bottlings have all sorts of unique character between them. This is in my opinion a really great dram at a really great price but limited they are, and they won't last forever.

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