Glen Garioch

1986, Aged 16 Years

ABV 54.4%
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Brand: Glen Garioch
Expression: 1986, Aged 16 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 54.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Forest floor. Rooty. Sappy. Brown sugar.
Palate: Lightly creamy. Nutty. Slightly bitter.
Finish: Robust. Smoky. A hint of ash.
Comment: A big, robust whisky from the days when Glen Garioch made its own peated malt. I love the idea of a smoky whisky from the edge of Speyside, but I find this slightly astringent.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Another with big cask influence - dunnage warehouse, varnish, black pepper, treacle, liquorice, dried fruits and smoke (smoked cheese?). A big boy.
Palate: Those big, rich, fruity, figgy, raisined flavours dominate, then comes a light perfumed note that just knocks the balance a bit.
Finish: Dry, smoky.
Comment: It has weight, it has style, but it just lacks balance.
Visit the distillery
Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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