Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection

Glen Garioch

1968, Aged 35 Years

ABV 56%
REVIEWED Issue 42
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Specifications
Brand: Glen Garioch, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare Platinum Selection
Expression: 1968, Aged 35 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 35 years old
Year of bottling: 2004
ABV: 56%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Awards
Recommended
Issue 42
Tasting notes
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Floral, scented, Lily of the Valley, with some tinned peaches and a whiff of smoke when reduced.
Palate: Initially very sweet, some delicate peat and marmalade. The complexity develops. Big and firm.
Finish: Dries steadily, but the oak is well in check here.
Comment: This has lasted superbly for its age, proof that Glen Garioch is a seriously impressive malt, one that improves with lengthy maturation.
9.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mature with good intensity. Slightly fungal, leaf mulch, hessian, powdered nut, old apricots, chestnut mushroom, peat smoke, treacle toffee, old cupboards.
Palate: Slightly earthy. Rum and raisin, with a hazelnut shell character acting like a filter for the softer more liquorous elements. Balanced.
Finish: Peat smoke comes through, giving extra depth.
Comment: Old brocade, velvet curtains, tweed.
8.3
Visit the distillery
Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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