Glen Garioch

Aged 21 Years

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 12
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Specifications
Brand: Glen Garioch
Expression: Aged 21 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Surprisingly etheric for a malt this age with a peculiar plasticene like waxiness. A light brushing of smoke balances the vanilla.
Palate: Big, fat start with an oily peatiness undulating in intensity as a leathery, beeswax like maltiness offers a wonderfully restrained sweetness.
Finish: Lengthy, a build up of vanilla tapers the dryness.
Comment: A lovely malt more delicious for its effect than its complexity.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fresh leather. Attractive blend of sherry and peat.
Palate: Creamier. Raisiny. At this stage the sherry seems to find common cause with sweet, juicy oak. The peat emerges when water is added.
Finish: Teasing. Smoky, smooth.
Comment: A very sophisticated bottling. Perfect after a fine dinner.
8.0
Visit the distillery
Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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