Glen Garioch

Vintage 1998, Wine Cask Matured

ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 122
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Brand: Glen Garioch
Expression: Vintage 1998, Wine Cask Matured
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 122
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Light coffee notes, milk chocolate, condensed milk and toffee. Rather appealing, if not a little one dimensional.
Palate: Ooh, sweet brown sugar, treacle toffee, upside down cake and a distinctly rummy nature. Very tasty indeed.
Finish: More of the rum notes, this is balanced at the death by black tea.
Comment: I was impressed by this. No individual star in the tasting notes, but a team effort to create the World Cup winner of whiskies. Is this the start of a new era?
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Deep and mature with lightly floral honey coated dried fruit. Quite woody with plenty of coffee-tannins. Lightly treacly with camphor, thyme and milk chocolate plus a touch of sawdusty oak. A herbal almost grainy note appears with some earthy/sweet peat.
Palate: Deep and luscious with earthy honeycomb and treacle. Plenty of coffee-tannins and wood notes. Not as complex on the nose as the tannins take hold.
Finish: A little drying and bitter. The honey just hangs in there, balances. Lingering grainy note.
Comment: Superb nose but a very tannic palate.
Visit the distillery
Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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