Glen Garioch


ABV 43.3%
REVIEWED Issue 101
Brand: Glen Garioch
Expression: 1971
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43.3%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Obviously mature: a lovely, dense, mix of light leather - a cobbler's store - dried apple and sage. Bold yet somehow subtle.
Palate: Robust and much earthier than the nose. Next comes a heavy floral note and a hint of smokiness. It builds towards the finish deepening all the time.
Finish: Light lavender notes and some smoke.
Comment: A fascinating, fluxing dram that hides its power under a charming exterior.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Grassy. Farm-like. Straw in a cowshed. Sweet floral notes. Fresh and enticing. With water, kiwi. Earthy peat notes.
Palate: Oily, velvety. Sweet lemonade. Vanilla syrup. Distant smoke and a touch of tar. A slight cardboard note, more noticeable with water.
Finish: Sweet, almondy. Lots of liquorice too.
Comment: The nose is more appealing than the palate. Not much complexity for suchan old whisky. Pleasant though.
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