A great nose, but let down on the palate.
1979, Aged 24 Years
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Exotic. Olde English marmalade, allspice, fresh grated nutmeg (spiced rum?). With water there's macaroon bars and afterdinner mints.
Palate: Perfumed attack, then the aromatics become slightly artificial and essence like. Mint and lavender again. Essential oil.
Finish: Perfumed. Some smoke.
Comment: A great nose, but let down on the palate.
Nose: Scented, violets and plums. Soft and gentle.
Palate: Heather and toffee, oaky notes well held in the background by a complex floral and honey combination.
Finish: The honey lingers well, and there are a few negative signs of age from the wood.
Comment: Some Glen Garioch are sometimes dismissed on account of their 'tartan and stag' packaging, but this is a serious whisky and deserves to be treated as such.
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