Glen Garioch Distillery
Old brocade, velvet curtains, tweed.
Old & Rare Platinum Selection
1968, Aged 35 Years
Year of Bottling
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.
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.
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