Glen Garioch 12 Years

Glen Garioch is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland (etd. 1797). Situated in the Eastern Highlands, in the valley of the Garioch in Old Meldrum between the Speyside and the east coast, Glen Garioch has been producing whiskies that please the connoisseur with subtle sweetness, the intensity of malt and the floral notes in the finish.

Glen Garioch is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland (etd. 1797). Situated in the Eastern Highlands, in the valley of the Garioch in Old Meldrum between the Speyside and the east coast, Glen Garioch has been producing whiskies that please the connoisseur with subtle sweetness, the intensity of malt and the floral notes in the finish.

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1040
Glen Garioch
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
48%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Herbs:
Heather:
Pear:
Sherry:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Orange:
Floral:
Spices:
Herb:
Banana:
Blackberry:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Hay:
Leather:
Mint:
Peach:
Plum:
Raisin:
Tropical Fruit:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Banana:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Oil:
Pear:
Sherry:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Heather:
Honey:
Orange:
Pepper:
Plum:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Cake:
Caramel:
Chili:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Grape:
Leather:
Nutmeg:
Herb:
Finish
Oak:
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Malt:
Nuts:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Peat Smoke:
Banana:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Chili:
Ginger:
Grape:
Honey:
Pear:
Plum:
Salt:
Walnut:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:

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VicHak
28. Aug 2017

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16. Feb 2019
Nosing: OrangeHerbsSherrySpices
Powerfully aromatic. Orange peel, with herbal notes.Particularly Rosemary. Background sherry, mixed spices.

Taste: OrangeVanillaSweetSpicesPepper
Sweet arrival, creamy with vanilla, again orange notes, intense spice and pepper comes through over time.

Finish: OakSpicesPepper
Medium to long, lots of oak showing through, residual spice and pepper

Comment:
This is a very intensely flavoured malt. The nose is pungent and on the palate it is super punchy. It's actually quite well judged though at the higher ABV, In my opinion I wouldn't be adding a lot of water to it, though it does mellow out with just a little. I'm not sure if it's my favourite style of whisky, it reminds me a lot of good quality bourbon. That being said, the quality is good and the price is very reasonable.
Davisscholar
25. Mar 2015
Spice cake, heather, nutmeg, vanilla, esters and Ethyl-Acetate, malt and coal on the nose. With water, more caramel, clean oak and dried fruit emerging.
Sweet, malty, soapy and oily palate.
Somewhat clipped/short finish dominated by caramel notes.
Tomasz
28. Mar 2019
Nosing: green fruits, mostly pears, punch of alcohol.

Taste: Classic Speyside profile for me, but going more for souerness and sharp peppery notes.

Finish: medium long, but what I can feel is mostly bitter and pepper oakiness. Not pleasant at all.

Comment: After enjoying the Glen Garioch founder's reserve I am disappointed with this dram. The taste is nothing special, only 48 abv makes it stronger than normally, but it does not help too much as for me without water it is really hard to drink it. Might be interesting for someone who like Speyside style and is looking for something more defined and sharper.
16. Jun 2020
Nosing:
FruitMintFloralSweet
Taste:
OrangeSpicesSweet
Finish:
OakSpices
13. Nov 2015
Nosing: Heather marzipan, malt

Taste:

Finish: Wonderful finish, smooth and calming with a touch of oak !

Comment: A clear 4,5 out of 5 !
16. Sep 2020
Nosing:
OakSherryDried FruitNutsCaramelDark ChocolateAlcoholZitrusOrange
Taste:
OakAlcoholSherryMaltSweetGingerSpices
Finish:

Comment:
Neat prate has mixture between oak, sherry, dried fruits, caramel then after emitting ginger and spices. But once I add a bit water, nosing became very different the one with sharing ginger and pepper then emitting oak, malt, fruits.
Loadmasterdave
08. Dec 2016
smets
18. Nov 2017
smets
19. Nov 2017
unknown user
20. Feb 2012