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The whisky

List of the bottles

Glen Garioch: Official bottlings

Glen-Garioch

15 years

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 77/100
Personal Comment
From the very first nosing, it is clear that this is a good single malt form the Speyside area, with a complex character, though dominated by a malt smell. Some pepper and spice hints temper this malt dominance. The impression in the palate confirms this. A subtle hint of smoke. The finish could have been longer, but this remains an excellent bottle.
74/100
During the second tasting, the smell and taste of this single malt seemed to be better than the first time. The tasting conditions were slightly different, and the quotation has grown up to 18. The complexity allied to the sweetness revealed by both the nose and the tongue, and the long though discrete en slightly smoky finish gives the drinker great moments of pleasure.
84/100
The third nosing revealed very floral smells, while the tasting revealed a rather sweet taste of malt and oak. A pleasant finish, slightly smoked; A very good general impression.
84/100
A quite pleasant nose, with rich floral hints and some touches of ripe fruits (pear). In the mouth, a watery impression and still this nice fruit taste and a very slight hint of wood on the very background. The finish reveals some very light touches of lavender and some smoke.
79/100
Apperance: Full Gold. Nose: Straight nose is very salty and a bit chemical and rubbery. Underneath the intensive first impressions lies some fresh scents of citric fruits. Also an unpleasant smell of rotten pork. The reduced nose feels quite similar. I also seem to detect some beeswax, moss, baby vomit, a slight wooden tingle and light vanilla. Body: Very light body. Palate: Much more pleasant than the nose, and much less salty. It's a very light and gentle dram but it lacks any form of complexity and it feels very short. Comments: Not at all to my taste. I was very put of by the nose. The palate had some pleasant moments but not enough to really save it from the aroma. This whisky seems to get very mixed reviews. I will get back to it later to see if I might change my mind
60/100

Glen-Garioch

21 years

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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81/100
Personal Comment
The nose detects the complex character of an excellent Speyside immediately. The taste is pleasant and complex, going form the cereal to the almond or nut, though black fruit, blackcurrant or blackberry. A long finish prolongs the pleasure of the exceptional malt.
84/100
A second tasting confirmed the fist one. However, the finish seemed to be shorter, and the taste less complex than the first time.
79/100
At the third tasting, this bottle seemed sublime to me. Unlike the second time, the taste was extremely complex, from malted barley to citrus fruits, passing by red fruit hints and even a violet taste. The whole is rather sweet, and not dominated by alcohol. The finish is very long and really very pleasant. A wonderful bottle.
88/100
The nose is rather fresh, floral with a touch of acidity. Last tasting happened more than one year ago, and this whisky is clearly dominated by violet taste. This smell and taste has been noticed last time, but in the meanwhile, I heard about the Bowmore FWP affair (French Whore Perfume) (see forum ) and I really wonder if such a strong violet taste is really natural... It seems so clear that the whisky seems rather suspect to me now.
74/100

Glen-Garioch

1994-2011, batch 32

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
53,9 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1994 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Glen Garioch 1994
Personal Comment

Glen Garioch: Independent bottlings

Glen-Garioch

Whisky Galore 15 years

Collection
Whisky Galore
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
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78/100
Glen Garioch Whisky Galore
Colour: Mid amber with gold highlights. Nose:Sherry & menthol. Flavour: Light treacle syrup. Finish: Lightly oaky & fruity. Comments: Long pleasing after taste.
Personal Comment
A discrete and slightly spicy sherry smell characterizes the nose. The taste is slightly dominated by the malt and has a certain lack at complexity. The finish is malted too, going on to fruits, with some far sherry memories. A surprising though classical bottle.
74/100
At the second tasting, this whisky seemed to be quite better than the fisrt time. The nose was much more clear, and detects nots of sherry and fresh spices. In the mouth, a certain citrus acidity appears behing nice malty notes. A beautiful finish, lingering and pleasant, with some slightly bitter hints of wood or walnuts.
84/100
Ripe exotic fruits characterise the nose. Sweetness and honey. A touch of fruity freshness.
In the mouth, the same impression of ripe fruits, a touch of plum jam. Although it is slightly more complex than the nose was, nothing really spectacular neither.
Finish seems more interesting with its slightly woody notes which appear before developing on ripe plum and fruit.
74/100

Glen-Garioch

The First for Us (forum bottling)

Collection
The forum bottlings
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Dates
Distil: 1975 Bottling: 1990
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Forum 89/100
Glen Garioch Réserve de propriétairesGlen Garioch Special bottling forum whisky-distilleries.info
See comments of Jean-Marie Kovacs on www.whiskycircus.com (only in French....)
Personal Comment
The nose is clearly rich and complex, with at the time marine, smoky and slightly peated notes. Sea spary hiding discretely nice fruity notes. Pleasant spicy notes enhance the whole, but rather perfumed spices, like cardamom or even clove. The mouth is at first stands backy compared to the nose but quickly a kind of ditrus acidity appears and developes gradually to something moer peaty, without losint the spicy and fruity qualities the nose revealed. A nice touch of wood as well. The finish is not really lingering, even if the memory of what just happened in the mouth remains for a while, but probably more in the brains than directly on the papilla's.
88/100

Glen-Garioch

Daily Dram: Glaring Echo

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
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74/100
Glen Garioch Claring Echo
Personal Comment
A strange first nose dominated by quite unpleasant yeast hints. Then, some notes of relatively fresh fruit comes on top of the first impressions. I hope that the mouth will be better...
In the palate, the fruity notes are nicer, but it remains a rather flat whisky with little or no complexity. However, it is far from being unpleasant, even if those strange yeast hints appear from time to time on the background.
The first finish is fresh and quite short but it gets warmer after a while.
Not really my favourite anyway.
74/100

Glen Garioch Samples

Glen-Garioch

Cask Collection 1990

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
52,5 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Glen Garioch Dewar ratttray
Personal Comment
The nose is clear and presents hints of hay and heather behind a light veil of smoke. Rather complex, with nice floral notes (nothing to do with the violet smell that characterized the production of the Morrison Bowmore group for years) and citrus hints.
A pleasant freshness with some tingling at the beginning. In the mouth, lots of tastes, from the freshness of citrus fruit to a very light walnut taste. Between both a whole register of nice sensations. A very stealthy touch of violet, but perfectly drawn in the whole.
The finish is rather smooth, with a nice bitterness. It is long and very nice.
84/100

Glen-Garioch

19 years 1988-2008

Collection
Old Masters
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
53,1 %
Bottler
James Mac Arthur
Cask
sherry
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86/100
Glen Garioch James Mac Arthur 19
Personal Comment
The nose detects discrete smoky notes behind nice fruity hints. Nicely complex with its bee wax notes and it remote hints of sherry, Both very fresh and complex, this nose announces a great whisky.
The mouth prolongs the nose with its pleasant notes of wax and fruit.
Warm and lingering, very pleasant finish too.
84/100
A rich and complex nose with slightly smoky notes, a touch of peat and some wood as well. Fruit (plum) is present too.
The mouth is very pleasant with its chocolate hints and its rather clear liquorice aromas.
A nice finish too, lingering and marked by the liquorice and the fruit memory.
88/100

Glen-Garioch

Single Cask Colection

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
49,6 %
Bottler
Kintra
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78/100
Personal Comment

The first nose is characterized by an unpleasant smell of yeast, which dominates unfortunately leaving no room for other odors. This is the kind of nose I do not like. Hopefully the following will be more enjoyable.
The mouth is unfortunately in line with the nose. Apart from these impressions of yeast which dominate throughout, not much else ... Neither complexity nor surprise.... A relatively boring malt.
The finish is also insignificant than were the nose and mouth.

A disappointment ... That said, this whisky is technically flawless, but singularly lacks of attractions to make a good whisky ...
78/100


Glen-Garioch

1991, Bourbon Hogshead

Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
50,1 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-07 81/100
Glen Garioch 1991 MOS
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Roblanza
color: old gold
nose: straw vanilla, mellow sweetness, very mild and well balanced
taste: mild but with sweet vanilla notes, hey (dry) and some banana. There are almonds too. The finish is remarkably smooth and mild. The dram is developing to a real 'friend of all', this because it is relatively sweet and smooth with no rough edges at all

88/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by ALouis
Color: White wine
Nose: The nose is refined and floral on the salted butter caramel, iodine, some apple and some citrus. A bit of spice in the background and touches of mint.
Mouth: well integrated alcohol, we share notes on both marine and sweet toffee on, iodine, spices, a little fruit and malt.
Easy drinkable.
Finish: rather long on a nice sweet and salty.
86/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Canis_Lupus
: White Gold.
Nose: Nose first on a nice fruity freshness, fruit salad. Then a little almond powder. Then an apple-pear mixture. A slight woody pungency after a few minutes. Exotic fruits too.
Palate: Oily, a beautiful roundness, very melted.
final:

Comment: A very pleasant nose, refreshing. The palate is pleasant, though difficult to decipher. Water reveals unpleasant notes in the nose and mouth
86/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
“Very dry, powerful. Not my kind of dram.”
This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (87): (5)more than average. honey, spices, citrus, pineapple.
Taste (85): smooth, dry, oily. honey, spices, citrus, pepper, floral.
Finish (85): (4)average. floral, spices.

85/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by mapi
Color: white wine with hints of light brown.
Nose: Powerful, herbaceous. It is on the cool grass, tarragon. I capture a certain softness. A ventilation proves caramel and red fruit (cherry).
Palate: The palate is marked by grain and liquor plant. Alcohol is present but fully integrated what brings smoothness.
Final offers lovely aromas of cereal before developing a kind of sweetness own oatmeal, the oatmeal.
85/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Straw
A nice pleasant floral nose that evolves quickly to ripe fruit but with a bit of acidity. A hint of cough sweets also.
The mouth is slightly behind the nose. It is drier than the nose announced. It is still very enjoyable.
The finish is medium length and is the closest to the mouth over the austerity of the mouth of the exuberance of the nose.
84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Hoke
Colour : Light Yellow
Nose : Vanilla coming through, and some citrus notes
Taste : Light, again vanilla, afterwards some fruity notes
Finish : Rather short, not impressive

Overall : Easy malt for drinking, not very complex

84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: Young (like new spirit), malty, some vanilla and nutmeg as well.
Taste: Sweet, malty and some bitter wood tones.
Finish: Long, peppery and again the bitterness at the end.

84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Mars
Nose: Quite some pear which disappears with aeration and it's very herbaceous.
Palate: Nice fruity herbaceous, casonade.
Finale: Fruity with spicy notes and always this brown sugar(casonade). The fruity side grows with aeration.

Comments: Lovely whisky, a little bit simple and must be drunk quickly. Well integrated alcohol.

84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by RX21
Color: Straw
Nose : Flowery, orange
Mouth: citrus fruits, peat
Finish: Salty, bitterness

84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Fragrant (non-pejorative). Violet and lavender, but it is not catchy. A little peat, spirit, wood, coconut and vanilla.
Taste: Woody and peat. A bit fruity and mineral.
Finish: Very long, biscuit.

Comments: A very nice roundness on the palate and aromas quite melted. Pleasant but it is not a profile that I like.
81/100
WDTS2012-07
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: It smells a little salty clear malt (light smoke). Found in the background a little fresh fruit (pear, nectarine) and a little bitter dark chocolate.
Taste: Malt reigns but leaves little room for notes but also very salty fruit intake (down), but also chocolate.
Finale: Not very long, We find the bitterness of dark chocolate, oregano with a hint of iodine.

Comment: This lack of explosion of complexity and salt has a hold on a little too strong mouth. However, we can not possibly devote to the flames of hell malt.
81/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Dede
Color: White wine
Nose: Classic on white fruit with some spring floral notes and a bit of talc. It is sweeter after aeration, ripe and juicy pears, barley sugar.
Palate: The attack is sweet and slightly fruity. Here we are in line with the nose, with some additional spices (nutmeg, ginger) and a hint of coconut.
Finish: Medium length, slightly fruity with a back taste of alcohol.

Conclusion: A malt okay.
80/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: gentle (too), powdery and delicately fruity. Slightly floral with aeration (rose water). Woody / vanilla.
Palate: lively and alcoholic. In line with the slightly "blade" side of the nose (lack of expression). White pepper.
Final: there is one?
Conclusion: balanced whisky but that is far too gentle for my taste and a little too alcoholic. Hard to be talkative on whisky which is not.
80/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Amor57
The nose appears, at first glance, quite young with notes of green olive and pear , ,not very expressive. Rare hints of white pepper and jasmine scattered along make this first impression. With aeration, alcohol is no longer present, but the pear still weakens being replaced by ... just nothing. On the palate the attack is fleeting and presents a mineral drought with rare white fruit, a hint of coffee. It's really quiet. The final short length, begins with coffee and the rest of white coffee and fruit decreases rapidly to stay only on alcohol just as discreet white pepper.
No major fault, except that personality faulty, which also means a lack of quality ...
80/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: straw
Nosing: young and grassy, green apples, sorbet fruits, herbal notes as well.
Tasting: fresh and malty, flagrant, whiney (like white whine). Juniper? Not really developing, a little flat and dull.
Finish: clean, not very long.

Comment: aperitif style whisky. Not stunning, but o.k. for a lazy summer afternoon.

79/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Wiski
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: The nose is light, floral, lemon, anise, and grassy. With water a little more malt, coconut, a hint of smoke.
Taste: Rather salt, on the lemon but still with a touch of iodine, almost sparkling. Light anyway. Grows on grassy notes (nose) and woodlands.
Finale: a hint of smoke, dry, marine, with a hint of quite difficult to define metal ...
78/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: White wine.
Nose: Starts on a whiff of alcohol. Not very talkative at first, but seems to be clean and crisp. Both flinty and grassy, with a hint of vanilla. Unsugared lemon juice. Classy and totally unsexy. And perhaps slightly cheesy after a while.
Mouth: Alcohol is more discreet now. Starts on soft vanilla and lemon peels. That’s not bad at all. Unfortunately, the mouth becomes grassier and grassier, with a strong bitterness. Like chewing grass.
Finish: The grassy bitterness becomes hardly bearable.
Comment: The ultimate experience as far as grassy bitterness is concerned. True grass juice. Not my cup of tea, but might find its aficionados.

78/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: low intensity, alcohol fairly well integrated, young gruyere cheese, violettes candy, malty
taste: low intensity, alcoholic tingling, dusty malty
finish: very short

77/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Borg
Color: Pale yellow
Nose: A light whisky, mild and dried flowers, malt in the back.
taste: A savory bite, malty and dry. Does not last long.

After: Oaky, i get wash leather in the end.
Fades away but leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth.

70/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Flonews
Color: clear or
Nose: fresh and grassy which is confirmed with aeration. Little notes of lemon pie after some time. A lemon tart tasted in a meadow ... By looking carefully!
Palate: spicy and pungent. Fairly neutral with little development. The following sips without surprises.
Final: short notes on a rather acid.
68/100

Glen-Garioch

21 years

Collection
Single Cask Series
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
48,8 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
Cask
refill bourbon
Dates
Distil: 16-05-1990 Bottling: 02-2012
Bottle
72 of 245 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2013-01 84/100
Glen Garioch 21 MoM
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Mars
Nose: Exotic fruits, vanilla, lemon, marzipan.
Second tasting: A little dirty, advanced fruits and rubber. Everything disappears fairly quickly to the profit of the other aromas (see above)

Palate: Lightly fruity, vanilla, marzipan, cake. It is more lemony with a little water. Lack of punch.
Second tasting: More punchy, it is also much more fruity, quite dry.

Finale: Lemon, marzipan, spices, oil. Average.
Water brings out the spices.
Second tasting: It is not oily anymore and it is very dry. We gain in strength and length.

Comments: Nice fruity whisky typical of successful aging in bourbon casks (I would say). Probably a bit simple but very pleasant and easy to drink. Personally I do not like the result with the addition of water, so I would avoid to add some (my note loses 10 points with some water added). The second tasting was 10 days after the first one.

88/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
“Nose is great; clean, sweet, lots of vanilla... but taste is a bit over woody for me. Maybe 15 or 20 years old whisky”
This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (89): (5)more than average. honey, vanilla, citrus, spices. Lots of honey and vanilla, It is really familiar... umm... maybe Springbank?
Taste (87): powerful, oily. honey, wood, spices, citrus, cardboard. Too woody.
Finish (87): (5)longer than average. honey, citrus, spices.

88/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: straw
Nose: starts with sweet barley and honey-heather. Later on nice round-oakiness and green apples.
Taste: warm mouth feel, oily and waxy. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Vanilla and lots of sweet oak (from a bourbon barrel?) again.
Finish: long, salty with some spice.

Comment: I like this style of whisky a lot.

87/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Dede
Color: white wine
Nose: Quite austere but pleasant, marked by the newspaper ink, iodine, lemon, a little agave too, with the bonus of a quite original musky note. Not particularly complex, but balanced in its genre.
Palate: The attack is frank, the mid-palate follows. You feel the power, but the alcohol is well integrated. It remains in line with the nose, with a little iodine, lemon, green notes, a little newspaper also, plus a pinch of white pepper.
Finish: Moderately long, powerful, marked by a nice bitterness plant.

Conclusion: If you like dry and austere whisky, you will be served!
87/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: low to medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, mix of native fresh fruits, stable aromas, mild sea air, mid-aged Swiss cheese that dominates
taste: low to medium intensity (growing up intensity), well integrated alcohol, in line with the nose, the cheesy note gives a beautiful individuality
finish: short
Comment: A whisky with a "love it or hate it" character. I love this individuality.

86/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Straw.
Nose first nose immediately on a little bitter woody leather, but the note fades as quickly as it appeared. After a short malty and pomaded stint, lemon appears and grows, evolves out of the marinade with lemon and white vinegar. Freshness and also a little salt, slightly floral. Evolved over the orange blossom concentrated after some time.
Taste: Very nice and smooth, much smoother than would imagine the nose
Finale: In total contrast with the mouth, a farmer unexpected side appears once, mixed with most of the aromas in the nose.

Comment: Although rather pleasant, this whisky lacks of harmony between between nose, mouth and final.

86/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by RX21
Colour: Pale yellow
Nose: Citronella
Mouth: Cheese, aromatic plants(Citronella, fresh coriander)
Finish: Slighty bitterness on citrus fruits

86/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Roblanza
color: white wine
nose: vanilla and floral notes, mildly peaty, sweets and mild wood.
taste: apricot and bananas, vanilla and nicely balanced sweetness and fruitiness, the finish is also very well balanced and medium to long, a very well balanced dram and it gives me a smile because it's so friendly

86/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: White wine.

Nose: Sharp and mineral, and quite hot. Opens up on lots of fresh almonds and pine nuts. And raw cereals stored in the barn.

Mouth: No bluster here, but some very clean spirit. Balance is great for a whisky that I thought reached 58%. Just a problem: it's 10% less... Pretty uncomplicated, with some pears, some fresh cereals, and a pleasant honeyed sweetness.

Finish: Long, flawless, with an obvious aftertaste of cold ashes that propels you directly into the islands. A confidential Tobermory?

Comment: This is quite old fashioned and straightforward whisky. Not my favourite style, definitely, but there’s no cheating in there. And faithfulness deserves extra-points. In my opinion.

85/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by ALouis
Color: Gold
Nose: distillation notes, caramel, ether and then with aeration happens cereals, dried fruits and honey.
Palate: Fine peat, honey, nuts, pepper and dried fruit.
Finish: rather long, peppery and fruity
85/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by mapi
Colour: light gold

Nose: completely confusing first impression with hints of rotting vegetables, garbage. With aeration it fades to give way to caramel and vanilla notes. Hours after the second passage confirms this impression but with less power.

Palate: The palate has volume, texture is soft. Alcohol comes in a second time. Aromas are clearly placed on the cereal with red fruits.

Finish: The finish is powerful. Beautiful retro-olfaction back with cereal and fruit mainly red currant. a small woody side.

As the nose is troubling, as the final is appealing.
85/100
WDTS2013-01
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: Rather reserved, it leaves traces of hazelnuts and milk chocolate. The farm invites itself with somewhat within a creamy block, with a hint of raspberry (pastry flavors). The opening blends different flavors. A little shy perhaps, but not insignificant.

Mouth: The farmhouse feel is more fierce, but is tamed by a ubiquitous malt. Adding water confirms our impressions, highlighting malty.

Finale: Another aspect of this farmer who slowly disappears leaving the malt dominate outrageously. A hint of raspberry baked (sour) returns aftertaste.

Comment: A rather simple but easy drinkable whisky. We would have liked the more sensitive touches we met in the nose to be present in the mouth to galvanize the stony heart of this dram.
84/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Quite simple but expressive. The peach syrup and even peach kernel. Presence of several spices including vanilla.
Palate: Candied and concentrated. Alcohol is well controlled.
Final: Acidic and saline

Comments: A Highland single malt surely raised in a Bourbon cask or hogshead. Nice although somewhat complex.
83/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Very pale straw
Nose: Young, fresh, intense, sweet, on vanilla and peat smoke.
Taste: Round, malty to very malty, on grist, dry meat, some tar, old ashes, cow stable and other farmy and aromatic notes. The finish is medium, dry, on aged cheese, dry meat, farmy notes and light peaty, ashy and smoky flavours.
Impression: A rather difficult whisky, very farmy and on strong notes of dried meat. An original but pleasant whisky. Maybe not for everyone’s taste.

83/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by jmputz
Colour: Pale gold
Nose revealing spices behind a veil of discrete floral notes. The nose could be great if this lack of candor didn't make it that difficult to comment.
The mouth starts with a quite pleasant vegetable decoction but still difficult to describe. Nice notes here too. Some discreet bitterness, a nice set but very difficult to describe ...
The finish is long and warm.
82/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Amor57
The nose goes to the farm, undergrowth and a few nuts, a majestic imbalance. Very quickly, the poor start settles down in favor of fruits like plum on a ozone background. The wood appears, with ivy in the rain, while the humus resists, while having become more discreet. The impression that comes to mind is that of the wet basement that has not been stored for a long time. But with good ventilation, plums reinforce, licorice just emerging, and the apple rubs apricot. A singular improvement with oxidation! On the palate it is spirity and bitter with strong tannins. The sweetness of honey is accompanied by dried fruit - briefly - the top. The final, short length, is surprisingly soft, but also quite bland.
Long after, although several hours, fruity and whisky, at least at the nose become almost enjoyable.
The nose long after airing ...
82/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: A bit fruity, floral and spicy. It really needs some water to get these fragrances to the surface.

Taste: Sharp, spicy and some bitterness.

Finish: Medium long and spicy.

81/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: A little too gentle. On vague sherry in contradiction with its rather pale color. Develops on white fruit (pear, white peach).
Palate: a hint of peat. Texture quite pleasant because oily. We keep a kind of almost overripe pear (earthy peat). Quite simple despite its original character.
Final: Moderately short, pinch of salt.
Conclusion: The nose does not suggest peat. To drink without displeasure without being fantatic.
81/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Flonews
Color: gold

Nose: Immediately, notes of wood and vegetals. Quite volatile, all the whole gets dry on notes of hay and leaves filter candied clementines hints.

Palate: The palate developes impressively, wood explodes and leaves astringent notes of vanilla that invade the whole palate. Rather monolithic, notes gently reduce, a good length and consistency. Aeration allows air to escape notes difficult to identify, but the mouth remains faithful to itself. A little salt on the end suggests an attack on a ashed goat cheese .

Final: Frank and continuity in the mouth. Vanilla and wood. Lack of complexity?

Lots of character, pervasive and immediate. This whiskey is friendly and courteous. By cons, it lacks complexity for a whiskey evening.
81/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jeep
Nose: Quite a lot of alcohol and not very expressive. Cereal notes. After a good ventilation (30 minutes), it changes completely. Quite heavy vegetal notes, especially hay, and a lot of things that I can not identify: buds? I'm not sure to love this evolution ...
Taste: First taut and incisive. Citrus, especially lemon. Here we have so much the complexity and exuberance of flavors that seem interesting but also the feeling of power and righteousness. But again, the ventilation is not a great success for me: the mouth has then no relief ...
Finish: Moderately long woodeyon one side, but cool (ironic huh?), Which makes its appearance and finally gives a little complexity.
Conclusion: Nuanced! Before aeration and I was pleasantly conquered (mainly texture and mouth in righteousness) but after aeration, the evolution makes whisky heavier.... before 83, after 75 then it will be 79
79/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by wiski
Colour: Pale gold

Nose: The nose is lightly woody with some spices (pepper?) And a rather pastry (almond paste, vanilla, butter) with some dried fruit. The nose also develops some notes fresh herbs. A kind of farmy register opens with aeration (old wood, humus, fungi) with notes of wild flowers, leather, animal really ultimately ... Especially with water.

Palate: The palate is very sweet and special, with notes of iodine that are growing towards the finish, combined with notes of heather, the flowers dried. Sparkling. With water, notes of charcoal grow, rather maritime and quite dry.
79/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: gold

Nose is hard to describe. It is quite smothered. But behind that, there will be fruit. Damage that alcohol is feeling a little too present.
Yeah, it stings a little, a shame. Some metal hints, with perhaps a bit of banana. Subsequently, we will have a little coffee / caramel and something more "animal".
As grilled meat. With a little furniture polish. Yeah, well ...

Mouth: mineral, sparkling. Alcohol passes better there. A bit of dry wood. Then a little yeast? The bitterness arrives late.
Hum ... Looks like I drink "juice with good taste of old wood" yeah, this is not my thing. Fortunately it burns less than at the nose, good thing.


Final too flat. Looks like water. Of water with alcohol.


Comment: It goes in all directions! the nose is special with all that I could feel. Then the rest, well it is flat.
This is not my kind of whisky.
75/100

Glen Garioch: not in collection

Glen-Garioch

Glen Garioch 1797, Founder's reserve29

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
48 %
Bottler
Officiel
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Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Appearance: Bright amber, soft oily tears (coloured).
Nose: Massive malt with lots of caramel and white beet sugar sweetness. Soft floral notes, what the noser might call “heather” combined with – very nice – old musty leather armchairs and - somewhat irritating – wornout rubber tires in the back. Together with hefty (metallic?) whiffs of alcohol a good and complex nose but for me there is maybe a wee to much weight on the sugar-caramel side.
Taste: Very firm and round: The power of the alcohol combined with the deep sweetness mingle most beautifully together, but, alas, the old armchairs are nowhere to detect. There’s just this overwhelming sweetness backed by soft floral (green apples, unripe apricots) notes. With very few drops of water added (take care, just one drop too much and your dram is watered), the complexity increases on the palate, vanilla, white and dark chocolate praliné and creme brulée step foward.
Finish: Rather long and mesmerising between the big sweetness and sour notes between unripe fruits and rusty metal.
Conc.: A whisky which is hard to describe. A lot of fascinating impressions, but something seems to miss for a real experience. I guess bottled in this expression are some too young whiskies which disturb the complexity of the older ones. But the (now trendy?) 48% are a great strength to make a weaker dram interesting.
Tasting date: 02/08/2010
Price in Germany: 29,00 Euro
74/100

Glen-Garioch

1978

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,8 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 22/07/2009
Bottle
1320 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
91/100
Glen Garioch 1978
Personal Comment

Glen-Garioch

1965-1986, dark vatting (75cl), Auxil import

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1965 Bottling: 1986
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93/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Garioch

29 years, 1968

Collection
Individual Cask Bottling
Age
29 years
Alcohol percentage
55,5 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 611
Dates
Distil: 27/04/1968
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Garioch

1990

Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
51,2 %
Bottler
Kintra
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 86/100
Personal Comment

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