GLEN GARIOCH 23 year old, 54.4%

Region: Highland
Distillation Year: 1991
Bottling Year: 2015
ABV: 54.4%

Bottler's Notes:

Nose: Runny toffee, lime zest, a little saltiness and also some herbal notes, fennel, thyme and some melted butter.
Palate: Some earthy notes, almost smoke like. Growing dark chocolate with tingling spice. Green bananas and freshly cut grass.
Finish: Soft ashiness giving way to orange sorbet and some iced sponge cake.

Independent Review from Whisky Gospel:

Nose: Spicy, very dusty as many other Glen Garioch whiskies, crisp ex-bourbon, honey, pickles (!) and after it opens up a bit, peat smoke which isn’t a big surprise being a pre-1995 distillate.
Palate: Sour, lots of peat smoke, honey, fruity sweet with pears on the front, pepper, a touch of ginger, oak dryness and as expected, dusty.
Finish: Medium length, lingering peat smoke, drying, traces of pickles vinegar, sweet honey, pepper. Dusty (doh!)
Thoughts: Not a standard Glen Garioch and a bit weird with that pickles/vinegar note I got alongside the familiar GG spirit and the ex-bourbon notes, but I have to admit it somehow works and the result is a very good whisky.


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