Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Platinum Selection
Stated Age
36 years old
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 jul 2009 7:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2849.58

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21 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1967 DL

8 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.59 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    A fine example of how good 1960`s Glen Garioch spirit was when left in a good quality cask.
    On my scale this is verging on Superb, even when I compare it to the best old Ardbeg, Caol Ila or Port Ellen, this is better, it is almost dirty (ala old Brora).
    • Nose
      93 93
      Ah yes, the peat, the heathery honey and the old leather, what a good 60`s Geery should be.
      The peat is strong and is mixed with a little spice and I detect some orange zest, fruit cake, but there is also something slightly metallic about it.
      But what a nose it is, it reminds me a little of old sherried Ardbeg but much better.
    • Taste
      93 93
      The peat rolls over your taste buds, powerful but not overpowering and it ix mixing with the sherry to perfection. It is slightly oily with the heather and vegetal notes, any fruit is in the background but there is a hint of ripe plum.
      The spices kick in, ginger and a lot of pepper, more pepper than an old Talisker if you can believe that and finally just a hint of prune juice.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, oily and peaty with a little fruit straining to get through.
      In fact the peat keeps growing it is massive, endless.

      With Water:-
      The water has released some fruit, citrus, peels and some fruit cake. The sherry is more pronounced pushing the peat back a little.

      The palate is just about perfect and the peat is like a runaway train now with a massive spice, just lovely but to check all this fun a little oak shouts up but not enough to dampen my mood.
      Finish is long.

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  3. Tomek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smell: soaps, delicate peat, fresh fruit - apples, peaches
    Taste: refreshing, very consistent with the smell, first suds, then fruit
    Finish: slightly peaty, sweet apple juice
    Rating: 6.5

  4. Tomek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smell: varnishes, gray soap, orchard, stains, carpenter's, sour, woody, pears, vanilla,
    Taste: wood, varnishes, stains, pears, suds, vanilla pods, pine, cornflakes, a little peaty, cakes, cake concentrates
    Rating: 6.5

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    1970`s aged peat, Islay v Islands v Campbeltown v Highlands H2H
    This was a very enjoyable H2H of some of the best peated whisky there is, the initial plan was to do a top 10 of aged 1970`s vintage heavily peated whisky but it ended up being 11 as this was the only opportunity to test the 1975 Samaroli Geerie against the 1967 Douglas Laing Geerie.
    These 2 whiskies from this old Highland distillery I know from previous tastings are pretty incredible to be honest.

    RESULT AND SCORES 1st-11th

    Glen Garioch 1967 36 year 55.5% Douglas Laing Platinum (Bonus dram)

    Glen Garioch 1975 57% CoillteanSamaroli Flowers

    Port Ellen 12 year 62.7% James Macarthur Fine Malt Selection

    Brora 30 year 2003 Annual Release 55.7% OB

    Longrow 1973 16 year 48% Samaroli 9

    Ledaig 1972 22 year 54% Cadenhead Authentic Collection

    Ledaig 1972 32 year cask 8721 48.9% Alambic Classique

    Talisker 25 year 2004 57.8% OB

    Ardbeg 1976 25 year cask 2395 54.5% OB

    Ardmore 18 year 1994 51.4% James Macarthur

    Port Ellen 1978 25 year 4th Annual Release 56.2% OB

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Re taste for a H2H (this was a late edition to the flight)
    Even after the 1975 Geerie Samaroli, this nose impresses, it is awesome.
    Peat, grapefruit, a little menthol, a little green gooseberry.
    On the palate you have an explosion of peat across your tongue which filters down to your throat, so elegant.
    Average up by 1 point from last time.

    The peat just keeps growing and there is a flavour that is hard to describe but it is similar to aniseed and is really nice and something different to other whiskies, ah could it be that lavender note that old Geerie was sometimes described as having, who knows, but whatever it is, I like it :)
    The finish with a few drops of water is endless and beatiful, what a monster in one respect but also so well crafted, can whisky get any better?
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. SFWC scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    This one needed a little time open. On first tasting it was super hot, closed had some obe (old bottle effect -dusty books etc). Now a few months later it is blossoming. I should start by saying if you really love distillate forward whisky, savoury barley flavours and addictive sour (yeasty) and bitter notes then you will enjoy this whisky. Add to that an absolutely monstrous amount of peat that is majestically integrated and an orchestra of tertiary fruits that makes this Gerrie very unique and very special. Triangle chokes many islays of the time and up there with 66-69’ Caol Ila and 50’s Talisker. Always happy when whiskyfun dont ‘get it’ and these bottles remain affordable on auction as the hipster fanboys overlook them. Slange!

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, stone fruits , exotic fruits, citrusy herbal with some nice balanced peat, excellent

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Poweful, very good and drinkable
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, nutty, fruity, bananas, citrus fruits, whiffs of smoke, indeed heather, spices, little herbal too, oak wood - very good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very punchy, subtle sweetness, hints of vanilla, more spices, lemon zest, pepper, ginger, more oak wood - still good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, burning, green fruits, zesty - water recommended

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. Schollus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge in 2004:
    Glen Garioch 36 yo 1967 (55.5%, DL Platinum) Big, bold and rich. Wow! Quite heathery and honeyed, with some great peaty notes which sort of underline the whole. The palate is in the same vein, full bodied, bold and rich yet very balanced. In short, again a great Glen Garioch. 90 points.

  12. StephG scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Excellent whisky! Very balanced in view of its age with a woody melt. Deliciously fruity and rich, finely peated, not yet the floral period that may displease some. Superb moment, thank you to Jean Mi the new fifties! :)


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