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Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
86.54/100
votes
145
Whiskybase ID
WB105091
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Chapter
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496004746
Added on
14 Dec 2017 7:25 pm by Astrid
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 104.42

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.54 points

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This third chapter of the Glen Garioch Renaissance is the logical continuation of the previous ones. Now, however, we are heading for "old malt" with even more dark fruit, very beautiful honey and herbal notes and the fine Glen-Garioch-Bitterness. This chapter is closer to the second one than to the first, of course.
    • Nose
      The nose shows the strong Glen-Garioch-flavor in the first appearance: malt, ripe pear, honey, some marjoram, forest soil. Reminds me spontaneously of the 2nd Chapter. The alcohol level is barely noticeable.
    • Taste
      In the mouth comes the third chapter full and strong as a bear. The pear is immediately in the foreground, followed by oak, herbs and the typical "Glen-Garioch-Bitterness". Characteristics: Fruity and spicy.
    • Finish
      The finale is again pear-fruit, primed with beautiful oak bitterness. Clearly a Highlander from Oldmeldrum.

  2. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Quite juicy, raspberries, currants, strawberry jam, herbaceous hint, some wood, honey, cake batter
    • Taste
      creamy fruity sweet. Strawberries! BromHimCurrant, vanilla, cake batter, (Christmas) spices
    • Finish
      Stick with the spices with a little sweet medium length

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Those who can tolerate the strong oak notes will get a solid malt with a modern sherry profile. With a little water, the sharpness is reduced, the malt becomes more pleasing.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Heavy alcohol. Rather modern sherry profile, orange, strawberry, grain, oak sawdust, tart herbs, something slightly earthy and putrid in the background. The addition of water brings out the fruit notes more clearly, they change towards exotic.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Grab it right away, bite your tongue, hot pepper, alcohol and oak. Then sweet orange, bitter grapefruit, a little dark fruit, forest honey, Christmas spices? The strong oak notes push themselves forward again and again between the fruits. Water is also good here and takes away the initial sharpness of the malt.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Tannins and oak keep the upper hand. The finish is dry, astringent on the tongue, the sweet fruity notes have a hard time competing against it.

  4. g00se scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Stammtisch Dram # 4
    Very modern profile.
    Takes time and air.
    Overall not bad.
    • Nose
      Very sweet nose, with strawberries, lychee, cherries, juice orange. Malt and hay give it a rural profile.
      The alcohol is unfortunately not so well integrated and pokes your nose.
      With water it gets a slightly sulphurous tinge, but this disappears again and leaves both tree resin and a very floral note.
    • Taste
      Quite mild start. Then he pushes.
      Fruity, with oranges and grapefruit and spicy, with pepper and oak, which makes the whole thing astringent and stimulates saliva.
    • Finish
      Malt, clove and star anise.
      Medium to long.
      The floral notes come back later. Vlt lavender?

  5. Flou scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Today the Glen Garioch 17y is in the glass. What a wonderfully fruity fragrance flows out and immediately captivates me. Bourbon and sherry casks come here in combination and reward with light and dark fruits. Mango, pineapple, light grapes and apple pie with sticky-sweet vanilla dough, sweet and sour cherries and a pleasant spice with nutmeg, a hint of pepper and I imagine with a little sulfur. The fruitiness dominates and makes you want to take a sip.

    At 50.8%, I can still enjoy it just as pure, it really pushes the gas. The spiciness now comes through much more strongly and sets a good counterpoint to the fruitiness ... but takes over the wheel, while the fruitiness remains a constant companion, but has been relegated to the passenger seat.

    In the end, wood, pepper, dark chocolate, the fruitiness is still present but no longer plays a major role for me.

    Conclusion: The nose was great, the whisky in the mouth can't quite keep up with the aroma. Overall, a delicious whisky, which I personally would not buy. There are too many other whiskys that I prefer over Glen Garioch.

    86/100 points.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow he does not pick me up like that. Certainly a well-made whisky. But I have no need to get me a bottle of it.
    • Nose
      Not too cute. Malt and cereal notes. Apple compote with some cinnamon. Williams Christ pear brandy. Vanilla. "Sharp" wood notes. Pepper. Relatively spicy nose.
    • Taste
      Initially wild honey. Then cereal with apple and dried apricots. Then some herbs. Now the oak comes clearly back into play. And brings a lot of spice.
    • Finish
      It gets drier and slightly bitter. Nuts. Green tea.

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Dionysus scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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