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.