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Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
86.63/100
votes
83
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

€ 92.06

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.63 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. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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

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

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. 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

  9. Bart&Claudia scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A pleasing whisky with a good balance between rich sweet and more savoury flavours. Turns bitter towards the end and feels a little engineered.

    Malty, vanilla, sugary biscuits, dairy notes, and some coffee roast on the nose.
    Juicy arrival, good strength, butter, cotton candy, tropical fruits, soil, goes a little flat.
    Fades in the finish to bitter herbs and leafy notes, cardboard and wood flavours.

    The first half of the bottle was vibrant and the inbalance was actually interesting, but as the bottle faded, so did the whisky. I don't believe this is a completely natural presentation.

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

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