Glen Garioch 1968

Overall rating
92.32/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB11527
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
27.04.1968
Bottled
1997
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
625
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 nov 2009 12:23 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1750.00

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34 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1968

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.32 points.

  1. BXpress scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    Some people may raise an eye brow to my 86, but I gotta tell you i'm dissapointed. I once even considered saving up for one of the bottles (around 1G nowadays) because I as a GG fanboy thought this would be the Holy Grail for me. Thank God i didn't. This sample reminded me of the destructive power of overly active Sherry casks. Amazing nose though.
    • Nose
      Very obvious Sherry at first, mostly on strong plum marmalade. There is something rotten in the most amazing way. Farmy notes (manure), earth, mould. The peat shines through, despite the heavy Sherry maturation. Very present note of Eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Oily, slightly vegetal arrival. Some damp wood. But it only lasts for a very short time until the oak kicks in, and it's here to stay. You'd have to fight your way through it, to get past it. Astringent and very present alcohol. Water destroys it completely, so that is not an option. There is some depth beyond that, but it is hard to reach. It certainly is mouth coating and there are some redeeming factors.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and briefly oaky. Then some herbs and coffee kick in.

  2. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 850 € at Whiskyauction in June 2015

  3. Peter87 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. boborban scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    SergeGlen Garioch 29 yo 1968 (57.2%, OB, Hogshead #625) Colour: dark amber. Nose: ultra-big but also hyper-subtle sherry here. First we have figs and dates (truckloads), then superb tarry, rubbery, liquoricy and smoky notes (bicycle inner tube), then strawberry and quince jam, then plain prunes dipped in milk chocolate, then balsamic vinegar and cured ham (Parma)… In short, fab again, and I don’t even feel like I should add any water despite the high strength. Mouth: please call the anti-maltoporn squad. This is immense and, to tell you the truth, even a bit scary ;-). Finish: sorry, we haven’t got enough time. Comments: none. Except that this is probably the best cask of the large series of 1968’s that they issued around 1997 in my book (maybe together with cask #7). SGP:567 – 95 points.

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