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Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular Platinum
Calculated age
25 years old
Refilled Sherry Cask
DL 12824
Number of bottles
58.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Sep 2018 12:11 am by Michaelkael
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 494,49

25 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1993 DL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.11 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rich, intense and full-bodied single malt with all the sherry-derived flavours the dark colour already promises. Aromas of ripe dark dried fruits, together with winter spices and notes of tobacco and leather, create a harmonious and full-bodied taste experience. An excellent single cask bottling on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Douglas Laing. As the high alcohol content is perfectly integrated, this 25-year-old Glen Garioch can be enjoyed without any water - ideally sitting in a leather armchair in front of a crackling open fire.

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with old sherry, raisins, brown sugar and juicy blood oranges, before caramelised ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg arrive. Notes of dark chocolate nicely linger with leather and spiced oak in the back. Rich and very appealing!
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, rich and intense on the palate with sherry, sweet ripe plums, raisins, luscious oranges and Demerara sugar. Then warming spicy flavours of nutmeg, ginger, oak and white pepper arrive, followed by slightly dry notes of dark chocolate and cocoa. Nicely mouth-coating!
    • Finish
      The finish is long and pleasantly warm, becoming drier on the tail with espresso notes, bitter orange peel, walnuts and oak spice.

      With water: A few drops of water bring more leathery notes to the fore, mixed with tobacco leaves and espresso notes while the sherry sweetness and fruity flavours remain stable. Still bold and rich on the palate, again with more leather, prickling oak spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Less fruity with a tamed sherry sweetness. The finish is still long and warming. Becomes significantly drier with cocoa, espresso notes, tobacco leaves, nutmeg and walnuts.

  2. Titi94 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Bottler's Notes:
    Nose: a sherried beauty... chewed leather, burnt brown sugar, raspberries and juicy plums.
    Palate: thick and mouth-coating... rich mocha, stewed rhubarb, pastry and cinnamon spice.
    Finish: charred oak lingers alongside stem ginger cookies, cocoa and cereal sweetness (CSL).

  3. Silversurfer scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

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

  4. Holbech scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A rather herby malt.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very herbal, brown sugar. In the background sherry. With time the sherry note becomes more dominant.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Rosemary, Thyme, wood and butter.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Herb boullion cube, lingering wood and sherry


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