Glen Garioch 1975 Sa

Overall rating
91.44/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
WB11900
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Samaroli (Sa)
Bottling serie
Fragments of Scotland
Vintage
1975
Bottled
1988
Number of bottles
648
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
25 nov 2009 1:15 pm

Average value

€ 481.00

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Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1975 Sa

11 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.44 points.

  1. DrunkDude scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    scbp-6182, the distillation characteristics are extremely remarkable, the flavor is extremely strong, and the best single malt of its kind.

    At a time when the flavor of new wines is generally flat, it seems that some malt distilleries are trying to replicate a similar style. IMHO, there is a sense of imitation.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Single malt character, raw and powerful, with cucumber, dust, old-fashioned sweet peat, barley sugar on the outside. After waking up for a while, the fragrance has both beauty and strength, Sichuan cellar fragrance, mint, ocean, vague durian, honeydew melon, sweet green apple pie, after waking up, it will show more sweet soda, star anise and minerality.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Clear sugar water, rich in fat. Aloe vera, mint syrup, strong pickled plum sourness in the middle/99% dark chocolate dominates, until the finish, with light salt, mint, basil. The whole has a light roasted feeling but no smell of bready. The wine is weak in strength, strong in oil, full in flavor, slightly astringent and refreshing, moderately sweet and sour, with obvious coolness. b85p90
    • Finish
      87 87
      The sourness continues, and the aftertaste stimulates a little sweetness and astringency. The aftertaste of cucumber is quite strong, cool and salty.

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  3. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Seele scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A great selection from a golden age of the Geeries.
    • Nose
      Initially very simple, some raw walnuts, smoky and peaty, leathery. After 5mins, it becomes more exotic, hospital, dunnage house and leather
    • Taste
      Very old style peat, a lot of nutty and herbal flavors, marzipan, sour chocolate liquor, very minty as well.
    • Finish
      Long and herbal, walnut chocolates.

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2005]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 292 that I bought for 129 Euro in September, 2003.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  My notes state a rich and complex earthy and peaty taste with a long finish.

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2008]  I had this dram during a MaRa rarities tasting at Limburg.

    I my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  Unfortunately my detailed notes were lost.

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Lovely finish on this.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Really lovely, nothing more to say
    • Nose
      Elegant fruit and nice peat, cola cube sweets (great), citrus, a little apple, treacle tart.

      The nose gets even better with time.
    • Taste
      It smooth, then the peat arrives and it is a very nice peat, not in your face peat lie some of the so called great Islay whiskies that only have masses of peat and very little else (Ardbeg), the elegance that nose suggested is confirmed on the palate.

      Sweet jam sponge, biscuit, hint of brine and now the peat is a little farmyard like Brora but no where near as potent.

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    • Finish
      Good medium length, with a lovely creamy peaty finish and  few jammy notes right at the end.

  12. magic_slim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An excellent Glen Garioch, recommended.
    • Nose
      Closed at first nosing - definitely needs time, after pouring a dram.

      O.k. now, after a few minutes and some warming in my hand it is very elegant with sweet citrus aromas in the beginning, then fresh and maritime with a whiff of peat. Next I smell notes of cream cheese. Subtile, but a lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Wow, this is fantastic. Notes of honey at first mouthfeel, then hot, peppery and peaty with notes of weak black tea, when swallowed. Some liquorice in the background. 
    • Finish
      Long, spicy and a little peaty.

  13. boborban scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Serge
    Glen Garioch 1975/1988 ‘Fragments of Scotland’ (50%, Duthie for Samaroli, Italy, 648 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: the attack is very spirity and rather simple, but that doesn’t last for long. It gets then both delicately perfumy and fantastically peaty and smoky, somewhat in the Brora genre (yes!) A very ‘vegetal’ peat at first, getting then very maritime, in a very delicate way. Seaweed, fireplace. What a sublime nose, very fresh and very complex – and clean! Gets slightly rubbery (bicycle inner tube) and tarry. Stupendous nose. Mouth: yes, a superb attack! Peat, pepper, ginger enter the dance right from the start, the whole being perfectly ‘rounded’. Develops on gentian spirit, liquorice roots, tea, quite earthy. Gain some feint rubbery notes, getting quite leafy. Certainly the most peaty Glen Garioch I ever had, and it stands the comparison with all islanders – easily. The finish is long, peaty, earthy and most enjoyable, with a “come back later” taste. 94 points. (thanks Bert)

  14. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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