Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
19 years old
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2009 12:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1990 AD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 points

  1. barryfox915 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold.
    Nose: Smooth, floral, quite smoky, with a round oakiness and
    some sweet fruits.
    Taste: Oaky, spicy, intense, floral, fragrant, quite
    earthy, slightly smoky and peaty. The finish is medium, floral, fragrant,
    slightly humic and citric.
    Impression: A good Glen Garioch, rather fragrant
    and earthy.




  2. boborban scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    SergeGlen Garioch 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.8%, Adelphi, cask, #2697, 234 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: a rather oily and smoky Glen Garioch at first nosing that reminds me a bit of the old peaty ones. Rather rough, wild, growing more vegetal, with some white fruits (apples, green pears) and a style that’s a tad Springbankish in its oily flintiness. A tad old skool. A lot of coconut coming through after ten minutes. With water: as usual, more farmy notes, even after quite a few minutes of waiting. Overripe apples… And then back on coconuts. Mouth (neat): directly on coconut and marshmallows, very different from the nose now, fruitier and more playful. Green bananas, apples, a little marzipan and liquorice. Big but not overwhelming body. With water: rounder, fresher, on liquorice, marzipan and bitter oranges. Finish: long, just on the same notes, maybe with added earthy/leafy notes. Comments: a very good coastal Highlander, very true to the genre but with a soft side – at times. SGP:442 – 86 points.

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 234 bottles from cask no. 2697
    This American oak hogshead has given the whisky a lovely warm gold colour, and there is promise of good mouthfeel from the generous beading. On the nose we are reminded of soft vanilla cake with pears and apricots, then a good dose of marzipan and almonds. Immediately spicy on the tongue with a thread of gingernut and coconut biscuits (ginger is usually found in proprietary bottlings), becoming more akin to macaroons. As suggested by the beading, there is a lovely velvety mouth texture, becoming more oily and perfumed with the addition of a little water. The finish is medium length, nicely balanced, leaving a warming gingernut taste. An excellent aperitif or tea-time warmer. 

  4. alectron scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Single Dram Note.

    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.15) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      Grapes, Toffey/Caramel, Glass, Leather, Citrus, Cereal
    • Taste
      Hot, Wood Spices, vulcanized rubber, caramel
    • Finish
      med/long, hot-ish, toasted cereals, cold ash, caramel, orange peel


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