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.