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Glen Garioch 1999

Overall rating
88.35/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wine Cask Matured
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Château Lagrange Barriques
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 182251
Barcode
5010496005026
Added on
04 Jan 2019 7:41 pm by ajbs1985

Average value

€ 136.93

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50 × member ratings

249 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1999

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.35 points

  1. Dramned! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Red wine ripples are not for everyone, the flavors can quickly overload the whisky or tip it into the cheesy-sweet Strawberry World wonderland. Fortunately, this does not happen here, this old Glen Garioch retains its oily-spicy character, which is complemented by the influences of the well-chosen Lagrange barrels very nicely. The initial strawberry aromas gave a foreboding, but what followed was pure enjoyment.
    • Nose
      Then an old battered pot with spicy, thickened sweet and mostly red berry fruits smells and bubbles over a fire, already lightly set and caramelized. Sweet ripe strawberries, pickled cherries and redcurrants with a fine-sour acidity. Add a decent pinch of cloves and cinnamon sticks. Elder blossoms and fresh light grape must provide a neat fruity sweetness. The French oak barrels give a lot of woody-tart aromas, which integrate nicely into the complex overall picture. This fine conglomeration of sweet fruits and the warm spicy woody aromas is so irresistible that I can hardly take my nose off the glass.
    • Taste
      An almost exuberant warming sweetness flatters the taste buds immediately. The fruits are no longer so finely sorted, it is more a spicy compote, but extremely intense. First and foremost the beautiful ripe strawberries and Amarena cherries, freshly baked salted caramel with a crust of slightly burnt sugar, ripe peaches and ripe raspberries. Even more than in the nose, the oak barrels come to their right here. With beautiful tart espresso notes and dark cocoa powder, they bring a pleasant and slightly astringent dryness, but nothing superimposed, but pleasantly expanded the flavor.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather medium and dominated by the barrels of French oak. Tannin rich, slightly dry, to the red sweet and sour fruit of the berries, in the final conclusion then still warming spices such as cloves and cinnamon sticks combined with a malty sweetness.

  2. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    I love that whisky.
    It is wonderfully balanced, highly complex and brings great wine aromas with it.
    An experience for me.

  3. Sandman23 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. JungleDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Steffen1004 scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    Aroma
    Dark chocolate and orange peel
    taste
    Honey, sweet fruity, dark chocolate
    Finish
    soft, long-lasting intense

  6. maximobeat did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The technical data are very similar to the Bowmore from Amazon. A direct comparison would be interesting here.

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A powerful, intensive whisky - the wine barrel maturation is not to everyone's taste - it is sophisticated but also very good!
    [Color] copper;
    • Nose
      sweet, very fruity (berries, grapes), spices, oak;
    • Taste
      intense, sweet, vinous, strawberries, cherries, spices (pepper), oily, tart, coffee, dark chocolate, full flavor, European oak, multi-layered;
    • Finish
      medium-long finish, sweet and sour, vinous; aftertaste sweet, dry oak;

  8. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. detachedblue scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not a successful wine finish in my opinion...
    • Nose
      Strawberry, very woody, herb medicinal, or just nail polish? Metallic, very meaty.
    • Taste
      Woody, but watery and light, awful, some cheapest cognac you find in a small shop, then thick wood, chocolates and new oak.
    • Finish
      Long, winey.

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