Glen Garioch 1968

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
29 years old
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 dec 2009 3:30 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3471.38

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Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1968

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.72 points.

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    reduced but still powerful smoke meets an old school dark sherry profile, I had more than an hour of fun with it
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Amontilado sherry
    Soft sherry flavors through and through. Leather, elderberry, tobacco, blueberries, lime juice, brooks, salt, oak and wood stain. Dark raisins, juniper and oranges. The sweetness is fruit-based throughout - dark blue!
    Soft, spicy, fruity and loaded with heavy wood. Floor wax and tannins, which develop splendidly in a delicious fruit sweetness of plums, honey, raisins, some leather and humidor.
    Medium length - the taste notes continue, but the leather and wood notes take over from now on. Dark chocolate, delicately smoky and becoming ever drier. With coffee and wood fading away.
    91 points
    N: 92P / G: 92P / F: 90P

  3. Gloin scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The smell is incredible. I like it so much that I hardly dare to drink in fear that it can only get worse. But the taste and the finish do not disappoint. even if they do not quite match the fantastic nose. The sherry leaves a strong impression without covering everything else, not like a painted wall. I still recognize the grain below. Despite its complexity, the whisky is surprisingly consistent and pleasing.
    • Nose
      Leather, chocolate sauce, cherries, paper, moist, moldy, wet wood, coffee, very heavy and intense, but surprisingly sweet, decayed foliage, earth, autumn, in the background oak, but not overlying, slightly acidic, like an old balsamic vinegar, and in fact: a little smoke
    • Taste
      Strong onset, strong and slightly astringent, but that lessened immediately. Samy body. More oak than in the nose, espresso, dry sherry, leather, some tobacco. Do I visualize the smoke because I search for it? Again the balsamico, black cherries, musty in the positive sense, old
    • Finish
      In the finish, a wonderful symbiosis of bittersweet notes. Earth and wood, the barrel dominated, without crushing, slightly sweetened espresso and again and again the memory of leather.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    that's a barrel. You have to like oak, which is neatly present, but with a little water, a fantastic old whisky opens. I'm excited.
    • Nose
      Before I write the first words, I have already sniffed for 15 minutes, so beautiful is the nose. Sherrynoten, a lot of oak, a dreamlike balance between the sweetness of the sherry aromas and the bitter taste of the old wood. In addition an old cigar box. With water, the nose is a little sweeter, the sherry aromas with all the dried fruits, etc. are a little break up and tobacco and the cigar box trump the old, slightly musty oak notes. With water, the nose is a little gentler, but not less tasty.
    • Taste
      pure a decent force. Incredibly oak, menthol and essential oils flood the oral cavity. With water the malt is much more accessible. While it offers almost too many aromas at once, you now have the opportunity to enjoy the oaks, fruit and tobacco flavors. An incredibly fine, bitter-sweet blend of flavors.
    • Finish
      As expected, a lot of oak, bitter aromas, tobacco, hints of smoke, bitter oranges and at the end many bitter aromas and oak, as well as mint / menthol.

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    a special sherry / oak whisky with a light smoke / tobacco and a noble fresh note of oranges fine and sweet the freshness with the dark eroticism of the old bitter sherry
    I see the polished leather boots in front of my eyes in front of dark wood Sherry sparkles in the glass through the door falls light and sun the smell of oranges Dust flickers in the light the room swallows the light and the heat the air smells dull of horse and peat the boots clink Tobacco smoke and sherry a smile, his horse is beautiful
    yes it is crazy, I know ... but I would like to drink this whisky on a stud he fits with noble horses

    yes, I love him
    • Nose
      directly after pouring without movement: natural marzipan with real almond note, sherry, barrel ____________________________________________________ later with movement: it mixes in a ripe but still fresh note of oranges smoky barrel smell Camphor, some sherry acid, gammeliges damp stave wood dark sherry Uwes furniture polish, old leather, dark raisins Horse apple, wood, leather, dust, fresh orange spatter
    • Taste
      very soft start velvety sherry, the orange note, some cinnamon dusty smoke on the palate on the tongue a chocolaty peat fire it remains orange on the palate with dust and chocolate Camphor and fruity sweetness the notes play nice in the mouth
    • Finish
      long, intense, spicy, velvety, erotic, yummy, sweeter, aroma game, liquorice, baked apple juice, barrel flavors, sweet malt

  6. barryfox915 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber
    Nose: Big, meaty, peaty, intense, very sherry, farmy and tarry.
    Woaw, a stunning nose!
    Taste: Spicy, on tannins, cherries, cloves, cinnamon,
    with floral and grassy notes, as well as some game. The finish is long, big,
    peaty, meaty, astringent, with quite some tannins. Diluted, it becomes rounder
    and the tannic notes less present and the fruity notes of candied orange more
    Impression: A big peaty and farmy Glen Garioch, with quite some
    tannin on the finish. A big whisky that I enjoyed very much.



  7. boborban scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    And also Glen Garioch 29 yo 1968/1997 (55.9%, OB, cask #624) From The Timmermans 40-session. Nose: rather beautiful sherry despite a heavy meatiness. Big notes of cigar, game, tyres, pipe juice, peat... Very thick on the nose. Mouth: ultra-concentrated indeed but balanced, which is quite an achievement. Peat, orange liqueur, chewed cigar, Mandarine Impériale, gentian spirit. Comment: extremely rich - spectacular! SGP:744 – 90 points.

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur Color: Oloroso sherry
    Nose: Old Sherry, Havana in "Double Corona" format, coffee beans, espresso, floor wax, leather, elderberry, machine oil, juniper berries, peat, salt, caoutchouc, cognac, caramel, orange cake and oak. What a palette - ultra fat on the nose and pretty awesome!
    Taste: Sweet sherry and oranges, fully filled humidor and heavy wood. Thick oil, bitter tannins, espresso and more and more oak, becoming increasingly bitter. But already a few drawbacks compared to the nose - too bad!
    Finish: Long, with the last remaining aromas of bitter coffee and wood! Towards the end ultrabitter and nothing else.
    Comment: What a nose and what a finish. You rarely have that in this form!
    85 points (nose: 94 / taste: 85 / Finsih: 75)


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