Glen Garioch 1975 Sa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Samaroli (Sa)
Bottling serie
Handwritten label
Stated Age
13 years old
Fino Sherry
57.0 % Vol.
750 ml
it Italy
Added on
19 Dec 2009 4:18 pm

Average value

€ 10797.94

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63 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1975 Sa

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.85 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2003]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.  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.  Unfortunately I did not take any notes.

  2. Seele scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Chalk, pear, smoke, peat, little bit farmy
    • Taste
      94 94
      Very balacne. Chalk, tablets, minerals, smoke, peat, orange
    • Finish
      92 92
      Grass and peaty.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Aromatic and perfumy, not necessarily peaty at all! lemon custards, old books and antiques, bonfire smoke, soots, intermediate soap between FWP and fruits, haha.
    • Taste
      Unique and dynamic, hazelnut and peat juice, chocolate spices, bonfire, sooty, hot and austere. Peat syrup.
    • Finish
      Hot, nutty, peaty, classic geery.

  4. Siwoo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Boiled pear, mint, cream, peaty, glue, and based on smokey baked malts.

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur


    Light gold
    Ooohh, beautiful "farmy notes" hit the nostrils - with straw, old soaked cardboard, salty-peppery BBQ and leather. Add to that irresistible honey and apple flavors - very intense and with minimal acidity - fantastic!
    Creamy, spicy and spicy right up to the stop! Limes, lemons, vanilla, peat smoke, newsprint, cardboard, candle wax and then fruit again. An ingenious, peaty and never-ending seasoning - outstandingly good and extremely delicious !!
    Very long - the wort is like a wall. Fruit and smoky tobacco notes combine with dull accents of cardboard and leather. Towards the end, it becomes grassy and fruity, but fades slightly sweetly. An incredible taste experience and at the age of 13 years in barrel !!
    95 points
    N: 94P / G: 96P / F: 96P

  6. Vince scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    An extraordinary whisky. Vibrant yet incredibly complex out of the blocks with a great and ever evolving nose. Not knowing what it was, I guessed Islay but it wouldn't quite fit old Laphroaig nor Ardbeg for me. Palate is a turning kaleidoscope of flavours. Long finish. This is whisky.

    For me has an edge over the 1971 Full Proof, even though that one was bottled at the year of my birth. One of my top 10 tried-so-far whiskies without doubt. I have this in my collection and will hold on to this one! Many thanks for the generous guidance by Arun at The Swan Song.

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Peaty spicy fruity some peppery chocolate, intense and vibrant, brilliant!

  8. mika417 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    GLENGARIOCH 13yo 1975/57% Duthie for Samaroli Handwritten Label Wheat and cereal feeling, Oldishirashii (no hygiene) Scentful scent The fruit is not citrus but sweet, fruit gum, rich flavor with wonderful elements Spreading body and powerful, complicated, long reverberation. Grengirie, one of the legendary bottles. I can not pick up fragrance and taste elements finely at the level like me, but it is extremely complicated and overwhelming. A wonderful cup that can not be thought of as a fragrance and taste that would only be available in old. It is wonder how this taste works in aged 13 years. http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/distilled1973/40469478.html

  9. barryfox915 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Pale gold.
    Nose: Very peaty, intense, austere, and floral, with some
    farmy notes.
    Taste: Very peaty, slightly spicy, rather smooth, fruity, farmy,
    juicy, and with some mineral and grassy notes. Delicious. The finish is long to
    very long, peaty, round, slightly floral and mineral, with a nice smoothness, a
    touch of pollen and an ever present mineral cold peat smoke.
    Simply a superb whisky, well balanced, harmonious, with the right of peat and a
    beautiful juiciness.




  10. boborban scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    SergeGlen Garioch 13 yo 1975 (57%, Samaroli, fino sherry) Colour: gold. Nose: lots of bitter chocolate at first nosing, switching then to rather huge medicinal notes. Bandages, embrocations, camphor… Lots of smoke as well (as much as in, say Laphroaig). Gets then sort of similar to the Old Bothwell, with quite some dry white wine, grass, lemon juice, walnut skins, hints of ‘yellow’ as they say in French Jura (neo-oxidation – from the fino I’m sure) and then rather farmy (wet hay, ‘natural’ milk and butter). Superbly sharp and austere, a bit rigid but I like that. Mouth: now, this is beautiful! Very thick and coating, creamy, with again these lemony (lemon marmalade) and grassy/waxy notes, mixed with a superb peat and lots of fresh walnuts – the fino again, I guess. Lots of quince jelly, cough syrup, eucalyptus sweets, mastic-flavoured Turkish delights, bitter oranges, marzipan… Amazingly good. Hints of paraffin, mint drops, both smoked tea and pu-erh… And the finish! Long, invading, still doing ‘the peacock’s tail’ with all sorts of smoky, waxy and citrusy flavours… Extremely good, in the same class as the best Broras and Ardbegs. And only 13 years old! 95 points (merci beaucoup – vielen Dank – thank you very much, Bert)


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