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Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
86.11/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
4th Chapter
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496005040
Added on
04 Apr 2019 5:21 pm by Arwen
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Average value

€ 98.15

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.11 points

  1. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet and tropical, pineapple, melon, honey. Initial alcoholic note is given over time. In addition, a fine oak note in the background, as of fresh oak shavings.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, oily on the tongue. Tropical fruits on the tongue as in the nose. In addition, now comes more clearly the spice, which vigorously occupies the tongue.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Unfortunately, only medium, of these pleasant flavors I would have liked more or longer. Sweetness and wood notes fade quite fast.

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Much softer and rounder than the 1st and 2nd Chapter (regrettably, I can't seem to find my sample of the 3rd Chapter at the moment). Oodles of vanilla, plenty of oak, and a more pronounced waxy and floral side. The age is starting to show more; it's less sour / tart / mineralic than its predecessors. You could say it's lost some of its typical distillery character but gained in balance. Even though it's a bit more "mainstream", it's still very good, and it improves swiftly with some air in the glass. A subtle, understated affair that you need to take your time with. Whether you prefer this over the earlier bottlings comes down to your personal inclinations, i.e., do you prefer more sherry and a few rough edges or more cask influence and an overall smoother, more laid-back experience?
    • Taste
      86 86
      Much more wood right upfront when compared to the earlier bottlings in this series. In style, this reminds me of the way many distilleries approach their 18-year-old OBs: very smooth and rounded, with plenty of wood notes included so that even the uninitiated can sense that it's old(er). The sherried components are more prominent on the palate than on the nose, and after the first sip, the trademark Glen Garioch dusty / tart / mineralic aspect begins to come through as well, which is most welcome - I was just about to write this off as more consensus-oriented and boring than its predecessors.
      In essence, it's the rough-arsed GG character wrapped in a plush velvet coat.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Overripe tangerines, quinine, chalk, tart lime juice, clods of crumbly, dried-out soil, but, sadly, also some pretty standard, plankish wood. Curiously enough, I'm not sure that the additional time spent in oak actually improves the finish.

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Needs a lot of time in the glass.

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This nose is still the best, but it needs with me water and patience. Where is the sherry? Yes, it is drinkable - but I do not need more than one Dram, especially at the price - a bit reminiscent of a sprightly Glen Allachie 18
    • Nose
      85 85
      Toilet stone lemon, unnatural / artificial orange note, orange oil ginger, crushed lemon drops, stone meal, chalk, warm butter, hedge trimming, light summer flowers, linden flowers, herbaceous woody aromas
    • Taste
      83 83
      despite water it bites easily into the tongue, fresh sawn green wood, tree sap, resin, mint, rosemary - mandarin, a lot of lemon,
    • Finish
      82 82
      quite dry, pure fresh light wood - astringent, slightly dry, sage, thyme, slightly bitter - but still in the green

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Restrained. Light sherry, a hint of ginger. Sand, fresh matches. Gravel. Slightly metallic.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Light honey, floury apples. Warm mineral water with a slight bitter pungency. At the end a bit bland.

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