- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 34 years old
- Number of bottles
- 44.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Brühler Whiskyhaus
- Added on
- 11 May 2019 12:35 pm by Ed Radour
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1984 SV
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.66 points
- I enjoyed this almost 35-year-old Bourbon barrel ripening very well. A really extraordinary flavor profile concentrates in only 44% cask strength but still incredibly voluminous and aromatic. A scent of violets, orchids and greenhouse. With malt, honey and vanilla. Subtle smoke in the background. Wonderfully harmonious. In the mouth also very floral notes, a little walnut and oak but surprisingly little bitterness for the 34 years. And yet you notice the age at every point. The finish is long, beautifully creamy, sweet and floral. Great malt
- Two worlds of flavors collide: earthy and floral violet and lavender notes and sweet marmalade casserole. A whisky that could split the minds. Like a walk through the cemetery after a breakfast of marmalade tulls.
Fresh in the glass still very restrained. After a few minutes of oxygen and some hand warmth, jam notes of Qitte and grapefruit develop, intense sweetness and yet slightly sour. If you let it breathe for a little longer, earthy violet and lavender notes crawl out of the glass, paired with a very delicate liquorice patille in the background. Totally balanced interplay of flavors. Fantastic.
For 34 years in the barrel, the oak influence is virtually unnoticeable. A tiny bit of bitterness on the tongue before the sweetness of the jam regains the upper hand. Cooked fruit pepaart with a slight hint of licorice that plays around with earthy and floral notes.
Medium-length finish that leaves the sweetness, but the violet and lavender notes are completely gone.
- Beautiful nose, taste but getting used to.
As the previous speakers have already mentioned, the nose of this Glen Garioch is a dream. Wonderfully fruity and sweet, no junk notes and well balanced. In terms of taste, however, the well-known "false notes" (if you feel them that way) from the 80s are quite fast. Not quite as intense as some Bowmore or sister bottlings, but still available. These cloud the overall picture for me then unfortunately considerably.
- Character: What a fruity-floral flavor. For me definitely the perfume or the soap among the previously tried whiskys. Here you have a whole fruit and flower salad in the glass. Definitely a bottling with an extremely high recognition value.
Rating: Although I reluctantly eat flowers and rarely grab fruit salad, this bottling unites me with its exceptional quality. I probably would not need a big bottle, but I'm really glad that I was allowed to have this experience in the glass. Exciting, full of surprises, floral-soapy-oblique and yet delicious. For this enjoyment of a special kind, I have 92 points today. If the finish would have been longer and added a special feature, the 93 points would have fallen here as well.
Wow! This bottling is immediately followed by a tremendous fruitiness. And it gets even better: the longer the tool life, the more facets it develops. Initially, a lively, almost tingling mix of orange peel, soapy mango and a lot of passion fruit is immediately present. Green bananas resonate behind the scenes. Quinces, mandarins, apricots, honeydew melon and ripe light grapes join. Gradually, more bitter notes develop. On the one hand there are herbs, with their description I do something difficult as usual: I make out thyme, basil and mint. On the other hand, it is a bit in the woody direction: sandalwood and fresh, straight from a young branch peeled bark. The different flavors are wonderfully interwoven. A bourbon characteristic that really pleases. Definitely a bottling, whose nose may be explored. Really "through" one is never felt. Tea, rose hips, grapefruit, fresh cut flowers - to name just a few other associations that flashed through in the meantime.
So what is that? Intense, slightly creamy and with the appearance of a perfume instead of a distillate made from barley mashes, this filling meets the tip of the tongue. A blooming flower meadow floods the mouth with soapy mangoes, oranges and passion fruit. I did not expect such a consistent continuation of the nose. The mouthfeel is pleasant, although it really should not have been less volume percentages. It remains consistently light-fruited, whereby I must always think of edible flowers: violets meet with daisies, nasturtium, lime blossom, orange blossom and a good deal of dried lavender flowers. In addition, there are still a handful of fennel seeds and towards the end of the flavor development again grapefruit comes on the plan. Such a soapy-flowery taste I had not yet. A slightly spicy sandalwood taste accompanies the finish.
The finish is medium in length and a consistent continuation of the taste. Other aromas are not added, that is, with a real surprise, the finish does not wait. Slightly sweetish, overwhelmingly flowery and bedded on quite discreet sandalwood, the wine sounds.
- Glen Garioch's from the early '80s have the same blemishes as the sister distillery of Bowmore at that time. The 34 years in the barrel have put the disgusting soapy distillate in the background and enriched by a few complexities, but it remains present.
However, looking at the other reviews, there seems to be a bottle-to-bottle audience, and the trader is also very open with what some might view as junk notes in the tasting notes. I can only recommend to anyone to get a sample of these years Glen Gariochs in advance, it must be done ...
Grappa, lemon zest, lemon fragrance from the urinal. With air: lavender, and indeed a ripe, waxy note. Vanilla, orange peel.
Little oak, oily, again the lemons "smell", plus rinse water and cold ash. Immature apples, humus. Lavender and mint.
Long, more rinse water, orange juice after brushing your teeth, some coffee. Licorice.