Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
de Germany
Added on
11 may 2019 12:35 pm by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 338.73

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48 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1984 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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

  2. smoesch scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      91 91
      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.
    • Taste
      91 91
      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.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium-length finish that leaves the sweetness, but the violet and lavender notes are completely gone.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2022] A quick review of a sample...

    ...which is a typical in-between Glen Garioch vintage, meaning in between the excellent vintage periods of the 60ies/70ies and the 90ies. The eighties were rather chequered quality years because of the whisky crisis that started in 1983. And this Glen Garioch perfectly shows that even a long maturation cannot compensate for a lower quality spirit. It is okay, but it does not rock my whisky world.

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Hemdl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.

  6. DocF scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    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 ...
    • Nose
      Grappa, lemon zest, lemon fragrance from the urinal. With air: lavender, and indeed a ripe, waxy note. Vanilla, orange peel.
    • Taste
      Little oak, oily, again the lemons "smell", plus rinse water and cold ash. Immature apples, humus. Lavender and mint.
    • Finish
      Long, more rinse water, orange juice after brushing your teeth, some coffee. Licorice.

  7. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, I didn't warm to the malt.
    I like the impressions of pear, straw and garden herbs in the nose, but unfortunately I can't get along with the soapy notes in the mouth (and in the nose) or the impression of washing powder.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Nidan scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur


  10. KILLSWLTCH scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  11. grinface scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I suspect there are worse violet whisky out there, but I'm not going to be a fan of this "type". Not my style. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/10/07/eine-hand-voll-highlands/


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