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Glen Garioch 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.72/100
votes
70
Whiskybase ID
WB140795
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Matured
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L9025 2029
Barcode
5010496004319
Added on
14 Oct 2019 4:46 pm by Bluesman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 96.44

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 15-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.72 points

  1. stefan_PB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky. Definitely something for sherry fans
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dark berries, spicy notes, sweetness of dried fruit, caramel aroma also noticeable
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sherry bomb, incredible sweetness, plum compote, rose hip jam and light spiciness, chocolate notes are also recognizable, nice and mild and quite complex
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long, peppery, really sharp on the finish, dark fruit again, very pleasant oak bitterness

  2. Achilles scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    looks older than he is. Great dark sherry whisky, head towards the Glendronach 21 Parliament.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruit bread, gingerbread, cinnamon, orange peel, dark fruits, deliciously delicious nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The high alcohol content is not unpleasant in the mouth. Lots of sherry, lots of dark fruit, dates, plums
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium

  3. Malty1797 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      a bit closed, but opens up nicely with just a few drops of water
    • Taste
      87 87
      for me mainly oranges, like juicy oranges, sherry and sweetness and of course the highland herbs and honey.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Even with a full sherry maturation i can pick up the distillery character underneath, very nice!

  4. jkswift scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good. Price-performance top!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Whisky_Peter scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Great drop, it's my favorite sherry barrel whisky.

  6. El Bastardo scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Really cool! Who asks about alcohol here: This is one of those where the alcohol cannot be smelled / tasted / felt at all and apparently 100% of this is converted into taste ^ _ ^ Maybe a bit too spicy for my taste. Sure, it doesn't all have to be "Macallen" or "Glendronach", but the longer you sip "Minischl├╝cke", the more peppery it gets in the mouth. Still just great part.
    In the end, it's not enough for me to raise it to four stars (on my very strict scale for me). Didn't try the 21 year old until not too long ago ... it's even more my taste.
    • Nose
      Undiluted: First and foremost, of course, and permanently massive sherry. The dry plum and raisin, only slightly sweet variation (not the one with a fresh cherry aroma). Slightly citrus fruits in the background, preferably oranges / mandarins. Some aromatic spices with a bit of pepper, but also strong / intensely spicy notes such as cloves and cardamom.

      Diluted to approx. 45%: similar behavior to comparable whiskys. The spice note comes across more clearly and the fruity aromas are somewhat inhibited.
    • Taste
      Diluted to approx. 45%: distinctly spicy (and not very fruity at first) compared to "similar" whiskys. Only with the second sip are the fruit aromas really activated again. But that doesn't mean that the spiciness will decrease, on the contrary.
    • Finish
      Diluted to approx. 45%: spiciness on the tip of the tongue and subtle fruitiness with a little bit of sweetness on the palate.

  7. WLUO scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Slightly smoky, sherry, very intense.

  9. HansWurst scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Unfortunately nothing special here...american oak style of sherry whisky, potentially seasoned.

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