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Glen Garioch 1978

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Selected Cask Vatting
Stated Age
18 years old
59.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L205 100G
Added on
20 Feb 2008 9:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 299,00

3 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1978

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.56 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Rather simple, have some elements that can't speak loudly.
    • Nose
      Very shy, then there is a touch of soap (but not very much) and sweet barley. Some walnut milk (typical garioch). Very little peat, a touch of grape fruits.
    • Taste
      Very spirity, high alcohol, sweet barley, dark chocolates, light body despite high ABV. Simple.
    • Finish
      Medium, some bitter oak, sweet again.

  2. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A surprisingly rich body.
    • Nose
      Fresh and floral, fragrant , gentle , Peat-tinged.
    • Taste
      Rich, sweet , clean, syrupy maltiness. 
    • Finish
      Very long. Treacle toffee. Gingery spiciness . Rooty dryness. Very warming. Late echo of phenolic peat.

  5. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 171 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

  6. boborban scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch 18 yo 1978/1997 (59.4%, OB, cask vatting) Its colour is deep gold, and the first nosing is very powerful. Coffee, sherry, orange peel – gets a little spirity (pear drops). The mouth is quite pungent: spirity, with lots of coffee, ginger, crème brulée, and some very nice peat. Too hot, though, and it really needed quite a lot of water and a few minutes before it became really enjoyable. Then it developed a lot further, with a great finish. 85 points.

  7. helmutgw scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I have to say: an exemplary sherry whisky from the good old days; when excellent sherry casks were available. Well balanced sherry, not overemphasised. The alcohol is quite present and a splash of water is needed, to smooth it out.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87


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