- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Selected Cask Vatting
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- see note
- 59.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L205 100G
- Added on
- 20 Feb 2008 9:51 pm
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49 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1978
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points
- Rather simple, have some elements that can't speak loudly.
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.
Very spirity, high alcohol, sweet barley, dark chocolates, light body despite high ABV. Simple.
Medium, some bitter oak, sweet again.
- A surprisingly rich body.
Fresh and floral, fragrant , gentle , Peat-tinged.
Rich, sweet , clean, syrupy maltiness.
Very long. Treacle toffee. Gingery spiciness . Rooty dryness. Very warming. Late echo of phenolic peat.
- This Whisky was sold for 171 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015
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.
- 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.