- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 1000 ml
- Added on
- 20 Feb 2008 10:19 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 15-year-old
23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.79 points
- Got this about 5 years ago for a good price (55 EUR/1l bottle). Thought this was kind of a steal for an older bottling, plus I really like (older) Gariochs. But in reality not that good, has some feinty off notes, would trade it any time for a Glenmorangie 15 or even 10 from the era. Not a total failure but fill level goes down ever so slightly. Maybe a good addition to a living bottle at some point. ;-)
- Quite a big difference to the current 15 Glen Garioch. The lower alcohol content, less sherry notes, more in the citrus and floral area, the dram reminds me more of old BenRomach.
Floral & fat
Strong citrus flavor, incredible ...
Medium length, a little sweet, detergent,
- My previous score was for my last full bottle and I have a had a few 15 year tall bottle, I also really like the old parchment label 10 year.
In its day a quality affordable Geerie, so much better than today, my previous score was 86 for this bottle, this is a few points higher from this sample.
Apparently the lavender smell is down to excessive linalool?
- Probably the best 15 year Geerie I have had.
Ah that 1980`s lavender smell that Geerie is know for, nothing to do with lavender by the way.
The sherry is also on the strong side, this is very perfumy mixed with barley sugars, fruit jams and fruit gum sweets.
Lovely mouthfeel, some spices and fruit with peat and then it gets a little dry.
Nice integration of peat & sherry mixed with dark coloured fruit gums, some woody notes creep in but it all adds to the profile.
There is also a slight mallow note.
- Quite powerful given the ABV. Mix of ex bourbon and ex sherry. Salty notes, earthy peat (Heather), salted licorice, caramel and dried fruits. Some spices from some European oak to. Everything works quite harmonious. A great sipping whisky.
- And it turned out well, I confess, I was expecting an empty middle peasant, but here everything starts from the fragrance very, very well, there is a variety and depth (for my age), and saturation with a small fortress, and even a clearly emerging personality - nice and interesting.
Open, warm, dry boards, malt, apples Granny Smith, mineral tones - crushed stone, salt; a little floral-herbal notes, caramel, lemon.
Dense, rich, woody-sweet, thick as thickened caramel, a little cardboard, malt, wood dust, lemon, some fruit notes.
Warm, warm, light shades of mulled wine, tangerine peel, orange peel, oak, butter, grain, light bitterness of bark, lemon, a little creamy tones.
- This is an excellent profile but a little overdilluted. It seems i got lucky with this one, no perfumy notes. Since Glen Garioch ran this label all the way through the mid 2000s this could very well be an early 90s vintage (the end of the perfumy era). Very present distillery character.
Very nice and harmonic nose. Savoury, beefy, broth. Then a good dose of salt, earth and something green/leafy. Fully regional this one, the peat influence is very highlandish. Some Sherry cask influence too, which adds some caramel aroma and not much more.
Very savoury again, then the salt takes over. Its slightly thin and and a tiny bit hot though. Faint hints of floral stuff/vegetal stuff followed by some caramel, pepper and overripe apples all that is kinda underlined by a great tobbaco note that seems to be ever present.
Medium long. Salt, pepper, caramel. Interesting after taste on dry tobacco.