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Glen Garioch 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.53/100
votes
616
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496002186
Added on
25 Sep 2010 12:53 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 41.85

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 12-year-old

77 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.53 points

  1. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A great representation of an older style of single malts, with its very subtle peat and bold, slightly challenging, complexity. Without water, the malt quietly lingers on the palate for a long time. A bit of water sweetens the nose and palate, and makes the notes more distinguishable.
    • Nose
      A touch of sea salt, dried fruit (raisins, apricots, and pineapple) and oak, malt and citrus peel, nutmeg and freshly cracked pepper, honeysuckle, vanilla and caramel, sweet cream and fresh strawberries and blackberries, and an earthy leaf-litter note.
    • Taste
      Malt and sweet citrus, baking spices, oak and char, smoked dried fruit, smokey caramel, and a touch of peat, ginger, and licorice.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate and smoked almonds, smoke-infused malt, a hint of smoked preserved meat and dried fruits, a flash of basil, and oak tannins.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Old-style whisky. Straightforward, apples, beautiful oak notes and minimal sherry. The whole very balanced, round and with a lot of "wums". OK then.

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Great nose, strong and pleasant mouthfeel, for me a somewhat one-sided bitter finish.
    83 points, with a balanced finish it would have become 85 points.
    • Nose
      From a blind tasting.

      In fact "light", but nicely varied: malt, some honey sweetness, fresh citrus notes, vanilla, with (herbal? -) seasoning. By the time I think of dark fruits - raisins and plums - to find.
    • Taste
      Oha, at the beginning almost spicy and peppery on the tongue. The longer it is in the mouth, the more the fruity notes come through: now orange, a little raisin, honey, a hint of cough drops.
    • Finish
      Fruit notes and sweetness fade quite soon, leaving behind strong espresso and bitter notes that occupy the palate and tongue.

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A good malt with a fairly present but beautiful oak note. In addition a nice fruity sweetness. Good Allday standard with pleasingly high alcohol strength and great PLV.
    • Nose
      85 85
      complex fruity-sweet; Herbal notes (heather); aromatic ripe fruits with pear and orange; a touch of vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      84 84
      powerful; fruity and sweet; Banana; Spicy, very present oak flavors; tingling on the tongue
    • Finish
      83 83
      quite long; a lot of strong oak aroma (minimal bitter and pleasant); spicy sharpness; fruity sweetness behind it

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    I really liked this malt. Very balanced, round and delicious. I was very convinced
    • Nose
      Sweet fruit, heather, pear, sherry and malt
    • Taste
      Sweet, ripe fruit. Oak clearly visible (if only "light"). banana
    • Finish
      Long and warm, oak, fruit is also here full, banana too

  7. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This is a great starter malt for the beginning of a tasting. If you're looking for a fresh starter or a light dram.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruit driven distillate. Light and fruity, hints of bitterness and a rough herbal note. Fresh and zesty, alcohol prickles all over but it keeps the malt sweetness up. There's almost a dill note like very good ry, and also some more farmy/forest floor notes.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sharp, oak and spice dominate the start, herbal notes follow, almost a touch of camphor. The heat comes up quick and follows with sweets. There's some very old school notes in here, wet dog and dry leaves. Almost a hint of peat, but comes off a little more earthy and a touch of sourness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Bitter oak and vanilla comes up in the finish. Very bright, more of the herbal camphor/bay leaf note and some damp oak, vegetal notes.

  8. spxcedxg scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A great standard. Super PGV.
    • Nose
      Fruity and herbaceous opening. Butterscotch, ripe apricot, clove and leather. A very appealing profile. Oak is spuerbar, but at the same time floral and pleasantly sweet. The alcohol cools the nose and provides a strong note that does not bother. In the background forest floor and earthiness.
    • Taste
      Creamy-pleasant, initially slightly peppery-earthy, then again sweet and floral with apricot, orange, syrup. At the same time herbs and oak, leather and carnation.
    • Finish
      Long and slightly dry, oak, dark chocolate, honey and fruit.

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