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Glen Garioch 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.37/100
votes
560
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

€ 40,35

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 12-year-old

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.37 points

  1. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. spxcedxg scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

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

  4. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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.

  6. RR60 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    that is some nice standard bottling. fine influence of oak and sherry, not too much but still visible. malty, nutty, some grapes and fresh fruits. the finish is nice, sweet, long enough lasting for a 12 yo. Fine dram!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Opeth83 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet, almost like a bourbon. Not my kind of Scotch. 
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. Lorion scored this whisky 44 points Expert Senior

    The nose is pleasant, the palate and everything that follows is unpleasant.
    • Nose
      Pleasant nose. Sherry, seasoning, herbs, cookies.
    • Taste
      Seasoning, sherry and herbs. But also a bitterness that is decidedly too strong for me. The bitterness mercilessly dominates the re-tasting.
    • Finish
      Bitter and unfortunately long.

  10. Luigisim scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Smell like green tea, with some alcohol of course. Nice.

    Interesting in mouth: toasted ham in a a sandwich.

    The finish is not unforgettable
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

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