Glen Garioch 1994

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Batch 32
North American Oak Barrels
Batch No. 32
Number of bottles
53.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
02 Jun 2011 12:07 am
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89.48

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129 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1994

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    He hangs on the glass wall. The mouthfeel is oily too. Very well balanced, sweet and tart notes are in good harmony. A grateful malt. He likes me better than water.
    • Nose
      A lot of caramel, a flowery overtone, some malt. Over time comes a light citrus scent, lime, maybe some grapefruit. Peach notes, a little pear. The caramel disappears, the flower meadow remains, the citrus notes are getting stronger. When warming strong zest, some caramel in the background. At the end again a lot of malt and caramel. The alcohol stays behind at any time. A dash of vanilla with some water and actually some ham before the flavors equalize again.
    • Taste
      Decent onset, lots of caramel, but rather dry, citrusy, very astringent. Much sweeter with water, hardly any zest, a bit flatter, but still good.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, pleasant, pleasant, but also dry. Still astringent. Remains slightly nutty in the mouth at the end.

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The 1994/2011 is straightforward, from nose to finish (for me) typical ex-bourbon maturation +/- 18 years. You could also say more boring or more interchangeable. There are a few of this type. 85 to 86 points. For a higher rating, I lack the complex or the intensity.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Strongly fresh, alcohol clearly noticeable, sweet, light fruit with pear, apricot, a hint of vanilla, overlaid with damp wood in the background. With a little water: more ripe fruits, overall a bit sweeter, the wood becomes "drier".
    • Taste
      86 86
      At first (only briefly) almost mild, then you can feel the power, pear, peach, a little citrus, grain, slightly spicy oak. With water it becomes creamier and very tasty.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, interplay between sweet and sour, tingling on the tongue, but still a bit bitterness at the end.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    1484) Glen Garioch, 1994/2011, North American Oak Barrels, Small Batch No. 32
    • Nose
      N- While the 1991 breath its way up over the years, this 1994 that distilled a year before being mothballed doesn't seem to benefit with about the same time spent in the bottle. Still bright and citrus-y with spicy oak hitting the nose, green-y and leaf-y with maltose and barley sugar. Strawberry milk with nuttiness, as well drift of mints and crushed peppers. At time, soft with wee much oak prevail and feel rather on a decline compared to 5 years ago. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- While few notches down on aroma, still broad on palate. Vanilla and honey with juicy sweet oak, wheat-ish, spicy sweet with underlying polished dryness that highly savourable. Evolving well and get creamier eventually with fragrant oak pulsing softly. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Long, flowery, juicy oak and warming spices. Waxy, crisp. Cracked peppers and raisinets. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21

      Weighted Rate- 84pt Not quite what it was.
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glen Garioch 1994/2011 (53.9%, OB, batch No 32, North American oak barrels)
    It’s quite ‘funny’ that Glen Garioch has been following Bowmore’s path,
    glorious 1960s, excellent early to mid 1970s, then a drop (sometimes
    abysmal), and then some great spirit again from around 1990 on. Let’s
    check this new baby… Colour: white wine. Nose: starts quite hot, a tad
    spirity and all on fresh garden fruit, mainly pears and apples as well
    as greengages. Also a little pineapple drop and then more wet rocks or
    gravel, with an obvious flinty side, and lastly, more vegetal notes
    (fern, grass, earth, humus) and vanilla. With water: gets farmier, more
    on grains, barnyard, leaven and then peat… We’re close to the barley
    here, and that’s very nice in this context. Nice nose. Mouth (neat):
    much in line with the nose, pear drops, liquorice, cough drops, berries…
    (cranberries). Pleasant bitterness (strong green tea, peat). With
    water: becomes more compact, nicely so, with rather more oranges and
    touches of cloves. It’s a big, full-bodied dram. Finish: medium long,
    maybe even a tad short despite the mint, the liquorice and the pepper
    that are in the aftertaste. Comments: quite perfect youngish Glen
    Garioch, fresh, full and moderately peaty. We’re probably not back to
    the fab level of the 1960s and early 1970s yet but that may be coming… SGP:453 - 85 points.


  5. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First sweet, caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, cereals, which later drift towards the wet wood, sour apple
    • Taste
      Apples, pears, cereals, a little pepper, oak seasoning

  6. g00se scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Stammtisch Dram # 2
    Unbalanced fellow. The nose is still quite pleasing, the barrel strength cannot be easily adjusted in the mouth.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh, fruity, sweet and a bit artificial.
      Toffee, sour apple rings, BumBum ice cream, caramel, vanilla, a little citrus.
      With water: wood polish, ripe fruits (apple, pear, pomelo), malt
    • Taste
      85 85
      Surprisingly sweet and oily.
      The alcohol only becomes noticeable over time. Salivary.
      Melon, pepper, oak seasoning.
      With water: pears, apples, vanilla
    • Finish
      84 84
      Relatively short finish and rather bitter.
      Significantly rougher with water.

  7. MickMatrix scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      I can clearly feel herbs, grass, hay, a little yeast, lemon, alcohol in my nose, peach, dry earth, pear, apricot, melon, sour apple rings, honey, a little caramel, a few nuts, wet wood, vanilla
    • Taste
      Pear, melon, peach, lemon, dried apricot, wood, a little pepper, it gets slightly dry in the mouth

  9. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fine and subtly vinous with milk chocolate, it then gives the nose an impression of green cereals. (What seems typical of a sherry cask while it is American oak! Do I have a cold?) On the palate, powerful, very spicy (clove). Alcohol dominates too much. Even with water, he remains aggressive. Anytime wood has woken, whether it is on the nose or in the finish that is bitter. Enthusiasm 2/5


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