Glen Garioch 1994

Overall rating
85.98/100
votes
135
Whiskybase ID
WB22200
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Batch 32
Vintage
1994
Bottled
2011
Casktype
North American Oak Barrels
Casknumber
Batch No. 32
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
4010496002599
Added on
02 jun 2011 12:07 am
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89.58

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Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1994

26 users have left 26 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.98 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. d1scostu scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  4. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. gooos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. MickMatrix scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  10. 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

  11. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. 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

  13. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I have reviewed this whisky as part of a full Glen Garioch Vintage series at, with the 1995 and 1991, all bourbon matured, and very different....: http://maltandoak.com/glen-garioch-vintage-series-review-part-ii-vintage-1995-vintage-1994-and-vintage-1991/

  14. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting. Tastes like a lot other Speyside/Highland whiskies.
    • Nose
      Fruity - creamy fruits - melon, mandarins and apple.
    • Taste
      Honey, nutmeg and fruity - peach. Lots of bourbon cask influence - bourbon fruits but not really unique.
    • Finish
      Drying and malty.

  15. ApricotOne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  16. 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.

    Whiskyfun.com

  17. big_peat scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  18. Black Widow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 70,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

  19. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice for this one.
    • Nose
      Luscious and sweet on the nose,fruity, peaches and some pine apple. Vanilla,malt and a hint of sherry.
    • Taste
      Woody? Fresh fruit, spice,some toffee.
    • Finish
      Full bodied and nicely textured, dry oak tones.

  20. 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.

  21. MY MALTS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Gentle entry ... Not more than 1 ml. Water to 1 cl. Whisky ...

  22. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Glen Garioch;

    Toffee and Demerara sugar give way to a floral freshness of springtime Highland heather, finishing with lasting yet subtle warm smoking embers.Savour the subtle peat smoke and fresh Highland floral aromas in our Glen Garioch Vintage 1994, patiently matured for 17 long years in the finest North American oak barrels.Glen Garioch and cheese..What is Vintage CooleaA type of cows milk cheese that consists of a smooth, Gouda-like texture. Made from an old Dutch Gouda recipe by the Willems family in Coolea, Ireland.Cheese pairingCoolea is an Irish Gouda made by a Dutch family in South West Cork. Both the whisky and cheese have a sweet sharpness that make a perfect match when brought together. The extra mature is now 2 years old, with a crumbling, sugary texture and great sweet/salty/dried fruit balance. The cheese massively accentuates the floral level of the 1994, then becomes fudgy, round and buttery.If you can't get Vintage CooleaLong matured Gouda

  23. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A sweeter and maltier dram than it's sibling from 1995, which I rate just a tad bit higher. 
    • Nose
      Grainy, damp wood, porridge (that's a first) and lots of vanilla. Now a light sweetness appears, cherries. It finishes with a lovely nutty quality, roasted almonds and orange.
    • Taste
      More vanilla and now a sugary sweetness. Plumbs and brown sugar. Also orange and some grapefruit, which gives it a nice dry bitterness.
    • Finish
      Caramel, vanilla and spices. Cuminseed and oregano. A hint of coffee.

  25. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A fantastic dram, what a nose. 

    (Rating interval 86-88)
    • Nose
      Cereal, butter, pop corn, lemon, green fresh pears and vanilla ice cream. 
    • Taste
      It's warm and spicy on the palate, basett wine gums, citrus, pear, black pepper, honey and parsnip. Saw dust appear after addition of water. A very appealing graininess is present.
    • Finish
      The finish is warm and rather long. It's spicy with white pepper and very subtle table salt. Citrus definitely, Lemon and lime.

  26. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Malt, cooky dough, honey, fig, vanilla, citrus, caramel, straw, oak and subtle spice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Malt, honey, vanilla, grain cookie, caramel, brown sugar and lime. Also slightly floral, a tad of salt and a whiff of smoke.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vanilla, malt, lime, caramel and gentle smoke.

  27. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A cask strength 1994 vintage from Glen Garioch, aged in American oak
    barrels which results in a beautiful vanilla sweetness, coupled with the
    classic Glen Garioch core of rich fruit and hints of smoke. Just
    divine! This was distilled from malt made before the distillery was
    mothballed in 1995. 

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