- Single Malt
- The Whisky Agency (TWA)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 54.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 05 Aug 2011 11:36 am
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1991 TWA
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.26 points
Fruity , Floral
Sweet , Citrus
Citrus , Tropical fruit
That was the most challenging GG so far. Not bad but maybe too intelectual?
Dusty but very fresh and ultra clean. I guess i'll have to work hard here. Hint of gasoline actually which could aswell be glue. Certainly chemical. Some rotten apples and a hint of compost heap. There is an interesting farmy note to it. Manure and something i would rather not name. In the best possible way though.
Clean arrival on citrus and apples. Very good mix there. I'm tempted to say that this is the most chalky development i've ever had with a Glen Garioch but i agree with St.Pauli in that there actually is quite some gasoline/exhaust fumes note coming through. I can say this one is certainly not boring.
Long, powerful and sharp. Still that clean unsexiness with chemical hints. Quite an after burn on this one.
- Another example of a real complex old school highland style whisky. Not everyone will like it, but it's very well made whisky that is getting rarer and rarer.
Aargh. My laptop crashed whilst tasting, so I have to reproduce...
The nose is pretty complex, with most dominant factors sweet citrus fruit (orange and tangerine), and green notes (chlorophyl and moss). Some gentle smoke comes along too, together with tropical fruit (peach), vanilla, and a hint of almond.
As is more often the case, the palate is earthier than the nose. Most prominent are licorice root and gentian (but not the bitter side of it). Then the sweet citrus returns, together with eucalyptus and grass. The peaty side is dirty, with exhaust fumes and gasoline (but it's not unpleasant). After a while, the sherry influence is there, with dried fruit (date, prune). There is hardly any bitter spiciness on the palate.
The finish gives finally some bitterness of spices and roots (ginger, gentian). There is some tropical peach, but mixed with moss, eucalyptus, licorice root and some peat smoke.
- Quite a delicate Geerie this one.
The nose is light and definitely floral. Fruit wise I get gooseberry, green gauge plum and a little raspberry.
Sweet and creamy and much more lively than the nose suggested. Quite sweet on icing sugar and butter cream mixed with apple and pear.
Medium length, getting sweeter
- Colour: Pale gold-gold.
Nose: Smooth, delicately smoky, nicely oaky, with
nice floral and fragrant notes, some marzipan and sun bathed barley.
Smooth, nicely oaky, with an elegant smokiness, mild summer floral notes, some
marzipan and sunbathed barley. Subtle and complex. The finish is medium,
slightly oaky, floral and smoky, with some peatiness, ripe barley and some
marzipan, with maybe some pleasant lavender.
Impression: I have some
fondness for Glen Garioch and this whisky is a very good example of subtle Glen
Garioch, with a nice underlying smokiness. A whisky that should appeal to a
large range of whisky enthusiasts
- SergeGlen Garioch 20 yo 1991/2011 (54.4%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 182 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: a slightly rounder version this time, with more lemon liqueur and vanilla as well as some pretty beautiful touches of tangerines and rather less soot, but just as much grass as in the MoS. Nice mineral Riesling-like notes. With water: rounder now. Marmalade and Turkish delights, strawberries, marzipan… What a u-turn! Mouth (neat): same feeling as with the MoS, cask matured gentian spirit. It’s just that the oak was more active, which imparts more roundness and more sweetness. Well, a little more sweetness. With water: more earth and roots. I mean, even more earth and roots, plus bitter oranges. Finish: medium long, gingery and peppery. Gentian and bitter oranges in the aftertaste. Comments: the problem with Glen Garioch is that there were these stunners from the 1960s and early 1970s. Why didn’t everybody keep making whisky like Morrison Bowmore in the 1960s? SGP:462 - 84 points.
- Blind tasting of a small sample.
Subtly fruity. Citrus, sugar, tangerines, marzipan and a bit of malt. A whiff of rubber as well.
Bittersweet with marzipan, tangerines, macaroons, citrus, white chocolate, vanilla and grass.
Sour and bitter. Marzipan and citrus with a bit of caramel.
- Thin on te nose in the beginning later at the end more and more reveals
Taste;Orange marmalade with a smal hint of caramel, ( something like grandmarnier pancakes but different)
Finish; dry and thin, not unpleasent, fits with its taste and smell.
My opinion:verry fresh and sourey, i suppose this can be a verry nice whisky when one is in high temperature tropics.