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Overall rating
86.26/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Bugs
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
182
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Aug 2011 11:36 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 185.05

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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

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity , Floral
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet , Citrus
    • Finish
      86 86
      Citrus , Tropical fruit

  3. BXpress scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    That was the most challenging GG so far. Not bad but maybe too intelectual?
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long, powerful and sharp. Still that clean unsexiness with chemical hints. Quite an after burn on this one.

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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. 
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite a delicate Geerie this one.
    • Nose
      The nose is light and definitely floral. Fruit wise I get gooseberry, green gauge plum and a little raspberry.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy and much more lively than the nose suggested. Quite sweet on icing sugar and butter cream mixed with apple and pear.
    • Finish
      Medium length, getting sweeter

  7. barryfox915 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Pale gold-gold.
    Nose: Smooth, delicately smoky, nicely oaky, with
    nice floral and fragrant notes, some marzipan and sun bathed barley.
    Taste:
    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

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  8. boborban scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a small sample.
    • Nose
      Subtly fruity. Citrus, sugar, tangerines, marzipan and a bit of malt. A whiff of rubber as well.
    • Taste
      Bittersweet with marzipan, tangerines, macaroons, citrus, white chocolate, vanilla and grass.
    • Finish
      Sour and bitter. Marzipan and citrus with a bit of caramel.

  10. addyhd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

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