Glen Garioch 1968

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
34 years old
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
World of Whiskies
Added on
29 aug 2008 4:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
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Average value

€ 1800.00

Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1968

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.10 points.

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  1. barryfox915 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber
    Nose: Intense, thick, rich, heavy, on old fashioned peat smoke,
    some tar, ashes, aromatic and floral notes, leather, some game and dried
    Taste: Rich, intense, thick, syrupy, floral, slightly aromatic and
    waxy, on peat smoke, leather, some game, cloves, dried fruits and orange. The
    finish is medium to long, rich, thick, waxy, floral, slightly fragrant, mineral
    and aromatic, faintly astringent, on orange, tannins, old fashioned and bold
    peat smoke, some tangerine, milk chocolate, coffee and tannins. Diluted, it
    becomes fresher, rounder, smoother and loses its astringency.
    Impression: An
    excellent Glen Garioch, rich, intense and complex, with a most enjoyable sherry
    influence. Slightly more mineral and ashy than the 29 years old versions of the
    1968 Glen Garioch. The faint astringency in the finish disappeared with
    adjunction of some water.



  2. boborban scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch 34 yo 1968 (55.3%, OB, hogshead, Cask #17) While earlier very sherried 1968s weren’t uncommon (29yo), it seems that this 34yo is very hard to find. Did some tycoon buy and maybe drink them all? Colour: mahogany. Nose: plain and pure Christmas cake. Yes, how fortunate. Then this very mineral peat again, coated with chocolate, figs, prunes, dates, Corinthian raisins and just a little blackberry jam. Big and lovely. And old balsamic vinegar, naturally. With water: more minerality. Flints and gravel, then a wonderful acidic combo involving lemon and bone-dry Riesling. And then these funny medicinal touches that we already had in the 1971 (bandages – well, I agree bandages are anything but funny). Mouth (neat): astounding peat/sherry combination. Ultra-heavy liquorice and raw menthol, tar and bitter chocolate. Maybe a tad extreme, in fact. Very extreme. With water: once again water made wonders. It got rounder and creamier, a tad fruitier as well (blackberries, blackcurrants), with a kind of peatiness that’s simply superb. Finish: long and fantastic. Comments: a grand peaty/sherried Glen Garioch. Listen, let’s club together and send a few henchmen to that unknown tycoon who seems to have bought all the bottles, what do you think? (save the one we just tried, of course)… SGP:557 - 94 points. (with thanks and lots of love to Bert V.) PS: a simple hogshead? My eye!


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