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Glen Garioch 1995

Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
122
Whiskybase ID
35131
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Batch 10
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L122205
Barcode
5010496003060
Added on
07 Sep 2012 10:18 am
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 170.50

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253 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1995

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. WhiskyCask scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I have reviewed this whisky as part of a full Glen Garioch Vintage series at, with the 1994 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/

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    HWF VBT sample 2.
    Less caramel and malty notes than the 1994 vintage and therefore a little more fruity. Can't say either one is better.
    Beware that it does need some time to open up.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, citrus, apple, dried apricot and a light spiciness. Also cappucinino and a slight nuttiness. After a while also honey, orange and pear, as well as subtle malty notes like straw and cookies. With water also a little leather and plum.
    • Taste
      Caramel,
      vanilla, apple, spicy oak, malt, a little mint and liquorice and a slight floral touch. Also here after a few minutes some apricot and honey.
    • Finish
      Caramel, vanilla, apple, almond, spicy oak and a whiff of smoke.

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind sample.

    Pretty hot. Ethanol, citrus tang, barley sugar, lime cake, peach seltzer, fresh, some lychee on the finish. Solid malt, if not a little hot and spirity. 1995 is the last year Glen Garioch was peated, I believe. Although I don’t get any here.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A few years ago I was able to acquire a range of Glen Garioch starting with 1995, then some indies for the 94, 93, 92, 91, and 90 vintages. Makes an interesting lineup for sure, with each showing different things.

    Nose starts out quite sharp at first but then settles down to reveal vanilla extract and overripe fruit.

    Palate shares more vanilla, then ginger, tangy citrus.

    Finishes with candied ginger, warming spices, and then tangy citrus oils.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Bendrachm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Fino double plus. Sawtooth. Milky...

    Nose: Hot. Winegum (green, yellow). Creamy (not buttery) confectionary, pear. Distant smoke. Malt.

    Mouth: Hot. Medium coating. Licorice. Kitchen spice. Oregano. Vanilla.

  7. Pikehunter scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. zormik scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. wbarchive_424758 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. barryfox915 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Nose: Very light, malty, fresh, with a thin thread of peat
    smoke, on freshly crushed barley and some pear drops. Diluted, it becomes more
    on freshly crushed barley.
    Taste: Fresh, light, malty, slightly waxy and
    spicy, with some vanilla, ginger, some tangerine and light floral notes, on top
    of a nice light peat smoke. The finish is medium to long, slightly smoky and
    peaty, with some fruits of the orchards and almonds, as well as some light
    fragrant floral notes.
    Impression: I do not know if the type of casks used
    for this batch is the same as the previous vintages, but the flavour profile is
    rather different, being lighter and, to my opinion, of better quality, more
    subtle and less waxy. Very enjoyable and fairly price. If you wish to taste a
    Glen Garioch, this might be a very nice introduction.

    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting21.html#Dec10

     

     

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