- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Vintage Batch 10
- Stated Age
- 16 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
- Number of bottles
- 55.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 07 Sep 2012 10:48 am
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1995
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.32 points
- 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/
- 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.
- 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.
- Great malt. With was a little better.
Very clear vanilla, slightly hiding a touch of glue. Then everything disappears and new things come out. Now he gets malty and the alcohol hits the nose.
Voluminous, then sweet, towards honey and here too the vanilla. Then he is gone again. Let's see what else is possible with water. He is much sweeter, as in the nose in the direction of honey. Then a bit bitter, and some vanilla. But also very straightforward with water and not very complex.
Relatively long with a mixture of sweet and bitter.
- Tasting Notes by Glen Garioch;
Warm and spicy on the palate, with tastes of pancakes filled with layers of baked banana and toffee sauce, mocha chocolate and warm golden syrup.Marking a milestone in Glen Garioch’s recent history, our Vintage 1995 was the last to smoke its barley with peat, before being left to mature in the finest first fill bourbon barrels.
- My review can be found here:
- I tasted this blind and compared it to an Imperial, but many people were thinking of Littlemill. That might give you some indication as to what this should taste like. This is a limited release of 6.000 bottles, so there won't be many of them left. But if you do stumble upon one, don't hesitate. It should cost around 70 euros, which is really good value for money.
Give this whisky time to open up, you'll be rewarded. Because at first it's way too sharp. There's a lovely malt aroma surrounded by tropical fruit, a lot of orange and a bit of chocolate. It also has a soapy quality, which strangely enough is actually pleasant.
Very syrupy, almost waxy. A warm mouthfeel and plenty of spices like mint and aniseed. The bourbon casks have been very active. A sweet taste to go with the orange that was already very prominent in the nose.
Bitter and dry, with mandarin. And if you wait long enough, a very faint cherry note starts to develop.