- Whiskybase ID
- 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 750 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 07 Sep 2012 10:18 am
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1995
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 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/
- 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.
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.
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.
Caramel, vanilla, apple, almond, spicy oak and a whiff of smoke.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.