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Glen Garioch 1997

Overall rating 29 votes 83.41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Batch 12
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2012
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496003084
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
29 Oct 2012 7:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Tastingtags

12 Notes

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
23 Aug 2017 6:33 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 84 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/on-location-dornoch/

Back to basics: a recommendation from Norbert who [whilst being very concerned about the shape & direction of my improvised flight], recommends this GG to me under the banner term ‘new skool’ – in an attempt to re-calibrate my palate! I didnt have the energy to tell him id been priming myself for weeks, and today im letting my hair down. Anyway, intentions were honourable, thinking was good – lets embrace it.


  • N: So, what have we? A dense/hard, fusty sour>sweet grapefruit>pineapple bark spirit that devours bourbon casks like Pac-man on heat. More dunnage-y bourbon with water. With time, the hard shell cracks a little to release a ray of sunshine in the form of a light [yellow] flora=fruit=vanilla sweetness.
  • T: Even with plenty of water it bites with a peppery attack. Needs plenty of softening time [days/weeks] for a putty ever-green to emerge, but the young components and high abv arent going to make this overly joyous and its never going to budge from its bitter-sour citrus stance. Spicy [chilli]<pepper forever lingers, though pleasantly so.
  • F: In relation to the astringent/intense mouth, its all down hill from here [in a good-bicycle kind of way] – freewheeling with sour-savoury bourbon-grapefruit-clay, puncture repair chalk, green sticks and raspberry leaf tea.
  • C: Its clear what style Norbert likes: hard, straight ahead and no funny business – spitting image. Better not order the Springbank ‘Red’ just yet then.

Scores a C+

WhiskyCask
Member Senior WhiskyCask Note
20 Aug 2017 11:44 am
WhiskyCask gave this whisky 84 points
Whisky blog at http://maltandoak.com
MM-Speyside
Expert Junior MM-Speyside Review note
27 Dec 2016 3:39 pm
MM-Speyside gave this whisky 72 points
Weighted Rate
71.6
Nose
70
Initial taste
73
Body
73
Finish
80
Price
64
Presentation
60
pianoman
Expert Senior pianoman Tasting note
02 Jul 2016 3:26 pm
pianoman gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Bleistift, trockene Erde. Helle Früchte mit etwas Vanille. Mit Wasser zunehmend fruchtiger. Leichte Würze.

Taste

Süßlich. Helle Früchte mit etwas Honig. Eher trocken mit leichter Bitterkeit.

Finish
Comments
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
30 Apr 2016 2:45 am
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

sehr angenehm, klar, frisch-fruchtig, Ananas, Birne, Geleebanane, Vanille, im Hintergrund eine leichte Note Gras/Tomatenpflanze, mit Wasser bekommt man noch mehr Haribo-Bärchen

Taste

Geleebanane in Zartbitterschokolade (mjam), Honig, viel Pfeffer, etwas Muskat

Finish

lang und würzig, pfeffrig und immer noch Banane

Comments

Sehr lecker, schöner Bourbonfasswhisky und seine 60€ wert.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
Rozenbankje
Expert Senior Rozenbankje Review note
26 Mar 2016 11:17 pm
Rozenbankje gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
My Collection
Magnus Hillman
Expert Senior Magnus Hillman Tasting note
13 Dec 2015 1:22 pm
Magnus Hillman gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Light, clean and fresh citrus, some really fresh grain and vanilla. Pear sorbet, green pear, honey and almonds. 

Taste

Sweet and sour arrival with fruit and pear sorbet. It develops into more malty characters with oily texture. It becomes sweeter with icing sugar and sweet licorice but impressively counter balanced with bitter lemon. 

Finish

Again spicy with white pepper, malt sugar, gentle vanilla and breakfast cereal.

Comments

Had a blind sample of it, really liked it a lot. Thanks to Frida Birkehede for the sample.

(Rating interval 86-90)
Magnus Hillman
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
23 Nov 2015 4:31 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 85 points

Trotz CS ein guter Glen Garioch aus dem Ex-Bourbon-Fass ohne dabei besonders sprittig zu wirken. Das Vorgängerbatch hat mir ein wenig besser gefallen. Der Abgang könnte noch ein wenig länger sein. Ansonsten machen die bei Glen Garioch viel richtig!

Weighted Rate
85.1
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
85
Christian = Sammelbegriff
beachcomber
Newbie beachcomber Review note
08 Aug 2015 8:42 pm
beachcomber gave this whisky 81 points
Nose: Oak, lots of. Vanilla, slightly burnt white cake, bananas.
Body: Tastes a bit like an angel cake, some sourness but quickly goes into intense, but pleasant bitterness. Bananas. Lots of oak spices as you would expect from a 16YO whisky aged in 1st fill bourbon casks.
Finish: Sharp tanins stay on your tongue, prickling.

Nice to see such an old whisky, cask strength, under 100$ (at least here). Glengarioch is a bit undervalued IMO, This one is not their best, but I think this bottle will gain value with collectors as NAS whiskies take over the market.

Weighted Rate
81
Nose
85
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
75
Price
90
Presentation
80
barryfox915
Expert Senior barryfox915 Note
05 May 2015 5:42 pm
barryfox915 gave this whisky 60 points

Colour: Gold
Nose: Light, clean, malty, floral, fresh to very fresh, with some fruits from the orchards.
Taste: Clean to very clean, fresh, floral, fragrant, on vanilla, some fresh almonds, honey and heather. The finish is medium, clean, floral, on vanilla, fresh almonds, heather honey, some frangipane, and sweet barley. Diluted, on strong notes of sweet barley.
Impression: A very clean and fresh Glen Garioch, on sweet barley and tasting rather young. A rather sharp contrast to the Glen Garioch 1995. For sale in travel retail and at the distillery.

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