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Glen Garioch 1965

Overall rating
91.82/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1965
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Importé par AUXIL
Market
fr France
Added on
23 Dec 2012 12:55 pm

Average value

€ 787,36

Member rates

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Expert Senior boborban
94
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93
Expert Junior ptitdadou
93
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93
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93
Member Senior Ansivalero
92
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Expert Junior Jack Marinello
91
Expert Senior aphex
91
Expert Senior metropolis13
91
Expert Senior Forrest
91
Expert Senior barryfox915
90
Connoisseur lincolnimp
81

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
0
Taste
0
Finish
0
Balance
0

Tastingtags

5 Notes

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
11 Dec 2017 11:50 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 81 points

This was a sample so I need to get some from a new bottle or buy one perhaps?

Never has a nose promised so much but the palate delivered so little, I am so disappointed because I love old Garioch.

Looking at everyone elses`s scores I thought the dark vatting would be better than the lighter one but that is far from the case, I found the light one much better palate wise.

I need to get some more to see if the nose is even better.

Take my score for what it is on the strength of a single sample, I am sure a full bottle would be better.

Weighted Rate
80.8
Nose
97
Initial taste
80
Body
75
Finish
72
Price
80
Presentation
80
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
11 Dec 2017 11:25 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Now that is a nose of distinction :) It is all on shoe leather, dark fruits, sweet candy tobacco, its actually called `Spanish Gold` and used to come in a packet in the 1970`s, awesome.

Fruit & nut chocolate bars, honeycomb, café latte, ginger, fudge.

Fantastic nose, if the palate lives up to this it will be something special?

Taste

What a great shame it does not live up to the great nose.

This one is thinner than the light vatting, on coffee, cocoa, light chocolate cake and something else like salted caramel but not as strong

Finish

Fades too quickly.

Comments

I think the bottle this came from had been open a long time possibly and some air has got to it?

Shame.

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
24 Jul 2017 10:02 pm
aphex gave this whisky 91 points

Nose : Refined sherry notes. Black raisins, plum, chocolate. And smoke. With aeration, almost floral. Afterwards orange and spices.

Mouth : Slightly peaty, mineral, floral, citrusy. Spices and caramel.

Finish : Dry, lingering citrus and smoke.


The nose is fantastic with its complexity and evolution during tasting. Higher ABV would have been welcome (maybe it lost a bit of strength) but the mouth is great too.

An excellent old Glen Garioch.

Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Note
18 Jun 2017 1:36 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 93 points

Tried this side by side with the 21yo "light vatting" which I scored a 92, this "dark vatting" is obviously sherried at first nosing, but after about 30 seconds, this softer, more subtle, and complex old sherry that I ABSOLUTELY ADORE appears, and on the palate, lots of wonderful dry leaves, old dusty books, and some expensive pu-er tea, along with the continuation of the wonderful soft, old subtle sherry from the nose. The peat here is very subtle, and definitely got a bit overshadowed by the sherry, as compared to the "light vatting". Again, low ABV prevents me from being totally awed, as the finish is never as great as it can be if the ABV is above 50%. Tasting blind, this could be a very, very good old Ledaig. 

barryfox915
Expert Senior barryfox915 Note
05 May 2015 4:28 pm
barryfox915 gave this whisky 90 points

Colour: Amber
Nose: Intense, peaty, on plums, sugar, orange and tangerine. With time, it gains in complexity.
Taste: Peaty, floral, slightly sugary, quite thick, mineral, on citrus, orange, leather, toffee and smoke. The finish is long, quite thick and dry, peaty, floral, and on orange.
Impression: A most pleasant Glen Garioch, with more complexity than the “light vatting” version

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