A very treatable Glen Garioch, with the signature Glen Garioch oak bittern notes fading into the background and the juicy, caramelized Virgin Oak flavors with lighter oak tones playing the main role. The longer this Garioch in the glass, the more flavors he releases. Can you scavenge like nothing - but also for a very, very long time to smell and taste.
Surprised me too, but the Virgin Oak is as interesting and complex as it is pleasant to drink. This Glen Garioch joins me after the Renaissance 2nd Chapter 16y in the top group of the standard range of distillery.
Fruity, at first restrained. And the longer in the glass, the more the fruit, caramel and vanilla notes come to the fore, the oak resonates in the background. You can smell it often and for a long time.
Sweet. Orange with caramel, full. The alcohol with at least 48% is well integrated again. The second button is joined by delicate herbal and oak notes and vanilla aromas. The juiciness remains, caramel too.
The juicy fruit bouquet remains present on the finish, too, before the oak gets stronger in the medium-long finish, which then gives me some dark honey.