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Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

Overall rating
83.46/100
votes
84
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Artisanal Small Batch Release
Bottled
2013
Casktype
American White Oak Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jul 2013 4:57 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 89,49

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.46 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very bourbon-tasting but still very tasty
    • Nose
      Oh, a bourbon! says the first nose. Sweet sticky oak notes, burnt popcorn, honey wine, licorice, all in all, it just leaves the impression of a bourbon Long taster -> sweet coconut milk pure
    • Taste
      Again sticky sweet, coconut shell, coconut milk, oak spice, the mouthfeel is between peppery and creamy
    • Finish
      Oak with mild coconut milk dominate, this hardly changes, which is very nice here

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    if you drink it away, it gets 83 points because of its strong nose and originality
    it becomes harder to touch, then he loses
    does not make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      sweet as raisin liqueur / soft alcohol behind it
      Seasoning, Tanine / resin, wood, the nose is very complex, dense intense notes
      it could also be a rum, the spices come and fruits eg pineapple and ripe melon nutmeg and camphor
      the nose is very unusual
    • Taste
      very soft onset, then you feel like in the nose but alcohol
      soft and slightly liqueur, fruit on the palate and raisins a lot of sweetness, the bite lacks ... he
      looks a little soft-washed for a ladies' party
      2.Try: also seasoning next to the fruit, some anise,
      again alcohol note, raisin sweetness, slight pungency but somehow soft washed ... lax
      little tension
    • Finish
      On the palate, the alcohol note then sticks little fruit
      Wood...

  3. Georges scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
      Sweet, vanilla, spicy (cardamom, ginger), aniseed
    • Taste
      75 75
      Vanilla, spicy (pepper), apples, leather, rye whisky
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium long, dry, oaky, spicy, cardboard

  4. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    23-12-2016
    • Nose
      79 79
      hint of smoke, brown sugar and vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      chocolate, toffee, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, oak
    • Finish
      81 81
      long with hints of spices and oak

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  7. mullos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Indeed, this could be a bourbon, a good one."the cask makes the whisky" - whisky in this case
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Koalafant scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    okay (80/100)
    • Nose
      Soon dry fruit, but the dryness is decreasing rapidly. Then notes of gooseberry and immature plum prevail.
    • Taste
      Intersane balance between sweetness and acidity. Vanilla and honey tones dominate.
    • Finish
      medium

  9. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. d1scostu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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