Glen Garioch 1994

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Batch 32
North American Oak Barrels
53.9 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
01 sep 2013 3:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 73.60

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Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1994

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.06 points.

  1. Waykid scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This has it's pleasant sides but on the whole it is quite a thin and unbalanced.
    • Nose
      Strong and pleasant toffee, butter, apricot, summery flowermeadows, pear and some nailpolish remover. It is somewhat thin and fragile.
    • Taste
      Some Calvados, really tight, bitter and tarty. Mild, sweet flowers, some pears and apricot and some toffee. Not very much here: doesn't open up with water but not a real swimmer either.
    • Finish
      Malt and pear, quite thin, not very long.

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  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    326) Glen Garioch 1994 (Bottled 2011), 17YO
    Old note back in 2016

    T- Buttery and slimy, despite high strength
    N- Light charred, toast bread and floral honey. Deep waves of pepper, clove and nutty filling the pack. Berries and winery.
    P- Trademark of high on spicy and polished liquid, along concentrated pungent citrus and brandied fruits. Creamy honey and more floral. Good strength and fine balance between muscle and softness.
    F- Long. Warming and elegant. Spiciness building up overtimes with thick honey and mints. Sensational.
    Weighted Rate:- 92pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    * Tasted it in June 2013 at a masterclass by Gordon Dundas ( Brand Ambassadeur of Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch) found some old notes.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. barryfox915 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold.
    Nose: Very fresh and floral, intense, light, slightly peaty,
    rather round, with some vanilla and slightly creamy notes.
    Taste: Spicy to
    very spicy, oaky, floral, on ginger, vanilla, rather waxy, with some light
    bitter smoky and floral notes. Rather full bodied. The finish is medium, spicy,
    slightly bitter, smoky, with some grassy and buttery notes, on vanilla and some
    oaky notes. Diluted, there are some light violet notes.
    Impression: A good
    spicy and rather bold Glen Garioch, with pleasant floral and smoky notes. This
    is one of the last Glen Garioch distilled using lightly peated malt made on the
    distillery’s floor maltings.



  7. boborban scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch 1994/2011 (53.9%, OB, batch No 32, North American oak barrels) It’s quite ‘funny’ that Glen Garioch has been following Bowmore’s path, glorious 1960s, excellent early to mid 1970s, then a drop (sometimes abysmal), and then some great spirit again from around 1990 on. Let’s check this new baby… Colour: white wine. Nose: starts quite hot, a tad spirity and all on fresh garden fruit, mainly pears and apples as well as greengages. Also a little pineapple drop and then more wet rocks or gravel, with an obvious flinty side, and lastly, more vegetal notes (fern, grass, earth, humus) and vanilla. With water: gets farmier, more on grains, barnyard, leaven and then peat… We’re close to the barley here, and that’s very nice in this context. Nice nose. Mouth (neat): much in line with the nose, pear drops, liquorice, cough drops, berries… (cranberries). Pleasant bitterness (strong green tea, peat). With water: becomes more compact, nicely so, with rather more oranges and touches of cloves. It’s a big, full-bodied dram. Finish: medium long, maybe even a tad short despite the mint, the liquorice and the pepper that are in the aftertaste. Comments: quite perfect youngish Glen Garioch, fresh, full and moderately peaty. We’re probably not back to the fab level of the 1960s and early 1970s yet but that may be coming… SGP:453 - 85 points.

  8. Kilch-O-Man scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Nose 82
    Mouth 87
    Finish 86
    • Nose
      Shortly a slight hint of smoke, then he shows himself first closed, pear, meadow
    • Taste
      dry vanilla
    • Finish
      long, warm, dry

  9. fradin11 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83


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