a lot to offer: both fruit and peat. Hence it holds the middle between modern
and old Glen Garioch. I think it is great.
Yep, the name is
aptly chosen. When I smell this, I am indeed reminded of cognac. Loads of
apples, but also some peach and gooseberries. Add some green herbs, some
vanilla, some green tea, a leaf of tobacco and some nutmeg and the picture is
complete. Or almost. I could swear I get a hint of peat in the background.
Might be right as Glen Garioch only stopped using peated barley in 1994.
Surprisingly complex nose, but fresh and cheerful, if you know what I mean.
It has a clean body,
is very clean and… yes, I can clearly taste the peat now. Very fruit from the
get go as well. Nuts, peach, apples, but with a salty edge. Nicely peppery. I
do get some wood, but it is far from oaky. Again some tobacco and something
minty (although very discreet, I may have imagined it).
The finish is
somewhat long, but slowly turns somewhat bitter and dry. At the death, it is a
battle between sweet and salt.