Glen Garioch 1999

Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
202
Whiskybase ID
WB45341
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Matured
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch No. 30
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496003749
Added on
13 oct 2013 1:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 90.25

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Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1999

44 users have left 46 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.67 points.

  1. malthead-sven scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch has an unmistakable profile that is hard to describe and that you have to like. It goes in the direction spicy-lavender-like and also comes through here clearly. In combination with the sherry barrels I like that very well.
    • Nose
      of course, sherry, but with a distinctive lavender note that resonates immediately, aniseed, currants, with water oily, tritopic syrup,
    • Taste
      strong, first fruity, then comes through a significant oak power, a total of very spicy, pepper, cloves
    • Finish
      again dominant woody, some fermented berries, quite long

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  3. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. bankimate scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It smells like a brandy and tastes like dried dark fruits.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Immediate overwhelming stewed raisins, molasses and dry prunes, rich and big! Almost like a brandy. A whiff of hay floating on top, and wood scent. Black currant came out after a while. Excellent quality!
    • Taste
      84 84
      Plenty of dried dark fruits, caramel, and a little milk chocolate. The 56.3% ABV gave a dry and crispy mouthfeel, and is quite powerful.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Black tea kind of bitterness in good amount. A fairly long finish and quite some wood at the back of throat, charred not ashy. Would score better without the plastic resin aftertaste.

  6. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's weird but not bad.....
    It started off funky but slowly developed into a decent dram.
    • Nose
      ooo it's got some funk! Opens with plenty of direct sulphur notes, the ones with the rotten eggs. It noses oily, thick caramel that has been cooked for a little too long. Dried dates with that sticky skin that is absolutely moreish to eat.
      There's something floral in there and even some aniseed notes.
      After 20+ minutes the sulphur notes start to drop and the balance naturally comes into place. It's lavender,
    • Taste
      Big and fatty as soon as it hits the tongue, dried fruit notes jumping forward, it's dates and raisins with plenty of spice.... Lot's of spice violently barges forward and takes over. It's like a blend of cinnamon, black pepper and chili powder thrown into one.
    • Finish
      Big, long and slightly drying. It's oaky, burnt sugar caramel, its those dried dates again. Keeps going and going and seems to get drier and drier

  7. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. qzek scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      gas, cherries in chocolate, matches
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity
    • Finish
      long, sweet, spicy

  9. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Reminds of the 15y OA from the Sherry Cask. Overall, however, this seems a little smoother and more delicate than the bottling mentioned. If the slight sulfur note doesn't bother you, then for me it's just ahead of the 15y OA. Both an absolute buy recommendation!
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet and spicy sherry bomb; dark fruity; Red fruits; delicate cherry note; plums; raisins; some roasted nuts; Spices; dark chocolate; light oak spice in the background; I can easily guess the often mentioned sulfur (doesn't bother); gets better and better with time in the glass

      - great sherry bomb, everything a bit smoother and less intensely pronounced wood notes than the 15y OA from the sherry cask.
    • Taste
      89 89
      peppery-spicy start; at the beginning delicate sulphur, which then disappears; syrupy; sweet and sour dark fruity; cherries; dried fruits; raisins; some orange; dark chocolate; delicate, pleasantly bitter-tart oak spice
    • Finish
      89 89
      peppery-spicy; dried fruits; cherries; slightly nutty notes; dark chocolate; delicate, not unpleasant note of sulphur; pleasantly delicate bitter-tart oak spice, slightly drying

  10. Mapl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Shares some DNA with the sherry-cask-matured 15-year-old CS (WID 72508) but this one is more refined and less first-fill dominated. I like it a bit better on the nose despite the sulphuric aspect. On the palate, it's a tie.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Meaty, sulphury, heavy, with Chinese plum wine, rum-soaked raisins, tart cocoa powder, liquorice, lovage, and a boozy, grapey, Cognac-y side. The cask has all the say here. A real heavy dessert whisky. Water opens up a mineralic and flowery aspect that was completely hidden before. Seems that H2O coaxes out the spirit, increases the complexity - and improves it by a point. I say, go for it, and try adding some.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty aggressive without water. If water is added, we're in heavily sherried Glendronach / Glenrothes / Mortlach territories, i.e., in good company. Still sulphuric, but it fits the style. The elegantly bitter character of the GG spirit keeps things from getting too syrupy.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Grapey / winey / cognac-like. Long.

  12. ballunder scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    I did not really care for this whisky. The palette provided a glimpse of rich, dark fruits before being smothered in a rather powerful, tongue coating sulfur. This leaves behind a strong and bitter residue. Disappointing.

  13. Vince' scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  14. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/whisky-squad-the-christmas-party-2018-part-1/

    N: Punchy spirit in a rubbery [bourbon?] cask, with touches of coconut, banana and raisins.
    T: Subtly rubbery with raisins, it follows up with a tempered/controlled delivery. Is this bourbon or sherry maturation?
    F: It’s robust, simple and subtly salivating with a charred [sherry] cask finish.
    C: The label credits oloroso sherry casks, but I reckon there’s underlying bourbon activity, hence my issue with bottlers crediting only the finishing cask type - it makes buying bottles blind seriously problematic.

    Scores a C+

  15. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really delicious Sherrymalt. There is not much to complain about. I like it.
    • Nose
      Same amount of sherry. Red fruit jelly. Dried plums. Bread with fruits. In addition, some forest floor. Also roasted nuts are there. A cooling mint note is still coming.
    • Taste
      The red berry is now rather sour cherry juice. Now fruit tea with a lot of sugar candy. Cranberry. Little pencil. Then it gets drier and the oak makes itself felt. Cocoa.
    • Finish
      A little mushrooms. Trail mix. Somewhat moldy wood.

  16. gango4 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One-sided but successful
    • Nose
      Equally very sherrylastig. Rubbery, sticky. Many raisins.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the pure Olorosofas maturation is confirmed. Tocken, heavy, dark dried berries. Somewhat warm sealing wax. Some water does him good, so he is softer and rounder, a little sweeter but still strong. In between ripe plums.
    • Finish
      The sherry is also dominant here. Some spices join in addition.

  17. dram_on scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Note: let this pour sit for 20 minutes before nosing and tasting
    Score: 84
    Rationale: see below
    Comment: this is definitely a dirty-style of sherry but not entirely off-putting, takes some getting used to
    • Nose
      85 85
      Gunpowder, dark cherries roasting over fire, rotten honey, bog water-soaked log
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fiery, ancient plum jam, VERY dry, cigarettes, something grainy
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, dirty soot, ash tray, rotten meat skin, DRY

  18. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    15-02-2018
    • Nose
      75 75
      sherry
    • Taste
      79 79
      malty, spicy, sherry
    • Finish
      77 77
      sherry

  19. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, it is very fragrant with a floral, fruity, mildew and woody side!
    On the palate, it is the strong point, deluge of varied and well-differentiated scents, on the ripe fruit (blackcurrant, cooked raspberry), on the pronounced spices, on the chocolate, the leather a little dirty, on the sodden wood, and on dried fruits (also moldy, dusty) in return!
    In the final, it dilutes a bit, it requires to return.
    A dram of a very good quality, reminiscent somewhere of the old grains of old age with their lot of old leather, old wood and old dust!

  21. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Caramel, blueberry, apple, sulphur and cake.
    • Taste
      Caramel, sulphur and blueberry.
    • Finish
      Cocoa, caramel and blueberry.

  22. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  23. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  25. WhiskyCask scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I have reviewed this whisky as part of a full Glen Garioch Vintage series at: http://maltandoak.com/glen-garioch-vintage-series-review-part-i-vintage-1999-sherry-vintage-1998-wine-and-vintage-1997-bourbon/

  26. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Crunchy, very crispy. A bit less crispy with a little water. Also this Glen Garioch can easily compete with many more famous (and more expensive) "Sherry-Stars".
    • Nose
      Naturally very related to Glen Garioch's 15 year old sherry whisky. First a nice sherry on the nose, ripe plums, the whole dark fruit palette. From afar, even the nose greets the oak.
    • Taste
      The fruit and sherry components of the nose continue on the palate. Of course, the alcohol is now noticeable, menthol. And I also have a bit of sulfur on the palate at the 99er (but a bit less than the 15er). Nutmeg, a nice espresso note and ginger sharpness make this variant again edgier, crisper.
    • Finish
      Beautifully intense and memorable. As so often dry oak notes dominate before darker fruit, ginger and nutmeg complement and complete the basic style.

  27. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    thick! raisins and sultanas, dried fruit, chocolate bonbons with cherry filling, coffee
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose: immediately after pouring, the sherry scent fills the room, earthy roasted aromas, popcorn, red fruits, dried apricots, intense voluminous sherry - with a fresh tingling acid, vanilla, sulfur, chocolate, coffee

    Taste: Grapes, raisins, mint, vanilla, balsamic, oak, bitter notes - from the roast roasting or from the sherry? they are very special, intense sweet and sour, syrupy, sawdust, chocolate
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. WLUO scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  31. WLUO scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Highly recommended if you are a lover of whisky matured in sherry casks !!
    • Nose
      Strong sweet scents of dark fruit, chocolate and of course sherry tones. This may rest for half an hour to allow the smells to come into its own.
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate, raisins, dark red cherries, cranberry, plums, light spiciness and of course baking full of sherry.
    • Finish
      Dark fruity whisky with a very long warming aftertaste

  32. Sapiano scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch 1999/2013 Oloroso Sherry Casks Batch no. 30 56.3% WID: 45341 (Pure) The nose announces dream fabric: first dates, raisins and sulfur. I imagine a syrupy mouth feeling. In the background are oranges. The nose becomes drier and a bit dusty. Maybe some leather or tobacco.
    Taste: The sweet and strong onset confirms my anticipation of a syrupy malt. Nose and taste blend well, although I do not taste sulfur.
    It has a sweet and fruity finish , which is slightly peppery and woody. He takes my tongue for a very long time with nutmeg and does not get bitter, but the tongue dries out a bit.
    All in all, great stuff that is pure drinkable pure. Without a direct comparison, I put it somewhere between Glendronach Revival and Deanston 20 Oloroso. Maybe some would say, a newfangled sherry whisky. For under 80 euros thanks to over 50% for me a good PLV. Thanks to CùBòcan for the sample. 88P +

  33. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      63 63

  34. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dry sherry, vanilla, tree resin, fir honey. Nut butters. Wild mint. Overripe banana, cherries and cocoa powder.
    • Taste
      Cherries, orange marmalade, some pepper. Dark chocolate and sweet honey. Medium.

  35. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a very harmonious whisky to drink well, with charm and wit I like him indeed very good price / enjoyment ratio
    • Nose
      dried cherries, sulphurous, intense, slightly acidic, cucumber water with herbs, the cherries are now covered with chocolate, mmh I like this nose,
    • Taste
      the mouth fits exactly to the nose All notes are here again, slightly sparkling Sulfur-dried cherry, chocolate, apart and very tasty
    • Finish
      medium-length cherry chocolate with oak, light acidity, herbs, here are the notes of the nose and mouth

  36. ApricotOne scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  37. Joschbert scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Also undiluted good drinkable. Very tasty.
    • Nose
      Chocolates (rum balls?), Sherry, sweet, raisins, fresh cooling note, sulfur, is now slightly musty (very pleasant, if you like that). Fruity with water.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, sweet, dark chocolate, dates, spice cake, clove, moist barrel, notes of sulfur, orange juice, plum, spicy. With water, the orange becomes more dominant.
    • Finish
      Sherry, Oloroso nut, dry, oak. Medium to long.

  38. ViiniWinnie scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Wow it is quite a dry and tannic sherry whisky! I did not expect the burnt wood characters would be that strong with such a young age (14yo). Both the palate and aroma are full of wood, roasted coffee and dry fruit characters with the combination of sweet fruits like nectarine and apricot. It is again a lovely one in spite of its young age. If you are a sherry fans, I am sure you must enjoy this whisky quite much and so do I. It would be more perfect if the body can be slightly fuller and more powerful. With all the 5 reviews from Glen Garioch that I made, it seems I like more the production of 90s vs 80s.

     

    Well done Rachel, you have done a great job in Glen Garioch and do appreciate your work!

    http://www.viiniwinnie.com/#!Glen-Garioch-1999-A-Sherry-Lover/c16ee/56e56a3d0cf2483886497857
    • Nose
      First comes to the nose is ground coffee powder with digestive biscuit, then roasted malt, french toast, toasty, milk chocolate, hint of roasted wood and butterscotch. There is also quite strong sense of fruit in the nose: nectarine, apple, dates, hint of marmalade, hint of sweet spices, raisin and dry fruit. The aroma is a basically a lovely combination of sweetness and roastiness.
    • Taste
      Medium body, a strong roasty taste hits first to the mouth: dark coffee, dark chocolate, roasted wood with hint of sulphur, quite dry with the burning wood & apple peel tannin. Sweetness comes gradually  with apple, dates,  dark plum & dark plum peel, hint of orange peel, nectarine, apricot and raisin at the back 
    • Finish
      Medium to (+) length, dark roasted coffee, roasted wood bitterness, raisin, dark plum and hint of apple peel

  39. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a full-bodied and intensely sherried malt whisky. Exceptional
    and quite diversified. Perfect for a cold day while sitting in front of
    an open fire.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whisky-Connaisseur/550443305109776
    • Nose
      First a hint of sulphur which quickly disappears. Then it opens up with a
      potpourri of dark fruits, sweet and heavy flavours embedded by sweet
      sherry. Lateron there appears toffee and fine dark chocolate. Needs a
      while to reveal all its flavours.
    • Taste
      Full with sweetness of dark dried fruits, especially brambles. Oily with
      a mouth-coating texture. The cask strength becomes noticeable but fits
      excellent and mediates a warm and quite relaxing feeling. Spicy notes of
      oak and nutmeg complete this full-bodied malt.
    • Finish
      Stays oily with more herbs and ginger, nuttily with dry sherry notes.

      WITH WATER: Stays sweet and fruity, yet vibrant, with an old and dry finish.

  40. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Some would say over-powered with sherry, well yes the malty character is rather in the background in this one compared to the 12 yo core range for example. However, with some dark chocolate or some dried fruit in front of an open fire at christmas this is an amazing experience.

    (Rating interval 86-90)
    • Nose
      Cocoa, milk chocolate and instant coffee hits me immediately. Behind some dried apricots, prunes and raisins there is a hint of molasses giving an almost rum-like nose. The malt is far back with some burnt match to it as well.
    • Taste
      The arrival is sour and spicy at the same time, and extremely powerful with notes of tobacco and leather. Becomes drier in the development with cinnamon, nutmeg, dry wood and rum-raisin.
    • Finish
      The finish is filled with bitter dark chocolate, black pepper and over brewed black tea with some bitter orange to it.

  41. molar3rd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Lots of wine influence. Quince jam. Oranges and spice with a bit of rubber. Rich with toffee and hints of ginger, and some sulphur too (be warned Mr Murray!)

    Palate: Oily, and mouth coating , with a spicy entry on ginger and pepper, then getting sweeter and winy-er with toffee and then some dried fruit (fig,date) , a few earth notes as well, and maybe a wee saltiness comes on the middle-finish.

    Finish: Ripe orange, date and fig, and some toffee.

    A lovely whisky, with a better palate than the nose, and in my opinion better priced than the Virgin Oak. It’s sold out on some stores, so be quick if you wish to get one. I know it’s on my wish list , yep.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2013/10/20/glen-garioch-vintage-1999-sherry-cask/

     

  42. barryfox915 scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber
    Nose: Starts on strong notes of vegetal condiments, maple
    syrup, pecan nuts, some floral notes and tobacco leaves.
    Taste: Floral,
    aromatic, rich, on maple syrup, vegetal condiment, some vegetamine, tangerine,
    orange and a touch of rubber. The finish is medium, on walnuts, vegetal
    condiment, orange, tannins and leather, with some floral and aromatic
    flavours.
    Impression: This is the first batch made entirely made from sherry
    casks, with the sherry contributing to a rather vegetal style, which is not too
    much to my liking.

    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting25.html#Nov13

     

     

  43. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Glen Garioch;

    Full-bodied and intensely sherried with a syrupy mouth coating texture.Treacle toffee, chocolate and maple syrup soak into the palate, carrying the tingly warmth of nutmeg and ginger spices, tangy orange marmalade and dates, leading to a long, deep finish of raisins, caramelised toffee and liquorice.This Small Batch Release of Glen Garioch 1999 gains it rich and full-bodied Highland character from maturation in Oloroso Sherry Casks since 1999. The result is treacle toffee, chocolate and maple syrup with a hint of spice.

  44. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A memorable malt moment for me. Rather unusual and thought-provoking. “How did those flavors and aromas get in here?”
    It could be me, but if it’s not, then this might be very divisive malt
    whisky and in my case, it grows on me by the sip. Well done Glen
    Garioch! Will certainly seek more of your stuff.
    • Nose
      Unusual. A muddy AK-47 that was just fired? Sulfur candles burning from
      within a damp earthen burrow? I have to apologize for my outlandish
      associations, but I have never nosed something like this before. Bags of
      nutmeg and roasted walnuts. Incinerated softwood sawdust. Becomes
      better and better by the minute, after it has some time to air out the
      odd gunpowder notes. Typical sherry aromas, like dried fruit and berries
      arrive quite late to the party. Water helps though. As I said; unusual.
    • Taste
      Retains some of its aromatic uniqueness on the palate. The odd
      gunpowder turns into a perfumy and syrupy-sweet oakiness – almost smoky.
      Fresh mushrooms and soggy forest soil.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. It departs in a more classic fashion with licorice, menthol, and dark chocolate.

  45. webdiver scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  46. webdiver scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Full of fruit and buttery caramel with a hint of nut and a pepper.

    Sherry cask hangs almost "above" the glass. Not my absolute favorite, but a very nice addition to collection

  47. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Outstanding
    Highlander as far as I am concerned.
    • Nose
      The aromatic nose
      offers red berries, salted caramel butter and plums. Some toffee and citrus.
      Chestnuts. Halfway through some hazelnuts and loads of mint kick in. Dried
      grass. Hints of pepper and some cinnamon. Parsnip! Creamy and full.
    • Taste
      This is a kick to the
      teeth. Hot and spicy. The sherry is more dominant than on the nose with the
      usual suspects: plums, sultanas, figs, dades. Maple syrup. Caramelized oranges.
      Stew of fruit. Honey. Loads of ginger and pepper, now. Mint evolves towards
      menthol (yep, they are not the same). The palate fulfils the promise of the
      nose and then some.
    • Finish
      The long and spicy
      finish offers more oranges and liquorice.

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