Glen Garioch 1999

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Matured
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Batch No. 30
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Oct 2013 1:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 97.05

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1999

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.58 points

  1. wisekycourse 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!

  2. 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 +

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

  7. qzek scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  8. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Reminiscent of the 15y OA from the Sherry Cask. Overall, however, this looks a little smoother and more delicate than the aforementioned bottling. If the slight sulfur note doesn't bother you, then for me it is 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 toasted nuts; Spices; dark chocolate; light oak spice in the background; I can easily guess the often mentioned sulfur (doesn't bother me); gets better and better with time in the glass

      - great sherry bomb, everything a touch smoother and less intense wood notes than with the 15y OA from the sherry cask.
    • Taste
      89 89
      peppery-spicy start; at the beginning tender sulfur which then evaporates; 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 sulfur note; pleasantly delicate bitter-tart oak spice, slightly drying

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.


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