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Overall rating
86.56/100
votes
101
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Kintra Whisky (KiW)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Collection
Vintage
24.10.1990
Bottled
22.10.2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
7934
Number of bottles
302
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Nov 2013 9:00 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1990 KiW

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Rum Garioch

    While Erik Molenaar steadily continues to distill his own spirits at his Wagging Finger distillery, his company Kintra still bottles whisky and rum. This is a Glen Garioch that he released a couple of years ago, but of which I only just now was able to secure a sample.

    Ooh, this is a very aromatic nose full of banana, papaya, melon, demerara sugar, tiger balm, Cointreau, cigar box and mint. There is so much going on here. But truth be told: if offered blind I would have taken this for a good rum!

    While the body is light, the taste is just fine. Very fruity with a hessian note. Pink grapefruit, apricots, sultanas, honey and some balsamico. Baking butter. Surprisingly spicy, in fact. Lots of ginger, liquorice and cloves. Oranges, let’s not forget those! And a lovely trace of woodsmoke. This is very good!

    The finish is pretty long, sweet and spicy at the same time and offers up a rummy finale. Told you!

    Wow! A grand Glen Garioch. Unfortunately nowhere to be found now. Thx for sharing, Manny!

  2. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Gets better with a little time in the glass.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good IB Glen Garioch, well worth buying.
    • Nose
      Butterscotch, toffee, buttered toast, a little coffee a touch of orange.

      Certainly smells sweet.
    • Taste
      A touch thin on caramel, vinegar, cooked meats, faint orange and a little bitterness

      Give it a little time because it develops nicely and the caramel and butter notes come through and the palate feels more substantial now.
    • Finish
      Quite long on sweet caramel with a touch of salt, still faint hints of orange.

  5. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ruben, Whiskynotes:Nose: sweet and rummy, with some banana /
    Pisang notes. Papaya, melon, red fruit gums. Mount Gayrioch? Garioch
    Club? A nicely candied sherry influence anyway. But there’s more:
    eucalyptus and mint, some exotic woods, cigar boxes. And a very light
    coastal kick. Mouth: again surprisingly fruity. Juicy pears, fig syrup,
    some pink grapefruit and apricot jam. Lots of yellow raisins. Then a
    wave of spices from the oak: ginger, mint, cloves. Heather honey. Even a
    wee touch of smoke in the background. Finish: long, sweet and spicy
    with a resinous finale.
    It’s surprising to come across a Glen Garioch that’s so Caribbean in a
    way. Very entertaining and easily drinkable, recommended.

    Score: 89/100

  6. molar3rd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A certain metallic and phenolic with damp oak and coconut. Balsamic vinegar. Pepper and lots of spice. Dusty.

    Palate: Peppery and alcoholic on entry. Sherry and wee hints of smoke. Or am I dreaming? Again some sulphur.

    Finish: sherry and cigar leaves Sugar and dried fruit.

    A funky dram this one is, and with the wide variation of the single casks, it’s plainly impossible to guess a distillery (by chance maybe) If you have not had this bottle (I bet a few Dutch participating and scoring 100 points, have).

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/12/08/blind-tasting-competition-day-2glen-garioch-1990-kintraor-rtfm/

     

  7. Rom scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The nose needs a lot of time and a dilution to express itself, chocolate, a little smoke and wax cover plum, honey, almond and coconut milk. Tannic attack, wax and honey arrive at the same time as too much wood. Bitterness a little green in the final. Right, too woody, not my profile.

  8. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An enjoyable dram, although the sherry influence is not big here.
    • Nose
      A layer of smoke covers strawberry jam, bananas, mango and roasted coffee.
    • Taste
      Very sweet with vanilla, oranges, apricots, chocolate and mint.
    • Finish
      Initially sweet, then dominated by the smoke. Quite long.

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet and sour fruitiness. Italian herb mixture. It has many layers indeed, hint of chocolate and liqouris, some vanilla and toffee.

    Initial taste: Sweet, complex, citrus, old bookshelf, chocolate milk, malt, and cream.

    Body: thick and meaty

    Finish: medium-long: the citrus part keeps coming up

    Price: Well it's a decent price for a decent whisky, but I would have spend my money different.

    Presentation: Well as always with Kintra: very good.

    Comments: This was a sample from a sampleswap with turfsmurf
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nicely balanced, could use a little bit more flavor on the palate, but a very good whisky nonetheless. 
    • Nose
      Ah yes, there that lovely whisky warehouse smell. Anyone who has ever been in one knows what I'm talking about. There is a subtle sherry influence (most likely refill), but also some licorice and salt as well as some herbs. It is a lovely light, fresh and balanced nose.
    • Taste
      More licorice and also wood spices and vanilla. Mint, aniseed an white pepper all make an appearance. Not a lot left of the sherry here. Maybe a little bit of citrus.
    • Finish
      Sugar, light caramel and a faint fruity aspect (pear). Medium to long.

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