Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
16 mar 2014 5:18 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.00

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85 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1991 WD

20 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.95 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2019] About a year ago I did a little tasting project to find out if all Glen Garioch distiiled in the early nineties are of an above-average quality and after 12 tasted botllings I did not find a single weakish one...

    ...and this release confirms that finding. It is another high quality dram from (probably) the finest time of this fine distillery - and it is very quaffable. A great pick by Doris, no doubt!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a delicate profile of honey, waxy, fruity (pineapples and more), grassy and spicy aromas in a well-balanced mix. Not too bold but very enjoyable to sniff... Water turns the nose grassier and more chalky-mineral.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is very sweet on different fruits and honeys and (later) fine molten barley sugars. This sweetness is perfectly contained by some rather bitter herbal and spicy wooden flavours. This dram is greatly chewable and offers lots of additional flavour impressions this way. Water turns both taste and finish more creamy and releases tasty chocolatey notes. I like to nose this dram neat but prefer to drink it somewhat reduced to about 45% abv.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and creamy-coating with a minor bitter-astringent moment (tannins) that is not distracting. The finish is long and adds more spicy flavours that are perfect to enhance the profile further. Towards the end a minor bitter-drying feeling pops up that is still okay but somewhat distracting. A slight reduction with water takes this away.

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  3. DDiep scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a really cool malt
    challenging and complex
    be careful with water !!
    • Nose
      Vanilla !!, caramel / toffee !!, sweetness, light raffia, some leather, nutty, minimal smoke, slightly effervescent tablet (lemon or orange), slightly oak becomes more, slightly spicy increases, a sweet note that I cannot properly categorize can
      with water: slightly grassy notes

      from 1920s: very spicy, very nutty, a lot of vanilla !!!, raffia basket + chemical note, slightly earthy, some solvents, paper / cardboard (slightly damp)
      with water: earth, meadow of flowers, pebbles
    • Taste
      soft, oily, creamy
      slightly dark malt, vanilla, sweetness is decreasing, slightly moldy, raffia, leather, light tobacco, older wood (mahogany?), spicy, dark chocolate ~ 55%

      with water: tart, slightly gummy, exotic fruit, old wood with polish
    • Finish
      Oak, spicy, tart, warm, coffee / espresso is increasing, some earth, eggshell?

      with water: very tart / bitter

      astringent on the tongue (slightly furry)

  5. Simon Stood scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Gorgeous creamy - fruity nose with a slight sourness.
    It tastes like dessert. A sweet pie with a bunch of fruits and a delicate soufflé. The aftertaste is long, tart - nutty. Gorgeous

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 23 21 22 88

    the nose is pleasant bourbon style, the taste is fire, the strength is in balance, the excellent whisky!

  7. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful sweet, honey-wax-herbal Glen Garioch. Great job Doris! 22.5-22.5-22.5-22.5

  8. KonstUA scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  9. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blenders Glass.
    I stood for 20 minutes.
    Nose: gorgeous! Market tray with ripe fruit, some beeswax and honey (reminiscent of Clay), very edible 22
    Light, juicy, fruity taste with hot spices 23
    The finish is quite long, pleasant and warming, with a spicy peppery ending 23
    Balance - 22
    Total: 90
    The barrel played great, this is a successful Giri, I would blindly say that this is Klai because I don't know such a Giri ...

  10. Sergm scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    It needs time! And what a great nose it is after 20 mins or so ... Notes of peppermint along with great fruitiness - cirtus, pineapple, honey.

  11. Vince scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice highlander!

  12. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  13. Holder scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    I often let the day end with him, which alone speaks for him. More grain-stressed than fruity, like a pet I love.

  14. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  15. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious tasty fresh whisky, character but also very friendly. Pleasant dram.
    • Nose
      Fruity! Also some washing-up liquid, Dreft. Citrus, grass, vanilla. Very fresh smell. Pineapple, honey. Also some spicy, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Equally full and warming, fruity. Spice again, nutmeg. Honey, also some prunes.
    • Finish
      Lightly peppery now. Long. Fruity weather, dry. Honey, and some wood influences.

  17. MrRancho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nice nice nice! It runs down like liqueur for whisky lovers - glass by glass until the consonants say goodbye in the debate. A few drops of water make it even smoother.
    • Nose
      Maggi, caramel, after a while into the grassy. With hand warmth, sweet fruity notes and vanilla are blowing around your nose, and on closer inspection you will also see some hazelnut, toffee and orange peel. Altogether no fragrant tree but a collection of unobtrusive and fine aromas.
    • Taste
      Vanilla pudding! Supported by light wood notes.
    • Finish
      Mittellamg, sweet, flattering. At the end it stays like salted caramel on the tongue.

  18. hettrum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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

    An accomplished whisky! Well integrated, rich with a pleasant
    liveliness and good balance of fruit and spice. A very nice and
    lingering fruity dram especially with a dash of water. This Glen Garioch
    needs some time to develop its full aroma!

    I thank Whisky-Doris (Versandhandel Doris Debbeler) for the sample!

    • Nose
      Delicate fruitiness on the nose with orange, subtle pineapple and stewed
      red plums, complemented by lingering vanilla and blossom honey. Gentle
      herbal notes emerge with marzipan and a whiff of tobacco leaves in the
      back. Pleasantly flavourful.
    • Taste
      Delicious fruits on the palate with apples, pears and red plums, along
      with lingering vanilla flavours. This is immediately followed by a huge
      amount of hot spice - oak, nutmeg, and pepper. Very warm and
      mouth-coating. Lateron, there's sticky plums and honey on the tongue
      with bitter orange peel and subtle spicy ginger towards the finish. Very
    • Finish
      A medium long finish with oak spice, dark honey and a touch of bittersweet notes on the tail.

      WITH WATER: The fruitiness significantly increases on the nose with
      more plums, banana, pineapple and delicate vanilla. Water tames the hot
      spiciness on the tongue bringing a creamy sweetness of delicate fruit to
      the fore. The finish is medium long and warm with creamy sweet and
      delicate sticky dark honey on the tongue.

  20. Kimba scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A really great malt for me. I can not understand that he only has 89 points as the highest score in the base. I'll give it to him easily.
    • Nose
      That's how I like whisky's. Full lotte sweet honey. The alcohol brings along spicy notes. I have oak too. Very deep and full is the nose and somehow warm and round ... old. I like it a lot.
    • Taste
      The round stays. The 52.9% alcohol is noticeable as a peppery note which I find very pleasant. A little vanilla with nice burnt crust, apples I do not have. But if fruits are green then. A really great full round malt that still has its Glen Garioch roots. Great.
    • Finish
      Long and warm

  21. barryfox915 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Nose: Oaky, floral, clean, on vanilla, ginger and some aromatic
    Taste: Smooth, rich, complex, intense, floral, aromatic, on ginger,
    oaky, honey and vanilla. The finish is medium to long, smooth, waxy, slightly
    bitter, aromatic, slightly floral and fragrant, with a light creamy influence,
    on ginger, vanilla and honey.
    Impression: The nose was rather clean and
    slightly spirit, with a nice smoothness on taste.




  22. ralfh scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A beautiful Glen Garioch
    • Nose
      Orange, vanilla, honey, meadow herbs
    • Taste
      Alcohol very well integrated Milk chocolate, herbs, pepper, oak, apple, vanilla
    • Finish
      Long, warm, fruity, honey, herbs


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