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Glen Garioch 1998

Overall rating
85.84/100
votes
100
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wine Cask Matured
Vintage
23.06.1998
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bordeaux Wine Barrels
Casknumber
Batch 24
Number of bottles
5400
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496004098
Added on
10 Jun 2014 11:36 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 123.45

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100 × member ratings

210 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1998

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.84 points

  1. Najzero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: red fruit, wood. After some time in the glass and rest, you get a nice fruity mulled wine
    Mouth: Alcohol on the tongue (strange for 48%), which is immediately replaced by fruit and then by wood. Tongue is then dry again pretty quickly and ... Departure: leave behind a pleasant woody taste (compare the taste "in the air" after sawing a lot of wood and going into the room the next day). For a non-smoky whisky the finish is passably long, if somehow "Weinig-dry". If you like dry red wines, you should definitely use them here.

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Nose: slightly dusty, malt and toffee, glucose, blueberries, raspberries, dark honey, light alcohol and snappy oak. Very sweet and fruity with spicy tops.
    Taste: full and creamy, very spicy with pepper and ginger, only with time comes back some honey and sour berry fruits. After swallowing the spice is dominant again (now with some cinnamon), dry grape sweetness and a touch of chocolate are also included. It remains a very dry mouth which is covered with a lot of oak flavor.
    I must honestly say that I needed something to deal with that but the great mixture of fruit, spicy oak and dry wine notes I like better and better from sip to sip.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A bit of a difficult
    balancing act, I think, but in the end it all turns out nice. Around 120 EUR,
    which I do not find cheap.
    • Nose
      The nose is creamy
      and sweet. Very sweet in fact. Apples and all kinds of red fruits: strawberry,
      raspberry, cherries, but also some rum-raisins. Loads of toffee. Acacia honey.
      Some ginger and a pinch of cinnamon. Reminds me somewhat of cognac. I like it.
    • Taste
      It starts somewhat
      sour on the palate, but recuperates quickly. Very spicy on cloves, cinnamon,
      white pepper and ginger. Some liquorice as well. The fruit – which consists
      mostly of raspberries, but some plums and oranges quickly kick in – does
      struggle to get past the wine. But then it finds its second wind and turns
      wonderfully sweet. Hints of milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish is long
      and spicy but it remains sweet until the death.

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like the nose. But the taste can not quite keep up. A decent bottling. But big bottle does not have to.
    • Nose
      The typical Glen Garioch maltiness. In addition then red berries. Goes towards raspberry, strawberry, redcurrant and slightly rotted grapes. Also a slightly floral touch. A cooling note is also included. Eucalyptus. Somewhat wet wood and damp wine cellar.
    • Taste
      Fruit tea with candy sugar. Also, the berries are back from the nose. But not so intense. Then so sour red wine gum. The seasoning of the oak comes through too. Now the mouthfeel is like a red wine.
    • Finish
      Pretty dry. Implied berries. Cocoa. Tannins.

  9. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This Glen Garioch is a real bunch of flavors. The strong-malty character of the Highland distillery meets in the most pleasant way the aromas of the Bordeaux red wine barrels made of European oak. The alcohol forms a strong but never intrusive edging for this flavor playground. And to stay a little bit clichéd: The Bordeaux barrels actually provide a very own elegance and aromas complexity for this Highlander.
    • Nose
      The first impression: A Glen Garioch maltiness meets the fine red wine aroma, underlaid with marjoram and autumn foliage. The 48% provide a fine freshness; the longer Verriechen then also report ripe apricots and cherries.
    • Taste
      In the mouth this malt comes full sweet with dark fruits and nice spice. Later also announce fine ginger sharpness and delicate oak aroma. Finally, the wine comes through, but very discreet and underlaid with sherry sweetness.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the game of fruit notes with the herbs and the sharpness continues. Now the oak becomes a bit stronger, but never (too) dominant.

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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