Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Chapter
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
51.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Jul 2014 11:35 am by 404fred
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 87,99

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.97 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    nice fine notes, water would destroy mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      a touch of black radish juice, nutty, with herbs, woodruff
      Cherries in salted water, mmh that is pretty salty and spicy
      this is fruit in the background and the salt note in the foreground
      a little different than usual
      a bit like saltwater inhalation
      the nose is very beautiful ... has character and yet is harmonious
      the longer he stands the more comes fruit and nut
    • Taste
      a smooth start and a wow in the mouth
      nutty and herbal nice mixture
      a very smooth mouthfeel with a great chilli catch in the mouth
      bright fruits, apricots

      megabreit wrote: In the mouth really a great performance, alcohol not superficial, soft and supple chocolate, nuts and fruit lay around the tongue, the whole thing then with hot beeswax

      a very independent exciting character
      not soft washed and not mainstream
    • Finish
      very nutty
      some chocolate
      always the herbs ... spicy and yet light
      no weight
      Green tea
      Nashi pear and baked apple juice
      Striking but not bitter
      Smooth woodruff sticks to the palate

  2. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm Nose 4/5 but in fact, 3/5 Mouth 3/5 Final 2/5 Whisky n ° 1625
    • Nose
      Pot pourri, hazelnuts. Elegant and balanced. Ripe plums. Evoke something fat. Very interesting ! With the opening, it is somewhat trivial on the toffee.
    • Taste
      Attack rather on honey, the end of mouth is rather, she, bitter. The spices are well dosed in hyphen, with sherry a little "moldy".
    • Finish
      Malt, but you lose your balance, tending towards a bitterness that is too strong and bad.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good Glen Garioch, nice sherry / bourbon and sweet / sour ratios.
    • Nose
      Sherry, vanilla, honey, caramel, apple cider, peach, orange peel and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Honey, orange, peach, gooseberry. Spicy oak. Touch of sulfuric smoke and ash.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, ashy.

  6. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    (Blind PWC of 21/10/17) Happy to have tasted it blind because I was leaving with a small priori on this whisky. Finally a daily tram well done in the tradition of what Glen Garioch does.
    • Nose
      The nose is marked on the Sherry. There is butter, vanilla and caramel.
    • Taste
      Light attack but it rises quickly in the mouth. There is still caramel, dried fruits, spices and a little herbaceous side.
    • Finish
      A medium and classic finish on spices, oak and vanilla.

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Nose: has similarities with the 12er - but seems more mature and more sherry stressed. Red fruits, toffee and honey, dried fruits, apricot dumplings, orange peel and sourdough bread. A really "rural" whisky. From the oak join some pepper and nutmeg. The alcohol is not optimally involved but hardly bothers. He rather brings in a fresh mint note.
    No sherry bomb (there is the 15 Oloroso) but incredibly rich in flavors and I always have the picture of a richly set for the dinner table in a country house in the head when I smell it.
    Taste: strong but also somehow buttery, a lot of malt and toffee, again red apples and honey, cereal with dried fruit and orange zest, the finish is then really spicy and Pfeffrig with clear oak and a touch of coffee. In the end, it lacks a bit of length and variety.
    Very good whisky that could really be described as Scottish "country wine". They're on the right path with Glen Garioch. Only the price is a bit too ambitious.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch is known to make great sherry bombs, but sherry bourbon cask compilations are also excellent. In direct comparison to the 2nd Chapter of the Distillery Renaissance, we are on the even more fruity side, while the baking and oak flavors are less pronounced. The 2nd Chapter may be a bit rounder and fuller; the first chapter juicy-fresh.
    • Nose
      The first nose of the Whiskynosingglas is characterized by very fine apricot fruit, oranges and a little warm crumb cake. The whole thing is backed by minty fresh, which is followed by a few bright grapes and green apples.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the Glen Garioch is very fruity, there are next to apricots and the oranges there and it immediately begins to spread a fine pepperiness. Now comes the Muscat trance.
    • Finish
      The finale is medium to long, the fruits with the sharpness aromas are now complemented by the, for Glen Garioch so typical, oak notes. A very fine fruity-spicy, oak-enriched finish.

  9. Zoltavar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. vojt466 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good, of course it is the price :)
    • Nose
      Ripe tropical fruits, apricot marmalade, honey, light wax, cooling menthol, ginger, later woodiness.
    • Taste
      Firstly, apricots, then the bloom of apricot, followed by a distinctive fruity sweetness of apricots and oranges, combined with an increase in malt, cocoa and later acidity of citrus. Enhancing pepper spice. Naturally, with this power, alcohol and alcohol are already present.
    • Finish
      It dries fruit and strengthens the taste of malt and light bitterness combined with pronounced spiciness, and occasionally there appears a little lemon - long.


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