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Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
85.88/100
votes
185
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Chapter
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L142264
Barcode
5010496004050
Added on
03 Jul 2014 11:35 am by 404fred
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 92.08

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185 × member ratings

413 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Quintessentially Garioch, with tart / sour apple aromas and an elegant minerality. Also a yeasty side and bit of wax and hessian. The sherried components are clearly discernable and there's some soft sulphur involved as well - no idea if it's coming from the spirit or the casks. Finally, some vegetal notes like cooked potatoes, beets and roots. I quite like this and would prefer it over the much-loved and well-sherried 15 y.o. for travel retail. It's less intense but more refined and complex.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and sour, then increasingly honeyed toward the middle, with a lovely dusty / dunnage aspect. Thankfully, no sherry sulphur on the palate. Not spectacular, but really well-made and characterful. Gives you absolutely nothing to complain about. A whisky drinker's whisky, if that makes sense.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pretty long. A slowly fading reprise of the trademark Glen Garioch aromas that were first apparent on the nose. Dusty, mineralic, great balance between cask and spirit, no overt oak.

  2. 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

  3. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

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