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Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
85.87/100
votes
205
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

€ 92.40

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.87 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • 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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. dapoinbua scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    as i only had the 12 year old before i did not expect this to happen. a wonderful expressiom of glen garioch. filled with richness of ripe fruits, topped with a biscuitty sweetness. complex and delicious. highly recommended!
    • Nose
      90 90
      very round nose, ripe plums, sugar, sweet bread, vanilla cones, some tropical fruits, maybe guave? orange blossom. complex and beautiful. toast with butter, biscuitty. reminds me of deanston. the sherry comes through but not overwhelmingly.
    • Taste
      89 89
      rather dry and nutty in the first place. loaded with spices, nutmeg and cardamon. then the sweetness comes through and your mouth starts to salivate niagara style. not a candy sweetness, more one of ripe fruits. do i get some fresh french oak here? i think so. some water and time gives it more deepness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      rather short and bit gingery. did not expect such a short finish after the nose and taste. still a decent whisky.

  5. Derufus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Odinson scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. aksm_be scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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