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
Bottle code
Added on
03 Jul 2014 11:35 am by 404fred
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89,19

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.92 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. 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.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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