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Overall rating
87.33/100
votes
63
Whiskybase ID
WB68796
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Usquebaugh Society (US)
Bottling serie
25th Anniversary
Vintage
24.03.1990
Bottled
12.05.2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casknumber
7937
Number of bottles
228
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
02 Jun 2015 1:39 pm by thijs100
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 350.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1990 US

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/old-rare-2020-four-glens-part-2-2/

    Glen Garioch – pronounced ‘Glen Geary’ – is an Eastern Highlands distillery once famed for heating tomato-growing greenhouses from its energy recovery system. Established in 1797, we can expect at least some peatiness from this 1990 vintage since Glen Garioch was peated until 1995 when Beam Suntory mothballed the distillery for two years. [Further reading: SW]

    N: Rose petals, leaf foliage & hay into strawberry & vanilla ice cream then creamy fudge with raisin & rum ice cream. The peat/smoke is either distant, faded, or it’s my receptors that don’t always pick out phenols so well. I do pick out notes of leather and apples but it’s the creamy fudge [with a distant sour dry citrus touch] that rings the loudest.

    T: With a slow thick chew on earthy savoury-sweet fudge and an unexpected farmy earthy muddiness into a bitter-charred middle, these flavour centres make for a particular/peculiar flavour profile.

    F: That palate combo leads to an unusual bitter-sweet complex, the dry-raisin fudge closer to soft toffees with some thickening single vanilla cream on the side. It is, however, never as sweet as it may sound. Closes with the echo of eating stored well-ripened blackberries, cut apples, more dried foliage, and an extremely well-controlled resinous touch.

    C: The ideal dessert dram for those with a partial sweet tooth perhaps, this appears the freshest of the three 25-year-olds and the quirkiest. A super society anniversary dram nevertheless.

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is a difficult dram. It gets so much better over time. I've got my bottle open now for almost a year and got about 60% left. This also gets a lot better with some water and some time to rest. I added about 10 drops for 25ml whisky. Leave it for about 15 minutes and it will deliver brilliantly.
    • Nose
      This is fabulous stuff. Full, strong thick, vanilla fudge and oak, nuts, a mixture of yellow and red fruit, dark sugar sweetness, some mint and faint oranges
    • Taste
      Strong, honey sweetness, then dark sugars, fudge, ripe red fruits, nuts and oak. Just a lovely balance. Some of the best integrated oak i've ever tasted on a 25(+)yo.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Minty at the start of the finish and it dies away nicely, then overripe red fruits, nuts and oak. Only slightly drying and not bitter at all. Great!

  9. Malinois scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Just to earthy for me. Also the oak is a bit to load in the end and keeps long after a sip. Just not my whisky. Now I'm gonna flush it with some Islay power!

  10. Mick040 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Glen Garioch 1990/2015 (56.7%, Usquebaugh Society, cask #7937)  Our Dutch friends don’t only produce gouda, tulips, weed, and tax shelters, they’re also quite good at selecting casks… Colour: full gold. Nose: there’s more oak in this one, more butterscotch, more fudge, more toasted brioche… The ‘problem’ is that it combines extremely well with the earthy/smoky style of the spirit. You’re drinking lapsang souchong while sucking fudge and smoking a Partagas. I said a Partagas. Some lemon may be involved somewhere. With water: mud, in a great way. Perhaps a little pipe juice. Mouth (neat): clearly the Signatory with more oak influence. All a matter of taste, and while I tend to prefer the sharper and cleaner styles, I’m finding this just as superb (hey, do you think that makes much sense, S.?). Loud applause. With water: softer notes, vanilla, raisins, dried apricots… And fudge! Finish: rather long, a little buttery. Buttered fudge. I tried an excellent one recently, I’ll give you the name, wait… Right, found the empty box, it is (was) called Mr Stanley. Comments: another exceptional 1990 Glen Garioch. Despite the fudge. And it’s a little moving to be reminded of Slim Cowell’s fantabulous bottlings of earlier Glen Gariochs. SGP:653 - 90 points.

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