Glen Garioch 1993 MBa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 38
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
52.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Aug 2015 9:12 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 141.14

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78 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1993 MBa

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Whiskybase sample.
    • Nose
      Minerals, a little peat, putty, wax, paint. Cinnamon. Pears and lemons. 
    • Taste
      Honey, lemons, wax. Unexpectedly creamy. Earthy spices. Ginger and apple loaf. A little salty and coastal too.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy. Honey. 

  2. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A few years ago I was able to acquire a range of Glen Garioch starting with 1995, then some indies for the 94, 93, 92, 91, and 90 vintages. Makes an interesting lineup for sure, with each showing different things.

    Nose starts with barley sugars, soft fruits, and honey.

    Palate is mild lemon juice, honey, salt.

    Finishes with lemon juice, salt, barley sugar, and beeswax.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Not bad at all (87)
    • Nose
      Fruits, pastries, salt, stucco, lemon, grass and wax (21.5)
    • Taste
      Fruit, Wax, Cream & Pepper (22)
    • Finish
      Spicy finish, salt and wax, ginger and lemon peel (21.5)

  5. Varrek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      grassy, lemon cedra(?)
      For me a bit close
    • Taste
      89 89
      creamy, lemmon, ginger, honey. Need times to open: at first you got spices, then its more fruits.
    • Finish
      86 86
      dry, spicy, sour

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a sample in store.

    A oily dram with grassy and dried smoke notes. Lemon and silly putty. Good creamy mouthfeel.

    A preliminary 88

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Opeth83 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2cl sample
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Remko scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Quote Whiskybase.com - September 21, 2015

    Glen Garioch 21 yo 1993/2014 (52.5%, Maltbarn, bourbon, 142 bottles)  Colour: white wine. Nose: how perfect! As zesty and mineral as natural Glen Garioch can be, with lemons and gooseberries, clay, a touch of paraffin, a wee whiff of coal smoke, and perhaps a little… mezcal. Some maguey-y Glen Garioch! With water: typical Glen Garioch once again, some massive saponification happening when you add water. But after just five minutes, the soap is gone, and you’ve got a perfect mineral and sooty malt. Notes of raw wool, but no wet dog (it’s your lucky day, dogs). Mouth (neat): beautifully mezcaly, zesty, mineral and grassy, with this very particular acridness that works so well in Glen Garioch. A lot of oomph, this is whisky for the open. With water: the fruits are coming out, essentially grapefruits and other tart citrus. A little roundness from the barrel. Finish: long, and earthier. I cannot not quote gentian. Comments: truly excellent, but perhaps not very easy. SGP:561 - 87 points.

  10. hettrum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88


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