Overall rating
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

€ 141,47

5 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1993 MBa

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 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. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Opeth83 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Remko scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

  8. hettrum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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