Glen Garioch 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.31/100
votes
1294
Whiskybase ID
WB72508
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Matured
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L162342
Barcode
5010496004319
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
02 oct 2015 11:40 am by Bluesman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 107.14

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Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 15-year-old

191 users have left 210 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.31 points.

  1. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Nosingbär scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I'll say it this way, it's not easy. In the sense of not easy drinking, nothing for every day, as others have already written, I agree. A board in terms of flavors and mouthfeel, there's something going on. You just have to be in the mood for it. There is a lot of dry sherry in it, which almost goes into vegetable notes, towards celery. Incidentally, it tolerates water, so the intensity does not suffer. One has to contend with the promise of dessert flavors on the nose and while the whisky is in fact sweet, it also has tart components and hearty, zesty flavours. A specialist, so to speak. Yes, there are 87 points for that. He's too special for me for more points.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Without water intensely sherry, fruity and with dessert aromas. Candied oranges, liquorice, Christmas fruit compote, cinnamon, cloves, dried plums. With water comes movement, it gets a little cooler, a hint of mint and vanilla/caramel aromas. Coffee with cognac in it.
    • Taste
      86 86
      deliciously sweet and tart at the same time like some old school sherry whiskies. Raisins, plums, gingerbread dough, tart notes of sherry. Candy fruits. The sherry sweetness becomes wonderfully slightly sour and tart further back on the palate. Great mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      86 86
      candied cherries, liquorice, dried apricots. Candied oranges again. Long finish with a lot of bitter sherry feeling on the palate. A little soup seasoning.

  3. Glenrod scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fine balanced sherry malt. Simply delicious.
    With the PLV of 57 euros on offer 2018 you can just enjoy
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Great stuff, fair price. Fine Sherry, raisins and orange, all in a smooth and long lasting way.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. gordontsang scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    My personal favorite sherry bomb . Affordable, leisure throughout from nosing , taste and finish . Fell in love with this Glen Garioch 15 yrs straightaway.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Strong smell of dried raisins , figs , dates , plums . Surprisingly pleasant .
    • Taste
      91 91
      Silky bodied , mild punch of ethanol , good balanced .Fruitiness , sherry sweet with the bitterness ting at the end .
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long chocolate, fruit cake finish . Festive dram , a Christmas reminder .

  6. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very nice color.
    Thick streaks on the glass.

    It smells great!
    sherry cask, not too intense,
    mild barrel notes,
    canning gum.

    Strong start!
    You need something to digest the violence
    and then gradually feel the individual components:
    wood, vanilla, chocolate,
    a furry note.
    Not very sweet or fruity,
    but not harsh or spicy either.
    Rather nicely balanced and round.

    Very good!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. P.K.S scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This cind of wisky is my cind love it deep dark flavers in a sherry
    • Nose
      88 88
      First I get and I love it is salty licorice, anis star black berris, you can feel oak spisyness in the nose, hint of oak spisyness in the back
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oh licorice bigtime salty anis star oily full bodied and hevy.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Full bodied and dark still licorice want a longer finnish

  9. lethe000 scored this whisky 72 points Member Junior

    I found some strange smell (metallic? sulfur?) with strange taste behind the rich taste of sherry.

  10. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: amber (without dye)
    - a super intense and very aromatic single malt, - - complex sherry aroma
    - clear oak (but not so overwhelming !)
    - lots of volume, very good quality
    - for 75-80€ good PLV
    • Nose
      powerful, aromatic first impression, lots of sweet sherry, dark fruits, raisins, berries
    • Taste
      oW: powerful, spicy attack, full, voluminous development in the mouth, oak, raisins, dark chocolate, can be drunk neat, I think a few drops of water improve the taste;

      mW: remains powerful and intense, aroma
    • Finish
      medium length aromatic fruity finish ;
      long drying aftertaste

  11. Dogs2 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good impressions of a mature sherry malt, unfortunately only based on a 5cl sample.
    It appears very ripe, dark fruity, strong herbs, spicy without being woody. Very pleasant.

  12. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Thatch scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Wow, a great interplay of fruity-sweet and spicy aromas. A great depth, looks older than 15 years.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity and spicy, cherries and dark fruits, distinct sweetness. You notice the wood, spicy with a slightly musty note, almost like Christmas. Strawberry Vanilla Pudding.
      Clearly fruitier nose with water, seems stronger afterwards. Great start!
    • Taste
      90 90
      What a sherry bomb! The interplay of fruit and spice is awesome, dried orange / orange oil and dark fruits, then spicy aromas. Leather, wood, vanilla, a touch of tobacco floats along. Here the cask strength can be clearly felt, tolerates water without needing it.
      Both the fruity and the spicy-chocolaty aromas increase with water, you can literally play with different dilutions and always have other aromas in the foreground.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The wort remains undiluted, but less strong than expected. With a little water, a surprisingly longer, warming finish that lingers very pleasantly. Spices and a lasting fruit sweetness. Great!

  14. neus007 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. craide scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great, intense but not too overloaded sherry malt. Increases from the start. Despite the rather higher alcohol content, it is a very drinkable malt with a great finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First impression on the nose is a bit restrained. needs some time Then a nice rich sherry profile comes to light. Doesn't seem too heavy to me, somehow light, creamy aspects.
      First raisins, plum jam, chocolate, some tobacco. Then more dried fruit and fresh cherries are added. Oak and spices of cinnamon and nutmeg bring something scratchy, slightly rough. Slightly burnt roasted aromas reinforce this subtly rough character. As a little extra, the alcohol content is practically not noticeable, very nicely integrated.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong, full-bodied but not alcoholic beginning. Lots of fruit like plums, strawberries, sweetish oranges. Gets a little creamier. Oak aromas with a lot of sweetness like honey and vanilla go well with the intense sherry.
      Add some cloves, nutmeg. In the background there is also a subtle bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Again, not alcoholic hot, more of a nice spicy note.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long finish, slightly sour note brings in a great contrast. Fruity, sweet, espresso, something fresh and minty is there with a slightly tart, bitter spiciness. Great finish!

  17. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. JJKATED scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  19. SebasDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch tasting of which this dram was part.

    1. - 105091
    The combination of barrels used makes this a very balanced dram. And therein lies the sore point for me, maybe too balanced .. The nose doesn't tell me much, this dram is going to work in the mouth. Tones of tea. Warming. Vanilla and very light fruit in the mouth and sometimes a bit waxy. Good but doesn't tell me much. After a while a bit nicer in the nose, almonds... bastogne cookies.. 85

    2. - 72508
    Clear oloroso sherry on the nose to the finish. Finish is dry but not annoying.. taste sour raspberry with warm red compote. In the aftertaste, the chocolate comes through for a long time. The sherry works well here because it really leaves room to discover more. Age is lower than you might think when tasting. A really good dram. 89 initially but over time it becomes drier and more corrosive. 88p

    3. - 188954
    Refill sherry? Nothing to notice about the sherry really. Nose and taste actually lead me to a wine barrel...? Very drinkable despite the ABV, could also be due to my "warmers" in the earlier rounds. Taste remains on the slightly fruity side. Dry, metallic finish. Overall dram gets better with time (some candies develop...) but I expect better from an Adelphi.. 83p

    4. - 46081
    Nice nose! Fresh summer fruit that makes me yearn for the first sip. After a while also something metallic that I don't necessarily find annoying. In the taste we continue on the nose with a long fruity finish that never gets dry. Good drinkable despite the 54.6% A drop or 8 (at the moment still slightly more than 2cl) activates the dram a little more. Flavors come through stronger. Finally I can name the peaches and a little bitterness remains. 86p

    5. - 26366
    The nose is very similar to 46081 but slightly less pronounced. The bourbon barrels do this distillate well in my eyes. Initially, the dram is silky smooth, but after about 10 seconds in the mouth, fine tingling occurs in the front of the mouth. Here too the flavors are less pronounced, but the fullness and the silky soft character are convincing! The finish is long, soft and warming. Certainly not a huge chat, but a dram that you can fill your evening with. Delicious stuff and despite the fact that it is very similar in specs and taste to the aforementioned 46081, this simply seems to be much more correct. Gariochs from the early 90s at any age and bourbon casks… no doubt! 88p

  20. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Great whisky, mature, heavy on sherry, old school

    Nice color by the way!

    N- Initially somewhat closed with hints of fruity notes and a subtle menthol note... after a few minutes in the glass, quite pleasant aromas of dates, rosemary, nutmeg, tobacco, oak. Looks very ripe on the nose. Adult whisky, not necessarily suitable for getting started (in a tasting).

    M - powerful attack with initial sweetness. The cask strength, which tickled the nose only slightly, brings a lot of fire to the tongue. Beautiful notes of pepper, pleasant sharpness, cloves, later herb garden, rosemary again.

    The tobacco comes back in the finish and it really stays for a really long time. Puffed on the pipe for the first time :) Round, nutty. Really good.

  22. Will_iam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  23. Marcel74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful whisky, full bowl of oloroso Sherry with 15 years of aging on oloroso.. 53.7% unchilfiltered, and I think no dye
    • Nose
      Hazelnut, raisins, dates, figs, dark red dried fruits such as plum, blackberry, and cinnamon, and freshly baked bread
    • Taste
      Mouth covering sherry, very rich, dry sherry, nutty flavours, the dark fruit shows through
    • Finish
      Chocolate and coffee, raisins and dates with butter cake, and laurel liquorice! rich muesli with cinnamon in the background

  24. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. eddi14 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. whiskyfan_olli scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    There is still plenty of bottle available in the Puttgarden Bordershop (as of Oct. 2021).

    Price ~ 46.00 EUR

    https://www.bordershop.com/dk/spiritus/whisky/skotland/glen-garioch-15-yo-sherry-cask-matured-highland-single-malt-scotch-whisky-537-2087616

    However, as noted on the site, purchases are only possible in the on-site shop!

  28. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Really great for a standard.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  29. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2021-08-29
    • Nose
      84 84
      dark-fruity-sweet, sherry, a bit spicy
    • Taste
      85 85
      pleasantly sweet, dark berries, sparkling, chocolate, blood orange
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oak wood and raisin sweetness

  30. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Still great on site in the Bordershop: https://www.bordershop.com/dk/spiritus/whisky/skotland/glen-garioch-15-yo-sherry-cask-matured-highland-single-malt-scotch-whisky -2087616

    Price: approx. € 45.72 (no shipping possible)

    (In case some idiot reports an allegedly broken link again)

  31. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Lots of sweet flavours. Full of raisins, vanilla and some hints of an oily/greasy edge
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dark chocolate, sweet raisins, oak. Red fruit
    • Finish
      86 86
      Spicy finish, pepper. Oaky. Unfortunately a little short. Slightly dry

  32. Don Cassi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fruity nose with notes of sherry and aromas of orange and peach. In addition, black tea and associations with sparklers.

    In the mouth you can feel the alcohol, which strongly defines the aromas. In the finish, the tea spreads out again, followed by fruity sherry notes and finally dark chocolate.

    Great sherry bomb, intense, fruity, dark.

    Note 1-

  33. Koning scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Quite an intense and heavily sherried Glen Garioch. Almost too earthy/sulphered for my taste buds, but the nice development in the finish lift my score to a solid 88 points.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Darkness! Polished wood, dates, dark chocolate, burnt citrus peels and a bit of cheese and dulce de leche, which I encounter more often in Glen Gariochs. It has a sharper earthy mushroom-like edge, which becomes milder with water added.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A whiff of vanilla followed by coffee, soy sauce and fruits: grapefruit, dates and plums. The earthy notes of the nose return: mushrooms, sesame seeds and just not too much sulfur.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long with a surpring start on juicy fruits: citrus, redcurrants and strawberry. Then some coffee, cumin, cloves and white pepper. Lingers with a mineral touch.

  34. vmp scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    A proper sherry bomb in my book. Great stuff.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dark aromas. Molasses, juicy dark fruits, furniture polish, slightly green notes, betel leaves, menthol, a nice juicy fruit cake. May be some leather. It's wonderful and complex
    • Taste
      89 89
      Beautiful dark flavours, dark rich honey, brown sugar, rich fruit cake, slight green notes. Dried red chillies. A lot of the flavours on the nose repeat on the palate. Seriously delicious
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish. Here the green notes dominate which make it slightly less enjoyable.

  35. dercaptain scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful on the nose. Breathtaking in the mouth and long-lasting in the finish.
    • Nose
      With dark chocolate, notes of espresso, raisins and dark, fully ripe berries. The sweetness gives me the association with strawberry or forest berry jam. With your eyes closed you might think you're standing in a forest. Because there is also something fresh and cooling in it. But then there are full sweet notes of fully ripe plums. Just breathtakingly beautiful!
    • Taste
      The alcohol strength goes very well with this taste monster. As in the nose, many dark, strong aromas. The sherry influence of full maturation is awesome. From dark chocolate to espresso to berries, everything is there that you could wish for. In addition, you have an "old mouthfeel", somehow old leather and wood.
    • Finish
      A nice bitter chocolate and espresso note lingers in the finish. I also find a slight nuttiness. The finish is very long and a wonderful end to this really beautiful and exciting single malt scotch.

  36. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  37. leeho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  38. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This one walks the line between good and evil while still coming out on the good side. Meaning it's got some weird notes that would count as off notes and flaws but these integrate perfectly into the rest of the malt so it eventually works. Not a beginners malt and not a typical sherr bomb, but a pretty good and interesting official bottling for a decent price.

  40. valasios scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  41. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  42. Ficelli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  43. Chesterfield scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  44. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  45. jkswift scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  46. JBKwb scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  47. SpringBarley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    i bought this bottle for 55 Euros and i think it's a steal for this quality of Oloroso matured 15yo whisky these days.
    Great wood influence, super abv (to als put some drops of water, not allot needed though) - oily, sirupy, sweet but a real Oloroso sweetness, NO PX sweet moment in the nose or taste.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  48. The_Independent scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An intense, delicious sherry whisky. At eye level with the Glendronach Allardice of the Billy Walker era. A very good price-enjoyment ratio even in early 2021!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Intense sherry, roasted nuts, oranges, some wet wood, spicy notes, occasionally a slight sulfur note, which however disappears in the glass over time.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The whisky is bitter-sweet, slightly oily and also a bit spicy from the alcohol. Sherry, tart fruits - cherries or plums, forest honey, roasted nuts, pastries, dark but hardly bitter chocolate, spicy oak notes.
    • Finish
      89 89
      At first a bit rough from the strong alcohol, and very intense. Strong chocolate, raisins, sour cherries in chocolate, again pastries and caramelized nuts. A fresh note of mint. Quite long and mouthwashing. Makes you want another sip!

  49. Stef89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Strong nose! Strong finish! Light prints on the tongue.
    Overall, a very tasty sherry malt in a reasonable age with great alternating aromas that could be a bit more pronounced on the tongue. All in all, a drop that shouldn't get boring over a whole bottle!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Immediately I have Mon Cherie in my nose. This sweet cherry with dark chocolate and a slightly "schnapps" note. The association has burned itself firmly.
      The cherries become juicier and ripe over time without dominating. The alcohol stings the nose easily and when you sniff deeply, a slight hint of glue remains in the nose.
      The Mon Cherie slowly disappears and gives way to spices. Nutmeg, pepper and bread spices in general. The glue becomes more intense but never intrusive.
      I am someone who does not perceive sulfur as such in the malt, but rather as a complex aroma. But he doesn't get a lot of that.
      Of course, there are always the typical notes of sherry maturation such as dark fruits, pickled plums, cherries and berries. No raisins and dried fruits but rather the fresh ones.
      The whole thing even goes in the direction of orange / blood orange and grapefruit.
      For me a great nose.
      Water strengthens the whole and opens the malt a bit. But nothing new.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The start is not as strong as expected but rather cautious. But by no means looks weak. The malt itself is a bit closed at the beginning. With a little water and patience, however, it opens up.
      Full-bodied and powerful, the aromas spread from the nose into the mouth. There is also dark chocolate and espresso. That harmonizes great with the fruits and berries. Minimally musty white pepper spreads. Unfortunately, the fruits fade a little faster and the barrel is more noticeable.
      That doesn't affect the whole thing, but there would be more.
    • Finish
      89 89
      In the finish, sweet, sour and bitter notes alternate constantly. The fruits come out again and what remains for a long time is strongly sweetened espresso.
      The mouth stays watery for a long time and you want another sip. Delicious.

  50. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  51. StumpiKlaus scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Good whisky. Average price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Cherry, plum and mostly complex fruit notes.
      Some acidity and a slight non-alcoholic heat.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Dry fruits but the flavor predominates somewhat. Spicy notes and again a slight sharpness. Not very complex.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long . Dry fruits with minimal bitterness.

  52. El Bastardo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Really cool! Who asks about alcohol here: This is one of those where the alcohol cannot be smelled / tasted / felt at all and apparently 100% of this is converted into taste ^ _ ^ Maybe a bit too spicy for my taste. Sure, it doesn't all have to be "Macallen" or "Glendronach", but the longer you sip "Minischlücke", the more peppery it gets in the mouth. Still just great part.
    In the end, it's not enough for me to raise it to four stars (on my very strict scale for me). Didn't try the 21 year old until not too long ago ... it's even more my taste.
    • Nose
      60 60
      Undiluted: First and foremost, of course, and permanently massive sherry. The dry plum and raisin, only slightly sweet variation (not the one with a fresh cherry aroma). Slightly citrus fruits in the background, preferably oranges / mandarins. Some aromatic spices with a bit of pepper, but also strong / intensely spicy notes such as cloves and cardamom.

      Diluted to approx. 45%: similar behavior to comparable whiskys. The spice note comes across more clearly and the fruity aromas are somewhat inhibited.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Diluted to approx. 45%: distinctly spicy (and not very fruity at first) compared to "similar" whiskys. Only with the second sip are the fruit aromas really activated again. But that doesn't mean that the spiciness will decrease, on the contrary.
    • Finish
      60 60
      Diluted to approx. 45%: spiciness on the tip of the tongue and subtle fruitiness with a little bit of sweetness on the palate.

  53. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  54. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a great sherry malt. A lot of sherry, but not sticky, rich, but not excessive, intense but complex. A rare example of a lot of sherry influence, but still a lot of whisky influence. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      Amazingly cautious at the beginning, a touch of sulfur passes by, but the sour, spicy, presumably European oak then becomes prominent. Over time it becomes thicker, sweeter, the fine acidity of the sherry still attracts attention, currants, nice and fruity, not sticky sweet, I like that a lot, you don't find it so often anymore.
    • Taste
      First sweet in the mouth, then with a good portion of sherry, oak and black pepper. Massive whisky, full, intense and a fat sweetness underlines the spicy main aromas.
    • Finish
      Spicy, tart oak, sherry, red fruits, a beautiful sweetness underlines everything, mint, long and spicy on the oak without becoming bitter.

  55. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great value for money. Lovely dry sherry notes and well balanced. Clear recommendation.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  56. Teomarg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  57. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Strong, complex sherry whisky. With a little water it opens up nicely. Great dark fruity aromas with a harmonious bitter-tart oak spice as a counterpoint. Class PLV!
    • Nose
      89 89
      sweet and spicy sherry bomb; sweet and sour dark fruitiness; intense cherry; Red fruits; Plums; Raisins; Spices; spicy woody oak aromas; delicate vanilla; Toasted flavors; I don't have sulfur here
    • Taste
      89 89
      spicy; dark fruity sweetness; Oranges; Cherries; Dried fruits; Raisins; Spices; some toasted aromas; dark chocolate; some leather; pleasant and harmonious bitter-tart oak spice
    • Finish
      88 88
      spicy, light sweetness of dried fruits; dark chocolate; some espresso; Toasted flavors; pleasantly bitter-tart oak flavor

  58. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    On the nose this is quite GlenDronach’ish with that signature sherry influence. It offers loads of red fruits, rooibos tea, sweet juicy caramel and autumn leaves. Taste and finish of this Glen Garioch can’t keep up with the nose. There the sulfur pops up (not really adding imo) and quite some bitter notes are added like dark chocolate, herbs, oak and tannins.

  59. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  60. Thorstii scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Favorite 15 year old
    • Nose
      Complex, intense nose: raisins, figs and dried plums
    • Taste
      Raisins, plums, grapes, oranges, nutmeg, full-bodied, voluminous
    • Finish
      Oak, spicy
      Finish: long

  61. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  62. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  63. g00se scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Modern sherry profile, but quite independent due to this herbaceous base tone.
    A tasting from a bottle with two identical glasses revealed two different profiles.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The whisky flows oily through the glass. Thick, isolated legs appear.
      A typical sherry aroma rises from the glass from afar. Fruity and sweet with rum raisins and strong chocolate. Red berries can also be found. Warm pastry dough and slightly cooling. In the background lies a note from a certain herb that I don't yet know how to name. Chervil? Savory?
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pleasantly oily and powerful start. Water softens the whole thing and is more pleasant to drink. Again sweet and clearly fruity in taste than the nose.
      Sherry, sherry, sherry and again that herbaceous note.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long-lasting and fruity.
      Getting slightly bitter at the back.

  64. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Combined this one today with a Condega titan F series cigar. A medium spiced cigar from Nicaragua. A more then splendid combination. Really enjoyed the play between the spiciness of cigar with the intens red fruitiness of Glen Garioch. Whisky&cigar is something that I’m exploring once in a while and start to appreciate more and more. I don’t know a lot about cigars so it’s quite a world to explore but well worth it.

  65. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    First of all, I can only recommend this bottle. At this price one of the best sherry whisky you can get for free. House whisky
    • Nose
      Gingerbread cookies under the Christmas tree. Sandwich with honey and cinnamon. Leathery tobacco notes with matches. There are dark fruits on the bookshelf. Put together very harmoniously. Masterpiece.
    • Taste
      The full range of spicy oak with powerfully integrated sweet berry elements. Cinnamon sticks in orange jam. Honey with cloves. In the transition you go towards the tobacco pouch on the leather saddle. In summary: a Christmas poem.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, it keeps what it promises in the finish. Slightly peppery oak leaves the stage with a glass of plum compote. One thing is now present: "He is special!"

  66. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  67. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I really like it! If I like the 12, this 15y is a really great sherry candidate. From the beginning to the end, you have the dark sherry influences in your nose and mouth. The almost 54% of alcohol is only noticeable in the mouth due to the liveliness of the tongue. A few drops of water are good for him.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The color in the Premium Sniffer is copper gold. Full dark dried fruit on the nose. Combined with a pleasant smell of tobacco, such as pipe tobacco. Behind it is a nice touch of leather and shoe polish. Alcohol with almost 54% is hardly noticeable in the nose without water and is very nicely integrated. With a few drops of water, the scent of raisins comes out to the aromas in the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A great full taste undiluted in the mouth. It completely fills the mouth with a beautiful dark fruitiness, which is alcohol-sprayed and really stimulates the flow of saliva. Now great raisins are coming. The pleasant fruit sweetness of the raisins is persistent. Not a strong sweetness, but rather a fruit sweetness of dark, dried fruits such as plums or dates.
      With water it becomes fruity and sweet in the mouth right from the start, but the spiciness is also more apparent.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The fruit aromas of the dark plums are also present in the finish. At the end there is a slight higher percentage of cocoa. The dark sherry tones remain in the mouth until the end.
      With water, the delicious spice note also sticks to the finish. The malt gets even more volume with water.

  68. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    The aroma initially offers a wide range of dark fruits. Ripe berries and plums in particular stand out. The spicy side with oak and Christmas spices such as clove and cinnamon quickly becomes apparent. A hint of apple flashes briefly. Roasted aromas, leather and tobacco notes follow.

    Taste:
    The Glen Garioch is full-bodied with sweet fruits. The alcohol is very well integrated. Dark chocolate and espresso appear on the palate. A pepper and spice note are added. Finally, I taste oak wort and a slight bitterness.

    Outlet:
    Medium length and warming with nuts, chocolate and dry oak.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  69. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I bought this bottle several times. For me one of the best in terms of price / performance.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Just delicious, incredible PLV. Oloroso as I love it immediately reminds me of the Glendronach 18 Allardice. Spicy, dry and at the same time slightly sweet sherry, dark candied fruit, raisins, dates, some oak and bitterness, alcohol perfectly round.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Delicious, round, intense, dry sweetness, slight bitterness, exactly my taste profile.
    • Finish
      89 89

  70. Fetterkern scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    A sleek, elegant, stylish sherry whisky.

  71. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Dried fruits, dates, dried orange, plums, hints of orange zest that has been left in the sun for some time, intense sherry influence, raisins, slightly Christmassy spices, hints of wet tobacco. The character is generally quite dry.

    Takes some time to 'understand' what this Whisky is trying to be like, but after giving it a 3rd try it definitely convinced me. Outstanding aroma, very exciting taste. Very long finish as well, sadly a bit unspectacular as the alcohol comes through a bit, underlined by a slightly flat taste that doesn't do justice to the nose. Otherwise the alcohol is well integrated.

  72. Maltlife scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I got the sample out of the blue. My expectations for this bottling were definitely exceeded. A really successful bottling, which fits very well into my tasty prey scheme.
    A whole bottle would be conceivable, in my opinion, what is offered for this price is very good.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Appetizing fruit (dark), boiled down; Plums; Raisins; very nice notes of sherry; something leathery; dark tobacco leaves; very light cinnamon; Oak; Dark chocolate; Butter toast.
      Pleasant nose, I'm thrilled.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wonderful start; fat sherry notes; lots of dark fruit, plums, raisins (pickled); leather, wood again, hints of dark chocolate; sweet malt candy; Cinnamon; some fresh vanilla far away.
      Wonderfully complex, really pleases the palate. The alcohol is nicely integrated, but still exciting enough.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Again the full range of the description above. Very nice. Can be tasted wonderfully, you immediately feel like more.

  73. Bam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sherry filling, not overloaded, but coherent and set.
    • Nose
      Wonderful sherry nose as you imagine it, dried figs, boiled plums, caramel and roasted hazelnuts, rounded off with dark chocolate, and a little coffee with milk. Cinnamon and cloves. Yes, and also a little sulfur (match head), but only minimally, and not disturbing for me.
    • Taste
      Strong start, oily mouthfeel. Again very nice sherry flavors, dried fruits and nuts, caramel. It is slowly becoming more spicy and stronger with milk chocolate, cinnamon, cloves and some ginger.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Leaves a warm feeling in the mouth and throat. Dried fruits and Christmas spices. Espresso.

  74. Pa_G scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  75. Benny85 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    i really dont understand all the very high marks - 90 and beyond.
    i find this malt a little bitter and disharmonious - weird but not in a good way.
    i totally love the age statement, the high abv and strong sherry influence - and the price!! but this combination has its reason imo - if this was something like a GD 15 year old at near cask strength, it would sell for 110 $ - but the glen garioch15 doesnt!!! and thats because it's far less tasty!!
    not a rebuy for me!

  76. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 12-01-2019.

  77. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dried fruits, very dark honey, earth, old wood, pine needles, grasses / herbs, becomes a bit tart with spices
    • Taste
      Herbal candy, some honey, dried fruit, grapefruit, wood, some pepper

  78. Erwin 1971Y scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Chocolate, sherry, raisins, fruity
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sherry, chocolate, ripe fruit, full of flavor.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fruity, warm mouth feeling, fades away.

  79. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  80. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice dirty sherry bomb
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  81. penumbra scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Personally, it feels a lot like the sweet version of the rare print. Considering the price, it should be worth starting.
    • Nose
      Shirley, chocolate, sweet, crushed dates.
    • Taste
      Preserved fruit, black chocolate, little bitterness, medium oiliness, some orange peel or grapefruit peel.
    • Finish
      medium.

  82. S_S scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  83. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice complex whisky. A great 15-year-old drop, which in my opinion (if at all) tolerates very little water
    • Nose
      87 87
      Overripe strawberries, light sulfur, nut, furniture polish, roasted almonds
    • Taste
      88 88
      Chocolate, dark fruits, light sulfur. Very complex
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very long finish, where the tastes are beautiful

  84. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For a 15-year-old a very complex whisky without false tones. We recommend
    • Nose
      87 87
      Raisins, overripe strawberries, ripe sherry, light sulfur, almonds, light sulfur, furniture polish. Very nice nose, which is quite complex and demanding for a 15-year-old
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the taste immediately comes the dark-fruity Sherry, paired with lots of nuts and dark chocolate
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, which continues the tastes beautifully. Finally, the sulfur comes through a bit, but not disturbing

  85. frozzy scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Had this in a blind tasting. Quite a good whisky for this price. Nice, sweet nose with a bit of cinnamon.

  86. frozzy scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Had this in a blind tasting. Quite a good whisky for this price. Nice, sweet nose with a bit of cinnamon.

  87. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A deliciously fruity sherry whisky. That's the way it's supposed to be!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry with dried fruit, chocolate, slightly spicy.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dried fruit, honey, cinnamon, spicy and oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A dry long finish. Chocolate.

  88. Lakerfield scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I've had a very similar experience with the Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve a couple of years ago and what shall I say, it's clearly their spirit and I'm not really a fan of this profile. It is however, the best travel retail bottle I've had to date. It's a complex and very interesting whisky to take your time with and discover all the nuances, but a few dominant notes spoil it for me though. The amount of spice and cinnamon is just too damn high and the gunpowder note doesn't excite me as well (Glenfarclas 15 still haunts me). Letting it breathe for plenty of time tones down the notes I'm not fond of, that kind of saved this whisky for me. Next Glen Garioch will probably be a sample first!
    • Nose
      That's a distinctive nose. A bit 'dirty' as they call it and very herbal/spice-driven. Not much sweetness to it and characteristically dry. Grapefruit, raisin, apricot, raspberry, honeydew, overripe banana and fig offer a decent fruity side. Thereafter lots of natural herbs and spices with cinnamon especially, moccha, vanilla, anise, honey, nutmeg and pepper. A good dose of nuts too with walnut, roasted coffee bean and pistacchio. Mushroom, pine sap, cough medicine and tobacco give it an earthy twist and sawdust, sulfur and cardboard account for the little less desirable notes. Not a bad nose honestly with a profound, dirty character. That's a desirable trait for me when it comes to sherried whisky. What's not desirable is the abundance of spice, herbs and gunpowder-like sulfur.. It throws it off balance and distracts me too much.
    • Taste
      Oily and mouth coating. Here's where you'll find the Oloroso in full effect. Surprisingly, there is a bigger concentration of fruit on the palate with apple, blood orange, grapefruit, bramble, fig, apricot and sour cherry. I already like the palate more than the nose, it has a little more balance to it. This opens up some space for sweets like salted caramel, dark chocolate, tiramisu and marzipan. Lots of cinnamon again, lavender, pepper, malt, anise, walnut and pine. Also spent matchstick, gunpowder, cardboard and a weird limestoney note. Again a few off-notes that aren't doing this whisky any good.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, creamy malt and caramel.

  89. Jordanite scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Conventional wisdom is that often the first few drams of a bottle are not indicative of a whisky, because most whiskies improve with some oxidisation. However in this particular instance the neck was fabulous: It was the least raisin-y and least syrupy sherry-matured whisky I have nosed. Deep, rich fruit notes abound and the palate was likewise thick and wonderful.

    However after a few weeks the sulfur flavours began to take over, smothering the fine notes I experienced in the first few drams. It has since taken several months of sitting in a cupboard, as well as adding far less water, for the sulfur to subside and the taste to largely return. Had I rated the whisky at this stage it would have been a sub-80 dram for sure.

    The rating here is based upon the impression after months of sitting in the cupboard. As most reviewers have already expressed, this is a very impressive sherried whisky, with far more depth and less cloying sweetness than many other sherry bombs.

  90. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  91. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  92. Pauci scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    The nose screams first "sulfur !!!!". behind it comes slowly chocolate notes that appear in burnt plum jam. After a long time in the glass, the sulfur notes come through again clearly. All in all, a very intense nose with a lot to discover.

    Taste:
    Here, too, again sulfur and a bitterness on the tongue, reminiscent of walnuts. Burnt rubber tires then comes to my mind. Fruity notes, now more in the direction of red grapes are becoming more and more clear and later it all goes in the chocolaty direction. The alcohol is very well integrated.

    Finish: Not too long. Again, I have mostly bitter chocolate and the sulfur that lingers in the mouth and throat.

    Conclusion:
    To me personally too much sulfur. But I am already very sensitive and, in most cases, almost everything else in the smell and taste is covered by it. With this whisky I can find in the background other flavors that I like very much (chocolate, walnuts and plum jam). All in all, with the freshly opened bottle, there is still too much sulfur in it. Therefore, first of all, a rather moderate rating on my part. I'll edit my notes 1-2 months in a row and then add to how the Garioch gets the air.

  93. Pauci scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    First of all sulfur. Over time, beautiful heavy sherry tunes rise from the glass. A lot of chocolate and ripe figs are then added. Then the sulfur and the gum notes come through again and become more and more present. hm then better try it. Overall, but a very intense nose.

    Taste:
    Phew, burned car tires and some bitter walnuts on the tongue. It goes on and the whole thing moves clearly towards chocolate. No trace of any fruit anymore. The alcohol is very well integrated, so it is not even experimented with water.

    finish:
    Not too long. Mittellang at most. The Schokodaligen notes and unfortunately also the sulfur are a good combination if you abkann sulfur.

    Conclusion:
    To me personally too much sulfur in the nose and also in the taste / finish. Admittedly, I am very sensitive about this and in most cases I do not like it at all. The combination with the chocolate I found interesting, but overall that does not quite meet my taste.

    Comment:
    that was the first sip of the freshly made bottle. I hope the sulfur content is still back, because then I corrode my points and description, of course, again. If he stays like that, we will not be friends ...

  94. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Dry, raisins, dark chocolate, a bit sulphur in background, honey, huge oloroso sherry impact,
    Taste: creamy texture, dry oloroso sherry, dark chocolate, woody, some sour-sulphury notes are noticeable
    Finish: Medium long, chocolate, coffee
    86-87

  95. OKN scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice sherry matured whisky. Improved with a little water. Picked it up for about 50 €, which I think is a good price. I would definitely not pay more than 65-70 €.

  96. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Initially, he was very sulfurous type New Year burglar and burned matches. After about 2 weeks with air in the bottle, the sulfur note is much more pleasant. The taste he settled on the bitter - bitter side. A great drop from the sherry barrel with many interesting facets.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried fruits, raisins, pickled plums, almonds, Oloroso, black cherry, New Year's Eve, malty
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dates, dried fruits, Oloroso, burned matches, walnut, blackberry, medium body
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long - long, dry, walnut skin, bitter almond, dates, gingerbread, espresso, 90% chocolate

  97. hawk31 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Aged, slightly musty sherry, honey, dates, plums, cherries, overripe pear, very sweet, marshmallows, chocolate. There is a lot to discover in the glass, especially if you let him stand a little bit. He also has a nice pastry note, reminds me of Shortbread. I barely notice alcohol. Somewhere I read that he remembers Glendronach but not quite as the sherry strikes in the face and I can sign. Did not taste it until after 20 minutes, the first nose from the bottle just opened was a bit strange.

    Taste: Very oily, very sweet, much less spicy than I would have expected. Caramel, now comes the spice. The 53% I expected a bit more violent but good. Chocolate, raisins, marmalade (the Glenfarclas, I really do not taste but here the memory is still good), roasted nut / almond mix.

    Finish: Long with sweet oak, discreetly drier, slightly spicy, dark fruit, slightly bitter at the back, but goes well with the dominant sweetness.

    As sweet as that is I would have typed blindly maybe on a PX. Very cool part, I would also like to compare with an allardice. Luckily I did not find sulfur. The character I think he is quite independent as Glendronach / Glenfarclas fan. Luckily I still have a bottle in the closet :)

  98. Cheng Chee Kaan did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  99. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sample given by Stehpen from Single & Available Sdn Bhd.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense sherry profile, dark chocolate and sweet dark fruits. Lots of freshness as well. Some nice Pu Er tea, and heavy wood tannin you would find in those Malbecs from Argentina. Pencil shavings, dusty book shelf. Sour plum which I found almost in all Oloroso sherry casks matured whisky.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Full burst of fruit sweetness, very syrupy, nice touch of oakiness. Liquorice, and kind of sharp.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Pleasant espresso bitterness, fresh and long. Slightly nutty. More bitterness appears.

  100. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Notes for bottle code L152209 printed on the inside of the front label.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A heavy sherry influence with sultana's, dates, blueberries and cherries, also a little mint and a clear sulfur note, manifesting itself as a spicy (salty) meatiness with a whiff of spent matches.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Beautiful sweet dark and red fruit notes, blueberries, cherries, dates, dried figs, very dark chocolate, cooking spices.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long: spicy with lingering espresso and cocoa bitters but not much enduring fruitiness and ending with quite some sharpness and sulfur.

  101. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry puffs her nose hard; sweet caramel; the sherry becomes more distinct and intense over time, behind the sherry shows a nice and soft nut; He smells spicy and powerful; slowly opens a spicy oak with distinct notes of cinnamon and butter dough (cookies); Again and again comes this great toffee note.
      I'm curious if he tastes like he smells; my mouth is watering; It adds a nice vanilla in the Butterkeksteig a; Nut + honey; Citrus fruits come slowly
    • Taste
      Sherry, spicy, fruity; after the sweetness comes a beautiful oak tree; becomes slightly bitter; Caramel (really sweet at first, like syrup) and a really clear sherry; then comes the oak with its nice chocolate coffee note. BOA !!
      Cinnamon and honey, a hint of nutmeg, even slightly spicy.
      With water, it is first sweeter and caramel and less spicy, then again a nice cinnamon note. It comes a short fruitiness and then again a nice cinnamon spiciness; he has so many facets
    • Finish
      Oak; dark chocolate; Espresso; nice and warm. What a finish ... here he rears himself up again and shows what he can do. There remains a distinct walnut in the mouth and the cinnamon continues to be very dominant.

  102. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice "old style" sherry whisky with a great price-performance ratio. Cask strength and age you look in this price range in combination almost in vain.

  103. Steven79 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  104. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Typical nice sherry cask whisky. Remarkable finish with lot's of cigar tobacco. Very nice.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Typical sherry notes, prunes, coffee, a bit mossy, autumn forest. Also a lot of chocolate.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full body, pretty much pepper, prunes, pure chocolate, coffee again.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A little pepper remains, coffee, chocolate, tobacco now, pretty long. Later on really a lot of cigar tobacco remains in the mouth.

  105. Heiko&Paul scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    A class sherry malt with very good PLV
    • Nose
      90 90
      Juicy prunes, some sulfur, raisins, alcohol, yes, but not dominant, dark but sweet chocolate, dark fruits, somehow rum.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Powerful he starts, the alcoholic sharpness is only briefly there, is immediately replaced by a delicious sweet Sherrynote. Prunes, dark fruits, cold black coffee.
      Oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, fruity, leathery, oaky, very dry

  106. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  107. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Splendid stuff this is. For €60 (discounted) a true BFYB
    • Nose
      Great nose. Definetaly a sherry bomb. Chalky note initialy. Load of red fruits, wood spice, dried grapes.
    • Taste
      Also that chalky note. Creamy and a refined and subtle bitterness. Orange flavoured chocolate. Loads of sherry. Distinctive oloroso sherry. I tend to like this more without water.
    • Finish
      Long, constant, carying, subtle bitterness, dark chocolate, mocha

  108. DavidH. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great dram for the price, high quality.
    The profile however isn’t really my cup of tea, bit too “dirty” for my liking.
    87/88
    • Nose
      88 88
      Great nose, normally I don’t really get much flavour notes, but here’s old leather, musty things, sherry and tobacco.
    • Taste
      88 88
      It’s really good so far, but the dirty tone of the tobacco/sulphur note distracts me and it’s not really to my liking. Lot’s of flavour though!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, slowly more and more drying

  109. dandan798 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      toasted malt, nuts, coffee, prunes, cocoa, sherry
    • Taste
      87 87
      sherry, raisins, prunes, brown sugar, honey, cherries, cocoa, coffee, pepper, cinnamon, bitter, grapefruit
    • Finish
      86 86
      cocoa, sherry, chocolate, oak, vanilla, spices, cloves, grapefruit, cardboard

  110. Kaleva scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant whisky, nice on the nose with typical sherry notes + hint of sulfur. Quite punchy on its full strength but getting milder with water. Also noticeable malty notes, which still can be found even after 15 years sherry maturation. But overall impression remains good, whisky is well balanced and rather complex for the age. The price of 70-80 euros looks quite high but sometimes you can get it for as low as 50 euros and that is a great price for this whisky
    • Nose
      Sweet, dried fruits (plums, raisins), ripe red apples, melon, nutmeg, oak, some dusty and sulfur notes, honey and toffee with water
    • Taste
      Sweet, peppery, malty, porridge, ginger, berry jam, orange zest
    • Finish
      Medium-long, warm, slightly sweet, oaky, mouthwatering but getting dry fast, nutty feeling

  111. Love street scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Really wanted to love this whisky, great distillery really wanted to love it, looks like an integrity bottling
    Nose sour sherry and burnt rubber notes, like Ledaig in terms of the rubber
    Arrival bitter dry sherry, still promising
    Development bitter, bitter, bitter lost of fruits but wondering how much e150 has been added
    Finish dry bitter and really disappointing, Garioch grapefruit is mixed with dry bitter vulcanised diaspointment

  112. PX-Michl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  113. dandyman scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Heavy on roasted and dark aromas with quite a bit of sulphur, surely not everybody's cup of tea concerning heavily sherried whiskies.
    The dried fruit notes are really nice, and I don't mind the sulphuriness as it really complements the character, and it does pack a real punch when delivering the flavours. I get why people like this stuff, it's big, bold, heavyily sherried malt whisky, with substantial wood maturation to it, and it shows that.
    I had to find out myself that I am not a big fan of these roasted notes, as for me they tend to stress the already existing bitter notes from the wood. My palate was exhausted every time after having had only a single dram. It has a certain complexity to it, but the aromas and flavours are in kind of a narrow space, which actually makes it kind of flat.
    Add the fact that it still feels a bit pungent and alcoholic on the palate, which makes it appear unbalanced, and you get my score.
    • Nose
      starts yeasty and a bit sulphury, then raisins, currants, dark malt, malt loaf, burnt bread, toasted oak chips, becomes vinous as well after a moment, walnut wine, some black coffee, some dark chocolate, after a few minutes Bayrisch Blockmalz galore.
    • Taste
      a yeasty and dry arrival, oloroso sherry, currants, sulphur, nutmeg, prickly pear (!?), faint salted caramel, some prunes, huge on dried figs, fig juice even, some leather, overall sweet and dry with a big body and some depth, but a little pungent and alcoholic as well.
    • Finish
      fig juice, coffee, yeasty, sulphur, nutmeg, lots of roasted aromas, all things stout porter (beer), medium to long, faint wood bitterness lingers for quite a while.

  114. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    hmmm I'm more of a fan of Glen Garioch from the Bourbon barrel
    too musty / sulphurous
    have another sample and will verify it again
    • Nose
      sweet, musty becomes stronger, malt, red fruit (forest berry), slightly oak, the alcohol stings something, later sulfur, earthy notes at the end
    • Taste
      strongly
      decent oak, a little bit of sulfur, spicy, some roasted aromas
    • Finish
      medium long
      slightly bitter, oak, some rotten eggs, astringent, tart notes

  115. Whisky scored this whisky 69 points Specialist

    tasted blind.

    it's hard to get over the sulphury notes. I had 4 cl, but it was hard to finish 1 cl.

  116. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Together with the Arran18 I can only recommend this bottle. At this price one of the best sherry whisky you can get for free. House Whisky
    • Nose
      89 89
      Gingerbread under the Christmas tree. Sandwich with honey and cinnamon. Leathery tobacco notes with matches. Very harmoniously put together. Masterpiece.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The full program of spicy oak with powerfully integrated sweet elements. Cinnamon sticks in orange jam. Honey with cloves. The matches from the nose go here in the direction of the tobacco pouch on the leather saddle. In summary: A Christmas poem.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, he holds in the finish what he promises. Slightly peppery oak leaves the stage with a glass of plum compote. One thing is present now: "He is something special!"

  117. ARDBERG scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    The 666 greetings are too much for my palate. If you like a dirty sherry style, this is for you! The most bottles sold after the tasting was this one.

    Thank you for drinking this stuff, so I don't have to.;-) And please don't make me drink it.;-)
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      72 72

  118. wbarchive_976627 scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    • Nose
      Raisins, hardly any alcohol, a lot of oak, a bit of sulfur and leather.
    • Taste
      creamy, spicy, dark fruits, oak, tart.
    • Finish
      medium length, fruity, slightly bitter

  119. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a good and decent sherry bomb. Available for around €60,- this is one of the better balanced price-quality whisky out there!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very nice and well matured sherried malt. A savoury one. Something I like quite a bit. This gives quite some thick red fruit notes and some condensed fruit juices. In the background there is some glue and cork, but nothing worrying. After some time there is some pineforrest notes. I like this!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet. There is a thick layer of sherry on this one. It will need some water to tame this beast. With water: There are loads of fresh red fruits and also quite some dried ones too. There is leather and tobacco but most of all: this is decent stuff.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long length. Decent sherry notes, lots of leather and wood polish. There isn't much development in the finish. But it goes on for quite some time.

  120. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  121. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  122. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  123. Pikehunter scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86
      I like this one.

  124. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  125. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Like mentioned in by Kay in a previous review, it's a bit in the area of Glendronach. But is not the quality of Glendronach. Good sherried whisky for a fair price.
    Finish is medium long.
    Good whisky to have on the shelf as "daily dram" although I only drink during weekends.

  126. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Wow! Really great Oloroso nose. Very intense with all sorts of dark fruits, especially dried plums. But at the same time also mirabelle and orange. The quite strong alcohol brings a pleasant freshness and the association with mint into the glass. In addition, I find marzipan, nut butter, cane sugar, malt a slight herbal note. After a while, I also discover the sulfur that I had heard of before. But fits perfectly into the overall picture!
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the tongue, the Glen Garioch is extremely oily and does not hide his 53.7%. In the beginning quite sweet and nice and full, some dried fruits will come through again. The nose is very well represented here. Again the plums, now also raisins, oranges and ripe mirabelles, which I think of. In addition, there are dark chocolate, some oak, and also the slight herbal notes come through. If I had blindly maybe even a little older than 15 years estimated, because of the mirabelle plums, which I somehow always have with older sherry maturations.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Middle to long with sherry, orange peel and honey and subtle bitterness.

  127. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry malt. Clean cask, no junk, the sherry full, but not covered, balanced and round. Delicious.

  128. DerDennis! scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    He is too sharp for me. Even water does not really help. Complex and interesting, yes. But I do not like the sharpness and the dry barrel.
    • Nose
      86 86
      spicy, flowery, herbs, dark sherry note, sweet ... tart honey, malty ... cinnamon, prunes, nutmeg, spicy ... ginger, leather impregnating spray, light sulfur notes
    • Taste
      82 82
      sweet, pungent, light burning, honey, woody, plums, pepper, ginger, sherry, becoming dry ... slightly sulphurous
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium to long, dry sherry barrel ... plums and wood, not very sweet, slightly bitter

  129. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A GlenDronach-style sherry influence, but a bit less in-your-face so that the character of the spirit still shines through.
    • Nose
      Shouts dried fig. Raisin, toffee, date and a little spicy whiff of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Dried fig, blueberry, mocha and again that touch of sulphur.
    • Finish
      Blueberry, dried fig, mocha and a little broth.

  130. Thebear scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    WOW ... an awesome dram! Intense character and flavors. Despite the 53.7%, the alcohol is very well integrated and no water is needed. My first Glen Garioch, unlike any Drams tried so far. It feels like being in an oriental fairy tale at a bazaar on a spice stall. He cracks the magic threshold and earns 90 points !!!
    • Nose
      Intense sherry, perfume, Oriental spices, nutmeg, roasted aromas, leathery
    • Taste
      Sherry, Dark Dried Fruit, Heavy Sweetness, Leathery, Toasted, Old Library, Intensive, Oriental Spices, Chocolate
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, covering, leathery, tart chocolate

  131. Wiz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  132. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The sherry influence is strong. For my taste a little too hard, maybe I tasted it but also in the wrong season. Sherry friends will surely enjoy it. In the finish slightly bitter notes.

  133. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  134. LittlePeat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Dry sherry, spices (mainly marjoram), noticeable sulfur notes, as if from a freshly produced match, clear walnut. Fruit? Maybe cornelian cherries.

    Palate: walnut, sulfur, sherry, spices, old oak.

    Finish: Long. Sulfur. Walnut partitions. Sherry.

    Conclusion: very independent, but no everebody's darling. Very good, but the hype I find slightly exaggerated. Oh, and no miss notes in that sense. Also not fuzzy, so zero. It is best when diluted to about 46%. Below that, he loses sherry too much, and it's mostly sulfur.

  135. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What can I say. I had shot the buck for a reasonable price and I think it is every "penny". For me personally a top whisky with a lot of buzz in the hut. :Top:
    • Nose
      Full, thick, tart and spicy. A slightly dirty sherry note comes out of the glass. Tart, intense herbs. A decent portion of spice and slight bitterness. Does it really smell like oak? Slightly sour berries and cherry with men's chocolate. Moist, greasy leather. With some time in the glass, the colleague is much sweeter. Baked apple with cinnamon and plum jam. Now comes what I think is really cool ... Sweetish, aromatic, moist pipe tobacco. The so discreet angekockelt is. Alcohol is there, but I think that fits 100% and gives the guy proper strength. In the background there is a slight dryness, in the form of dried fruit.
    • Taste
      Strong, very spicy start. Now comes the sour berries and sour cherry with dark chocolate. Bitterness of the oak. The alcohol pushes you neatly the herbal aromas in the gush. The leather and the sweet, angekockelte pipe tobacco are then immediately at the start. Only now, does the "sweeter" side spread. Sugared dried fruit. The taste reminds me somehow of plum cake with yeast dough and Butterstreusel.
    • Finish
      Long. Spicy and bitterness of the oak. Again, the bitter herbs, which are then replaced by oily sweetness. Some dryness will follow. What's left at the end ... is the angekockelte pipe tobacco!

  136. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  137. Glen Krid scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  138. MrRancho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Dirty, sweet, yummy!
    • Nose
      Dark, fermented fruit compote, dried apricots, some sulfur, prunes, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sulfur, iodine, iron paired with sweet sherry, walnut, oak.
    • Finish
      Medium to iodine, wood, iron.

  139. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  140. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very delicious!
    • Nose
      Full and hard. Dark fruit and spicy. It smells like Christmas. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Plums and really sweet dates. Sticky-sweet. Pastries. Great complex nose.
    • Taste
      Voluminous, warm and outrageously delicious! First fruity on the tongue, then spread the spices throughout the mouth and in the end it's always sweeter.
    • Finish
      Spicy with a nice dark chocolate

  141. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  142. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  143. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  144. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A single malt like New Year's Eve: strawberry poles - alcohol - gunpowder; if that is not Christmas ... a cool part! PLV: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sulfur! Sting wood, old light-wood, wood polish, strawberry jam, caramel (Werther's), Snickers, hidden (Christmas) spices;
    • Taste
      More sulfur! Pfeffrig - spicy, more spices, allspice, cinnamon, coffee or cocoa beans, is not unique, dusty old wood on the one hand, cedar and polish on the other hand, more matches, no: gunpowder! The pronounced strawberry jam of the nose recedes into the background;
    • Finish
      Dominant spicy, old wood and especially sulfur in different variants, strawberry jam;

  145. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Sweet and heavy Sherrynoten stand out powerfully from my glass. Behind the intense sherry influence hides a variety of flavors, which gradually crystallize during nosing: dark berries, plums, raisins, forest honey, chocolate, hints of leather and tobacco, Christmas spices, slightly burnt bread crust, roasted aromas, nuts and oak spice I perceive. In the background, a subtle note of sulfur drives its mischief. The high alcohol content (53.7%) is immediately noticeable immediately after pouring, but overall it is still well integrated.
    • Taste
      Powerful and sweet-spicy detonate the intense sherry freight on the palate. A pleasant sweetness runs down the cheeks, while on the tip of the tongue a noticeable Pfeffrigkeit sets in and (in the short term) causes a decent tingle. Mountain-like dark fruits are rapidly gaining dominance. Wild berries, plums and raisins are again present and mix with dark chocolate, spicy oak and Christmas spices. Leather, hints of tobacco, very light sulfur and beautiful rust flavors enhance the aromatic variety with walnuts. The palate is already a noticeable dryness and a slight bitterness. With the addition of a few drops of water, the malt is a little more harmonious and increasingly fruity, but without noticeable loss of power.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and spicy and warm. Dark fruits, pepper, dark chocolate, nuts, Christmas spices and oak let the malt finish pleasantly long-lasting. Hidden deep in the background, I register again a soft note of sulfur. The palate is now again much drier and slightly bitter. Overall, the Glen Garioch looks older than "only" 15 years.

  146. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well, this Glen Garioch is quite enjoyable, great sherry but a bit bitter and dry after all. For me this tastes like a mix of Mortlach sherry and Glenrothes sherry. With water even more Morlach. Well, you got a decent Glen Garioch sherry cask maturation but not a GlenDronach 15 Revival.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sherry (oloroso with an earthy touch), sweet, rasins, plums, cherry, dark and red fruits (dark cherry), chocolate, leather, espresso.
    • Taste
      Sherry, dark and red dried fruits, leather, chocolate, herbal oak, getting dry and a bit bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Dark chocolate, dark fruits, leather, hints of bitter oak, nuts, espresso.

  147. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  148. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      heavy charred wood, sweet sherry, dried fruits, plums, wood bark, tannins, (opens up nicely after breathing), sweet and juicy fruits, milk chocolate, light mint
    • Taste
      soy sauce umami, wood, waxy fruits, flat texture, oloroso sherry, bacon
    • Finish
      short, woodsy, grass, sweet waxy fruits, bitter, tannins, tree bark, salty cardboard sweetness at the back followed by salty oloroso and cinnamon

  149. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  150. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Whiskyclub Spakenburg
    • Nose
      Forest fruits, figs, dates, chocolate, syrup, fudge and cherries.
    • Taste
      Forest fruits, pepper, orange, fruity - black currant and syrup.
    • Finish
      Drying with honey, some liquorice, stewed meat, gravy and pepper.

  151. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great whisky with a very good PLV, if you like dry and dry whiskys. 88 points!
    • Nose
      Intense roasty aromas and pronounced nuttiness dominate the nose. In addition raisins. Does it smell that way if you stew (very) spicy trail food? The alcohol is also noticeably there. Not piercing, but noticeable. Dried plums and tart herbs. A little bit of time and warmth softens the nose, but it also gives off some sulfur. Cinnamon rolls with plum filling .... Ok, that was too long in the oven and brings cocoon flavors with it. The nose is getting better, the alcohol is barely there. Plum wrapped in bacon, sulphurous raisins - interesting.
    • Taste
      Full, fruity, slightly leathery. Tart notes of espresso will not be long in coming. The alcohol pushes on the whole and provides a full and powerful mouthfeel. Cocooned almonds. The Nachschmecken is dry and quite on the bitter side.
    • Finish
      Dry, dry and warm, the whisky stays on the palate for a long time and in the throat.

  152. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    What a grotesque one, I love it! There are some contest on the balance, but it's a really good stuff.
    • Nose
      Big sherry, plum jam, raisin, gingerbread. Christmas stuffs. Tobacco, sulfur and oak.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Big dose of oak and spices. Sherry, plum, gingerbread, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, cocoa.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky.

  153. Jevan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  154. Jevan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a very nice, "heavier" style whisky that I would expect from Glen Garioch. It is full of sherry spices like GlenDronach but it has a darker, heavier, unami heart that reminds me more of Mortlach than GlenDronach. I like it. 86.
    • Nose
       A warm and inviting classically sherried nose...sultanas,  Christmas cake, dried fruit, cinammon, nutmeg...but this is slightly marred by a slight sharp hint of sulphite.With water damp oak appears along with some eucalyptus or camphor.
    • Taste
      At first a very malty taste with lots of unami almost but not quite to the point of meaty. Mushrooms even. Then the spices reassert themselves particularly cinammon and white pepper.With water this loosens up a lot and the spices come through more up front.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish of white pepper and cinammon. Mushrooms too,

  155. martinni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  156. Julia E S scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch 15 YO Sherry
    Without water
    nose A creamy caramel he comes along. In addition, there are classic dark fruits from grapes to raisins and dried plums for sherry barrel aging. The alcohol is also present. mouth For the alcohol strength mild on the tongue. The fruits from the nose are also present on the tongue and on the palate. After the plums have spread on the palate, the raisins follow in the finish. Then the oak comes discreetly. leaving Raisins and oak; Everything works very well With water nose With water the oak becomes more present; he becomes nuttier thereby; some nougat; As for the fruit, it becomes altogether more light-fruited; overripe apricot; mouth
    The oak becomes more intense; overall nutty and a subtle nougat aroma; The other flavors, on the other hand, return; The oak is stronger here, too Conclusion Very good classic sherry barrel aged whisky. Everything is very round and harmonious. Whether one likes the whisky with water or without water is certainly a matter of taste. I think both are nice.

  157. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  158. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      quite aggressive. full agreement with the previous reviewer, it´s very much glendronachy.much dried fruit, mostly sultanas and dates in front of a dryer background with oak and some cigars before you light them.the oak is getting a little loud.with water: add some caramel and dust.
    • Taste
      not as sweet as one could expect, neither is it a dry whisky. even when diluted it has good ooomph.very much in line with the nose, maybe you can add dark chocolate
    • Finish
      quite long, nicely balanced

  159. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great color, strong in taste and finish. Personally, I find it even better with a little water (2 teaspoons). Can easily compete with the established (and sometimes much more expensive) "Sherrystars".
    • Nose
      Very intense first nose; quite similar to Glendronach Allardice, but enormously strong. With water (2 teaspoons) slightly milder in the nose.
    • Taste
      First onset in the mouth quite strong with lots of salivation (similar to Aberlour a'bunadh). That could actually be nutmeg. Many dark fruits, pleasant. With water even fruity in the mouth, rounder.
    • Finish
      Long, intense finish, which is not less intensive even with some water.

  160. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  161. Doctor B. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  162. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: intense heavy fruit aromas of cherries and plums with a fresh fiery acidity, bitter roasted aromas - such as slightly burnt on, vanilla sweetness, cinnamon and gingerbread spices, sour cucumber water, bouillon cubes, well integrated spicy oak notes, fragrant woody red wine notes
    Taste: strong - slightly bitter - fruity onset, plum juice, strawberry jam, alcohol is well integrated for 15 years - but the 53.7% are still noticeable, beautiful texture - creamy - oily, dusty oak with a lot of vanilla, slightly dry with lighter Nelkennote and mint on the palate and on the tongue, with a little water it is even fruity and creamy, the bitterness disappears
    Conclusion: a powerful malt, very intense for his age, because of the harsh notes I have to feel like it
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  163. robain scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      full of sherries, dark fruits, oak, 
    • Taste
      dark fruits again, vanilla, sherry, dryness
    • Finish
      long sherry finish

  164. robain scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

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

  165. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Good malt. Nice sherry bomb.
    • Nose
      Sherry, dark fruits, plums, raisins, chocolate, caramel, pepper, oak
    • Taste
      Sherry, dark fruits, chocolate, nice spice, pepper, oak spice
    • Finish
      Despite 53.7%, alcohol levels off relatively quickly. Sherry stays longer. Pfeffrigkeit also. Very dry. Oak stays as well.

  166. domani scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This whisky definitely needs water to develop. Nevertheless, I have my difficulties with the distillery character of Glen Garioch. The previously tried whiskys could not convince - 18.03.2017
    • Nose
      Sherry flavors come through, red grapes, blueberries, dates, maple syrup, reminds me of Kir Royal, with water this whisky goes well and there are more dried fruits, sultanas, brioche, nutmeg, aromatic tobacco, freshly opened cigarette box
    • Taste
      Sweet, silky, ginger, sugared oranges, honey sweetness, leather, slightly oily, spicy, little oak
    • Finish
      medium

  167. Kalle208 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Cherry-fruity, apricots, raisins, nutmeg, aromatic tobacco, caramel, slightly mossy / earthy
    • Taste
      First impression with and without water sweet and strong, nutmeg, caramel, tobacco, a hint of orange and oak spicy.
    • Finish
      Long warming finish. Slight drought is spreading

  168. yggr scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  169. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting
    Tip? Difficult! Age estimated 15-20 years, distillery: Ben Nevis, Sherry Cask, about 52% cask strength. I like it well, 88 pt, the nose and the finish are great the taste is a little behind the expectations of the smell.
    • Nose
      Honey, tangerines, sherry, spicy-aromatic with black pepper, soy cocoa
    • Taste
      Powerful start, espresso, woody, surprisingly little fruit more dry-bitter sweetness
    • Finish
      medium long, dry, later slightly salty with minty freshness

  170. maltdude scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    One of the very best sherry whiskies you can buy. Amazing dram. Buy one of you can get your finger tips on one of these bottles.
    • Nose
      Mature. Dark fruits, fresh buttered rolls, burnt toast, french toast, nutmeg, cinamon, honey, brown sugar, dried apricots and plums, raisins, sultanas, oranges. Lemons in the far background. Tobaco like one of these small cigars with some vanilla in the background. Maybe a hint of balsamic vinegar in the far background.
    • Taste
      Pleasent oily, creamy or buttery mouthfeel. Sherry all over the place. Sweet, honey, brown sugar, oranges, nutmeg, spicy, raisins, dried plums.
    • Finish
      Long and rewarding. Spicyness, nutmeg, walnuts. A hint of dark chocolate. Mouthwatering. Juicy oranges. Great!

  171. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      92 92

  172. CGRenn scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    A really Black Sheep of a 'Sherry Bomb'. The Sulphur is undeniably there what makes the nose quite hard to get around ( it really is quite strong!) mouth and Finnish are really not bad at all. Really glad I got a sample.... Ill leave it there.*** Actually Perplexes me that people think this is a good dram. is sodding awful. It was an awful lot of money for something that I have no how it left the distillery. 
    • Nose
      Slight burnt matches, not much alcohol burn on the nose, sweet icing sugar , salty, burnt rubber, elastic bands, really trying to get past the lit matches! I'm getting Wet Tweed Coat ( This is really odd! ) with add water. Cherries and Dark fruits 
    • Taste
      Not Bad. Caramel, no alcohol roughness, Crystallised oranges you find in fruit and nut mix, warming, dark bitter chocolate ( 70% Style!) oranges, slight white pepper. Coffee ( with water ) 
    • Finish
      Dry, slightly oaky, slight hint of Oloroso but not so much. Lingering Spice of Chilli Peppers. 

  173. Bona scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful spicy Oloroso whisky with good oak cargo, which still keeps the Brennereicharakter alive. Oranges, raisins, but rather dry and not sweet. Looks a bit older than 15. Especially the fruity-woody finish is outstanding. Minimal sulfur score that does not bother.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  174. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice oloroso sherry cask matured single malt scotch.

    I had estimated that there would be more intense flavors from the cask.

  175. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  176. NamorX68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      full, sweet, dark fruits, sherry, raspberries. Here and there is something fresh on which but quickly repressed from maturity. Coffee and oak. Great nose.
    • Taste
      strong and full, sweet and fruity, oily, slightly peppery, again sherry, coffee, chocolate and oak.
    • Finish
      medium and a bit dry

  177. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose is characterized by intense sherry tones and whets the appetite for more. In the taste, the fruity notes are suppressed by spicy and tart wood notes. The alcohol is harmoniously integrated. The only thing that bothers me about this whisky is the sometimes very dominant sulfur note. Otherwise a very fine malt.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Even when pouring, intense sherry aromas lift out of the glass. A mixture of berries and ripe oranges infatuates my nose while the alcohol slowly makes itself felt. Fruity sweetness plays with decent wood notes. Over time, the nose gets tighter and the wooden notes become more dominant.
    • Taste
      The first impression is cool and clear, but immediately followed by spicy wood flavors. Sweet fruit pushes through the intensive wood, but tart and dark wood tones immediately gain the upper hand again. A tingling and bizzling lays over the tongue and exudes a wonderfully supple warmth. Sulfur notes are suddenly very present, tart wood flavors are again slightly fruity. A bitter and bitter note is above the taste.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with bitter and bitter wood notes. The spicy wood still exudes a cozy warmth, the sulfur note is still above the finish. Here and there, fruity elements flash through the oak tones. A wonderful spice dominates the finish before a fine aroma of immature walnuts.

  178. malthead-sven scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING
    Tip: Sherrycask, cask strength 51 - 56%, Speyside 12 - 16 years
    Like very well, could be Glenrothes. 87 points
    • Nose
      clear sherry, oranges and lemons, then gingerbread and a bit musty, fresh and ripe aromas in the change, with time turns out more ripe, leather sofa, marzipan, later cocoa, cappuccino
    • Taste
      dry, spicy, Mon-Cheri cherries, wooden slats, fir branches
    • Finish
      Again the sherry comes through, mostly spicy, intense and medium long

  179. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice malt, I like it!
    • Nose
      Raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted bread, lovage?!, Sweet oranges, plum mustard, butter scones, sweet, heavy sherry
    • Taste
      Peppery and warming, creamy in the mouth, some alcohol is there, but then sherry, dark fruits and honey, leather, oranges, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      In the finish pepper, leather, a little oak, milk chocolate and plum must. The remains long in the mouth, yummy!

  180. Glenladdie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  181. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  182. Glennie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice sherried dram. Not a sherry bomb, but very close.

    fresh red fruits and dried fruit. Baking spices. Some Honey and toffee swetness.

    A hint of sulphur but not enough to really bother me. It just seems to spice it up in a rather pleasant way.
    I bought this for €50. At that Price it is a steal. At €70 it would still be value for money in todays market.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  183. Dramned! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  184. Dramned! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful old whisky, where I do not mean the old with the 15 years, but he smells really old, tastes old - feels old. A true old-school sherry whisky. This is primarily due to the rich oak tones and tannins that he was able to absorb from the barrels in the 15 years.
    • Nose
      Heavy and sweet on the nose and he makes no secret of his coming out of the sherry barrel. He starts immediately with a deep dark spice, old leather, heavy sweet pipe tobacco, juicy dried plums, raisins, vanilla, strong oak notes, brown cane sugar, cinnamon, cloves, despite cask strength little alcohol,
    • Taste
      Here you can feel the cask strength already clearer, the alcohol comes with a sharp start and pushes sweet spicy ripe fruit and red berries in front of it, along with a few floral notes and again pipe tobacco, salivation, dried fruit, strong tannins from the European oak after and after the salivation
    • Finish
      In the rather long and warm finish mainly a nice spicy malt sweetness, pickled raisins and still sweet tobacco hang - I have the feeling, myself to have smoked a fresh pipe.

  185. Butz75 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  186. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  187. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rich, big and full-bodied dram with an exceptional sherry-derived
    flavour profile. Rich, sweet and a little bit "dirty". Well-balanced
    with the alcohol being almost perfectly integrated. A confident,
    diversified and well-rounded cask strength bottling from this often
    disregarded Highland distillery. To me, best to enjoy neat as a few
    drops of water significantly mask the lovely sweet an fruity flavours.
    Definitely one for the sherry aficionados.

    https://www.facebook.com/whisky.connaisseur/
    • Nose
      Rich and bold with a big sherry nose. Dark cherries, dates, figs and
      raisins followed by seville oranges and a delicate nuttiness. Baked red
      apples, cinnamon and a touch of dark chocolate arrive, nicely lingering
      with leather, spiced oak, subtle nutmeg and a whiff of smoke/gunpowder
      in the back. Very appealing!
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy and spicy at the same time. The whole sherry-derived
      potpourri pleasantly spreads out with luscious oranges, plums, dark
      cherries, raisins and demerara sugar. Warming spiciness of prickling
      oak, pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon, followed by slightly dry notes of dark
      bitter chocolate and cocoa. Nicely mouth-coating!
    • Finish
      The finish is long, pleasantly warm and creamy with plums and raisins,
      accompanied by spiced oak, pepper, walnuts and dry notes of cocoa on the
      tail.

      WITH WATER: Water significantly tames the big serry nose
      bringing more leather, spiced oak and gunpowder-derived flavours to the
      fore. Still bold and intense on the palate with more oak spice, pepper
      and nutmeg. Cinnamon, cloves and very dry dark chocolate heavily push
      the lovely sweet sherry-derived flavours in the back. The finish is a
      bit shorter, still warming and spicy with dry oak, leather and cocoa.

  188. Shane_IL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is quite a nice sherry bomb. I tend to find that heavily sherried whiskies can either be very sulphury/dirty or very fruity and this one actually had quite a nice combination of the two. It’s pretty much inevitable that this would be compared to the Aberlour A’bunadh, the benchmark of the sherry bombs, and this one is not as complex, in my opinion, but is a bit more mellow and refined (and more expensive, but it does carry a nice age statement). It really is a beautiful whisky to drink, it can be sipped absent-mindedly or you can really dive into it, it works just as well for either.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/08/18/glen-garioch-15-sherry-cask-matured/
    • Nose
      Dirty sherry. Gunpowder. Chocolate powder. Light pepper. Blood oranges. A bit nutty. Cherry flavouring.
    • Taste
      Gunpowder. Ginger. Chocolate. Stone fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Dry sherry. Ginger. Cacao. Nutty wood.

  189. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    classic Olorosso sherry cracker, very full and barrel-sized but incredibly delicious for me. Nice complexity, great drinking power with space to experiment and one of the very very few whiskys, where I feel the light sulfur as tasty and suitable.
    • Nose
      thick-fruity, old, heavy sherry, minimal sulfur, sweet, jam, blackberries, nut-grape chocolate, raisins, low alcohol, some oak but subtle, deep dark, sticky fruit, dates. Man, it makes my mouth watery. Some cinnamon with sugar, creamy buttery, a few Christmas spices, marzipan, caramel, custard, very tasty complex nose, very nutty in the second nose with cocoa
    • Taste
      spicy on the palate, strength, butter, creamy, a few herbs, oak, sherry, roasted aromas, coffee, dark chocolate, very full. Always sweeter with the further sips with a little orange juice
    • Finish
      roasted apple with vanilla sauce, coffee, minimal sulfur, plums, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, oak, a few nuts, some pepper, gets dry with leather, medium to long. The nuts, especially walnuts and Brazil nuts will last a long time

  190. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a very tasty malt. One of the few standards under 18 years that can really inspire me. With this whisky, the sherry aroma leaves room for other notes. That really makes it interesting for me.
    • Nose
      dark, sweet sherry; in addition ripe, red fruits; Chocolate and raisins; a very subtle sulfur is also there; Pepper and nutmeg; perfumed aftershave comes with time; Add apples and heavy, floral notes; with a little more time, the aftershave evaporates and leaves behind a nice, not to sherry-heavy Schnüffle whisky
    • Taste
      creamy; spicy oak and dark chocolate; raisins; again a few spices; slightly dry, the tingling is steadily increasing; the alcohol is very well integrated
    • Finish
      medium to long; dark apples and grapes; Cherries and plums; chocolate again, this time with nuts; nice peppery; it stays spicy and sweet on the palate; the oak makes itself noticeable at the departure for a very long time

  191. Butz75 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  192. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  193. HunterRomario scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I had a sample imported from the Whisky Festival 2016. This sherry beauty was very interesting, a bravura piece. Tastely close to GlenDronach 14 yo 1996 butt 202.
    • Nose
      Chocolate, sherry, very warm, citrusy prickly, until the over-ripened (maybe to slightly rotten) fruit. I even caught the smell of smoke. With water, the character of the scent turned into a surprisingly leathery and chocolate, Caribbean-style rum !? Interesting, this is a really atypical shift. (87 b)
    • Taste
      Hmmm ... Raisins, chocolate, cinnamon. The water is luxuriant, full of overripe fruit. This is a bombastic sherry taste! Orange marmalade, in a baking tanned barrel, without any bitterness. (93 b)

  194. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full, a little dusty. Oranges, raisins, sherry, some butter. Vanilla ice cream with some mint and strawberries. Tea cake, subtle spices.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits, honey, oranges. Yeast braid, spices. Dark chocolate, espresso. Slightly dry.

  195. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  196. Dramned! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  197. Joschbert scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty and tasty, even undiluted drinkable, but water and time brings more complexity.
    • Nose
      sweet sherry, rum raisins, chocolate, butter, spice cake, with a few drops of water marzipan, juice and sweet and sour notes
    • Taste
      Voluminous. Raisins, cinnamon, cloves, oranges, slightly bitter orange peel, leather, sulfur. Then the oak comes through, coffee, cocoa.
      Even sweeter and velvety with water
    • Finish
      Orange peel, leather, coffee, prunes and nuts (Oloroso?) - long!

  198. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful sherry! Got something from the Miltonduff 22 from Old Particular, which I also loved ...
    • Nose
      Leather, cinnamon, waffles with butter, raisins, dark honey, berry compote, a little sulfur
    • Taste
      Sweet, nutmeg, Christmas, cinnamon & orange, stollen, old furniture, leather, again some sulfur, brioche with raisins
    • Finish
      Medium to long, round, raisins, figs, soft oak

  199. Doodlebugger scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    This one isn't shy. Quite a character. A heavily sherried expression that knows what it wants. It sticks out from the crowd without losing its balance. Well done.
    • Nose
      A strong whiff of caramel and demerara sugar. Then sherry dominates underlined with raisins and vanilla. I can't help to get some sulfur, too. Rather faint.
    • Taste
      Sherry, bitter chocolate, gingerbread, raisin cake.
    • Finish
      Quite long, bold and beautiful. Slightly bitter though.

  200. Sapiano scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch 15 Oloroso Sherry WID: 72508

    Nose: Raisins, mocha, chocolate, some mint, lye biscuits without salt, cloves.

    Taste: Chocolate, light acidity, red berries, the raisins come back, spices, wood, sulfur.

    Finish: spices, fermented grapes, sulfur. Warms the esophagus long. In the mouth medium length.

  201. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In my view, very successful. Although this bottling is also very barrely and somewhat alcoholic. With a little water he opens up and becomes very round. Needs some time in the glass and then brings out a nice spicy nose with great oak flavors.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  202. JohannesB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful sherry-ripened whisky, which despite the strong influence of the oak barrels has retained an independent character. In particular, the intense Nussigkeit and the strong roasting aromas are found in almost all Glen Garioch from the sherry barrel. The only criticism is the not perfectly integrated alcohol and a little too much dryness in the mouth. Overall, but highly recommended, especially if you can get it for ~ 50 EUR in many Bordershop.
    • Nose
      It starts with a touch of roasted aromas: toasted bread, intense roasted nuts, coffee and burnt caramel. Behind it beautiful sherry flavors: raisins, dark chocolate, dark honey and nutmeg. The fruits are palpable, but come out in a clear and defined way only after a few minutes in the glass: dried dates, plums and apricots. Clear notes of cedar, which almost remind of a delicate wood smoke make it clear: Here was European oak wood at work.
    • Taste
      Judging by the complexity of the nose, the mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, albeit pleasant. First, floral herbal notes, nutmeg and noticeable oak spiciness. Candied oranges, raisins and baked apple. Toasted bread with butter and nougat cream. Overall, rather on the dry side. The alcohol is not perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      Long and characterized by spicy oak, roasted aromas and dry Oloroso sherry. Chocolate with a very high cocoa content, dark caramel and always a delicate fruitiness.

  203. Dieter_W scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    What Mr. Gloin writes I can only underline.
    The malt is certainly well done, but at the 90 points he comes with me
    not synonymous ran.
    What bothers me about him is the lack of depth and complexity.
    The alcohol is a bit too present for me here.
    But that is whining at a high level
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  204. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The smell is that of a prototype of an intense sherry whisky, the sherry dominates very much. There are more and more whiskys at the moment (strange, where there are fewer and fewer sherry casks). This makes this type of whisky, unfortunately, something interchangeable, especially if, as here, so little of the Brennereicharakter remains. Nonetheless, the whisky provides a great flavor. In the mouth, the whisky then shows more independence, but that does not make him necessarily better. I really do not like the finish. The whisky is certainly well done, but something bothers me. Overall, he can not completely convince me. Nevertheless, he is definitely worth a recommendation. Most sherry whisky lovers will like it. The longer he breathes, the better he gets.
    • Nose
      A crystal clear sherry profile: raisins, sherry and chocolate, very classic, the alcohol is little to feel, after a while in the background follows a slightly sour note, the smell is sweeter, such as wood and some herbs, slightly grated coniferous seeds in the hand
    • Taste
      The body is rather light. This is in contrast to the sharp strong start. In the mouth, the whisky is not quite so classic. The herbs and the sour impressions take over the upper hand. A little sulfur is to taste, but that does not bother. In the second sip he gets a little sweeter. A little bitter orange is added. The sulfur gives way and gives way to dry Oloroso. With each sip he gets better. This whisky needs time.
    • Finish
      The finish again shows some sulfur and especially oak and dry sherry. Everything stays long in the mouth and throat.

  205. Speedo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      On the nose, for me, bitter chocolate, coffee toffee, sherry and oak are superficial. You hardly feel the alcohol. Overall, the first impression is a mixture of austere sweetness and old woodiness.
    • Taste
      In the mouth then a strong sherrylastiger approach, oak and dark chocolate take over the scepter. The alcohol is now also through, without water a little too sharp me, which I had thought rather less after the nose. After a while, a bit more sweetness will come.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, slightly peppery and again chocolaty. The sweet remains last long nice in the mouth.

  206. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch’s rather different distillery character puts an interesting
    twist on an otherwise run-off-the-mill sherry maturation. It is not
    winey at all, but full of interesting aromas and flavor constituents
    that reminds me of their 1999 Vintage Batch 30. Great sherry malt!
    • Nose
      Sherried Glen Garioch always has this intense nuttiness on first nosing.
      Ground nutmeg, old walnuts, and grilled chestnuts. Dusty parchment,
      faint wood glue, and at last… a tinge of peat smoke. So where’s the
      sherry? This appears to be less overt and in your face, despite its
      intense color in the bottle. There are also hints of cinnamon, candied
      ginger, teriyaki sauce, and somewhat of a bite at this ABV. After
      letting it breathe even longer, there is also a strong association with
      cognac – think of Hennessy, between Fine de Cognac and XO.
    • Taste
      Very bold, impactful, and balanced at the same time. At first there is
      sweetness, and then it turns drier. Fermented apricots, almond syrup,
      and dates.
    • Finish
      Long. Immediately warming, toffee, and high-cocoa chocolate.

  207. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Nose: warm raisin bread spread with butter, plum jam, orange, hazelnuts, cloves and cinnamon refine the whole meal. A very intense Sherrynaße with spicy but still subtle oak
    Taste: wow - creamy full of sherry, nut nougat, honey sweetness, warm oranges. In the finish then again plum jam, orange peel, sweet sherry and now more oak (milk chocolate and some pepper).
    A horny dripping - really beautiful Oloroso notes and delicate oak. The alcohol is super involved. A bit more depth and that would have been a smooth 90+ candidate
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  208. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very good sherry dram, which needs some time to breathe, but it does well without water. Sherry and barrel influence are still not too strong. Exactly my thing.
    • Nose
      Biscuit with a lot of butter receives the nose. Then comes orange, prune and creamy sherry, dark fruit, hints of damp forest soil, moss and old barrel. Slightly cinnamon, wood polish and milk chocolate in the background. Everything is very closely interwoven. Sweet, hard. Syrup.

      With water: a drop of water tickles the sweet aromas. To the fruits Florale notes and Honigsueße are added. The severity of the aroma is broken.
    • Taste
      Creamy on the tongue. The alcohol is noticeable, but not too strong. Strong sherry in the start, sweet and dark. With honey, oranges, plums and milk chocolate. Oakcakes rise and interweave with the rest to spicy-oaky-leathery flavors.

      With water: Sueßer. Chocolate and caramel, as well as honey notes and raisins come to light. The leathery-spicy aromas are also becoming stronger.
    • Finish
      Long. A reminder of plum, orange, chocolate and leather.

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