Glen Garioch 1968

Overall rating
91.71/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB7309
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
18.05.1968
Bottled
1997
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
9
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496700662
Added on
11 apr 2009 2:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3135.85

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Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1968

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.71 points.

  1. Saika scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    This is a very good old style Glen Garioch, however, I prefer the legendary Samaroli one slightly over this OB

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The smell is excellent, the taste is extreme, commonly known as late cooking. As an OB product, blending and using it will obviously be a more responsible approach.
    • Nose
      Black fruit jam with particularly obvious sour taste, blended lactic acid bacteria drink, a little bit of crushed mint leaves, cold coniferous forest, very old-fashioned old vintage sherry barrel, honey, sweet incense smell, a little peat in the tail section and Oil star.

      Very old-school light peat Shirley, the right acidity and botanical atmosphere make the wine chat crazy.
    • Taste
      Diluted wood soup, black fruit, stronger black pepper, bright mint peppermint gum, shredded ginger, tar, citrus fruit peel oil, peat, coffee bitterness.

      It is fuller, fat is acceptable, sweetness is low, no tannins, no acidity, and bitterness is particularly obvious.
    • Finish
      Extremely long, ground black pepper, bitter coffee, oak, tar.

  3. SFWC scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    As good as cask #7 and #625

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    At first nosing, this could be a first-rate, high proof old bourbon from Wild Turkey or perhaps a very good WLW (perhaps my two favorite bourbons) but on further nosing, this is certainly more complex -- there is an added layer of ripened dark fruits like prunes, grapes, and sweet plums, along with a bit of earth, forest, after some cooling rain. As for the palate, WOW!!!! An explosion of everything that is right with the world -- seriously, what isn't here? I don't even know where to start, so I'm not going to go into details. This is one of the most remarkable whiskies I've had the pleasure of drinking. There is a bit of oak, but hey, if one of my favorite bourbons is WLW and GTS, what is a bit of oak when it is this great? Moral of the story -- a tremendous single malt can beat any bourbon any day, and I drink a lot of bourbon. You just can't get this much complexity in a bourbon. Hogshead usually means ex-bourbon but the color and flavors suggest this is a sherry cask. A superb cask.

  5. barryfox915 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber
    Nose: Rich, thick, sweet, slightly humic, aromatic, on old bold
    peat smoke, plums and nice fragrant flavours. Well balanced. Diluted, it becomes
    peatier, slightly mineral and farmy.
    Taste: Rich, aromatic, fragrant,
    slightly floral, on orange, peat smoke, some tar, some ashes. Very complex. The
    finish is long, rather chewy, complex, on aromatic peat smoke, tar, heather,
    honey, orange, tangerine, cappuccino and dark chocolate.
    Impression: An
    excellent complex Glen Garioch with a delicious combination of intense notes of
    aromatic peat and first class sherry casks.

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