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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1991 MBl
29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.68 points
- Incredibly oily and almost syrupy, the whisky is amber in the glass and I feel an incredible desire to taste this dram. 24 years old with PX finish ... I don't know how long the finish was and what barrel the whisky was in before. I just let myself be surprised what awaits me here.
In the nose, the aromas from the PX barrel dominate at first ... dark boiled fruits with strawberries, blackberries and plums form the basis with a spicy honey sweetness with dates and chocolate-coated raisins and provide an impression of heavy, sweet creaminess. Added to this is an ever-increasing spiciness with black pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon and tannins from the oak barrel. But these are not very strong and are more reminiscent of dark nut chocolate than grandma's old wooden furniture. In the background I now have something that could perhaps be interpreted as old books with leather covers. The alcohol is great, the whisky is soft and smooth, but at the same time with a pleasant depth and sweetness, just wonderful! If it is just as good in the mouth, the whisky is a blast.
The whisky is incredibly creamy in the mouth, the honey sweetness is distributed throughout the mouth area and is accompanied by the boiled fruit, raisins and dates. That's exactly what I hoped for! The perfect portion of strength and volume, absolutely nothing needs to be thinned here! The spiciness and tannins on tap complement this heavy sweetness perfectly, everything is harmonious and powerful at the same time ... great!
The whisky remains syrupy in the mouth with this strong honey sweetness and dates and raisins. Wonderful! The pepper is present throughout, but pleasantly subtle. The tannins go from dark chocolate towards espresso, but are not annoying or too strong at all. Rather, they complement this heavy sweetness and fruitiness and ensure a full and pleasant finish that stays in the mouth for medium to long.
Gosh ... yesterday I was totally surprised by MOS Craigellachie bottling for your whisky and now there's a really great sherry whisky in the glass ... great! I really liked the whisky and I can recommend every sherry cask lover to try it. If you can even get a bottle or a sample.
I give it 91/100 points and so the whisky is at the top of the 1st league for me. For me, the trend is actually towards 92 points.
- After-tasting after two and a half years. Has lost none of its beautiful cherry note, despite the long dwell time in the half-empty sample bottle. Still full body - the finish intense and woody.
- mixed feelings ..I liked the nose but the PX influence on the palate was a bit unbalanced.
Around 90 for the nose but around 80 for the palate
85 overall seems fair
but I wouldn't buy a bottle
mocha,cumin,orange, earthy, nutella, orange marmalade,some more spicies and some pears as well..nice and interesting nose
strong PX notes, some rubber notes from the heavy sherry influence that I am not really fond of, tobacco, dried figs, oranges, wood spicies, caramel, french coffee. With time the PX influence on the palate calms a bit down..however not my style of whisky
a bit sour and spicy with some rubbery PX off notes