Garnheath 1974 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Stated Age
41 years old
Refill Barrel
DL 11029
Number of bottles
48.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 jan 2016 1:40 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 332.75

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14 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Garnheath 1974 DL

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.25 points.

  1. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting note from the bottler

    Aroma: Sweet toffee aromas with fresh citrus fruit

    Taste: Mouth-filling, sweet notes of brown cane sugar, vanilla and apples, with slightly oily notes of maize and cereals

    Finish: The finish strongly spicy with toffee and mild oak tones

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very good single grain. You get what you expect from the key data. Beautiful are the fruit notes in the nose, which give additional depth.
    • Nose
      Wonderful Grain nose with the usual coconut, vanilla and slight solvents. Sweet, yet filigree with fruit notes and a clear oak note, which is not in the foreground. In fact a touch of sandalwood.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy, coconut, a few fruity notes and above all a wonderful oak note that frames the whole thing.
    • Finish
      bitter-sweet oak in all facets sounds out. Not too long.

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

    A wonderful single grain whisky from a forgotten distillery closed in
    summer 1986. Smooth, creamy and very appealing. Although 41 years of
    age, the influence of the wood is obvious but the oak isn't overpowering
    at all. The spirit has extracted delicate toffee, vanilla and coconut
    flavours over time and is in perfect balance with subtle flavours of
    sandalwood and cedarwood coming from the oak. Don't add water! A
    brilliant whisky experience - I very much enjoyed this beauty!

    I thank Douglas Laing for the sample!
    • Nose
      Sensual and flavourful on the nose! Delicate toffee, lingering vanilla
      and subtle coconut flavours deliciously mingle with soft ripe apricots,
      peaches and tangerine. Candy sweetness is nicely complemented by a
      smooth spicy touch of oak, cloves and cedarwood.
    • Taste
      Soft and creamy on the palate with vanilla sweetness, toffee,
      butterscotch and a pleasant fruitiness of dried apricots, apple skins
      and subtle citric notes. A warming and slightly hot spiciness arrives
      with pepper, ginger, subtle cloves and sandalwood. Tender coconut
      flavours nicely linger with caramel towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, warm and deliciously sweet with toffee and a
      mild spiciness of oak, cedarwood and cinnamon on the tail.

      WATER: A few drops of water significantly decrease the delicate
      sweetness of this grain whisky, bringing more citric flavours to the
      fore. Very creamy on the palae with vanilla, toffee, subtle coconut and a
      mix of sligthly warming spices. The finish is medium long, sherbety,
      with vanilla, cinnamon and prickling oak on the tail.


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