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Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
85.48/100
votes
134
Whiskybase ID
WB86820
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Chapter
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496004395
Added on
14 Sep 2016 6:12 pm by NorthCoast500
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 99.17

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134 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.48 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: wow what distinct and juicy aromas of red apples, slightly grassy, ​​toffee and honey sweetness, minty freshness through the slightly tingling alcohol, orange peel, as in the 1st Chapter a light sourdough note, dried fruit (more sherry stressed), the oak is pepper and again Nutmeg but less strong and more pronounced than its predecessor. This one is more fruity and darker than Chapter 1.
    Taste: again very strong and buttery, but now clearly different (also slightly more alcoholic tingling) than Chapter 1, a lot of honey sweetness and malty sweetness, very dry and with many tannins (leather), the finish is unfortunately only medium with now somehow Red wine fruitiness and dryness.
    The Chapter 1 seemed fresher and more playful, but here again we have a "Landhauswhisky" (but now in a winegrowing area). Dry, woody and sherrybetonter he likes me but even a tad better.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Red apple, some leather and slightly rancid butter. Thai curry with coconut milk. Rose petals.
    • Taste
      Strawberries and raspberries with honey. Hazelnuts, milk chocolate.

  3. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The whole Renaissance series by Glen Garioch is - in my honest opinion - hugely underrated. All available for under 100 euros, its a must try or must by for all, who love a more than decent Glen Garioch.

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very robust, even a bit "farmy," which is weird for a nominally unpeated malt. Doesn't lack for character, though.
    • Nose
      87 87
      In direct comparison, this one is less present and intense on the nose than its 15-year-old predecessor, the "1st Chapter". It also seems to have a higher percentage of ex-bourbon casks in the vatting and consequently appears drier and more "dusty", with prominent aromas of vanilla and dried grass / hay / straw. There are also more sour fruits popping up than in the younger version - unripe pears most of all. Curiously, I seem to be getting a distant whiff of peat smoke (of the barnyard-aroma variety) in this bottling, even though the newer Gariochs are all supposed to be unpeated. Could also be charcoal from re-charred casks. With time (and after the first sips), an unexpected floral side emerges. Starts out robust and even a bit "farmy", but then with time becomes more playful and delicate. Interesting!
    • Taste
      86 86
      More sour in the mouth as well, with an almost acerbic, chalky minerality at the end of the flavor development (at least when compared directly with the "1st Chapter"). Very edgy for an OB - this could almost be an independent bottling. Many more bitters and astringent components than the 1st Chapter. Sounds worse, but I find that this tart, mineralic aspect suits Glen Garioch very well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Acidic, zesty, tart, mineralic, but also retaining some winey, sherried sweetness. Crushed aspirin tablets, soft florals (which I did not get on the palate before swallowing) and again a whiff of peat and/or charcoal.

  5. Bro_Zim scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    very nice decorations, but the cake itself is a bit raw..

  8. elipszis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty whisky, the finish is not for everyone to taste.
    • Nose
      90 90
      something with a strong vegetable scent like: radish, horseradish or ruccola
      strawberry chewing gum
      chocolate
      bitterer scent than 15 years old
      toffee
    • Taste
      92 92
      sherry
      spice
      oily
      woody
      honey
    • Finish
      91 91
      sherry
      lettuce
      cauliflower
      ruccola
      medium long
      radish

  9. El Bastardo scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Hmmm, not great.
    I really liked the 21er, I loved the 15 and the "Wine Cask" was great. This one ... is an OK fourth place in my history with the distillery so far.
    • Nose
      Undiluted: At first, of course, a lot of alcohol (slightly prickly), which the nose has to get used to. After evaporating, you get a slightly sugary, sweet, high spiciness. Not fruity for me at all.

      Diluted to around 45%: Still quite massive, the sweetness is completely in the background. Now I get a light dried fruit in the background.
    • Taste
      Spicy (pepper) with very little sweet fruit.
    • Finish
      The spice fades towards the tip of the tongue.

  10. Derufus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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