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Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
85.57/100
votes
117
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

€ 96.59

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.57 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. Odinson scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. aksm_be scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Mapl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 87 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
      87 87
      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, I know, but I actually like them equally, because I find that this tart, mineralic aspect suits Glen Garioch incredibly well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Acidic, zesty, tart, mineralic, but also retaining some 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.

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