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Glen Garioch The Renaissance

Overall rating
86.03/100
votes
74
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
Added on
14 Sep 2016 6:12 pm by ebbe-sand@web.de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 97,41

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch The Renaissance

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.03 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. diamond2000 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Aroma: open, bright, the first wave of minerals, salt, sea water, menthol, somehow even unusual. Then caramelized roasted malt, dark rusks, kvass, confectionery sweetness - something like a chocolate cake, honey comb, wax. Fruit theme in the form of sweet dried white grapes, peach, nectarine. In the background there is a burnt board, a little haze. After standing in a glass for 20-30 minutes, the oak becomes larger.

    Taste: chocolate-pepper, honey comb, zest, orange liqueur, ginger, burnt crust of black bread, malt-sweet, cola, black sweet coffee, wood tannins, charred piece of wood, slightly mineral.

    Finish: longer than average, slowly fading, ginger, slightly black pepper, burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate and citrus, dark rusks.

    Rating: 88

    Bottom line: a great mouthpiece from Glen Geary! Absolutely in the style of their very good 12-year-olds, but brighter, more cheerful, there are still many interesting nuances, and all that was twisted to the maximum in 12! A good selection of barrels of sherry / bourbon, nothing sticks out, sherry seems to be quite a hint and well manifested are the malt-caramel features of Giri.

  4. diamond2000 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Aroma: open, bright, the first wave of minerals, salt, sea water, menthol, somehow even unusual. Then caramelized roasted malt, dark rusks, kvass, confectionery sweetness - something like a chocolate cake, honey comb, wax. Fruit theme in the form of sweet dried white grapes, peach, nectarine. In the background there is a burnt board, a little haze. After standing in a glass for 20-30 minutes, the oak becomes larger.

    Taste: chocolate-pepper, honeycombs, zest, orange liqueur, ginger, burnt crust of black bread, malt-sweet, cola, black sweet coffee, wood tannins, charred piece of wood, slightly mineral.

    Finish: longer than average, slowly fading, ginger, slightly black pepper, burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate and citrus, dark rusks.

    Rating: 88

    Bottom line: a great mouthpiece from Glen Geary! Absolutely in the style of their very good 12-year-olds, but brighter, more cheerful, there are still many interesting nuances, and all that was twisted to the maximum in 12! A good selection of barrels of sherry / bourbon, nothing sticks out, sherry seems to be quite a hint and well manifested are the malt-caramel features of Giri.

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    In the mouth a very powerful-peppery interesting malt. The finish unfortunately shows a rather one-dimensional and pronounced bitterness and oak. Overall good but for the high price, there are better alternatives.
    • Nose
      82 82
      fruity (orange, apple, pear); with honey sweetness; Toffee; Sherryote (dried fruit); Vanilla; interesting and complex
    • Taste
      81 81
      oily and buttery mouthfeel; strong peppery-spicy and tingling on the tongue; behind it subtle sweetness (dried fruit);
    • Finish
      79 79
      dry; spicy; noticeably bitter oak is increasingly emerging

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Apples, honey, nuts, bitter walnut shells, sour lemon, dense and fruity alive
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet - slightly syrupy with nicely bound Alk, sweetness meets bitter bitter walnut flavors, with each sip he gets bitter to a slight metallic note - too bad - but that's really too much for me
    • Finish
      82 82
      middle long

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I do not really know what to do with it - Glen Garioch has a lot better, I'm trying my luck again on another day
    • Nose
      Muffy fruit note, hay, ripe apples, old cellar, malt
    • Taste
      Musty, woody, do not know
    • Finish
      Only then does the fragrant and malty character of Glen Garioch come through, long, hay

  10. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very round thing. From the best of the ex-bourbon barrel and sherry world, something very original and first-class new has emerged. One of my favorite whiskys.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, ripe pear, also darker fruit, honey flavor. With some water even more flowery, fruity.
    • Taste
      Comes soft and oily in the mouth, darker fruits, I feel the oak too. With a little water in the mouth very creamy-soft, but with all the aromas.
    • Finish
      Beautiful long finish, warming, oak in the background. Not quite as long with water, but still warming and you can still feel the oak.

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