Overall rating
Single Malt
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Cask Strength
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
40.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Feb 2017 6:49 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 227.02

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1990 McC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      dill, fennel, turnip; vegetal but harvest not silage. big dollop of local honey. unusual but also fairly straightforward. 6.5/10
    • Taste
      vegetal notes continue but then a big handful of dusty blackcurrants, spicy tannins, sap. 7/10
    • Finish
      quite long, rather tannic, balancing nicely with a rich bourbon cask sweetness. 6/10

  2. BXpress scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior


    I know they had that greenhouse which was powered by the Distillery, but please tell me they didn't store vegetables in the warehouse.
    • Nose
      The nose is very much dominated by a pleasant coconut smell and some Bourbon cask honey. Slightly vegetal, but it's really leaning towards vegetables. Actually quite a cabbage note there. Not something i look forward to in any Whisky.
    • Taste
      Certainly not weak considering it's 40.5%. Creamy, thick arrival but there are even more vegetables on the palate. Cauliflower, turnips, cabbage. Some apples, maybe a hint of vanilla. But nothing trade marky here. No earth, chalk or austere green notes. Having a bit of experience with these Gariochs, i can say for certain that there is a serious off note here.
    • Finish
      Short to medium with some hint of cider and then more of the same off notes.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The price is too salty, but to be sure it's a very different affair from any common malt, which I respect very much.

    Tasted with Glen Gariochs 25yo 1990 SV cask 2752 (90 pts.), 25yo 1990 DL XOP cask 10989 (88) and 24yo 1989 BB cask 7854 (85).
    • Nose
      Grass blades and old wardrobes. The oak is subtle but perfect for me. Fresh dill, paraffin. The odd man out in the lineup (see comments), but the nose leads one to expect a lot.
    • Taste
      Oddly vegetal, yet savoury. Grasses and roots, soft, oily peat, cucumber and vanilla ice cream. The attack is truly a bit odd, but it settles down marvelously, although there is this feeling of a cask being bottled at the last moment... With water it gets more cereal, but juicier than DL XOP cask 10898 next to it, which is all about the cereal. Really, what's with all the vegetable isle notes? Turnips, carrots and all.
    • Finish
      The vanilla stays the longest, with a tail of old oak and some pineapple. Were the finish more focused, and perhaps without that surprising potato peel note, I'd easily score it higher. There's very little more to be found with water seeing that the bottling strength is already quite low.


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