New from Glen Garioch: Renaissance Chapter 1–15 yo – Review

Time to try another very interesting new release from Glen Garioch from their  exciting quadrilogy, charting the journey of the malt’s current house style as it matures over four years. The result is an anthology of four exclusive editions – 15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds – entitled the Glen Garioch Renaissance Collection, of which each will be released annually.  The first one (a 15 year old) was released a month ago, The Renaissance 15-year-old Glen Garioch has been non-chill filtered and bottled at 51.9% ABV  retailing at around £80 and only 12,000 bottles available globally, so i bet this is going to sell like hot cakes, especially for people who will be collecting the 4 expressions in the coming 4 years or so. So, it’s very collectible, but is it good? , you ask. and honestly I can say : It’s brilliant.

Glen Garioch Renaissance 15 year old, 51.9% abv, £76glen-garioch-15-year-old-renaissance-chapter-one-whisky (1)

Nose: malt, rich toffee, orange marmalade, pepper and spice. Vanilla and some stewed fruit too (apricot , pear and apple) and dried dates.

Palate: oily mouth feel and peppery and spicy on entry then giving way to sweeter toffee and cinnamon, and caramel candy. Chocolate and orange peel. Sweet spicy and rich. Very rich.

Finish: caramel , chocolate mousse. Truffle.

A very smooth and hedonistically sweet dram. A brilliant after meal desert dram if there was any, Caramel, candy, chocolate you name it, this has got it. creamy as they come. and very very good. Way to go GG. looking forward to trying the new editions next year and the years to come.

Score: 88/100

Official sample provided by Glen Garioch

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