Glen Garioch Tasting Notes

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old cask 11471 – Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Another single cask from the Old Particular range (which happens to be imported to Israel as well) today – a 21 yo Glen Garioch (read: Glen Ge-reee), from a refill hogshead , distilled september 1995 (just before the distillery was mothballed)  and bottled at 21 years of age, the cask yielded 290 such bottles, at a nice 51.5% abv, NCF.  That Can’t be bad right?


Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11471) – Old Particular (Douglas Laing) , £85 (MoM) , 500.00 ₪ (Sipil, IL

Nose: Old school candy (boiled sweets if you may) , a certain maltiness beneath, with fresh dough, a nice minerality, and bitter-ish sweet marmalade (mostly oranges), icing sugar.

Palate:  A bit spicy , with freshly ground black pepper amplified by the Alcohol (51.5%), a nice tingle there, with freshly baked chocolate croissant , sweet dough and nice chocolatey feel all over, vanilla and spiced wood ; mostly cinnamon and clove. Oily, and chewy. good mouthfeel all over.

Finish: Medium length – with more chocolate pastries, white pepper, and wood.

A good example of re-fill bourbon cask, which acted well on the liquid. Very nice stuff, although not quite 90’s material.

Score: 87/100


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