Glen Garioch 21 Year Old - 1994 / The Rare Casks Release 6
|Cask Type||Refill Hogshead|
|Series||The Rare Casks (Abbey Whisky)|
|No of Bottles||126|
|Style||Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
Glen Garioch 21 Year Old Tasting Notes (Mark from Malt)
Colour: pale gold.
On the nose: a tight integration of citrus notes, malted barley and could that be peat? (Just a waft, if so.) Buttermilk and lime marmalade. Traces of vanilla custard, pineapple, green apples. Herbal: sage or bay leaves, with dried tea. Ground almonds. Lemonade.
In the mouth: grapefruit juice providing a sour note, with again the malted barley quality and Assam tea. Traces of sandalwood and an ever-so-slight aniseed quality. Flashes of pineapple. Vanilla does arrive, but doesn’t dominate. Quite nutty in places, with almonds, walnuts, and finally a pleasing grassiness. Green tea and honey on the finish.
7 Customer Review(s)
RatingLovely hints of peat, vanilla pineapple and wood . oily and rich.
RatingColour: Pale gold colour.
Nose: Very fruity, citrus with notes of grapfruit most prominent, barley and inviting sticky, sugary vanilla.
Palate: Prominent grapefruit sourness counterpointing pineapple and warming vanilla sweetness.
Finish: Warm and spicy finish which is long with a satisfying glucose sweetness to top it off.
Overall: It’s got some tasy 55% Oomph! to it this one and the strong grapefruit notes surprised me at first but with added sipping (I am very dedicated) this became very morish indeed!
If you like a little sourness to your dram you will LOVE this offering!
RatingColour: white wine. Nose: typical late-period Gen Garioch, with bold notes of roots, gentian, chalk, clay, autumn leaves, and ultra-sharp lemons. Also almond and sesame oils. Very appealing if you enjoy your whiskies straight and rather austere. With water: wet chalk and plaster, always something that I enjoy. Very mineral, not unlike the best Pouillys. Mouth (neat): ah yes, I remember these batches. Same high minerality and rootiness, something medicinal (Band-aid), some aniseed, rosemary, a drop of antique mouthwash (cloves, juniper) and always this rooty, chalky side. Excellent, it’s always interesting to notice how Bowmore and Glen Garioch upped their games again in the 1990s, after the naughty 1980s. With water: even more roots. This one’s about to sing the blues… Finish: rather long, with a perfect mineral and grassy bitterness. Comments: it’s got something of the driest Clynelishes, without the wax. Must be the east coast… SGP:462 - 88 points.
RatingSmooth, complex, beautiful colour. Stay classy Abbey Whisky.
RatingVery smooth and elegent
Ratingeverything you'd expect from a good Glen Garioch,,
RatingAnother great bottling Abbey, packed with great flavours, hardly needs any water.
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