Glen Garioch was founded in 1797, making it one of Scotland's oldest distilleries still in production. The distillery is situated in the Eastern Highlands in Aberdeeenshire.
Although perfectly acceptable at the normal bottling ages, Glen Garioch is renowned for its ageing potential thanks to some superlative older bottlings through the years ... Read More »
A top-quality packaging update (farewell, stags!) for this Founders Reserve Glen Garioch which has been bottled at 48% and priced very sensibly. A very welcome return to form for a distillery with enormous potential.
Released in 2013, this is the first ever release of a Glen Garioch whisky aged entirely in virgin North American oak. Scotch whisky has a history of using used barrels, be it sherry, bourbon or something else, as it is widely felt that new wood would overpower the delicate flavours. This is rich with notes of treacle, chocolate and orange.
A recently released cask strength batch from the revitalised Glen Garioch distillery, this 1991 vintage picked up five stars from Class magazine, who call it "dry...with smoky charred wood/peat and apple fruit". Sounds good to us.
An old bottling of 8 year old Glen Garioch. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s, a decade when the distillery became the first to use gas from the North Sea for heating and just after the number of stills at the distillery had been doubled from two to four.
Please note the bottle has a damaged label as shown in the photograph.