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.
Introduced to Glen Garioch's standard range in late 2010 this 12yo is a mix of ex-Bourbon and sherry casks and, like the other distillery bottlings since the revamp, has been bottled at a feisty 48%. A real charmer. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Highland 12 years and under
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.
The initial release in a four-part series, the first chapter of the Rennaissance has been bottled at 15 years of age. There will be further releases annually to chart the progress of the distillery's spirit as it ages.
A 1990 vintage Glen Garioch from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on 9th April, it was matured in hogshead 2762 for 23 years before being bottled on 9th April 2013 (its birthday)at 49.9%.
A 1989 vintage Glen Garioch released by independent bottlers Wemyss, after around 25 years of maturation. They name their whiskies after one of the prominent flavours it reminds them of - this one is called 'Brandy Peaches And Cream'.
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.