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 handsomely-presented 30yo from the revitalised-with-a-new-packaging-design Glen Garioch. We expect great things from this newly-overhauled distillery - it's great that they're finally getting a bit of marketing attention.
A release of Glen Garioch from the late 90s, bottled at 27 years old as part of the Distillery Archive series. It was distilled in 1970, the year that the distillery was sold to Stanley P Morrison Ltd, the latest incarnation of which also own Bowmore and Auchentoshan.
A beautiful 40 year old vintage Glen Garioch, bottled by the folks at Morrison Bowmore for The Whisky Exchange and released at The Whisky Show in 2011. 1971 Glen Garioch is known for being more peaty than usual, and this delicate, restrained old school dram has a lovely thread of smoke, plus tropical fruit and medicine cabinet aromas. Fabulous.
Glen Garioch is a distillery with a comparatively low profile, and quality has varied over its lifetime under a succession of different owners - but real aficionados will tell you that the older expressions are some of the best malts in Scotland. This is a whisky with fruit and floral notes, but also, crucially, some restrained peat.