Glen Garioch 1990
70cl / 54.4%
Signatory for Whisky Show Old & Rare
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Liquorice root
- Anise (star)
Glen Garioch 1990 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)
Nose: Freshly polished oak tables and piles of orchard fruit – fragrantly ripe apples and pears. Barley sugar and fruity boiled sweets bring up the rear, with accompanying spiced vanilla sponge cake and a hint of cream.
Palate: Big spice to start: pine, nutmeg, incense sticks and some barrel-char smokiness. Bitter orange peel follows, leading into a green and leafy core, with spiced stewed apples. Aniseed balls and liquorice sit at the back, with oatcakes and spiced fruit loaf.
Finish: Barley-sugar sweetness, singed raisins and baked apples fade to leave apples and spice.
Comment:Well-aged Glen Garioch, with stacks of spice and fruit, and hints of charred smoke.
1 Customer Review
4.5 stars. Very well balanced; not too much cask influence, which is nice to see as it lets the spirit speak for itself. Reminded me of the 31 year Caol Ila Signatory cask strength with its subtle smokiness. Mine didn't come with the metal tube though. Oh well.