A velvet explosion of rich buttery malt, chocolate and spice. Tangy orange and ginger marmalade melds with treacle syrup and rich chocolate cake, leading to a long and warming finish of barley sugar and spice.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Intricately layered aromas of sweet spice, freshly toasted wood and brandied fruits on the nose. The flavor is spice-driven with some green wood flavors that mellow into coffee and chocolate. A gentle smokiness pervades the fine grained texture. (Apr 2014)
The very first release of Glen Garioch fully matured in virgin North American white oak casks is unlike anything you have ever tasted.
|One of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland – and its most easterly – Glen Garioch (pronounced Geery in the ancient Doric dialect still spoken in these parts) has been making its mighty malt in the quaint and historic market town of Oldmeldrum, near Aberdeen in North East Scotland, ever since 1797. Shielded from the world’s prying eyes, deep in the fertile ‘Granary of Aberdeenshire’, and only ever produced in small, precious batches, Glen Garioch is a rare find indeed, but warmly appreciated by those who like a hearty Highland malt, non chill-filtered as nature intended, with a wholesome maltiness, honeyed sweetness and delicious creamy texture to savour.