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Brands and Distilleries : Glen Garioch

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Whisky Magazine Issue 118

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Glen Garioch

Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1978 33 Years Old Cask 10997
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80%
8 An accomplished whisky, rich with a pleasant liveliness and balance.

Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1986 26 Years Old Cask 1807
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.40%
7 A very refreshing dram especially with a dash of water. Not a great deal of complexity but a good structure to it.

Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1997 15 Years Old Cask 828
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
7 A soft drink with alcohol? Pleasant and refreshing. A dash of water is necessary to cut the edges though. But it enhances astringency.

Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1998 14 Years Old Cask 663
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 An enticing “whispering” whisky which makes me think of a fresh watercolour. Or a Schubert “moment sonata.” Definitely a springtime dram.

Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1999 12 Years Old Cask 2906
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20%
7 A shy and sleepy whisky. Water wakes it up a little revealing spices but it still lacks expression.

Glen Garioch 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 I have always enjoyed Glen Garioch as one of the few peaty whiskies still made in the Highlands. I hope this peaty character does not totally vanish.

Glen Garioch 12 Years Old, National Trust for Scotland bottling
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.40%
7 Approachable and enjoyable, but a little mild-mannered for me. Bring back the peat…please!

Glen Garioch 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Less robust, more rounded. It is one of those choices that depends on the mood.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Garioch 1968, 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 With its chestnut colour and highly distinctive flavours, this is a wonderfully wintery whisky.

Glen Garioch 1971
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.30%
7 The nose is more appealing than the palate. Not much complexity for such an old whisky. Pleasant though.

Glen Garioch 1979, 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.10%
8 Some Glen Garioch are sometimes dismissed on account of their 'tartan and stag' packaging, but this is a serious whisky and deserves to be treated as such.

Glen Garioch 1985, 16 Years Old, Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
7 I have always had a quiet fancy for this malt. It has a lot character: demonstrated here in the way it stands up to such heavy sherry.

Glen Garioch 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.40%
7 A big, robust whisky from the days when Glen Garioch made its own peated malt. I love the idea of a smoky whisky from the edge of Speyside, but I find this slightly astringent.

Glen Garioch 1994 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 With water is fine boned and delicate.

Glen Garioch 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Quite a complex beast, that's difficult to pin down, but all the better for it.

Glen Garioch 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A very sophisticated bottling. Perfect after a fine dinner.

Glen Garioch 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A reminder that a distillery with its own maltings gains a layer of character. So long as the maltings is working.

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Glen Garioch 25 Years Old, 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 More well-chosen wood.

Glen Garioch 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 I love the peaty, burnt notes notes in this robustly malty whisky.

Glen Garioch Glen Garioch 1995
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
7 Solid and drinkable.

Dewar Rattray Glen Garioch
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
7 A quirky little number. Well worth a look.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glen Garioch 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 Has the X factor.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glen Garioch 1988, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
8 Very sweet but the classic heather honey is balanced by the gently peaty, smoky dryness that has vanished from most Highland malts.

Master of Malt Glen Garioch 1990 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.80%
8 Approaching its twilight years, but still with a definite spring in its step. Very nicely balanced indeed.

MWBH Glen Garioch 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
7 A refreshing young whisky that would make a great aperitif when neat, or mixed in a classic Manhattan.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old & Rare Platinum Glen Garioch 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
8 This has lasted superbly for its age, proof that Glen Garioch is a seriously impressive malt, one that improves with lengthy maturation.

Old Masters Glen Garioch 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
8 A rich aromatic profile and a soft texture give that whisky a sensuous feel. The perfect afterdinner dram to enjoy a moment of calm and of solitude maybe…

Old Masters Glen Garioch 1988, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 A big warming dram whose generosity of flavour comes as a relief after a couple of meanies.

Signatory Glen Garioch 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 The cask was too tired to give roundness to that elegantly grassy malt. Alcohol needs to be tamed by water but still…

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Chart Position

Latest
43
Best
28
Average
40

Bottle Price

Average
£94
Highest
£1,200

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Glen Garioch 10 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Glen Garioch 10 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Glen Garioch 10 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Glen Garioch 10 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Glen Garioch 10 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Glen Garioch 10 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Glen Garioch 10 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Glen Garioch 10 Years Old 10
Lions Whisky
£65.00
Glen Garioch 10 Years Old Soffiantino 10
Lions Whisky
£95.00
Glen Garioch 10 Years Old Soffiantino 10
Lions Whisky
£135.00
Glen Garioch 12 Year Old
Master of Malt
£34.59
Glen Garioch 12 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£39.45
Glen Garioch 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
Whisky-Online.com
£2.95
Glen Garioch 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.19
Glen Garioch 12 Year Old Miniature
The Whisky Exchange
£5.45
Glen Garioch 13 Years Old Samaroli 13
Lions Whisky
£830.00
Glen Garioch 15 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£69.95
Glen Garioch 15 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£70.45
Glen Garioch 15 Years Old 75cl 15
Lions Whisky
£130.00
Glen Garioch 16 Year Old 1992 Cask 4534 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£5.64
Glen Garioch 17 Year Old 1995 Cask 9767 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£59.55
Glen Garioch 17 Year Old 1995 Cask 9767 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£5.19
Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve
Master of Malt
£30.77
Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.88
Glen Garioch 1958 46 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,300.00
Glen Garioch 1965 12 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Glen Garioch 1965 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Glen Garioch 1965 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Glen Garioch 1965 21 Year Old Full Strength
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Glen Garioch 1966
Whisky-Online.com
£1,950.00
Glen Garioch 1966 52% Horae Solaris 1966
Lions Whisky
£540.00
Glen Garioch 1967
Whisky-Online.com
£1,950.00
Glen Garioch 1968 29 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Glen Garioch 1968 29 Year Old Cask #621
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Glen Garioch 1970 27 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Glen Garioch 1970 27 Year Old Cask #8
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Glen Garioch 1971
Whisky-Online.com
£1,950.00
Glen Garioch 1971
Whisky-Online.com
£1,950.00
Glen Garioch 1971 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Glen Garioch 1975 Samaroli Coilltean 57% 1975
Lions Whisky
£465.00
Glen Garioch 1984
Whisky-Online.com
£199.00
Glen Garioch 1984 8yo 8 1984
Lions Whisky
£115.00
Glen Garioch 1985 16yo 16 1985
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Glen Garioch 1986 25 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£143.00
Glen Garioch 1986 In The Pink 1986
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Glen Garioch 1988 Moon Import Menses 1988
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Glen Garioch 1989 Brandy Casket Wemyss
The Whisky Exchange
£79.95
Glen Garioch 1990 20 Year Old Cask #2750 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£78.25
Glen Garioch 1990 23 Year Old Cask #2762 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£78.25
Glen Garioch 1991
The Whisky Exchange
£70.85
Glen Garioch 1991 21 Year Old Cask #9809 Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£77.25
Glen Garioch 1991 Batch 38
Master of Malt
£69.25
Glen Garioch 1992 16 Year Old Cask 4534
Whisky-Online.com
£61.00
Glen Garioch 1994
The Whisky Exchange
£59.95
Glen Garioch 1995
The Whisky Exchange
£60.95
Glen Garioch 1995 17 Year Old Provenance 9767
Whisky-Online.com
£53.25
Glen Garioch 1997 Small Batch Release No 12
Abbey Whisky
£76.45
Glen Garioch 1999 Batch No. 30
Whisky-Online.com
£55.00
Glen Garioch 1999 Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£56.95
Glen Garioch 1999 Sherry Cask Matured Batch 30
Abbey Whisky
£59.95
Glen Garioch 20 Year Old Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.04
Glen Garioch 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1991 Cask 9809 Old Malt Cask Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£86.13
Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1991 Cask 9809 Old Malt Cask Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£6.66
Glen Garioch 21 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Glen Garioch 21 Years Old 21
Lions Whisky
£165.00
Glen Garioch 21yo 21
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 Cask 10295 Mackillop's Choice
Master of Malt
£110.88
Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 Cask 10295 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sa
Master of Malt
£8.03
Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 Cask 8555 Rare Select Montgomerie's
Master of Malt
£95.37
Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 Cask 8555 Rare Select Montgomerie's
Master of Malt
£7.17
Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1990 Cask 2762 Cask Strength Collection
Master of Malt
£6.15
Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1978 Vintage Edition
Master of Malt
£385.23
Glen Garioch 70 Proof Harrods
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Glen Garioch 8 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£195.00
Glen Garioch 8 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Glen Garioch 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Glen Garioch 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Glen Garioch 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Glen Garioch 8yo 8
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Glen Garioch Batch 1 That Boutique Y Whisky Company
Master of Malt
£46.95
Glen Garioch Batch 1 That Boutique Y Whisky Company 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.88
Glen Garioch Bicentenary 37 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,225.00
Glen Garioch Founders Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£31.95
Glen Garioch Founders Reserve 3cl Sample
Whisky-Online.com
£2.95
Glen Garioch Old Samaroli Short Cap
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Glen Garioch Samaroli Coilltean 1975 1975
Lions Whisky
£545.00
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