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Glen Garioch 1986 Tasting notes and reviews

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Glen Garioch 1986

Brand
Glen Garioch
Expression
1986
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
54.40%
Vintage
1986
Produced at
Glen Garioch Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.morrisonbowmore.co.uk
Availability
Specialist retailers UK.

Michael Jackson

Nose
Forest floor. Rooty. Sappy. Brown sugar.
Palate
Lightly creamy. Nutty. Slightly bitter.
Finish
Robust. Smoky. A hint of ash.
Comment
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.

Dave Broom

Nose
Another with big cask influence – dunnage warehouse, varnish, black pepper, treacle, liquorice, dried fruits and smoke (smoked cheese?). A big boy.
Palate
Those big, rich, fruity, figgy, raisined flavours dominate, then comes a light perfumed note that just knocks the balance a bit.
Finish
Dry, smoky.
Comment
It has weight, it has style, but it just lacks balance.
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