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Glen Garioch 1979, 24 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Glen Garioch 1979, 24 Years Old

Brand
Glen Garioch
Expression
1979, 24 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
24 years old
Abv
52.10%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Glen Garioch Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.morrisonbowmore.co.uk
Availability
Individual cask bottling for Park Avenue Liquor Shop, New York

Gavin Smith

Nose
Scented, violets and plums. Soft and gentle.
Palate
Heather and toffee, oaky notes well held in the background by a complex floral and honey combination.
Finish
The honey lingers well, and there are a few negative signs of age from the wood.
Comment
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.

Dave Broom

Nose
Exotic. Olde English marmalade, allspice, fresh grated nutmeg (spiced rum?). With water there's macaroon bars and afterdinner mints.
Palate
Perfumed attack, then the aromatics become slightly artificial and essence like. Mint and lavender again. Essential oil.
Finish
Perfumed. Some smoke.
Comment
A great nose, but let down on the palate.
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