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Glen Garioch 1971 Tasting notes and reviews

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Glen Garioch 1971

Brand
Glen Garioch
Expression
1971
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.30%
Vintage
1971
Produced at
Glen Garioch Distillery
Region
Highland
Availability
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Martine Nouet

79
Nose
Grassy. Farm-like. Straw in a cowshed. Sweet floral notes. Fresh and enticing. With water, kiwi. Earthy peat notes.
Palate
Oily, velvety. Sweet lemonade. Vanilla syrup. Distant smoke and a touch of tar. A slight cardboard note, more noticeable with water.
Finish
Sweet, almondy. Lots of liquorice too.
Comment
The nose is more appealing than the palate. Not much complexity for such an old whisky. Pleasant though.

Dave Broom

79
Nose
Obviously mature: a lovely, dense, mix of light leather - a cobbler's store - dried apple and sage. Bold yet somehow subtle.
Palate
Robust and much earthier than the nose. Next comes a heavy floral note and a hint of smokiness. It builds towards the finish deepening all the time.
Finish
Light lavender notes and some smoke.
Comment
A fascinating, fluxing dram that hides its power under a charming exterior.
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