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Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Vintage 1998 Wine Cask Matured Tasting notes and reviews

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Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Vintage 1998 Wine Cask Matured

Brand
Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch
Expression
Vintage 1998 Wine Cask Matured
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
48.00%
Vintage
1998
Produced at
Glen Garioch Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.glengarioch.com
Availability
Specialist retailers

Chris Goodrum

86
Nose
Deep and mature with lightly floral honey coated dried fruit. Quite woody with plenty of coffee-tannins. Lightly treacly with camphor, thyme and milk chocolate plus a touch of sawdusty oak. A herbal almost grainy note appears with some earthy/sweet peat.
Palate
Deep and luscious with earthy honeycomb and treacle. Plenty of coffee-tannins and wood notes. Not as complex on the nose as the tannins take hold.
Finish
A little drying and bitter. The honey just hangs in there, balances. Lingering grainy note.
Comment
Superb nose but a very tannic palate.

Joel Harrison

88
Nose
Light coffee notes, milk chocolate, condensed milk and toffee. Rather appealing, if not a little one dimensional.
Palate
Ooh, sweet brown sugar, treacle toffee, upside down cake and a distinctly rummy nature. Very tasty indeed.
Finish
More of the rum notes, this is balanced at the death by black tea.
Comment
I was impressed by this. No individual star in the tasting notes, but a team effort to create the World Cup winner of whiskies. Is this the start of a new era?
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