Glen Garioch is the most easterly of the Scottish distilleries. Located in Oldmeldrum, near Aberdeen, they have been making fine whiskies since 1797. The town itself has been known as ‘the granary of Aberdeenshire’ supplying the area with excellent barley as well as pure water from the Silent Spring of Coutens Farm. They have added a new expression to their portfolio with a non-chill filtered Highland whisky aged in untoasted American Oak.
Glen Garioch Virgin Oak (96 proof)
Visual: Medium gold.
Nose: Lightly smoked with a high note of baking spice.
Taste: Rich, elegant and powerful with a lot of character. Spicy, honeyed and creamy with a ton of vanilla caramel. The smokiness plays a supporting role throughout.
Finish: Medium long with the sweeter elements lasting far longer than the smoke.
Overall: Really fine and masterfully distilled and aged.
GSN Rating: A-
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