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Glen Garioch 24 yo 1989/2014 (51.4%, The Whisky Agency, The Perfect Dram, refill hogshead) - 170714

 



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Glen Garioch - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Highlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Deuxième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 3 (1 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1797
Address: Distillery Rd, Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0ES - Phone: +44 (0) 141 558 9011
Web: www.glengarioch.co.uk - More info: Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
Glen Garioch 1971 (59.6%, Samaroli, 2280 bottles, sherry, 75cl)
96 points - Last tasted: July 30, 2004 - Tasting notes: here
Glen Garioch

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Old (<1985): Peat Sherry Tea Mint Pepper Coffee Resinous Wax Oranges Wax polish Camphor
Young (>1985): Tea Green Sweet Mint Burnt Apples Spirity Fudge Sour Coffee


MM Distillery profile:
The Glen Garioch distillery in Aberdeenshire (at times known as the 'Old Meldrum' distillery and sometimes spelled as Glengarioch) was built in 1797 by Thomas Simpson. This makes Glen Garioch one of the few remaining distilleries that was founded in the 18th century. The first change in ownership occurred in 1837 when the owners of the nearby Strathmeldrum distillery (John Mason & Co.) bought the Glen Garioch distillery. Strathmeldrum distillery continued to operate until .... More on Malt Madness.
Glen Garioch

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Glen Garioch NAS (70° proof, OB, bulky,1970’s) - 071105
  • Glen Garioch '1797 Founder's Reserve' (48%, OB, 2009) - 191009
  • Glen Garioch 'Virgin Oak' (48%, OB, 2013) - 181013
  • Glen Garioch 8 yo (43%, OB for Lemar Italy, 1970’s) - 200505
  • Glen Garioch 8 yo (40%, OB, +/-2002) - 280212
  • Glen Garioch 10 yo (40%, OB, early 1980’s) - 071105
  • Glen Garioch 10 yo (43%, OB, late 1980’s) - 071105
  • Glen Garioch 10 yo (40%, OB, circa 2004) - 290904
  • Glen Garioch 12 yo (43%, OB, National Trust, +/-2003) - no notes - 77
  • Glen Garioch 12 yo (48%, OB, +/- 2010) - 090211
  • Glen Garioch 15 yo (43%, OB, Auxil, France, 75cl, +/-1991) - 140110
  • Glen Garioch 15 yo (43%, OB) - 050304
  • Glen Garioch 15 yo (43%, OB, circa 2003) - 150604
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo (43%, OB, Taiwan reimport, circa 1999) - 180504
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo (43%, OB, green decanter, 90’s) - 200505
  • Glen Garioch 37 yo 'Bicentenary' (43%, OB, 1997) - 280607
OB - vintage
  • Glen Garioch 46 yo 1958 (43%, OB, 336 bottles, 2004) - 280607
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1965 (43%, OB, dark vatting) - 170608
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1965 (43%, OB, light vatting) - 170608
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1965 (43%, OB, circa 1986) - 140207
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1965 (50%, OB, circa 1986) - 140207
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1965 (57%, OB, circa 1986) - 140207
  • Glen Garioch 29 yo 1968/1997 (57.7%, OB, cask #7) - 300704
  • Glen Garioch 29 yo 1968/1997 (55.9%, OB, cask #629) - 060304
  • Glen Garioch 29 yo 1968/1997 (53.7%, OB, hogshead #627, 1997) - 140207
  • Glen Garioch 29 yo 1968/1997 (55.9%, OB, cask #624) - 250308
  • Glen Garioch 29 yo 1968/1997 (57.2%, OB, Hogshead #625) - 170608
  • Glen Garioch 34 yo 1968 (55.3%, OB, hogshead, Cask #17) - 281211
  • Glen Garioch 1971 (43%, OB for Oddbins, mid-1990’s) - 140207
  • Glen Garioch 32 yo 1971 (44.6%, OB, hogshead, cask #2041) - 221110
  • Glen Garioch 40 yo 1971/2011 (43.9%, OB for The Whisky Exchange, cask #2038, 194 bottles) - 281211
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1973 (43%, OB, +/-1994) - 170714
  • Glen Garioch 1975/1990 (43%, OB, rebottled in 2006 by Jean Boyer SA, private) - 170806
  • Glen Garioch 18 yo 1978/1997 (59.4%, OB, cask vatting) - 100404
  • Glen Garioch 30 yo 1978/2009 (57.8%, OB, 1320 bottles) - 141010
  • Glen Garioch 23 yo 1979 (56.4%, OB, sherry butt #5351) - 040504
  • Glen Garioch 1984 (55%, OB) - 300704
  • Glen Garioch 16 yo 1986 (54.4%, OB, cask #3065) - no notes - 86
  • Glen Garioch 1986/2011 (54.6%, OB, batch No 11, North American oak) - 021011
  • Glen Garioch 16 yo 1990 (53.8%, OB, Bordeaux Wine finish, Taiwan, 1800 bottles) - 191207
  • Glen Garioch 1990/2009 (54.6%, OB, batch #34) - 191009
  • Glen Garioch 1991/2010 (54.7%, OB, North American oak, batch#38) - 280212
  • Glen Garioch 1994/2011 (53.9%, OB, batch No 32, North American oak barrels) - 021011
  • Glen Garioch 1997/2012 (54.1%, OB for LMdW, bourbon, 132 bottles) - 051212
Adelphi
  • Glen Garioch 17 yo 1990/2007 (55,8%, Adelphi, cask #2689, 285 bottles) - 191207
  • Glen Garioch 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.8%, Adelphi, cask, #2697, 234 bottles) - 140110
Alambic Classique
  • Glen Garioch 19 yo 1989/2008 (54.8%, Alambic Classique, cask #8430, 120 bottles) - 170608
  • Glen Garioch 20 yo 1989/2009 (55.1%, Alambic Classique, cask #9475, 168 bottles) - 260809
The Bottlers
  • Glen Garioch 32 yo 1967/1999 (56.1%, The Bottlers, cask #664) - 170608
Cadenhead
  • Glen Garioch 20 yo 1957/1977 (80 Proof, Cadenhead's Black Label, 26 2/3 Fl ozs) - 280607
  • Glen Garioch 12 yo 1990/2003 (56%, Cadenhead's, Bourbon, 264 bottles) - no notes - 87
  • Glengarioch 13 yo 1993/2006 (57.6%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 264 bottles) - 280212
Dewar Rattray - A.D. Rattray
  • Glen Garioch 20 yo 1991/2012 (54.6%, A.D. Rattray, bourbon hogshead, cask #4454, 238 bottles) - 140414
Douglas Laing
  • Glen Garioch 36 yo 1967 (55.5%, DL Platinum) - 040504
  • Glen Garioch 19 yo 1982/2002 (50%, DL OMC) - 070504
Duncan Taylor
  • Glengarioch 15 yo 1988/2003 (46%, Whisky Galore) - 020105
  • Glengarioch 19 yo 1988/2008 (55.5%, Duncan Taylor, cask #1560) - 250308
  • Glen Garioch 20 yo 1988/2009 (54.4%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #1558, 249 bottles) - 260809
  • Glen Garioch 18 yo 1989/2008 (53.3%, Duncan Taylor, Lonach) - 260809
  • Glen Garioch 15 yo 'Cognac matured???' (46%, Whisky Galore) - 060304
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Secret Stills 'Highland' 1993/2008 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail, Van Wees, first fill sherry butt, cask #779, 860 bottles) - 210213
Jack Wiebers
  • Glen Garioch 23 yo (54.3%, Jack Wiebers, Wiebers Brothers, 2013) - 140414
James MacArthur
  • Glen Garioch 1988/2006 (53.9%, James MacArthur, cask #1535) - 150407
  • Glen Garioch 19 yo 1988/2008 (53.1%, James MacArthur, sherry, cask #1536) - 250308
Kingsbury
  • Glen Garioch 31 yo 1967/1998 (46%, Kingsbury, cask #663) - 140207
MacKillop's Choice
  • Glen Garioch 1990/2007 (57.1%, Mackillop's Choice, cask #10291) - 140110
Malts of Scotland
  • Glen Garioch 1991/2010 (50.1%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #3175, 142 bottles) - 280212
Master of Malt
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1990/2012 (48.8%, Master of Malt, refill bourbon hogshead, 245 bottles) - 210213
Moon Import
  • Glen Garioch 34 yo 1966/2000 (46%, Moon In the Pink) - 040504 - 300704
Samaroli
  • Glen Garioch 1966/1997 (43%, Samaroli, casks #1309-1299, 696 bottles) - 280607
  • Glen Garioch 1971 (59.6%, Samaroli, 2280 bottles, sherry, 75cl) - 300704
  • Glen Garioch 1971/1997 (43%, Samaroli, cask #1239, 300 bottles) - 170608
  • Glen Garioch 1975/1987 (50%, Samaroli) - 170806
  • Glen Garioch 13 yo 1975 (57%, Samaroli, fino sherry) - 230406
  • Glen Garioch 1975/1988 ‘Fragments of Scotland’ (50%, Duthie for Samaroli, Italy, 648 bottles) - 140905
  • Glengarioch 13 yo (57%, Duthie's for Samaroli, +/-1985) - 221110
  • Glen Garioch 23 yo 1990/2013 (45%, Samaroli, cask #5874) - 181013
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Glen Garioch 29 yo 1968 (56.5%, OB for Bill & Maggie Miller, hogshead #13) - 140207
  • Glen Garioch 1975/1990 (56%, OB, McLelland's for Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #545/458, 75cl) - 170806
Signatory
  • Glen Garioch 17 yo 1988/2006 (53.6%, Signatory, sherry hogshead #4111, 254 bottles) - 150407
Single Malts of Scotland
  • Glen Garioch 16 yo 1985 (51.9%, OB for The Whisky Exchange, cask 1585) - 300704
SMWS
  • Glen Garioch 1976/1985 (50.4%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #19.1) - 140110
  • Glen Garioch 20 yo 1988/2009 (53.4%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #19.44, ‘Old grandad whisky’, 251 bottles) - 051010
  • Glen Garioch 19 yo 1988/2008 (53.2%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #19.43, refill hogshead, 244 bottles) - 280212
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency - Perfect Dram - Liquid Sun
  • Glen Garioch 1988/2005 (55.9%, The Whisky Fair, Refill Cognac Cask) - 140905
  • Glen Garioch 24 yo 1989/2014 (51.4%, The Whisky Agency, The Perfect Dram, refill hogshead) - 170714
  • Glen Garioch 23 yo 1990/2013 (51.5%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar, refill hogshead, 272 bottles) - 140414
  • Glen Garioch 20 yo 1991/2011 (54.4%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 182 bottles) - 280212
  • Glen Garioch 1991/2012 (52.6%, Liquid Sun for The Whiskyman, 177 bottles) - 051212
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1991/2012 (52.5%, The Whisky Agency, Liquid Library, bourbon, 243 bottles) - 210213
Various IB
  • Highland 15 yo 1972 (60%, Slim Cowell’s Personal Selection II, +/-1987) - 181013
  • Highland 15 yo 1973/1988 (60.5%, Slim Cowell’s personal selection III, Glen Garioch) - 170608
  • Highland 15 yo 1975/1990 (56%, McCLelland’s for Slim Cowell’s Personal Selection IV, Glen Garioch) - 300108
  • Highland 1975/1990 (56%, McClelland’s for Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #545/458, Glen Garioch) - 300108
  • Highland 1975/1989 (60%, McClellands for Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #1975/4500, Glen Garioch) - 300108
  • Highland 1979/1991 (55%, OB for Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #540, Glen Garioch) - 170608
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1984/2005 (53%, Old Bothwell, cask #5018) - 230406
  • Glen Garioch 16 yo 1988/2004 (54.4%, Usquebaugh Society) - 140905
  • Glen Garioch 1988/2006 (56,1%, Celtic Whisky Co, Spirit Safe & Cask, Hogshead #1538, 234 bottles) - 191207
  • Glen Garioch 1989/2012 'Fruit Bonbons' (46%, Wemyss Malts, hogshead, 325 bottles) - 210213
  • Glen Garioch 1989/2013 'Brandy Casket' (46%, Wemyss Malts, hogshead, 322 bottles) - 251013
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1990/2012 (54%, Archives, hogshead, cask #252, 267 bottles) - 280212
  • Glen Garioch 21 yo 1992/2013 (52.8%, Acla da Fans, bourbon hogshead, 132 bottles) - 140414
  • Glen Garioch 20 yo 1993/2014 (55.1%, Single Cask Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #808, 226 bottles) - 140414