Glen Garioch 21yo (Abbey Whisky) – 55% abv
Info: Distilled in 1994, this is the 6th release from Abbey Whisky’s Rare Casks series of Glen Garioch. Matured in a refill hogshead, no colour, or chill filtration. 126 bottles.
Colour: Clear and bright summer straw.
Nose: Buttery malt grain hits your nose along with white pepper, some spirit, and tropical fruits.
Palate: Oily and buttery at first quickly followed by the white pepper notes making your tongue dance while you check out the restrained tropical fruit notes. A hint of smoke is there in the background.
Finish: Long and warming, with those hints of smoke turning into more definite light puffs of smoke.
Thoughts: Glen Garioch is renowned for being a hearty, full whisky. This selection by Abbey Whisky is a fine example of a great full whisky packed with style and life, but rounded with those butter notes helping it to just be that little more easy going on the palate. Good whisky!
Available: Abbey Whisky – £99.98
Thanks for Abbey Whisky for the sample.