Insider knowledge: Glen Garioch 21 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glen Garioch 21 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Fragrant, perfumed with cigar leaf, leather, rope. Sherried fruitiness. Hint of peat.
Palate: Thick, buttery. Feinty, waxy honey. Chewy oak. Sweetness.
Finish: Pungent, smoky, vanilla, bitter on the tail.
Did someone throw in a Bowmore cask? Or is just coincidence that the 2 distilleries fall under one holding company and this expression tastes so much like bourbon-casked Bowmore?
25th July 2010
What a wonderful whisky this is - flavoursome yet never overpowering! There are several layers of flavours of sherry, mild peat, oak and honey. A superb example of the Distillers magic.
16th December 2009