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Glen Garioch

The Glen Garioch distillery may well be Scotland's first licensed distillery. Varying dates are given as to the founding of the distillery, but all are predated by an article in the Aberdeen Journal on the 1st December 1785, which announced the first distillation of spirit at the site. Glen Garioch (pronounced ‘Glen Geery’) lies at the village of Old Meldrum in Aberdeenshire. The distillery buildings sit huddled on a little outcrop flecked with heather gorse and grasses and surrounded by barley pastures - it is said that some of the best barley in Scotland is to be found there.

Having changed hands many times over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Glen Garioch distillery was shut down in 1968. Stanley P Morrison acquired the distillery two years later. In 1973, following extensive renovations, production resumed. The whisky produced was much more reminiscent of traditional Highland single malts, this was due in part to the floor maltings at the distillery and the malt maker’s schooling on Islay, where he learnt the joys of peated whiskies. At a time when the Islay malt whiskies were very fashionable, Glen Garioch’s new, robust character did much for the fortunes of the distillery. The floor maltings were decommissioned in 1979, though recently there has been much talk of using them once more.

Today, the distillery is under the Japanese Suntory ownership, after they acquired Morrison Bowmore in 1994. Glen Garioch currently runs at three quarters of capacity, producing around 700,000 litres per annum and selling roughly one third of this yearly, much being exported for the Asian market. There are several house bottlings, as well as a few exotic finishes and a handful of independent expressions.

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old

70cl, 48%

Released in 2010, Glen Garioch's new 12 year old is matured in both bourbon and sherry casks, and it has loads of character, as well as being bottled at the sensible strength of 48%...  More info

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old
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$44.28
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Glen Garioch 6 Year Old 2010 (cask 11560) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

6 year old Glen Garioch single malt aged in a refill hogshead, independently bottled by Douglas Laing as part of the Provenance series. Interesting to see a Glen Garioch bottled at a rather young age…  More info

Glen Garioch 6 Year Old 2010 (cask 11560) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
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$34.88

Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve

70cl, 48%

1797 Founder's Reserve is the new offering from Glen Garioch (pronounced Glen 'Geery').  More info

Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve
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$37.77
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Glen Garioch 5 Year Old 2012 (cask 1200002406) (Scotland Grindlay)

70cl, 50%

This independently bottled Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in June 2012 and aged in a single cask for 5 years before being bottled by Scotland Grindlay in May 2018. It was…  More info

Glen Garioch 5 Year Old 2012 (cask 1200002406) (Scotland Grindlay)
$46.57

Glen Garioch 7 Year Old 2010 (cask 11892) - Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48%

This 7 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Glen Garioch was matured in a refill hogshead in January 2010, before being bottled at 48% ABV by Douglas Laing for the Clan Denny range in June 2017.…  More info

Glen Garioch 7 Year Old 2010 (cask 11892) - Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
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$38.79

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 8554) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 40.5%

A Mackillop's Choice bottling of 25 year old Glen Garioch single malt! This was aged in a single cask from November 1990 to January 2016 before being bottled with an outturn of only 150 bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 8554) - Mackillop's Choice
$217.07
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Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal)

70cl, 52.1%

From the Silver Seal Whisky is Class...ical range comes a 25 year old Glen Garioch single malt, distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2016. This bottling features an homage to La Norma by Vincenzo Bellini…  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal)
$430.16

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 12824) - Xtra Old Particular Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 58.4%

A rather decadent Glen Garioch single malt, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for the Xtra Old Particular Platinum range in celebration of the indie bottler's 70th Anniversary. It was distilled…  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 12824) - Xtra Old Particular Platinum (Douglas Laing)
$298.18

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 3856) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 47%

25 year old single malt from Glen Garioch, independently bottled by Duncan Taylor for their Dimensions range. This was distilled in June 1991 and bottled in March 2017 with an outturn of 177 bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 3856) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
$200.60

Glen Garioch 5 Year Old 2011 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%

A youthful independent bottling of Glen Garioch here. 5 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glen Garioch distillery, drawn from a pair of bourbon barrels that were laid down in 2011 and…  More info

Glen Garioch 5 Year Old 2011 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$38.02

Glen Garioch 27 Year Old 1991 (cask 20392) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 51%

A Càrn Mòr bottling of 27 year old Glen Garioch single malt, which was aged in a single bourbon barrel from March 1991 to April 2018. Following maturation, it was bottled for the Celebration of the…  More info

Glen Garioch 27 Year Old 1991 (cask 20392) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$194.33

Glen Garioch 6 Year Old 2011 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%

Single cask single malt from the marvellous Glen Garioch, independently bottled by the also marvellous Càrn Mòr. The whisky was distilled in 2011 and set aside to age in a sherry puncheon (if you've…  More info

Glen Garioch 6 Year Old 2011 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
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$42.11

Glen Garioch 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 145) -The Single Cask

70cl, 62.7%

19 year old single malt from Glen Garioch, independently bottled by The Single Cask. This whisky was distilled in September 1995 and bottled nearly 20 years later in October 2014, producing only 77…  More info

Glen Garioch 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 145) -The Single Cask
$119.21

Glen Garioch 27 Year Old 1990 (cask 20251) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 50.6%

A Càrn Mòr bottling of 27 year old Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a bourbon barrel from February 1990 to October 2017. Following that maturation, it was bottled at cask strength for…  More info

Glen Garioch 27 Year Old 1990 (cask 20251) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$196.02

Glen Garioch 26 Year Old 1991 (cask 11761) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.6%

A delicious 26 year old single malt from Glen Garioch, bottled as part of the Xtra Old Particular range by Douglas Laing. It was distilled in April 1991 and aged in a refill hogshead until June 2017,…  More info

Glen Garioch 26 Year Old 1991 (cask 11761) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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$183.08

Glen Garioch 2011 (bottled 2017) (cask 9464) - Spirit & Cask Range

70cl, 46%

Single cask Glen Garioch, independently bottled for the Spirit & Cask Range after ageing in a hogshead from May 2011 to 2017. 360 bottles were produced.  More info

Glen Garioch 2011 (bottled 2017) (cask 9464) - Spirit & Cask Range
$50.76

Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 3740) (Adelphi)

70cl, 58.2%

18 year old single malt from Glen Garioch, distilled a year after the distillery was closed for a short period. This whisky is yet another fab independent bottling from the Adelphi folks, with just…  More info

Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 3740) (Adelphi)
$111.53

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11471) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%

An indie bottling of Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a single refill hogshead cask that was laid down in September 1995 (Glen Garioch was actually mothballed for a few years the…  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11471) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$92.69

Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 8555) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%

A 1990 vintage Glen Garioch from Montgomorie's. Drawn from a single cask (8555).  More info

Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 8555) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
$120.41

Glen Garioch 1993 (cask 1794) - Spirit & Cask Range

70cl, 52.5%

A Spirit & Cask Range bottling of Glen Garioch matured in a single cask from September 1993 to 2015. The outturn was 260 bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 1993 (cask 1794) - Spirit & Cask Range
$97.87

Glen Garioch 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 7854) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 53.8%

Single cask single malt from the Glen Garioch distillery in the Highlands, bottled by the chaps at Berry Brothers & Rudd. It was distilled in 1989 and left to mature in cask #7854 for 24 long years…  More info

Glen Garioch 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 7854) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
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$99.71

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old 1998 Wine Cask Matured

70cl, 48%

Ever wondered what a Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky would taste like, if it was matured completely in wine casks, but never had the chance? Well now you can, with the first ever…  More info

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Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10989) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.9%

An Xtra Old Particular bottling of Glen Garioch single malt, drawn from a single refill hogshead which was laid down in July 1990 and cracked open in November 2015. This was independently bottled by…  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10989) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$146.09

Glen Garioch 1997 (bottled 2012)

70cl, 56.7%

Following a period of inactivity, the door of Glen Garioch swung open once more in 1997. This release is made with whisky distilled that very year, and bottled in 2012 are maturing in…  More info

Glen Garioch 1997 (bottled 2012)
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$81.32

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 1) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 61.1%

A 1994 vintage Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, bottled at 61.1% ABV by Gordon & Company as part of their Pearls of Scotland range.  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 1) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
$108.42

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