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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 17 Year Old 1998 (cask 3728) - Celebration of the Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 57.5%

An independent bottling of well-Sherried Glen Garioch single malt! This 17 year old whisky from one of Speyside's most excellent distilleries was put into its Sherry hogshead in September 1998 and…  More info

Glen Garioch 17 Year Old 1998 (cask 3728) - Celebration of the Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)
$117.99

Glen Garioch 1995 - Batch 10

70cl, 55.3%

This vintage bottling of Glen Garioch is from the final year that the distillery peated its whisky before its temporary closure. When the distillery reopened it stopped peating its whisky and hence…  More info

Glen Garioch 1995 - Batch 10
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$65.92

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 2751) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 49.8%

An independent bottling of Glen Garioch from Signatory Vintage that matured in a single hogshead for over 25 years. Distilled (filled) on 9th April 1990, it was bottled (disgorged) on 2nd November…  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 2751) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1994 (cask 10899) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50.0%

An Old Malt Cask bottling of Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill hogshead. It was distilled by those delightful Highland distillers in October 1994 and bottled by the…  More info

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1994 (cask 10899) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1990 - The Nectar Of The Daily Drams

70cl, 49.7%

Independently bottled Highlands whisky from the Glen Garioch distillery, bottled at 23 years of age. It was distilled in 1990 and bottled by The Nectar in Belgium in 2014.  More info

Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1990 - The Nectar Of The Daily Drams
$100.72

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1993 (cask SE031) - Svenska Eldvatten

70cl, 54.2%

A hearty Highland single malt from the Glen Garioch distillery, bottled by Svenska Eldvatten in Sweden. This whisky was distilled in September 1993 and left to age in a single ex-bourbon barrel for…  More info

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1993 (cask SE031) - Svenska Eldvatten
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$116.67

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old - The Renaissance - Chapter One

70cl, 51.9%

The first release in the Renaissance series from Highland distillery Glen Garioch. Chapter One (it's being released in four chapters) is an unpeated 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky matured in…  More info

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old - The Renaissance - Chapter One
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$79.99

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 10353) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 57.4%

21 year old Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the indie bottling extraordinaires, Douglas Laing. It was distilled in April 1993 and matured in a refill hogshead. 21 years later, in…  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 10353) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 - Lady Of The Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants)

70cl, 56.4%

An independent bottling of delicious Glen Garioch single malt presented at 56.4% after 21 years in a single bourbon cask. The nutty, buttery outturn filled 250 bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 - Lady Of The Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants)
$107.85

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 2752) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 50.6%

A 25 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glen Garioch distillery in the Highland region, matured in a single hogshead cask. It was distilled back in the April 1990 and bottled April 2015 with…  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 2752) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glen Garioch 1984 Vintage

70cl, 40.0%

An early 21st century official bottling of 1984 vintage Glen Garioch, fragrant and a little buttery with golden orchard fruit.  More info

Glen Garioch 1984 Vintage
$129.79

Glen Garioch 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 2761) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48.8%

24 year old Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Signatory Cask Strength Collection. This Highland whisky was distilled back in April 1990, five years before the distillery…  More info

Glen Garioch 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 2761) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Peaches and Cream 1989 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)

70cl, 46.0%

An independent bottling of Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1989 and bottled in 2014 for the Wemyss Malts range. As with other Wemyss bottlings, this has been given an emotive,…  More info

Peaches and Cream 1989 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)
$93.86

Glen Garioch 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 9767) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46.0%

A 17 year old Glen Garioch, aged in a single refill Sherry hogshead. Distilled in the spring of 1995, it was bottled in 2013 as part of the Provenance range from Douglas Laing.  More info

Glen Garioch 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 9767) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 9809) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50.0%

251 bottles of Glen Garioch whisky were produced from cask 9809, which was filled 21 years previously. Hunter Laing, the company that Stewart Laing started when Douglas Laing was split between the…  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 9809) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1978 - Vintage Edition

70cl, 57.8%

A stunning 1978 vintage release from Glen Garioch with all new packaging. A limited release of 1,320 cask strength bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1978 - Vintage Edition
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$416.66

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1993 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 58.8%

A twenty year maturation period has made this Glen Garioch into a very tempting dram indeed, producing both sweet and savoury elements. The 'Best of Both' if you will, or was that Mighty…  More info

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1993 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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Glen Garioch 1991 - Batch 38

70cl, 54.7%

Distilled in 1991, before the closing of the floor maltings in 1994, this is a lightly peated single malt from Glen Garioch, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Bottled in 2010, expect…  More info

Glen Garioch 1991 - Batch 38
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$74.90

Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 2762) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 49.9%

Expect spice and rich malty goodness from this Highland classic - Glen Garioch. Matured for exactly 23 years, 309 bottles were produced.  More info

Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 2762) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Brandy Casket 1989 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)

70cl, 46.0%

If I ever die (which hopefully won't happen if all the scientists I've been paying to find the secret of immortality get off their backsides), I want to be buried in a brandy casket. And by that I do…  More info

Brandy Casket 1989 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)
$113.60

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1990 - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 43.0%

Glen Garioch, from the village of Old Meldrum, is one of the oldest distilleries in the Highlands. Mackillop's Choice have bottled this peated expression from 1990.  More info

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1990 - Mackillop's Choice

Glen Garioch 1994 - Batch 32

70cl, 53.9%

A cask strength 1994 vintage from Glen Garioch, aged in American oak barrels which results in a beautiful vanilla sweetness, coupled with the classic Glen Garioch core of rich fruit and hints of…  More info

Glen Garioch 1994 - Batch 32
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$64.84

Glen Garioch 1986 - Batch 11

70cl, 54.6%

This Glen Garioch was distilled in 1986 when the distillery still peated a proportion of its malt - something it stopped doing after it closed temporarily in the mid-1990's.  More info

Glen Garioch 1986 - Batch 11
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$170.65

Glen Garioch 16 Year Old 1992 Cask 4534 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.0%

This is a 16 year old, single cask Glen Garioch from Douglas Laing's superb Old Malt Cask range. It was distilled in May 1992 and was aged in a bourbon barrel before bottling in August 2008. This is…  More info

Glen Garioch 16 Year Old 1992 Cask 4534 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1990 (Cask 2750) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52.6%

This was distilled at Glen Garioch on the 9th April 1990, and it was aged for 20 years in a single hogshead before bottling by Signatory on the 13th December 2010. A cask strength release of 294…  More info

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1990 (Cask 2750) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

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