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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 15 Year Old 1991 Cask 3061 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

This was distilled at the Glen Garioch distillery in November 1991 before a 15 year sting in refill hogshead number 3061 before bottling in November 2006. A release of 241 bottles from the Old Malt…  More info

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old 1991 Cask 3061 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
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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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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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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)

Glen Garioch 19 Year Old 1991 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 51.1%

This was distilled at Glen Garioch in June of 1991. It was filled into cask 3855 where it rested for 19 years before bottling in January of 2011. A release of 243 bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 19 Year Old 1991 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

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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Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1986 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A spicy, rich Glen Garioch distilled in May of 1986, aged for 25 years in a single refill hogshead and bottled in November 2011 for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range.  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1986 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 48.8%

A single cask Glen Garioch 21 Year Old, this is a sophisticated older whisky that's developed a subtle savoury character.  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1991 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 51.1%

A 21 year old from the Glen Garioch distillery. This was distilled in June 1991 and aged in a single cask (number 3854) and bottled in June 2012. A release of just 239 numbered, cask-strength bottles…  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1991 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

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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Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1990 - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 43%

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

70cl, 50%

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

70cl, 50%

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

70cl, 46%

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 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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Brandy Casket 1989 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)

70cl, 46%

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)

Glen Garioch - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50.6%

We all know Ryan Chetiyawardana is a bit of a wizard when it comes to cocktails (to put it lightly). He was even on the label of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's bottling of Auchentoshan single malt…  More info

Glen Garioch - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 10295) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 53.8%

The Glen Garioch distillery in the Highlands make some very lovely whiskies indeed, many of which they release themselves. However, they're willing to share their expressions and let independent…  More info

Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 10295) - Mackillop's Choice

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 24 Year Old 1990 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 47.8%

24 year old Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of WM Cadenhead's Small Batch range. It was distilled in 1990 at the Highland distillery and matured in bourbon casks for 24 long…  More info

Glen Garioch 24 Year Old 1990 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

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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Peaches and Cream 1989 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)

70cl, 46%

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)

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

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

70cl, 50%

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)

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