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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.

Fallen Apples 1989 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)

70cl, 46%

A single cask bottling of Glen Garioch single malt, presented by Wemyss Malts. It was matured in a hogshead cask from 1989 to 2015, and then bottled with an outturn of 266 bottles. Wemyss have given…  More info

Fallen Apples 1989 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)
$128.18

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

50cl, 50.60%

We all know Ryan Chetiwardana 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)
$60.38

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
15
$46.28

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

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old 1998 Wine Cask Matured
$109.92

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
19
$38.30

Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 10339) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%

18 year old Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Douglas Laing. This superbly sweet single malt was distilled in September 1995 and spent 18 years in a refill hogshead before being…  More info

Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 10339) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$105.48

Glen Garioch 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 142) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%

A single cask Glen Garioch distilled in 1995 and bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd for the Aberdeen Whisky Shop in 2015.  More info

Glen Garioch 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 142) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$83.58

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

70cl, 52.50%

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
$102.41

Glen Garioch 1999 - Batch 30

70cl, 56.30%

Batch 30 of the very special Glen Garioch 1999, matured entirely in Oloroso Sherry casks. Look forward to some delicious single malt whisky!  More info

Glen Garioch 1999 - Batch 30
2
$74.73

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 10776) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 57.70%

This isn't just any Old Particular - this is an Xtra Old Particular! This is a 21 year old Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a refill hogshead from September 1993 to June 2015. It…  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 10776) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$145.94

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 776) (Adelphi)

70cl, 59.60%

An independent bottling of Glen Garioch from Adelphi - the outturn was 562 delicious bottles!  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 776) (Adelphi)
$169.74

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

70cl, 53.80%

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
$139.39

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)
$134.21

Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1991 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 54.40%

23 year old Glen Garioch single malt, presented by WM Cadenhead for their Small batch range of independently bottled whiskies. Back in 1991, the whisky was distilled in the Highlands and matured…  More info

Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1991 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$98.85

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

70cl, 47.80%

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)
$105.00

Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

70cl, 48%

Glen Garioch use virgin North American white oak casks for the entirety of the maturation for their Virgin Oak release. Using brand new barrels for whisky is becoming quite a trend, and the big, bold…  More info

Glen Garioch Virgin Oak
5
$79.91

Gooseberry Mocha 1989 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)

70cl, 46%

Mocha and gooseberry - not a flavour pairing you see every day but a tasty one never-the-less. Evidently the folks at Wemyss Malts though this single cask Glen Garioch tasted enough like both to name…  More info

Gooseberry Mocha 1989 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)
$136.95

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)
$126.94

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old 1995 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A single cask Glen Garioch, bottled for Douglas Laing's Provenance range. This was distilled in Autumn 1995, matured for 12 years in cask number 4072 and bottled in Winter 2007.  More info

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old 1995 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A 15 year old from the Glen Garioch distillery with markedly old-fashioned packaging. This is a fruit-rich dram with plenty of body.  More info

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old - The Renaissance - Chapter One

70cl, 51.90%

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
2
$89.38

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

70cl, 50%

A rich highland malt, this was matured in a bourbon barrel for 16 years before bottling by Douglas Laing in August of 2008 with an outturn of 312 bottles. Distilled at Glen Garioch in May of 1992.  More info

Glen Garioch 16 Year Old 1992 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
$68.22

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)
$81.88

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)
$71.96

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