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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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$42.80

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
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$95.32

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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$32.20

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

70cl, 48.4%

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)
$91.47

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
$88.80

Glen Garioch 1999 - Batch 30

70cl, 56.3%

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
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$104.21

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1993 (cask 0793) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

A 20 year old Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, matured in one cask! It was distilled back in 1993 and left to age for 20 decades before The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. bottled it up for The…  More info

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1993 (cask 0793) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$79.41

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 11085) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%

20 year old single malt from the Glen Garioch distillery, aged in a refill hogshead cask. Back in Deptember 1995, this was distilled in the Speyside region and matured until February 2016, when it…  More info

Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 11085) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$83.95

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)
$105.51

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)
$116.38

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)
$103.72

Glen Garioch 6 Year Old 2010 (cask 11083) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A 6 year old Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill hogshead from January 2010 to March 2016. This has been bottled by the excellent Douglas Laing as part of their…  More info

Glen Garioch 6 Year Old 2010 (cask 11083) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$33.71

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)
$110.08

Cream of the Crop 1989 (bottled 2016) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)

70cl, 46%

A Wemyss Malts independent bottling of single malt from the Glen Garioch distillery, matured in a single hogshead cask from 1989 to 2016. Wemyss have given this one the name 'Cream of the Crop' -…  More info

Cream of the Crop 1989 (bottled 2016) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Garioch)
$111.47

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)
$111.15

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 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, 51.9%

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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$77.51

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)

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 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 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)
$114.33

Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1990 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.9%

18 Year Old single cask Glen Garioch. This was distilled on the 6th April 1990 and matured for 18 years in hogshead number 2695. Bottled by Signatory on the 25th June 2008 as part of a release of…  More info

Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1990 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

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