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Glen Garioch Bottle Your Own 1985 Cask 1586 (43.8%)

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Glen Garioch Bottle Your Own 1985 Cask 1586 (43.8%)

The mid 1980’s were a bit of a rough patch for the Morrison Bowmore distilleries. Bowmore was rife with that distinctive perfume unlovingly referred to as FWP (french whore perfume). This was a deep herbal scent, like aromatic oils of various herbs combined. Glen Garioch expressions from those years have not escaped it, as the…

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Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 3 (50.8%)

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Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 3 (50.8%)

So it seems that after the long wait between Chapters One and Two was a one time glitch, and the Renaissance franchise is fully back on track with Chapter Two coming out in 2016, and Chapter 3 hitting the distillery shop in October, and European stores early this year. Following the Renaissance Chapter One (reviewed…

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Glen Garioch Bottle Your Own, 1999 Wine Cask 1420 (56.5%)

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Glen Garioch Bottle Your Own, 1999 Wine Cask 1420 (56.5%)

My last visit to Scotland was a short one, following the London Whisky Show. Short or long, though, a stop at Glen Garioch in Oldmeldrum is a must, as there’s a new bottle your own cask on tap from their two or three that are regularly available. The new cask is a first fill red…

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Glen Garioch 17 Year Old Renaissance Chapter Three Released (50.8%)

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Glen Garioch 17 Year Old Renaissance Chapter Three Released (50.8%)

The third chapter exploring the development of whisky distilled after the distillery’s resurrection in 1997 has been released, and is available at the distillery. Like Chapters 1 and 2, this is a vatting of sherry and bourbon casks, and has gotten a few more years in casks since the first chapter. It’s 50.8% ABV, down…

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Glen Garioch 1973 – 40 Years Old – TWE Exclusive Single Cask 4297 (54.3%)

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Glen Garioch 1973 – 40 Years Old – TWE Exclusive Single Cask 4297 (54.3%)

I have always been careful using the term “best whisky in the world”, “whisky of the year/decade/century/millennia” or “platinum, gold, silver, bronze, copper, aluminum, tin” awards because those terms and their likes are obviously totally meaningless. In fact, I don’t even score my reviews using a numeric scale, as our palates and noses are not…

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