Posts Tagged “Glen Garioch”

Two Glen Garioch Single 1968 Sherry Casks Doing A Head to Head – From the Saddest Year Since 1797

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Two Glen Garioch Single 1968 Sherry Casks Doing A Head to Head – From the Saddest Year Since 1797

1968 was a horrible year for Glen Garioch. A drought was ravishing Islay, and DCL/SMD was worried about the supply of peated whisky for its blends three years hence. It was decided that one of the many DCL Highland distilleries would be switched to distilling heavily peated whisky. Glen Garioch was the go-to selection, as…

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Two Unicorn Glen Garioch Vintage 1958 Distilled on the Same Day Going Head to Head at 46 and 60 Years of Age

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Two Unicorn Glen Garioch Vintage 1958 Distilled on the Same Day Going Head to Head at 46 and 60 Years of Age

There are few things that get a whisky aficionado’s blood pumping like the opportunity to taste ancient drams from his favorite distillery. It gets even more special when they are both distilled on the same day, one presented at 46 years of age, and the other at 60 years of age. Yes, mind blowing 🙂…

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Cadenhead’s Glen Garioch 25, Vintage 1991 (47%)

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Cadenhead’s Glen Garioch 25, Vintage 1991 (47%)

If there is something I could change in the whole whisky industry (other than prices, of course, but after such a long run of a buyer’s market, we can’t really have any other expectations), it would be bringing back Glen Garioch’s malting floors. There’s a real magic in the 1990-1991 whisky produced at the distillery…

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Glen Garioch 18 Year Old Renaissance Chapter 4 (50.2%)

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Glen Garioch 18 Year Old Renaissance Chapter 4 (50.2%)

The release of the Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 4 is a moment I’ve been waiting for ever since the onset of the Renaissance project back in 2014. The idea was to have a look at the whisky the distillery was producing since it came back to life in 1997, by showcasing the whisky’s progressive development…

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Glen Garioch Virgin Oak No. 2 (48%)

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Glen Garioch Virgin Oak No. 2 (48%)

I’ll come out and say it: I’m a fan of the use of virgin oak in Scotch whisky and think that there isn’t enough of it used. I’m sure this will be controversial, but it’s my opinion, and I’ve stated it before. Of course, with a few exceptions, full maturation in virgin oak is something…

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