Glen Garioch 12 Year
Glen Garioch // Highlands, Scotland
Located in the Highlands, Glen Garioch is the most easterly distillery in Scotland. Formerly a tannery and then a brewery before converting to a distillery in 1797, this is a boutique distillery producing about 100 casks per week. Glen Garioch was used in blends such as Vat 69, Bell's, and in the liqueur Drambuie before being released as a single malt in 1972. Note: Pronounced [glen gee-ree]
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon / ex-sherry
"Using a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks for maturation, the whisky's first impressions are that of orange peel, tea, and dried fruits. There is a slight briny-ness upon tasting. The finish is very warming (perhaps due to the 48% abv), and tastes of malt and salted caramel."