Glen Garioch 12 Year

Single Malt

Glen Garioch // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.69
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 186 )

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]

  • age
    12
  • abv
    48.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    ex-bourbon / ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"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."

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