Glen Garioch 15 Year Renaissance

Single Malt

Glen Garioch // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    4.08
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 19 )

The 15 Year Renaissance marks the first whisky produced at Glen Garioch distillery since its massive overhaul in 1997. The "house style" used to be peated, but since that year, all new whiskies are unpeated. This whisky was released to show off their oldest new expression (if that makes sense) and is the first release of an intended 4-part series from youngest to oldest.

  • age
    15 Year
  • abv
    51.9
  • 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-sherry

Tasting Notes

"What it lacks in peat it makes up for in spice and earthy depth. Stone fruit flavors (yellow peach, apricot, plum) are set off by orange peel, caramel, dark chocolate and toffee. Then the cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and black pepper with a hint of ginger kick in, with some pipe tobacco joining for the finish. There's a very rich, biscuity mouthfeel throughout to anchor all the flavors. Really opens up with a drop of water."

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Flavor Profile

Rich & Full Bodied