Glen Garioch 1995

Peated Single Malt

Glen Garioch // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    4.05
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 21 )

The Glen Garioch portfolio is diverse, including aged expressions as well as a range of vintages, and typically offered at a robust cask strength. Glen Garioch's Vintage 1995 fits that profile, bottled in 2012 at 55.3% ABV. It has been aged in 1st fill ex-bourbon casks, and marks a notable change in the Highland distillery's direction -- Glen Garioch's Vintage 1995 was the last for which they used peat to smoke their barley.

  • age
  • abv
    55.3
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    1st fill ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Find a bold, spicy and peppery nose which also showcases a rich malty sweetness, and fainter floral and honey notes. The palate is hot and tingles the tongue, offering a light peaty smokiness interlaced with resinous char flavors, leather, and earthiness, and just hints of sweet fruit notes and toffee. The finish is short and dry, with more leather and spice. Add a touch of ice, and a much softer, sweeter side bursts out, with coconut, chocolate and vanilla. "

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