Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

Single Malt

Glen Garioch // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.87
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 15 )

Virgin wood is referring to the never been used American white oak barrels utilized to age this single malt. Bourbon is aged this way, but traditionally, Scotch is aged in used bourbon barrels. Bottled at 96 proof, this Highland malt is an example of trying new flavor profiles and techniques in what is sometimes thought of as a staunch and traditional category.

  • age
  • 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
    new American Oak

Tasting Notes

"The whisky has a vanilla custard-y, saw dust quality to the nose with even more vanilla and spice on the palate. As you continue to taste, dried herbs, dark chocolate, and fresh grass arise to the occasion. The finish is tingly on your throat and gums with barrel spices but definitely doesn't necessitate adding water to experience the long finish. "

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Vanilla