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Glen Garioch 24yo 1990/2014 Cadenhead

Yet another 1990 Vintage

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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

12th Mar 2016


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As a 1990 Vintage myself, I can’t help being biased towards any bottle that shares my year of birth (except for that one horrendous 1990 vintage Glentauchers distillers label from G&M). To me Glen Garioch is the sugarplum fairy of the whisky world: synonymous with a sweet, fruity and candied profile. Plus this is pre-1995 Glen Garioch, which means an extra puff of peat smoke in each bottle.

Distilled: distilled in 1990 matured for 24 years in bourbon hogsheads, bottled in 2014 by Cadenhead for their small batch range at 47.8% ABV.

Nose: clean and fruity, kiwi, red apples, green tea and vanilla with a touch of smoke.

Mouth: waxy body, with succulent honeydew melon, cloves and ginger on the palate

Finish: medium long, both bitter and drying. Grapefruit with a soft smoky touch.

Verdict: Cadenhead vatted a batch of Glen Garioch that is far from complex, but gentle and fruit-driven. Both enjoyable and affordable, they should really make more of these. Proving once more that you can’t go wrong with a Cadenhead small batch.

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