Glen Garioch 1999 Vintage – Oloroso Cask Batch No. 30
Highland single malt scotch whisky
56.3% ABV, £61.95 for 70cl
What they say:
This Small Batch Release of Glen Garioch 1999 gains it rich and full-bodied Highland character from maturation in Oloroso Sherry Casks since 1999. The result is treacle toffee, chocolate and maple syrup with a hint of spice.
Full-bodied and intensely sherried with a syrupy mouth coating texture. Treacle toffee, chocolate and maple syrup soak into the palate, carrying the tingly warmth of nutmeg and ginger spices, tangy orange marmalade and dates, leading to a long, deep finish of raisins, caramelised toffee and liquorice.
What I say:
Dram #4 at the WOLS Burns Tasting 22/01/2015 was this 1999 vintage from Glen Garioch. Matured for ~ 14 years in Oloroso casks.
Blood red (15/20), thick/heavy tears
Struck matches, fireworks, leather journal or well-worn couch, tannic, dry, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg, sweet heather honey
Thick and syrupy in mouthfeel, sweet and fruity, orange marmalade with ginger, red berries (strawberry and raspberry) and stone fruits (peach, apricot), dark chocolate, caramel and toffee oak wood
Long, drying struck matches, leather, and cocoa/chocolate
Another fantastic sherried dram, this time from the Glen Garioch distillery in the highlands and bottled as a year vintage (1999) as opposed to age statement. Sadly paled fractionally, when compared to the preceeding BenRiach BenRiach 15 Years Old 1999 – PX cask ~ 55.4% (BenRiach & GlenDronach Distilleries) . This one is a small batch release with 100% Oloroso sherry cask-maturation.