Glen Garioch

Glen Garioch 1999 Vintage

Glen Garioch 1999 Vintage Sherry Cask Matured (56.3%, OB, Oloroso Cask, Batch #30, 2013)

Whisky Review

  • Highland single malt scotch whisky
  • Glen Garioch Distillery
  • 56.3% ABV
  • £61.95 for 70cl
  • Score: 89/100


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.

Tasting notes:

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.

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