Glen Garioch 1999 Vintage – Oloroso Cask Batch No. 30

Highland single malt scotch whisky

56.3% ABV, £61.95 for 70cl

Score: 89/100

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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.

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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.

Colour:

Blood red (15/20), thick/heavy tears

Nose:

Struck matches, fireworks, leather journal or well-worn couch, tannic, dry, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg, sweet heather honey

Taste:

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

Finish:

Long, drying struck matches, leather, and cocoa/chocolate

Overall:

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.

Don’t take my word for it:

http://whiskyforeveryone.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/new-release-glen-garioch-1999-vintage.html

Glen Garioch vintage 1999 / Sherry Cask

Glen Garioch Vintage 1999 Sherry Cask Matured

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The Glen Garioch Vintage 1999