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31 Oct 2009

Glen Garioch ‘Glaring Echo’ (Daily Dram)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Garioch

Daily Dram Glaring EchoThe latest bottling by Daily Dram is this 18 years old Glen Garioch. The distillery is currently in the news for the rebranding of their range (after Auchentoshan and Bowmore – part of the same group – did the same).

Glen Garioch ‘Glaring Echo’ 18yo 1991
(46%, Daily Dram 2009)

Nose: starts on apple cider and lemon balm. Orange peel. Hints of eucalyptus and a few resinous notes. A nice waxiness as well. Very clean and elegant. I like it. Mouth: soft, velvety delivery but growing stronger over time. Lots of apples again with some liquorice. Quite peppery. Slightly spirity but that’s okay. Nice oak. Some spearmint. Finish: long – the pepper keeps going. Getting drier with a faint grassiness in the end.

A good Glen Garioch with a nice highland style. A rather modern product: absolutely no flaws but maybe not the most unique either. Around € 80.

Score: 85/100

Glen Garioch ‘Glaring Echo’ (Daily Dram) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2009-10-31

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

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