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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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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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