Single malt whisky - tasting notes

25 Aug 2012

Glen Garioch 1990 (Master of Malt)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Garioch

This Glen Garioch was distilled 16th of May 1990 and bottled in February 2012 by the chaps from Master of Malt.


Glen Garioch 1990 | Master of MaltGlen Garioch 21 yo 1990
(48,8%, Master of Malt 2012)

Nose: starts in an exceptionally creamy, buttery way, with some toasted elements and a toffee sweetness to balance it. A little sawdust and some varnish notes. A mix of slightly sour apple juice and lemon juice. Some tiny flinty notes in the background. Mouth: mostly the dry side at first and then a buttery, milky note again. Coconut cream, sweetened banana yoghurt. Unique but slightly strange. Marzipan sweetness, apple compute, café latte too. Balanced with some dry oaky feel and a little ginger. Finish: medium length, quite dry, hints of oranges and dry oak.

An interesting dram, with some nice quirky elements. Better than other recent Glen Garioch but be sure to try for yourself before you buy. Around € 75.

Score: 83/100

Glen Garioch 1990 (Master of Malt) 3 Ruben Luyten 2012-08-25



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