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05 Jun 2014

Glen Garioch 1991 (Whisky-Doris)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Garioch

 

Glen Garioch 1991 - Whisky-DorisGlen Garioch 22 yo 1991 (52,9%, Whisky-Doris 2013, bourbon hogshead #5754, 259 btl.)

Nose: a rather rounder version than other 1991 casks I could try. Buttercups, honey and vanilla. Some coconut cream. Nice oranges and pineapple. Marzipan. Soft herbs in the background. A faint hint of metal polish as well, which works nicely on the fruity backbone. Maybe a hint of eucalyptus. Mouth: much spicier now (pepper, nutmeg), with more (green) oak. Less exotic fruits – just apple now. Becomes more earthy and zesty, with bittersweet elements. Finish: medium long, still bittersweet with some briny echoes.

The Glen Gariochs from these years can be quite austere, but this one strikes a good balance and adds a nice fruitiness. Around € 110.

Score: 87/100

Glen Garioch 1991 (Whisky-Doris) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-06-05

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