The 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.