The Dutch Usquebaugh Society selected a single cask Glen Garioch 1990 from the stocks of the Creative Whisky Company to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the club.
Glen Garioch 25 yo 1990 (56,7%, Usquebaugh Society 2015, cask #7937, 228 btl.)
Nose: a slightly curious combination of aromas, but very interesting. Silver polish, soft hints of dusty peat, a bit of Play Dough, but also pineapple sweets and some strawberries with cream. Tobacco. Buttery toffee, greasy notes in the background, and a light hint of mint.
Mouth: a bit hot / peppery at first, and then again this creamy, buttery, almost milky note again. After that it becomes earthier, with some liquorice and gentian adding a mild bitterness. Peppermint. Lemon peel. Apricots. Soft smoke.
Finish: long, spicy, with ginger and some waxy notes.
This is a really nice, typical Glen Garioch, with plenty of character, including some Highlands austerity. You can tell this was selected by a club of advanced whisky lovers. Around € 100, available from the Usquebaugh website.