When we announced the latest batch of single casks from Wemyss Malts, this Glen Garioch 1989 ‘Fallen Apples’ was the one that immediately caught our eye. You don’t see old 25yo Glen Garioch that often.
Glen Garioch 1989 ‘Fallen Apples’ (46%, Wemyss Malts 2015, hogshead, 266 btl.)
Nose: plenty of apples indeed, mainly the red kind, quite mature and sweet / candied. Hints of peaches, oranges and honey. In the background there’s a light hint of tobacco and warm oak. Becomes a bit more floral over time, adding some hay as well.
Mouth: it seems lightly peated. Also lots of herbal notes, chestnut bitterness and something roasted. Subtle chalky notes. There’s still a raisin sweetness underneath, but it’s far less fruity than on the nose. Fades on fruit tea, pepper and liquorice.
Finish: long, with prevailing spices, oak, dark chocolate and a light salty note.
Fallen Apples shows a nice fruity sweetness on the nose and the more earthy / spicy distillery style on the palate. Really good. Around € 140.