You don’t often get Glen Garioch this old, but we’ve seen a couple of 1989-1990 casks from independent bottlers in the past few years.
This new 29 year-old release from That Boutique-y Whisky Company could be similar?
Glen Garioch 29 yo (46,3%, That Boutique-y Whisky Co 2019, 451 btl.)
Nose: elegant and fruity, mainly on gooseberries, damson jam and apple pie. Increasing amounts of wildflower honey and orange zest. Light hints of paraffin and old wood. Grassy touches, a little aniseed. Nice profile.
Mouth: quite neutral (malty) at first, then moving towards banana bread, peaches and tangerines. Rather oily. Some green fruits and black pepper. Aromatic wood, including a light bitterness.
Finish: quite long, herbal and floral, with hints of fruit tea and ginger.
A nicely old-style nose and a characterful, Highlands palate that hints towards Clynelish in a way. Interesting and entertaining. Available from Master of Malt.