Mackillop’s Choice Glen Garioch Tasting Notes

Posted: January 12, 2017 in Glen Garioch, Scotch Whisky A-G

Mackillop’s Choice Glen Garioch 1990 (25 year old) 45.5%

Bourbon Cask 8554/ Dist: Nov 1990 Btl: Jan 2016/ Tasted: Nov 2016

Dark ,autumnal aromas of malt, with hints of creosote, cigar ash, treacle, marzipan and walnuts. Wonderfully luscious and mature with buttery oak and a touch of heather, honeysuckle and tar. That’s a fantastic nose!

Soft and silky on the palate with buttery oak followed by granity barley, malt, treacle, chocolate and toffee. The middle displays an almost grain-like crispness but the oak balances superbly. Long and luscious with gentle peat smoke and cigar ash notes along with some wonderfully mature honey to offset the drying wood spices.

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