Whisky Magazine Recommended Award – Issue 143
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The Rare Casks story continues with this magnificent Glen Garioch, the sixth release in the series. Distilled in 1994 and fully matured in a refill hogshead until 2016, only 126 bottles have been filled exclusively for Abbey Whisky.
As with each previous release in The Rare Casks series, the whisky has been bottled in it’s natural form, at full cask strength, without chill filtration or colour additives.
So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – GLEN GARIOCH 21 YEAR OLD – 1994 / THE RARE CASKS RELEASE 6 (55%)
Colour: Pale gold colour.
Nose: Very fruity, citrus with notes of grapfruit most prominent, barley and inviting sticky, sugary vanilla.
Palate: Prominent grapefruit sourness counterpointing pineapple and warming vanilla sweetness.
Finish: Warm and spicy finish which is long with a satisfying glucose sweetness to top it off.
Overall: It’s got some tasy 55% Oomph! to it this one and the strong grapefruit notes surprised me at first but with added sipping (I am very dedicated) this became very morish indeed!