Pronounced Glen-Geery, Glen Garioch is the most Easterly Scottish distillery. In years gone by, its whisky had a pronounced peatiness to it. In more recent years, however, the peat hasnít always been easy to find. Happily, it seems to have returned with this 12 year old, along with a healthy dose of sherry. If you like your whiskies big and soupy, youíre going to enjoy this.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Green fruits and light peat. Miso soup. Light sherry and tropical fruit. Quite prominent fresh oak.
Palate: The sherry is more apparent now. The peat also cranks up in intensity, as does the oak, ending up in a three way tie, refereed by a soft biscuity vanilla.
Retails for around £40