The Glen Garioch Vintage 1999

I was one of the Lucky ones, who was going to travel down the small brown envelopes road, leading to the content of the secret sample bottle from Glen Garioch.

20130926_190445The road of envelopes was hidden in a small box. 3 Little envelopes were not sitting on a fence, but they were waiting patiently to be opened. Every envelope contained a clue to the identity of their latest release.

At first I wanted to open all the envelopes at once to find out more about the Sneak-Peak Dram. But what is the fun in that? I’ve been so brave and strong, I opened all the envelopes on the marked days. I can tell you: it was worth the wait!

  • Color: Lovely golden
  • Nose: Spicy, Traces of a bag salty liquorice (salmiac), toffee, vanilla, a nice tingling on my tongue and there came the goosebumps, hints of caramel, coffee, nutmeg, small traces of maple syrup, chocolate and lemon balm.
  • Taste: Very spicy, traces of an open bag of salty liquorice (salmiac), caramel, sultana’s, dried fruit, cinnamon sticks, mint, soft toffee mixed with chocolate and goosebumps.
  • Finish: Deep, long and spicy

This whisky is:

  • Bottled at Cask Strenght 56,3%.
  • Non chill-filetered to retain the authentic Highland flavour.
  • Small batch release from t Glen Garioch revered inventory, hand selected at the peak of perfection.

This whisky has at least one fan! Me! …  I think that this road of envelopes and curiosity has led me to something amazingly, The Glen Garioch Vintage 1999. A rich and full-bodied Highland character whisky, from maturation in Oloroso Sherry Casks since 1999. There are not a lot of whiskies, that have accomplished to give me goosebumps …

Suggestions: Pure is the best!

Grade
I’m giving this one 8.5 out of 10.

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