Glen Garioch 15 years old Sherry Cask Matured / 53,7% – Glen Garioch Distillery sits in the village of Old Meldrum in Eastern Highlands. It was founded in 1797 but according to “Aberdeen Journal” Glen Garioch whisky was available as early as 1785. Until 1994 the distillery was producing malt on site with phenols’ content approximately 10 ppm. With the floor maltings closure Glen Garioch switched to un-peated malt and consequently changed profile of its whisky to more fruity and sweet. The 15 years old expression Sherry Cask Matured was introduced in 2016 as part of Travel Retail range. The whisky was aged exclusively in ex-Oloroso sherry casks and bottled unchill-filtered at natural strength of 53.7% abv.
Nose: strong sherry statement, prunes, black currants, oranges, roasted chestnuts, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, touch of ginger and delicate oaky notes.
Palate: lots of sherry again, raisins, prunes, oranges, dark chocolate, honey, nutmeg, candied ginger, cinnamon and subtle oaky dryness.
Finish: long, oaky and spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon, cocoa and bitter oranges.
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