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Friday, October 30, 2020

Glen Garioch 25 year old 1990 Signatory, cask 2752 (re-review)

This whisky was just supposed to be utilized to gain perspective on yesterday's Glen Garioch, and I'd already reviewed it (one day away from exactly three years ago, creepy!), but then I drank it and adored it. So there. And here:

Distillery: Glen Garioch
Distilled by: Morrison Bowmore
Current Ownership: Beam Suntory
Region: Eastern Highlands
Bottler: Signatory

Age: 25 years (April 9, 1990 to April 16, 2015)
Maturation: hogshead
Cask #: 2752
Alcohol by Volume: 50.6%
(from a bottle split)

The autumnal nose is loaded with new neoprene, band-aids and seaweed. Grapefruits and white peaches. Toasted almonds, toasted pecans, toasted barley. Cloaked in medicinal smoke and Laphroaig-like iodine, the palate spins out lemons and soil and menthol and a light herbal bitterness. It picks up a good farminess with time, while the lemons and herbs grow bolder. It finishes intensely with lemons, earth, leaves, hay and that medicinal smoke.

Serge loves itthe whiskybase community loves it and, yes, MAO loves it. Now damn it I love it too. It lands in this beautiful spot, combining the best Ledaig, Ardmore, Longrow and Laphroaig angles with considerable age and NO oak intrusion. If you have a bottle of this, treasure it, snuggle it, then drink it. Damn it.

Availability - Sold out
Pricing - ???
Rating - 91

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