The colour of sharp honey, on the nose heathery floral notes are balanced with the richness of poached pears and the sweetness of malted barley.
Creme brulee and sweet ripe banana at first, then comes a light oakiness with pear fruitiness, leading to a long smooth, creamy and fragrant finish.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - (Tried & True Award)- Attractive wheat field gold color. Bouquet features roasted grain nuttiness, toasted malt, cigarette ash, new leather, grapefruit. Taste thrust is towards the dry graininess that’s nicely supported by oaky vanilla, honey, and toffee through the long aftertaste. (Mar 2015)
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Glen Garioch has quickly become a favorite distiller of Scotland and this 12 year old bottling is a great defense to this statement. A nose of orange peel, tea, and brine, the tasting of the dram had these notes more pronounced. The finish brings to mind salted caramel.