- Nick's Import
1997 Glen Garioch Batch No.12 Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Bound to be one of the heftier Glen Gariochs to come your way, Murray's review below suggests a behemoth. Although no age is stated, its bottling date makes it around 15 years old. It was the first Glen Garioch to ever be released for Travel retail back in 2012, so it post-dates the closure of their on-site floor maltings. According to Gavin Smith of whiskyadvocate.com, this results in a less peaty note in the spirit than in other vintages.
Other reviews... I have to say, I have long been a bit of a voice in the wilderness among whisky professionals as regards this distillery. This not so subtly muscled malt does my case no harm whatsoever. 89.5 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2021
...Matured in first and second-fill bourbon casks. Tinned peaches in syrup and nougat on the nose. Sweet malt, heather honey, vanilla, restrained cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger on the palate. Subtle oak notes in the lengthy finish. 85 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith 2012