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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Glen Garioch 12 yo, 48 %

Review #409
A hidden gem! Well, not all that hidden, but I think it deserves a spot amongst all the good classics! Nice malty and fruity on the nose. Some vanilla and gentle oak mixed with some spices. It deserves to be left in the glass for some minutes.

More fresh in the taste. Again malty but some white fruits joins the party. Fresh green apples! The finish is not that long (not a short one either though), but the 48 % makes it last long enough and you are left behind like “aahhhh”. Beneath it all some subtle burned oak and spiciness lies and pampers the palate.

A friend once called this an honest dram. That is spot on! I mention malty several times during the review, but that is meant in the most positive way, and not in the new-make-kind-of-way. I will give this 85/100 (21/21/21/22).

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