Glen Garioch 12
Glen Garioch 12- A minor confession…. with so many Highlands on the shelf these days, many of
them amount to a snoozefest in your glass. There, I said it, not my fave….But this one avoids many
of the cliché characteristics . Let’s start with the spiffy label typography, it has calligraphy no less!
The nose is potent with alcohol and sweet honey and the first sip is chockablock with creamy
caramel and some mystery fruit that defies you to identify it. This malt is alarmingly smooth and has
a split personality from aging in bourbon and sherry casks, giving it a back flavor of wood and
sweetness. One downside for me is that the finish is faster than a Frenchman waves the white flag, I
prefer a longer lasting taste. Oh by the way, the pronunciation is “Geerie” so don’t embarrass
yourself in the bar if you are lucky enough to find it on the shelf. I guess the Highlands do make a
whisky even a snob could love, rated a 7.5 and worth searching for.
hmmmm, it just so happens I will be in a spirit seller location this afternoon. Might check it out but still a bit leery of the Highland Garioch…..that rhymes, right?
June 3, 2016 at 3:28 pm
absolutely make the purchase, rhymes or not !
June 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm
Dram is average at best but your commentary was brilliant!…”finish faster than a Frenchman waves a white flag”…almost pissed myself! Ha
June 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm
June 4, 2016 at 7:40 am