The KOTQ has enjoyed 4 tastings from the Glen Garioch distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Glen Garioch Eastern Highlands 1797 – Today Unknown
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Suntory Springs on Percock Hill 1,000,000 liters/year
       
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GLEN GARIOCH Revival 14Q2 – GLEN GARIOCH 12 Revival [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Lemon merengue
A bit waif-like for a 12 year old
Started strong and well and then went bad
Like a Sox closer or pretty much any Cubs player – awful finish…
14Q2-Rambler
June 7th, 2014

GLEN GARIOCH yo 01Q1 – GLEN GARIOCH 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light gold
Singes – AK47, like airplane glue or turpentine
Some licorice – weirdly horizontal in its effect
Very clean – somehow evaporates away completely
They would be better served lingering around awhile – very forgettable. So-called \”High Volume Pull\” is the only way to taste Glen Garioch
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Centennial
Pale
Sharper – glass beads
Listless
Anesthetic
Rubbing alcohol – does not get better late
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Cyclone
Dead grass coming back to life
Fresh spring air – Kamikazes attack on the nose ha
Watery immature – Katie Holmes
Nice actually, spicy / salty then gone
Nothing – no comment
Better than Glen Garioch 8
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Irving
Light brown
Assaulting, string – tweezer pull
Leggy
Salty, light peat, lingering soap and heat
Young immature – lacks the dimension generally found in 15 year olds
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Lakeview
Dark Gold
Piercing, apples
Licorice, salty
Spicy, warming
I liked the “8” better; drank high volume gulps – definitely the way to go
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Tao
Pale straw
Ouch
Slightly more body
Pretty much the same (Glen Garioch 8)
Did not mellow with age – a little hot
See above Glen Garioch 8 year old – these are differences?
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Ville
Light golden
Heavy, attacking, Baghdad attack, Tweezer like app
Medium heavy, woodier
Tough on throat
Paint thinner, strips off, will remove tar from any vehicle. WIll use as dandelion killer on my lawn
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001

GLEN GARIOCH yo 01Q1 – GLEN GARIOCH 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sherry tinged gold
Keep away or it
has a creamy dimension
Licorice – creamy with a slight tongue buzz
Stays a bit longer – but without purpose like a bo
I pay more attention to a Glen Garioch nose than its palate – You expect more from a 21 year old spirit.
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Centennial
Leather
Sweet, fruity
Whistle blower
Creamy
Similar to Glendronach 15
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Cyclone
Late red in sunset
Some salty peaty lemon
Much more consistent than the others
Lemon with salty and peat. New grass
Nothing. Gone in 0 seconds
MUCH better than Glen Garioch 8 or 15
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Irving
Light brown but darker than Glen Garioch 15
Sherry but still has that assaulting jab – keep yo
Medium
Heavy oak, salty, soapy – gulpable
Clearly better than Glen Garioch 15 but still disappointing
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Lakeview
Amber
Sherry/peaty
Very salty
Smoky but smooth in large quantities
Very nice at large quantities – but I was expecting more from a 21 year old.
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Tao
Pale straw
Salt – iodine
Some peat (finally)
More balanced
Still strong for a scotch of legal age
Improved with a few drops
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Ville
Wonderfully golden, honey
Peat, salt, mellow side, certainly not light
– Hove
Too sharp, buzz feel, buttery cream
Long, strong
Would not buy – below expectation for its age
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001

GLEN GARIOCH yo 01Q1 – GLEN GARIOCH 8 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Straw
Harsh – intrusive
Quick – thin
Less provocative than the nose, a bit confused
Very dry – no throat, no tongue
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Centennial
Blonde
Twirly
Very light
Gentle
Light
One dimensional
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Cyclone
Early spring greenish
Marshmallow / salt / sugar – saltwater taffey
Weak, Lara Flynn Boyle like body
Peaty, sneaky starts weak – peeks head out
Strong / sweet like Iowa State (just kidding – wea
Nose is most intriguing
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Irving
Late winter grass
Strong esthers, medicinal
Sloppy
One dimensional, drain cleaner
Hot, thin, disappears, dry
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Lakeview
Gold
Medicinal
Peaty
Dry – earthy. Early exit like Iowa State
Ok – would drink again
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Tao
Pale straw
Some iodine – grass
Light
Sweet, tailing to nice bitter
Not much – just goes away with a little tang
Our tongues are limited to: salt, sour, sweet, bitter, MSG All else is Nose!
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Ville
Marsh green
Weak
Weak
Somewhat sharp
Short – not too much too it
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001