Monday, 20 October 2014

Glen Garioch The Renaissance Chapter 1

Bottled to showcase Glen Garioch’s more modern style, this is chapter 1 in a four part release that will (yearly) show how the spirit matures.  Pushing my buttons, Morrison-Bowmore!

Glen Garioch The Renaissance Chapter 1, 15 years old, 51.9% A⊕

Glen_Garioch_15_Years_Renaissance_1st_Chapter_51_9_13861Nose – Just wonderful.  Structure, balance, fruit, wax, wood, all in perfect alignment.  Intense but elegant, sexy, sweet and candied citrus.

Body – Toffee, toasted oak, crystallised ginger.  Very warming and spicy – cinnamon and mixed spice. 

Finish -   Medium, retronasal oak spice, wax and ginger.  A bit thin.

What’s not good about it – It’s missing something.  The same thing that the Virgin Oak is missing.  Finish?  Oil?  Is this chill filtered?

What’s good about it – But the nose and delivery are just wonderful – lots of warming xmas spice and wax, loads of structure and balance.  Very GG.

I love the idea of the 4 part story – I question whether a year in-between each is enough – 3-5 years in-between would have been perfect.  I must have missed the email consulting me unfortunately.

Thanks to Matt Veira for the sample!

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