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!
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!