Sunday, 5 November 2017

Glen Garioch 15 Sherry Cask Strength Review [When in Rome]

Hi everyone,

So from London it was straight off to Rome (I know, I’m a lucky bastard). And that meant a look in the Gatwick Duty Free, unfortunately they didn’t have the new Highland Park exclusive single cask (sad face), but I did manage to try a Glen Garioch I hadn’t seen anywhere else before.
Sherry cask, cask strength… What could go wrong?

Glen Garioch 15 Sherry 53.7%
Colour: Amber
Body: Full
Nose: Rich Sherry, raisin, orange, chocolate. Dense nose. Buttered hot cross buns, which is pretty delicious.
Taste: Rich, Sherried, chocolate, raisin, hot cross buns, spices, some oak. Slightly rubbery Sherry but a good mix of spice to combat it.
Finish: Medium/Long length. Drier, spices and oak come through.
The hot cross bun notes are a surprise! Haven’t found that in any other whisky. Also I love hot cross buns. Despite that it doesn’t quite reach into the ‘excellent’ category as the Sherry is slightly rubbery.
79/100

Thanks for reading!

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