Dram Mor Glen Garioch 2011 8 Years Old
Distillery: Glen Garioch
Location: Highland, Scotland
Age: 8 Years Old
Whisky Type: Single Malt
Cask No: 2697
Cask Type: Refill bourbon
Packaging: In a customised paper box
Nose: Oaky, nutty with a touch of toasted almond. All the Highland characters are in abundance. The crisp sweet dryness of the toasted barley, the mellow light smokey notes from the charred oak leading you into sweet vanilla, caramelised by the toasting of the staves. A hint of melon & pear, drizzled with warm vanilla. At this age the harmony between the spirit of the oak is perfect and provides a platform on which the other, more gentle flavours can evolve. Like river bank flowers, lily and marigold, mint and heather in bloom.
Palate: Hints of hazelnut with a coating of smoking peat and also a biscuity sweetness. However, it’s the silky texture of this medium bodied whisky that is really beautiful. It coats the palate with an almost syrup like mouthfeel.
Finish: Lingers long after the glass is empty. A single malt that is in its prime and one you will remember for its true North East character.