Glen Garioch 15 Sherry Cask Matured (Travel Retail) Review

Following last week,s Glen Garioch which I liked and found to be a bit different, let’s have another Glen Garioch today, but this time an official bottling, a 15 year old sherry cask at cask strength that was bottled as an exclusive Travel Retail market offering at first, but it did slip into regular web shops.

Glen Garioch 15 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured Travel Retail (53.7%, €99,99)


glen-garioch-15-year-old-sherry-cask-matured-whiskyNose
: Cereals and sherry, lots of vanilla, also sherry spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. Dusty and limestone notes like in many other Glen Garioch whiskies, rubber, ginger, a touch of perfume but also unsavorable lactic note and cheese.

Palate: Dirty with a bit of sulphur, again a bit of rubber, nutmeg, sweet dried fruit, chocolate and late appearance of spices with prominent ginger and oranges.

Finish: Medium length with lingering spiciness, chocolate and a lot of sweet dried fruit.

Thoughts: It doesn’t exactly fits the dictionary definition of a sherry bomb. It feels lighter and fresher than what you would expect because of the fresh fruits and the extra vanilla which I know some others liked it a lot but for me it felt just too much and not in line with the other flavors.

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