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)
Nose: 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. Continue reading
Sorry for the coming long opinion, if you just want to see the review on the whisky, scroll down to the end of the post.
After few weeks of calmness, the single malt NAS debate is raging again in the last week following the Interview with Dr. Bill Lumsden (of Glenmorangie/Ardbeg). Few more opinions and blog posts were published, summarizing how we (whisky geeks/aficionados) feel (somewhat angry and poorer after purchasing whisky), how the industry feels (caring for sales & $$$) but I want to cover another angle in this debate which I haven’t seen mentioned by anyone yet.