26 January 2012

The Whisky Wire Glen Garioch Tweet Tasting

Last night we held The Whisky Wire’s fourth Tweet Tasting event, exploring two core and two vintage bottlings from the Glen Garioch Distillery. These Consisted of their Founders Reserve and 12 Year Old expressions, followed by the 1994 and 1986 Vintages.

Here are a few of the tweeted tasted highlights from last night:

Glen Garioch Founders Reserve

@DurhamFanDan Sharp green gooseberry crumble. Cereal smells and the vanilla custard all there. How awesome is whisky sometimes?
@S_Rob Very gentle spices; nutmeg, clove and subtle traces of smoke at the death.
@TheWhiskyWire A concentrated kick off caramel, with seeping waves of vanilla infused baked apples and woodspiced gooseberries.

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old

@Whiskyblogg It’s very clean and fresh, almost a touch of menthol or perhaps pine needles. Also a lovely fruitiness. Pineapple?
@theWhiskyReview The nose has almonds, apple skin and burnt newspaper.
@TIA568B On the palate; Dunnage! Quite sweet, more pine forests, quite earthy, vanilla, but more subtle this time, more dunnage, woody.
Glen Garioch 1994

@FrazerJ I am loving this, fun wholesome fruity and buttery.
@DurhamFanDan Wow, instant reminder of the Laddie 10. That "rubber balloons in natural yogurt" note.
@S_Rob Lovely gentle finish with caffe latte, a little clove and walnut skins. Gentle smoked cereal notes always present.

Glen Garioch 1986
@Whiskyblogg The 86 nose has more floral notes, lavender and rosebush after rain in the summer.Also a nice nuttiness and some damp leafs.
@jonmbryant Toffee, plum and thick cough syrup coming for me (I like cough syrup!!).
@supermike Finish has an earthy smoky sweetness, like you've been toasting marshmallows on an open fire!

These are only a mere sprinkling of the tasting notes from last nights Glen Garioch dramstravaganza. For a full lowdown head over to Twitter and search hashtag #GariochTT.

All the expressions we sampled are available from The Whisky Exchange; Founders Reserve £29.95, 12 year old £30.95, 1994 vintage £54.75 and the 1986 vintage £120.00. *Prices correct at the time of publishing.

A huge thanks to everyone who took part or followed last night's event. There are plenty more Tweet Tastings to come, so if you would like to be one of our Tasters, register your interest and contact details now by emailing via the contact tab marking the subject line ‘Tweet Tastings’.