Dràm Mòr Glen Garioch Distillery Highlands Region Independent Bottlers Scotland Whisky from 50 to 100 euros

Dràm Mòr Glen Garioch 8yo

Review of a Glen Garioch single cask by independent bottler Dràm Mòr.

Origin: Highlands (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 55%ABV
Ageing cask: Ex-Bourbon Hogshead Refill
Chillfiltered: No
Additional coloring: No
Owner: Dram Mor Group
Average price: € 80.00
Official website: drammorgroup.com
Vote: 87/100

Since its debut, Dràm Mòr has already presented a single barrel bottling of Glen Garioch, always a Hogshead ex-Bourbon of the same aging but at a higher gradation, 58.4%ABV.

240 bottles produced in this second version, always cask strength, which unfortunately I can’t compare to the previous one, which I’d have been really curious to try.
But you can’t have it all, can you?

Tasting notes

Light gold in the glass.
What immediately strikes the nose is the alcohol, i.e. the fact that there isn’t any: approaching the glass, you don’t perceive the usual blow from the cask strength. The profile is in fact quite delicate, it takes some time to open to reveal a fruity soul (lots of pineapple and banana), along with notes of cereals, honey, almonds, vanilla. The olfactory evolution is remarkable, bringing out floral and herbaceous influences with the addition of malt biscuits and a pinch of cinnamon.
In the mouth, it confirms the perfect balance of alcohol, with a right pepper boost on a body of vanilla cream cake and pears, biscuits, hazelnuts, salted caramel, honey and a light touch of bitter oranges. In the distance, you can also perceive a note of toasted wood. Compact and layered.
Fairly long and dry finish of toasted hazelnuts, vanilla, pears, ripe orange, spices.

Young but already rich and complex, an unexpected variation of aromas that evolves over time, an ongoing challenge to immerse yourself in the glass and simply let yourself go.

Reviews of Glen Garioch whisky in the blog:
Glen Garioch 1797 Founder’s Reserve

Reviews of Dràm Mòr whisky in the blog

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