Origin: Highlands (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing barrel: Ex-Bourbon Hogshead Refill
Additional coloring: No
Owner: Dram Mor Group
Average price: € 80.00
Official website: drammorgroup.com
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?
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.
Other bottlings in the blog:
Glen Garioch 1797 Founder’s Reserve
More from Dràm Mòr in the blog:
Dràm Mòr Aberlour 7yo
Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9yo Moscatel Finish
Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9yo Spanish Red Wine Finish
Dràm Mòr Linkwood 10yo
Dràm Mòr Tomintoul 15yo
Dràm Mòr Tullibardine 5yo