Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve
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  • vanilla
  • green apple
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • grassy
  • pepper
  • bitter
  • raisin
  • butterscotch

Glen Garioch

1797 Founder's Reserve (0.75l, 48%)
Price $53.99

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Character Goatson
Sadly, 1797 is not the distillation vintage.
 
The Glen Garioch distillery (pronounced Glen Geerie) was founded around 1797 by the Manson brothers, although many claim it was in fact Thomas Simpson. Different sources tell different stories. It is located in Oldemldrum, a small town in the Highlands famous for producing the finest barley in all of Scotland. Or so they say.
 
The Glen Garioch distillery is one of the oldest and estern-most distilleries in Scotland and is operated by Morrison Bowmore Distilleries, which is owned by Suntory, one of Japan's largest distilleries (check out Whisky's Big in Japan for more on Japanese Whisky). Glen Garioch is specialised in "handcrafted" Scotch that is never chill filtered.
 
The Glen Garioch 1797 Founder’s Reserve is aged in Bourbon and Sherry Casks and is dedicated to the Manson brothers. It has no age statement as it is blended to represent the signature profile of Glen Garioch, instead of any specific age. It is bottled at 48% ABV, which is quite unusual.
 
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Appearance / Color
Golden amber
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet white chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, subtle spice, nutmeg, hints of green apple and grapefruits
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet butterscotch, vanilla, grape skin, raisins and candied peel. Presence of heather, lemon grass, notes of cereal and dry woody flavors
 
Finish
Decently long and quite strong finish, with peppery spiciness and a tart, sharp bitter nature to it
 
Comment
Intense. Add ye some water


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  • vanilla
  • green apple
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • grassy
  • pepper
  • bitter
  • raisin
  • butterscotch
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In November 1972, Glen Garioch released its first single malt in 180 years. Previously the Whisky was used in blends like VAT 69, Grant's Standfast, Bell's and Drambuie liqueur.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In November 1972, Glen Garioch released its first single malt in 180 years. Previously the Whisky was used in blends like VAT 69, Grant's Standfast, Bell's and Drambuie liqueur.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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