It makes me a peasant, but I actually prefer the younger malt. It's interesting sweetness and direct malt flavour actually distinguishes it from any number of "run-of-the-mill" (but what a mill!) speyside/Highland whiskies.
Admiral wrote:Glen Garioch, and the 15yo particularly. I love the lilting waft of smoke that tries to conceal itself behind the malt, wood, and spice.
I recently tried the 15 OB and was quite impressed - pretty much identical to what Admiral had to say above! Must of been from the same cask / vatting LOL.
I also picked up a bottle of Whisky Galore Glen Garioch (off the top of my head - I believe also 15 years old) - not cracked yet though.
Question - how would you pronounce this (American style) - Most including the tender where I tried this a couple of weeks ago, say "Glen Gahhh-Rock".
My understanding was it is said something like Glen Gahh Ree or Glen Gary if you are short + cheap on sylables and time.
Always amusing these sorts of phonetic type threads. I actually thought that's what I said It seems even in text you just repeat your own accent - perhaps the only way is to use one of these internationally standard pronounciation thingies.
Now that I think about it, my grandmother and mother, both born in the area, would say it completely differently to my Edinburgh accent - even if you asked them to pronounce "Gee-ree" from text. Curiouser and curiouser..........[/quote]
Getting off the subject here, perhaps a diffferent thread soon to come. . . I've been very impressed with the Whisky Galore offerings as well. The only one that I found to be (somewhat ordinary) - and not in a bad way, was Aultmore which this store had for $29.99 and I couldn't resist. Wondering lambda, have you tried the WG -Glen Elgin 1991 12 year old? I found that to be a smashing Speyside!!lambda wrote:I really like the glen garioch 15 of whisky galore.. very 'toasty' I would say. But then again, I like all whisky galore bottlings I've tried so far (auchentoshan 10, mortlach 12, glen garioch 15). After reading this thread, I think I'll go look for an OB tomorrow..
And to stay on topic here, comparing old to new, I was wondering do we mean old as in age (21) compared to newer as in only (10 years old) or are we inquiring about the character of the same whiskies produced by the distillery years ago compared to what they now produce? Asking because it also sounded like maybe the comparison was being drawn based on the age of current bottles. If so maybe the title would be more fitting Younger vs. Older instead "old & new"
Unfortunately Glen Garioch is one of many singles I never got around to becoming familiar with thus I have no idea if todays bottlings are different from yesterdays. I'm glad I did taste it recently though. It definitely earned a slot in my memory.
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