Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum, Highlands, Scotland
The first expression of Glen Garioch's latest range, “1797, Founder's Reserve” pays homage to the Manson brothers, the founding fathers of the distillery. Bottled at 48% without cold filtering or coloring, this edition reveals the influence of aging in American white oak barrels. Thank you Andre.
As the British mathematician and physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933, put it so well, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1902-1984) said so well:
For a colander, it is not a fault to have holes.
Pale gold and desert orange.
Light wave of sweet alcohol that quickly gives way to a beautiful blend of beeswax, barley, flowers and lemon. Hint of vanilla and grass in the background.
Its fairly neutral texture costs it a few points, but which makes up for well with an alcohol level that is not hidden at all. Malt, vanilla, honey and spices dance to excite our taste buds. Clove and nutmeg.
Long lasting and pleasantly spicy, it retains the best aspects of this expression.
For an entry-level No-Age Statement, I must admit that it will not leave anyone indifferent.