The Glen Garioch 12 Years Old gains its distinctive Highland character from maturation in two wood groups: American Bourbon, and Spanish Sherry casks. Each stage of the marriage adds distinct characteristics to the final single malt. Bourbon to soften and Sherry to add depth of flavor – fresh heather, poached pears and just a hint of oak.
Rich but delicate notes of fresh hay, honey, toasted almonds, and heather fill the nose with hints of nougat and toffee. The palate is generous while semi-dry delivering waves of grains with roasted almonds and walnuts flanked by honey and soft treacle n
Glen Garioch Distillery is situated in the Aberdeenshire village of Old Meldrum in the Scottish Highlands. This region is famed for its stunning scenery, colourful tartans and is home to many distilleries, Glen Garioch being one of the oldest and most endearing.Established in 1797, this small distillery takes its name from the Valley of the Garioch, traditionally the finest barley growing area of Scotland. There is a saying that from small beginnings come great things and this could not be more true for Glen Garioch.
The location chosen by founder John Manson (1762-1838) and his younger brother Alexander (1770-1847) for their new malt whisky distillery was an obvious one. Old Meldrum lay at one end of the Valley of the Garioch, pronounced Geery in the ancient Doric dialect of Aberdeenshire. John and his younger brother Alexander realised that there was a clear advantage in setting up production in a small glen alongside a peaceful track that led to the rutted Aberdeen-Banff road.This is a whisky that evokes the spirit of the Highlands. Should you happen to come across a bottle of Glen Garioch Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, take a moment to savour its charm - its sweet, malty, floral characterictics will be remembered forever as will its smooth, long, warm finish.