1997 Glen Garioch 15 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1264177

Let me bring you back to March of 2013; back when whisky kids could still be kids. David OG and I drove to Glen Garioch to meet Rachel Barrie. We picked out a delicious 15 year old cask from the Morrison-Bowmore stocks. We toasted to a successful journey, placed our order, and left with a smile. Then a funny thing happened in between the time our cask was bottled and the time our cask was due to be received: Suntory and Beam merged, Campari (who was acting as an importer to the U.S. for Suntory) was given the boot, and all hell broke loose. We never got our cask. We never knew what happened to it. After a few years went by, we kinda just forgot about it. Three years later the cask has been found and finally delivered to K&L, more importantly for the same price we were quoted back in 2013. The whisky explodes on the palate with sweet grains, rich vanilla, malted barley, and stonefruit. You get spiced apples and notes of butterscotch as well. They still couldn't get the peat out of the distillery even after halting peated whisky production in 1994 as there's just a smidge of smoke on the finish. Distillery-direct casks from Scotland have become almost extinct at this point, making this selection that much more special. It took three years to get it here, but it was worth the wait. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer)

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By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/12/2016 | Send Email
This is a beautiful Highland style whiskey that goes down super smooth. Fruited notes of apple, layered with vanilla and baking spice are all here with a touch of sweetness and a light finish. This has lots of flavor and balances the fruit and spice components with the sweet grain so well. Just a lovely Scotch.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/8/2016 | Send Email
This single malt is easy to drink and enjoy. It has pretty malt and light floral aromas. Malt and fruit flavors with a kiss of sweetness dominate in the mouth. There is no smoke in this product.

By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2016 | Send Email
What a great classic bottle of whisky. This is pure American Apple Pie. Baked apples, cinnamon, and vanilla hit you upfront and ride through a long finish that blossoms into creamy butterscotch and pure malt. The texture is rich, but not overwhelming - the word balance comes to mind. This is perfectly enjoyable whisky. Just like it should be. It's what I remember great whisky tasting like from before the brown water boom.

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Alcohol Content (%): 55