|Glen Garioch, 1978, Milroy's of Soho bottling (Scotland) |
This 33-year-old expression of Glen Garioch single malt is a single cask bottling, offered exclusively by London’s oldest whisky specialist store Milroy’s of Soho and Jeroboam’s eight retail outlets. The spirit in question was filled into an American oak cask (#10999) in November 1978, and when bottled this year that cask yielded just 146, individually numbered, bottles.
Staff from Milroy’s visited the Aberdeenshire distillery to select the cask in question, and Isabel Graham-Yooll, Associate Director at Milroy’s of Soho notes that “When we went to Glen Garioch in search of a very special bottling, we were looking for a whisky we could present to our very knowledgeable and discerning customers. We were there to find something remarkable and supremely elegant - something that would reveal new extraordinary flavours on each sip and reward lengthy contemplation. We found this in the Glen Garioch 1978 and we are delighted.”
Honey, ginger, banana, vanilla and coconut on the nose. Notably mellow even at cask strength on the palate, floral and fruity, with soft, well integrated spices. Lightly smoky with time. The finish dries slowly, with resin and benign oak notes, plus a suggestion of peat. 58.8% ABV, 70, £300.00, Jeroboams, Milroy's of Soho.