Tuesday, August 05, 2014


Loyal followers of Glen Garioch will be expecting big things when the artisan distillery launches the first chapter of a four-part story focussing on the resurgence of its fine single malt whisky.

The hearty Highland character of Glen Garioch has been captured in an exciting quadrilogy, charting the journey of the malt’s current house style as it matures over four years. The result is an anthology of four exclusive editions; 15, 16, 17 and an 18 Year Old, entitled The Glen Garioch Renaissance Collection, of which each expression will be released annually.

Glen Garioch Renaissance 15 Year Old

Laden with lovely spicy notes after maturing in quality bourbon and sherry casks for 15 years, the opening edition of The Renaissance Collection builds on the house character with rich toffee and chocolate ginger notes, balanced with sweet, honey apricot and orange.

The three following editions will be released annually, creating a compilation that maps out the fascinating progress of Glen Garioch’s spirit in the cask - undoubtedly a must-have for Glen Garioch enthusiasts.

Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Morrison Bowmore, said: “The scene is set at the ‘granary of Aberdeenshire’ for a wonderful story that charts the development of Glen Garioch’s house character each year since the distillery re-opened in 1997. This exciting compilation of four single malt whiskies will demonstrate how the Glen Garioch house style develops each year with the release of a 15, 16, 17 and 18 year old, all created from whisky distilled since 1997 and starting with the rich sweet and baked fruit character of the 15 year old”.

The Glen Garioch 15 Year Old Renaissance, is non-chill filtered and bottled at 51.9% ABV, with only 12,000 bottles available globally. It will be available from all good whisky specialists later this month, with an RRP of £80.

Source: Consolidated PR