Glen Garioch 16 Years Old Usquebaugh Society Cask 1550 54.4% 1990
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Serge Valentin (89)
From a Dutch bottler and whisky club.
Nose: rather medicinal attack, with again quite some peat and lots of notes of smoked tea together with some fudge, hot butter and hot caramel. A little camphor and paraffin. Goes on with old rose and nutmeg. Pretty nice nose, I didn’t know they were still making such great whisky at Glen Garioch in 1988.
Mouth: creamy but nervous attack, again rather peaty (although much less than the ‘Fragments’) Lots of tropical fruits mixed with sugared coffee, pastry. Really nervous and powerful. Quite a beast in fact, but an harmonious one (?) Also some notes of great old rum and even Marc de Bourgogne spirit (earthy flavours).
Very long finish, quite impressive. Just a bit rough…