Glen Garioch Vintage 1995, 55.3%

Price: $86.00 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

One of two new Glen Garioch vintages to be produced under the auspices of Morrison Bowmore Distillers' master blender Rachel Barrie, this 1995 offering is due to appear in the U.S. next year. 1,000 cases are available and maturation has taken place in first-fill bourbon casks. Spice, vanilla, pears, honey, and very discreet smoke on the nose. Hazelnuts, baked bananas, apple strudel, and lots of spice on the sweet creamy palate, backed up by a gentle note of lingering char. £55