Open To Visitors:
Springs on Percock Hill
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd
+44 (0)1651 872578
(Call for visiting hours)
Established in 1797, this small
distillery takes its name from the
Valley of the Garioch, traditionally the
finest barley growing area of Scotland.
There is a saying that from small
beginnings come great things and this
could not be more true for Glen Garioch.
Glen Garioch malt is a light clean malt that has some spice and peat to give it some body.
Glen Garioch is part of the Morrison Bowmore group
which includes Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Glen
Garioch. Morrison Bowmore bought the
Glen Garioch distillery in 1970 with the
intention of owning a distillery in each
whisky region that was representative of
the characteristics you would find in
that region. You will find that Bowmore
has a far more heavily peated Islay character and Auchentoshan’s
a light Lowland character are contrasted by Glen Garioch’s spicy gingeriness.
Glen Garioch Tasting Notes
15 Year Old Single Malt. Colour:
Golden - honey. Nose:
Heather fire smoke, together with
lavender and hits of syrupy sweetness.
The oak notes are more evident now
giving a complexity that is not often
found in the highland malts. Taste:
Smokey and sweet, lots of malty mash
flavours, very smooth and warm. The oak,
mixing well with the lavender and violet
notes, produce a fine example of true
highland whisky. Finish:
Long and mellow, with a character that
is honest and dependable. No fancy
gimmicks with this dram.