The Glen Garioch 12 Years Old gains its distinctive Highland character from maturation in two wood groups: American Bourbon, and Spanish Sherry casks. Each stage of the marriage adds distinct characteristics to the final single malt. Bourbon to soften and Sherry to add depth of flavour – fresh heather, poached pears and just a hint of oak.
Nose - Heathery floral notes are balanced with the richness of poached pears and the sweetness of malted barley.
Palate - Crème brulee and sweet ripe banana at first then comes a light oakiness with pear fruitiness.