43 % LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY Morrison's Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Aberdeensshire
geen leeftijd vermelding LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY 40% HIGHLAND TRADITION Bottled: 2001 Morrison's Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire
10 years old
40 % INFO Bottled: 2002 Morrison's Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum,Aberdeenshire
16 years old
46 % 1988 THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION Single Speyside Malt Distilled 28/10/88 Bottled 27/6/05 Matured in a sherry hogshead Cask no. 41.08 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.
10 years old
46 % MAVERICK Cask Ref: W 0 407 Cask Type: Bourbon /Pinot Noir Bottled: 1993 Invigorated by Leroy's Grand Cru Romanée St. Vivant Non Chillfiltered Caramel Free Islay Bottled 'Clachan A Choin' Murray McDavid Ltd, Islay
16 years old
54,4 % INFO SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Distilled 18 April 1988 Bottled 22 April 2004 Cask 1550 Cask Strenght Unchill filtered 280 numbered Bottles Usquebauch Society Nederlandse Scotch Malt Whisky Vereniging
18 years old
48,1 % INFO SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Date distilled May 79 Date bottled Sept 97 Society Cask No. code 19.15 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh 'Clove oil and smoke in port'
31 years old
55,2 %INFO SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Date distilled Mar 67 Date bottled Sept 98 Society Cask No. code 19.23 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Aberdeenshire "Rum and raisin ice cream"
36 years old
55,5 % INFO THE OLD & RARE PLATINUM SELECTION Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1967 Bottled 2003 Limited Edition Bottled at Natural Cask Strenght Traditionally Un - Chill Filtered 132 Bottles Filled from The Cask Genummerde flessen Offered with pride from Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow Certificate of Authenticity
Aged 12 years 43 %INFO THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND Morriosn's Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire
16 years old
46 % Single Speyside Malt THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION Distilled; 09/04/90 Matured in a hogshead Cask no. 2747 Bottled: 14/03/07 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL
16 years old
45 %INFO SECRET STILLS Highland Single Malt Whisky DISTILLERY NO: 6 RELEASE NO: 2 Distilled July 1993 Cask No. 779 Cask Type First Fill Sherry Butt Bottled April 2008-11-05 Limited Edition 860 Bottles Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
Aged 20 years
53,4 %INFO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY FROM A SINGLE CASK Distilled October 1988 Cask Type: Refill Hogshead 1 of only 251 bottles Society Single Cask No: 19.44 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults Leith, Edinburgh Old Granddad Whisky
1 9 9 0 17 years old
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION SINGLE HIGHLAND MALT Distilled: 06/04/90 Matured in a Bourbon Barrel Cask no: 2690 Bottled 27/02/08 Numbered Bottles The Ultimate Whisky Company, Amersfoort
Aged 21 years
52.7 %INFO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY FROM A SINGLE CASK Distilled October 1988 Cask type: Refill Hogshead / ex Bourbon Society Single Cask: 19.46 Outturn 250 bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh "Handbags and ironing boards"
Aged [ 12 ]years
48%INFO JOHN & ALEXANDER MANSON DISTILLERY FOUNDERS Valley of The Garioch, The Granery of Aberdeenshire HIGHLAND / SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY BOURBON & SHERRY CASKS Non Chill - Filtered Glen garioch Distillers, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire
VINTAGE 1 9 8 6
SMALL BATCH RELEASE
JOHN & ALEXANDER MANSON
IGHLAND SINGLE MALT
A rare cask strength Non chill - filtered
single malt whisky
Small batch release
Matured exclusively in North American Oak Bottled 2011
Batch No: 11
Distilled and Bottled in Scotland by
Glen Garioch Distillers, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire
GLEN GARIOCH VINTAGE 1 9 9 0 23 years old
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Highland Single Malt Distilled: 09/04/90 Matured in Hogshead Cask no: 2760 Bottled: 20/09/13 328 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltering Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL
GLEN GARIOCH INFO VINTAGE 1 9 9 4
53.9 % Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1994 Bottled 2011 Batch No. 32 Matured in North American Oak barrels Cask Strenght Non Chill Filtered Distilled and Bottled in Scotland by Glen Garioch Distillers, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire GLEN GARIOCH Established 1797 VINTAGE 1 9 9 7 15 years
56.7 % Single Malt Scotch Whisky A rare, cask strength non chill filtration single malt whisky Highland Travel Exclusive Distilled; 1997 Bottled 2012 SMALL BATCH RELEASE BATCH No 1 2 A JUICY and mouthwatering with a creamy mouthcoating texture, spiced pear crumble , ripe banana and toffee are followed by honeydew melon ground nutmeg and allspice. This vintage whisky has been selected from spirit distilled at the start up of production in 1997. Prior to this, the distillery had been silent for two years. To craft this SMALL BATCH RELEASE a combination of 1st and 2nd fill ex bourbon barrels were selected to create this vintage, showcasing the fresh fruit tastes and soft creamy textures, characteristic of Glen Garioch's house style. This vintage set the standards for the Glen Garioch range. Distilled and Bottled in Scotland by Glen Garioch Distillers Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire.
The location chosen by John & Alexander Manson for their new
malt whisky distillery in 1797 was a obvious one. Old Meldrum in the celebrated valley of the Garioch pronounced 'Geery' in the ancient Doric dialect of Aberdeenshire, is evocative of the Scottish highlands culturally distinct, influenced by tradition and over 200 years of history.
Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire. Licentiehouder en eigenaar Morrison's Glen Garioch Distillery Ltd.
Gesticht door Ingram, Lamb & Co in1797, was de eerste distillateur John Manson.In1840kocht J.F. Thomson & Co te Leith, de distilleerderij.In1886was William Sanderson, de blender van Vat 69, medeeigenaar vanGlen Garioch.William Sanderson overleed in 1908 en zijn zoon volgde hem op.Sanderson ging in1935samen met Booth Distilleries, gin producenten.In1937wordtGlen Gariochovergenomen door de Distillers Company Ltd. (D.C.L.).
In1968werdGlen Gariochgesloten wegens een tekort aan water.In1970koopt Stanley P. Morrison te Glasgow de distilleerderij en door een nieuwe waterbron aan te boren,en de warmte die vrijkomt bij het distillatieproces te gebruiken voor het verwarmen van kassen waarin komkommers, tomaten en cyclames worden geteeld en de uitstekende kwaliteit van de whisky, wordt de distilleerderij een succes.
In1970wordtGlen Gariochgesloten en wordt te koop aangebodenIn1992is er sprake, dat een consortium onder de leiding van de toenmalige manager vanSpringbank,John McDougall,Glen Gariochzou overnemenvoor £ 2.25 miljoen. Maar dit ging niet door,
November1997wordtGlen Gariochweer opgestart. Als reden wordt opgegeven: 'verplichtingen tegenover de lokale bevolking en sterke groei van de afzet'.
Dit gebied is van oudsher de gerststreek van dit deel van Schotland.De turf komt vanPiligo Moss.Glen Gariochheeft een vloermouterij.De mouterijen dateren uit1905en iedere week wordt er 56 ton gerst geweekt en verwerkt tot 47,5 ton mout. . De distilleerderij maakt 29 mashes (beslag) van 3.72 ton per week. Hiervoor is de eigen mout niet genoeg, meer dan de helft wordt bij gekocht.De kilns worden met gas gestookt en de gebruikte turf dient slechts als aroma en niet voor verhitting.
Het maken van het beslag (mashing) duurt vijf uur. Er zijn negen fermenters één grote van hout en acht kleinere van hout, waarin de gist handmatig wordt verdeeld. Dit proces duurt 42 uur. Er zijn twee wash - stills, één van 5000 liter, één van 25 liter en twee spirit stills van elk 2400 liter.Het distillatieproces duurt acht uur.De maximum kapaciteit is 1,8 miljoen liter spirit per jaar. Het bedrijf telt 16 werknemers. De whisky wordt gelagerd in sherry vaten, waarvan er ongeveer 16000 in voorraad zijn.
The location chosen in1794by John and Alexander Manson for their new distillery was an abvious one.
Old Meldrum lay at one end of the Valley of the Garioch, Geery in the ancient Doric dialect of Aberdeenshire.
The Valley with the beautiful vieuws towards Bennachie, was claimed to grow the finest barley in Scotland. John and his younger brother Alexander realised that there was a clear advantage in setting up production in a small glen alongside a peaceful track that led to the rutted Aberdeen - Banff road. They already owned a small unused tannery with his own water supply from nearby Parcock Hills.The building had an ideal position on the very edge of the little town and made access for ox carts much easier.
The first proven evidence comes from the rev. Thomas Tait, who recorded in his 'Statical Account of Meldrum of 1794' that there existed a distillery and brewery, lately established in it, and both are in a thriving way.
The Manson family came originally from Caithness but had been settled in the Garioch valley for some generations, becoming prosperous farmers and merchants, specialising as tanners.
The first indication of any involvement with alcoholic drinks is found before the existence of the distillery; on the gravestone of Alexander Manson in Bourtie churchyard. It reads:
Alex Manson vintner in Old Meldrum, who lived a honest credible(e) life, who died 10th Oc- tober 1765, aged 65.
John Manson at the age of 32 appears to have taken charge of the newGlengariochdistillery with brother Alexander, just 24, as a partner. On the site of the old tannery they constructed a brewery and a small distillery. No doubt they sold some of their early whisky production to local inns and merchants but it must be remembered that all the trade was in casks and so increasinglyGlen Gariochmalt whisky was sent to Aberdeen on wagons for purchase by wholesalers
and blenders. Whilst on a number of occasions survival has been a real struggle forGlen Gariochit shouldn't be overlooked that the much more substantialBridge of Don distillery at Aberdeen was founded in1794- the same year asGlen Garioch- but went into liquidation within 12 months
Confusion about the early ownership of the distillery has been thrown into some confusion by the involvement of two men with the name of John Manson.
The Manson family was fairly large with different branches. Some were found in Caithness where hundreds of them existed, in Orkney and Shetland and other branches blossomed else- where. John is an extremely common Christian name and this was merely the case of a father and son. The key evidence comes from Alexander Manson of Old Meldrum, a direct descen- dant of both Johns It is a list of assets drawn up by the first John, the joint founder of the distillery, in 1838, the 76th and last year of his life. The account indentifies a loan he made to his son John Manson JunrGlengariochDistillery 1,400 Pounds
The first John Manson lived from 1767 - 1838. He was a local merchant when he and his brother Alexander built the distillery and in the second year he confronted his first major challenge when in September 1795, the Government issued a one month ban on distilling due to a shortage of barley
His younger brother Alexander Manson, long before churches and chapels became entwined in the Temperance Movement, served Old Meldrum Free Church as an elder for 34 years and the current Alexander Manson is custodian of an illuminated scroll testifying to his ancestor's good service and outstanding character.
John Manson Junr was born in 1804 and through property purchase became the Laird of Fingask.
He was an extremely busy and prosperous man: he ran Oakhill farm, was a mana- ger of the Linen Bank in Old Meldrum and also maintained his interests in leather produc- tion, the ownership of a snuff factory, brewing and distilling
John Mansion Junr married Elizabeth Livingstone, a cousin of the great explorer David Livingstone. Their second child Patrick (1845 - 1922), later Sir Patrick Manson, is wide- ly recognised as 'The Father of Tropical Medicine', for it is recorded that he was the first person to indentify malaria, earning him the nickname Mosquito Manson. He is also remem- bered as the Founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine in 1899. A plaqueon the garden wall of the house in Old Meldrum, called Cromlet Hill, records his birth.
When he died in 1922 there was a memorial service in London's St. Paul's Cathedral, where Winston Churchil, then Home Secretary, provided a tribute. He was interred the next day in Allenvale cemetery, Aberdeen.
Two of the most influential owners of theGlen Gariochdistillery were the whisky baron William Sanderson and his son William Mark Sanderson.
They were long - term investors in the distillery. William Sanderson (1839 - 1908) pur- chased a 50 % interest in J.G. Thomson & Co, who owned the distillery in1886. This was just 12 months before the opening of the massive multiownershipNorth British grain distillery.Glen Gariochoffered hum top quality malt whisky to blend with the grain whisky that he purchased fromNorth British In1886, with the distillery manager Jimmy Shand busily conducting his band of 12 men, the future ofGlen Gariochshowed reasonable promise. Jimmy Shand was the manager for most of the William Sanderson era. He enjoyed the life of the gentry. He had began working life as a humble gardener at Meldrum House but his conditions were to change. He joined the distillery staff and as a talented man, was steadily promoted to manager. He then lived next door to the distillery in the substantialGlengarioch Houseand de- lighted in an arrangement that junior distillery workers should tend his garden.
In this period the distillery team hadfurther spade work, because they were digging the local peat, before drying it in blocks to peat the barley.
The men loved Jim and would do anything for him, especially after he introduced a small pig farm in the distillery grounds. The pigs were fed on the pot ale and became very tasty indeed. In 1897 The Royal Northern Agricultural Society awarded a 'silver medal for the best boar to J.F. Thompson & CoGlen GariochDistillery
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As the 20th century began, blended Scotch whisky was steadily increasing in international popularity,Glen Garioch,sometimes spelledGlengarioch, was having a comfortable run but as1914arrived so did the First World War. The younger men all headed for military service but it seems that the older men maintained some low volume production.
Jimmy Sand, who was far too old to fight, took careful control of the distillery's farming activities to ensure that all the connected families could eat meat and drink milk.
Jimmy Sand is known to have been manager in1886and served until, (it is believed) he Retired in1918aged 73 years. Aided by the odd wee dram he lived until he was93.
Eventually in1921, with international demand for the Sanderson - owned V A T 69, nick- named the Pope's telephone number, increasing steadily, William Mark Sanderson and some colleagues acquired the balance 50 % .Glen Garioch was then blended, not just in V A T 69 but into 2 supposed daily whiskies, a blend for morning drinking called A M and for post meridian drinking called P M.
Notable amongst his co - directors was Archibald A. Crawford whose famous Crawford's 3 S T A R Whisky also contained generous volumes ofGlen Garioch William Mark Sanderson had gambled on the massive U S market, despite several years of declining sales, influenced by the looming threat of Prohibition.
When it finally arrived on January 1st 1920, like many of the whisky barons he thought it would be a short - lived affair and so he persuaded his co - directors to purchase the remaining 50 % of Glen Garioch.
It was a crucial mistake of expanding at the wrong time. The early years of Prohibition proved extremely difficult and his decision had disastrous results. A disappointed old man, he and his partners sold out in1933,the very year Prohibition finished !
Scottish Malt Distillers Limited, (S.M.D.) purchasedGlen Gariochin 1937, the same year that S.M.D. was amalgamated with the Distillers Company Limited, D.C.L.
Its purchase ofGlen Gariochwas in order to source more malt whisky for the massive de- mands of the various D.C.L. blended whiskies.
Within 2 years the Second World War had arrived and the production of Scotch whisky was suspended. As with many other distilleries several of theGlen Garioch buildings were commandeered for billeting soldiers
Scottish Malt Distillers Limited was never happy with the limited volume of production at Glen Garioch.The problem was that the spring on Percock Hills was simply too small.
The company's directors must have dreamed of finding other suitable water supplies but see- med to have no real knowledge of the locality, or of Old Meldrum people and perhaps didn't know their work force well enough.
The distillery's 10.000 gallons per annum just wasn't sufficient for Distillers Company Limited's
giant thirst and so in1968 Glen Gariochwas put up for sale.
Stanley Morrison was a very shrewed man and in 1970he bought theGlen Gariochdistillery through his company Stanley P. Morrison Ltd for the realistic price of 150.000 Pounds
He soon re - started production on the same small volume but was quite determined to find an additional water source to expand the distillery
In1972he appointed the likeable Joe Hughes as distillery manager. Part of Joe Hughes's task was to find another water source but before he could begin searching, his hand was forced by pollution. One day he walked into the distillery and smelt silage. In fact he said you could smell
silage everywhere. He quickly realised that it was coming from the water supply and strode up the Percock Hills to inspect the source, only to find it seriously polluted by an ac- cidental release of silage water caused by a neighbouring farmer.
He then approached another farmer in the locality called Eddie Booth to ask if he had some land at
Coutens Farm that might provide the answer. Eddie Booth replied that there was a field with some potential but that Glen Garioch had better be quick because he would start planting it in a month.
Joe Hughes turned to a local contractor Alec Digger Grant, for help. He has earned his nick- name because he owned a J C B. The pair quickly began work and the rest is history. They found what might be called the ' Silent Spring of Coutens Farm', for it couldn't be seen or heard, but it flowed in sufficient abundance to be piped to the distillery with the result that production increased ten fold to 100.000 gallons per annum.
Joe Hughes later made the understatement 'I don't think that Scottish Malt Distillers Limited, (S.M.D.) were very pleased when they heard about it.
1972was a year to remember for another reason. Glen Gariochwas bottled by the distillery as a Single Malt Whisky for the very first time and soon, proudly displaying its own label, it found its way onto the retail shelves and bars.
Canny Scots are always looking at ways of being financially efficient and this talent led to the famousGlen Garioch GreenhouseProject.
It was an era when several distilleries attempted to make use of waste heat in different ways. One chose the rearing of eels and another bred trout, whileGlen Gariochdecided upon using its waste heat for the greenhouse cultivation of tomatoes and geraniums.
The idea was the brainchild of Stanley P. Morrison Ltd's production director Alistair F. Ross and distillery manager Joe Hughes, but they were soon supported by 2 other enthusiastic ta- lents - B B C Scotland T V Beechgrove Garden presenter Jim McColl and Morrison's chief engineer Harry Cockburn
Late in1977the distillery successfully applied for planning permission for the project and over a period
constructed glasshouses and poly tunnels for tomatoes and flowers; later another glasshouse was added to cultivate potted plants.
The tomatoes soon proved popular and in addition peppers, aubergines and a few cucumbers were grown.
Tulips sold quickly initially but interest soon faded away. The intention was not necessarily to make a fortune but to be efficient and environmentally friendly.
In December1978, just as the operation was beginning to run smoothly, Joe Hughes was transferred toGlen Garioch'ssister distilleryBowmoreon the island of Islay.
He was replaced by Willie McNeil who was a whisky traditionalist and to put it politely was 'not enthusiastic'about the project. Also Alistair Ross and Harry Cockburn had be- come diverted by other whisky production priorities elsewhere and Jim McColl who already acted as consultant manager and publicist, was left carrying the scheme largely on his own Despite those problems it attracted national and international attention. TheGlen Garioch Greenhouseproject was featured on B B C T V's Tomorrow's World. Then in1982 Glen Gariochwas cjosen to be part of the British Pavilion at the World Fair in Knoxville, Ten- nessee. In1988 Glen Gariochdisplayed a mini - distillery and glasshouse at the Glasgow Garden Festival, which were visited by Prince Charles and Princess Diana and by then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Another factor in the failure of the scheme was thatGlen Gariochwas a malt whisky distil- lery and not a fruit and vegetables sales organisation and the marketing of the produce was problematic. To start with tomato sales were quite promising but marketing the flowers quickly caused problems. One of the biggest difficulties was calculating an annual produc- tion cycle to keep cash flow running. An additional idea was to plant 2 acres of raspberries in an adjacent field but while it filled a small cap, it was well away from the original prin- cipe. Subsequently the project was closed down in1993.
1994saw the purchase ofGlen Gariochby Suntory Ltd.
The Japanese whisky bysiness was - at the time - by far the largest customer of the small malt distillery, purchasing around 50 % of annual production
1995brought an unexpected decision to close the distillery but in1977this was rescinded with the ownership being transferred to Morrison Bowmore Ltd, which company is wholly owned by Suntory Ltd.
Malt Bins:3, 40 tonnes each, 40 tonnes a week
Destoner:Richard Sizer Ltd
Mill:Porteus made by Richard Sizer Ltd in 1992
with 2 sets of rollers
Grist Ratio:Flour 10 %, Husk 20 %, Grits 70 %
Grist by Mashing:4,4 tonnes
Infusions Temperature and volume:
First: 63.5 C %, 45 – 50 minutes, 15000 ltrs
Second: 900 C, 1 – 20 minutes, 7500 ltrs
Third: 980 C, sparge, 15000 ltrs
Heat exchanger, worts:Parflow neat exchanger
Mash Tun:Stainless steel, full lauter tun with a peaked canopy
Mash Tun Capacity:5.6 tonnes
Mashing Time: 7 – 8 hours
Worts volume:22.500 ltrs
Wash Backs:8 stainless steel
Yeast Anchor Drysince 1997, 4 – 7 kg blocks per washback
Fermentation Time:60 hours
Wash Stills:One, open gas fires with a very long Lyne Arm
Wash Still Size:25000 ltrs
Wash Still Charge:22,500 ltrs
Wash:7 – 8 %
Distillation Time Wash Still:7 - 8 hours
Low Wines:19 %
Spirit Stills: 2, steam pans Long Lyne Arm, Normal Neck
Spirit Still Size:No.1 Still 11000 ltrs and not used, No. 2 12000 ltrs
Spirirt Still Charge:9500 ltrs
Cooling:Shell and Tube made by Forsyth
Foreshots run time:15 minutes at 75 %
Middlecut:2 ½ - 3 hours at 69 – 75 %
New Make:72.5 %
Spirit Vat: 30.000 ltrs
Cask Used:Both Sherry and Bourbon
Warehouses:4 Dunnage with 10.500 casks
1797 Thomas Simpson, a distiller founds Glen Garioch 1827 Ingram, Lamb & Co owners of the distillery
1837 Johnn Manson & Co, buys the distillery, also owner of Strathmeldrum
Distillery (1825 - 1839) also in Old Meldrum 1884 J.G. Thomson owner 1908 William Sanderson (V A T 69) has a 50 % stake in the distillery 1921 William Sanderson buys the remaining 50 % in Glen Garioch 1933 William Sanderson & Son merges with Booth Distilleries Ltd, the gin producer 1937 Booth Distillers Ltd is acquired by Distillers Company Ltd (D.C.L.) now Diageo 1943 Glen Garioch is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd (S.M.D.) 1968 Glen Garioch is decommissioned 1970 Stanley P. Morrison Ltd buys the distillery 1973 First reconstruction and then production starts A more peaty whisky is produced 1978 Stills are increased from two to four 1982 Glen Garioch is the first distillery to use gas from the North Sea for heating 1994 Suntory controls all of Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd 1995 October, the distillery is mothballed 1997 Glen Garioch reopens in August 2004 336 bottles of the oldest Glen Garioch ever is released 46 year old, 1958 2005 A 15 year old Bordeaux Cask Finish is launched A visitor centre is opened 2006 A 8 years old is released
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd Douglas House 18, Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow G 3 6 E Q. In 1949 Fred Douglas Laing established Douglas Laing & Co primarily as a blender and bottler for his Scotch Whisky blends The King of Scots and House of Peers, which are available today internationally.
Large stocks and reserves of aging Malts in particular, were laid down by Mr. Laing, many being guarded for 25 - 30 years specifically for the older blends such as the 25 and 30 Year Old KING OF SCOTS. With more than 50 different Malts in stock, over the last 50 years from filling programme, it was obvious that the Malt Master would have certain favourites. These have variously been chalked off the times of regular quality control, as being of particular qualitative interest; both commercially, and for the pleasure of the Directors. It has been their particular perk, benefit and privelege to nose and taste some of the finest quality samples indicative of the Distillers's art. It was judged by the two current owners/directors (sons of the founder, so nepotism is not dead!) that some of these stocks were 'too good to blend'. And so the OLD MALT CASK selection was developed in 1999 to extend those perks and benefits beyond the Director's tasting suite! Initially it was felt that 50 different Malts commemorating the Company's 50th Anniversary would be approciate. That tally has now been exeeded but our preferred strenght of 50 % alc/vol is maintained. We believe this strenght creates a fine, round, full quality for various Malts when taken 'neat'. It also allows the regular consumer to know precisely how much or little water should be added to this artisan and craftman's distillate. These selected Malt Whiskies have waited many years to reach their classic heights of qua-lity. Not only with your health in mind, but with a view to greater enjoyment, may we suggest that in the style of the founder, whose signature endorses your Malt, you enjoy its glass leisurely and slowly. Douglas Laing
De Vintage 1995 was het laatste distillaat, waarvan de gemoute gerst uit de eigen distilleerderij kwam.
Voor de sluiting in 1995 was de gemoute gerst 8 ppm. Na de heropening in 1996 werd de gerst niet meer geturfrookt. Glen Garioch heeft 2 spirit stills van respectievelijk 11.000 liter en 14.000 liter en één wash still van 25.000 liter
19 July 2013 A break from tradition Today we're delighted to introducé you to the latest addition to our family,Glen Garioch Virgin oak.
For the very first time we'er releasing a Glen Garioch that has been fully matured in Virgin North American oak casks and is unlike anything you'have tasted before.
Although American Bourbon Whiskey must, by law, be matured in unused, Virgin oak casks, Scottish distillers have always favoured used, so called 'ex - bourbon' barrels, believing that the oak in its Virgin state would be too overpowering for our more refined and complex whiskies.
Mash tuns:1 x 5.4 tonnes Washbacks:5 x 27.500 litres Wash stills:1 x 20.000 litres,1 x 10.000 litres Spirit still:2 x 11.000 ltres
Glen Gariochpronounced Geery in the ancient Doric dialect of Aberdeenshire.
Wash still:1 à 25000 litres, open gas fires, long Lyne Arm
Wash still charge:21.500 - 22.500 litres
Wash still:7 ã 8 hours Spirit still: 2:1 à 11000 litres,1 à12000 litres,Steam pans, Long Lyne Arm
Spirit still charge:9.500 litres
Fore shots run:20 minutes
Middle cut run:2 1/2 à 3 hours
Feints:5 1/2 hours Warehouses on site:4 dunnage / 9000 casks Boiler:gas fired Shell and tube condensers:3made by Forsyth
Mashing water:Coutens Spring Dried yeast:Anchor 48 hour fermentation time 60 hours.
Type of casks:Bourbon and Sherry
Warehouses:4 Dunnage, 10.500 casks in total Pot ale:Spread to land as fetiliser Production staff:6 Visitor Centre:4
Although the layout inside Glen Gariochis typical of a centuries-old site, with small rooms being added on and converted into use as production increased, it contains relatively modern kit. The mash tun, squeezed inside a tiny chamber, has a lauter system; the washbacks, in another tight room nearby, are stainless steel. The stillhouse with a panoramic window facing the road has three stills, but only one pair is used.
Ferments are short, giving a deep cereal and spice note to the new spirit which also has a distinctive waxy, tallow-like, character. When mature, the heaviness changes into a thick, fat texture, allowing honeyed fruits and heather to emerge.
It has been unpeated since the1990s,but in recent years, small batches of smoky barley have once again been run.
Although the date ofGlen Gariochis officially given as being 1797, there are claims (still to be substantiated) of it producing legally at an even earlier date, a claim which if proved true would make this Oldmeldrum plant the oldest distillery in Scotland. It would make sense that there was whisky being distilled inThe Garioch– a fertile part of Aberdeenshire long given over to arable farming.
Whatever the date of its formation,Glen Gariochsurvived when other eastern distilleries foundered. This was initially thanks to its ownership by blenders J.F. Thompson of Leith in 1884. William Sanderson of Vat 69 (at that point one of the top-selling blends in the world) became a partner in 1886 and took full control in 1908.
Sanderson owned it outright until1935when it joined with Booth’s [Royal Brackla, Millburn, Stromness] and then two years later, following a merger, into DCL. It continued in production until1968when it andBrorawere considered as the sites which could produce heavily-peated whisky for DCL’s blending requirements.Glen Gariochhad always struggled for water and it was felt that this would impact on an increase in production. DCL’s response to this was to closeGlen Garioch, and reopenBrora.
Two years later, the Glasgow broker Stanley P. Morrison [Bowmore, Auchentoshan] bought it. The firm brought in a local water diviner who found a new source and production not only restarted, but increased.
Morrison’s brought in the same design of heat recovery system it had installed atBowmore. In that distillery waster heat warmed the water of the town’s swimming oil. AtGlen Garioch, it heated two acres of greenhouses where tomatoes were grown.
Heavily peated malt was produced until1995when the distillery closed once more. Thankfully it opened again two years later, though by now the peat had gone (as had the distillery’s own maltings) as a different style was being made.
Today it is a member of the Beam Suntory stable, with all of its production going to single malt.
Glen Garioch is founded by Thomas Simpson
The distillery is bought by John Manson & Co
William Sanderson buys the distillery with Glengarioch Distillery Company
Sanderson & Son merges with Booth's Distilleries
Booth's is acquired by DCL
Glen Garioch is mothballed and two years later is sold to P. Morrison
P. Morrison restarts production at Glen Garioch
The distillery's stills are increased from two to three
Japanese group Suntory takes control of Morrison Bowmore
Suntory mothballs Glen Garioch for two years
Glen Garioch's range of single malts is refreshed; 1979 Founders Reserve, 12 Year Old, 1978 and 1990 Vintages are released
Glen Garioch Virgin Oak is launched
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2014 - present
Morrison Bowmore Distillers
1994 - 2014
Stanley P. Morrison
1970 - 1982
Distillers Company Limited
1937 - 1970
1933 - 1937
Sanderson & Son
1908 - 1933
Joseph F Thomson & Co
1884 - 1908
1837 - 1884
Ingram, Lamb & Co
1827 - 1837
1797 - 1827
Glen Garioch was used in blends as Grant's, Bell's and Drambuie.