Glen Garioch 16: The Renaissance – Chapter II

Glen Garioch 16 Renaissance Chapter 2.jpg

Glen Garioch used to peat their whisky. Actually, if we look at the history of Glen Garioch, they’ve had quite a few left turns in their whiskies.

Which isn’t a surprise, really, for a whisky that’s been made since 1797. It is surprising because Glen Garioch was an important ingredient in Vat 69 in the late 19th century. At some point (I couldn’t find anywhere I trust that said when) it wasn’t, and by 1968, the distillery was decommissioned and closed.

Then they started up again in 1973 and that’s when the peated malt started. Then they were sold in 1984 and rumour has it they changed again when Suntory took over. They became less peaty (something I sadly see as a trend when Suntory takes over a distillery).

Then they closed in 1995 and opened again in 1997, this time telling us that it’s no longer peated at all…

View original post 431 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s