Glengarioch 1990 26 year old (Cadenhead’s)
Bottle: Cadenhead’s authentic collection bottling.
Nose: Cut grass, incense, musk and rum cake. It has a dry, musty and sweet aroma underpinned with something green. Really engaging.
Body: Medium and velvety. Luxurious.
Palate: Single cream, brown sugar, honey and a grapefruit twist that really takes it up a level. Satisfying.
Finish: On the shorter side but light, creamy and well balanced. The sour notes remain the longest as the sweetness fades. Classy finish.
Neat/Ice/Water: 44.4%. Neat.
Verdict: Superior. Now this one was acquired a while back and it’s been staring at me from the back of my cabinet, daring me to open it for some time. Challenge accepted. Not disappointing in the slightest. I think it was circa £100 and it’s worth every penny at that price. Luscious mouth feel, sweet and sour contrast and the delicate finish makes this very moreish indeed. Outturn of 186 bottles and only a smattering available now on European retail sites at somewhat inflated prices. Will be hard to find at a reasonable price but worth looking out for.