Dram Review: R. W. Duthie & Co. Glen Garioch Anniversary (Selected by Silvano Samaroli for Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone)

[50.0%・12 Years Old・Distilled in 1975・Bottled in 1987・R. W. Duthie & Co. Bottling Selected by Silvano Samaroli・Limited Release of 240 Bottles]

Nose:

There is some initial greenness, lemon sorbet with some delicate peat melting into the mango pudding; all the while the natural malt fragrance floats about.

Palate & Finish:

Soft honey brushing over the mangos, with fine base layers of candle wax and soft nougat. Vanilla and lemon sugar effortlessly intertwine with the soft grassy peat and a wee pinch of pepper.

The soft chewy malt dusted with icing sugar gradually dissolves away, leaving hint of Vienna almonds..

Thoughts:

Stylistically this would be best suited as a first dram, but such a wondrous dram would always be a hard act to follow.. magic from the Maestro!

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas

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