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Glen Garioch launches age-focused collection

Highland single malt Scotch whisky brand Glen Garioch has unveiled the first bottling in its new four-part Renaissance Collection.

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The first bottling in Glen Garioch’s age-focussed Renaissance Collection has launched

The collection charts the maturation period of the brand’s current house style and will consist of a 15, 16, 17 and 18-year-old edition, all of which will be released annually.

The first release, a 15-year-old Glen Garioch aged in Sherry casks, is described as an “uncharacteristically unpeated spirit” which has a flavour of toffee, chocolate, ginger and apricot.

Rachel Barrie, master blender for Morrison Bowmore, parent company of Glen Garioch, said: “This exciting compilation of four single malt whiskies will demonstrate how the Glen Garioch house style develops each year with the release of a 15, 16, 17 and 18-year-old, all created from whisky distilled since 1997 and starting with the rich sweet and baked fruit character of the 15-year-old”.

The Renaissance 15-year-old Glen Garioch, which has been non-chill filtered and bottled at 51.9% abv, is available globally from August 2014 at an RRP of £80. Only 12,000 bottles are available worldwide.

In June this year, Glen Garioch released its first expression to be fully matured in wine casks.

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