Glen Garioch has launched a new expression, which has been matured in barrels of virgin oak - taken from the heart of 100-year-old North American oak trees.
As seems to be the way these days, Glen Garioch Virgin Oak Single Malt Whisky has been released with no age statement, and there will be just 120 cases released for the UK market.
Master blender, Rachel Barrie, who is behind the bottling commented 'Virgin-oak-matured malts are not for the faint hearted and neither is Glen Garioch. It’s a malt for real aficionados and this exclusive small batch really makes its mark.
'Glen Garioch’s intense flavour means it holds up well in a new fill cask, allowing the liquid to be fully matured in virgin oak and not just finished in the barrel.'
News item from Imbibe.com, 18-07-2013