Heathery floral notes are balanced with the richness of poached pears and the sweetness of malted barley. On palate, creme brulee and sweet ripe banana at first then comes a light oakiness with pear fruitiness. The Glen Garioch 12 Years Old gains its distinctive Highland character from maturation in two wood groups: American Bourbon, and Spanish Sherry casks. Each stage of the marriage adds distinct characteristics to the final single malt. Bourbon to soften and Sherry to add depth of flavour.