Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland - Director's Special
Stated Age
40 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Oct 2017 5:30 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1374.00

41 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 40-year-old ElD

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.65 points

  1. MikerG2k scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    wonderful nose: milk chocolate, orange peel, tobacco., cherries

    Taste:  dark fruits, some spices, chocolate 

    Finish: some tobacco and wood, dark sweet fruits linger on and on in the background, some bitter dark chocolate. A tad dry finish, but the sweet chocolaty fruity taste comes back.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. olegborgol scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    24-23-23-23, dust, leather, prunes, fruit in chocolate .. spicy, spicy, long-lasting aftertaste

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I tried this Glengoyne 40 twice and it’s a very good whisky. It is loosing some points in the taste because the bitter aspects put me a bit off. But, for the sherried whisky lovers out there, this will be a big 92+ dram for you guys. My personal score is just a bit lower but this is a very good whisky.
    • Nose
      Tobacco leafs, cherries and some honey. Earl grey tea, almond milk, chocolate. Then we go towards floral tones and blueberries. Everything covered with a perfect thin honey layer.
    • Taste
      Wood notes are speaking here, then towards fruit syrup. Developing into very sweet tinned pineapple and honey melon. Then we head over to coffee and dark chocolate. Followed by some spices and cloves. There is a bitter aspect to this whisky, which I have not tasted before.
    • Finish
      Tobacco and some smoke which is a pleasant surprise. There is a slight metallic edge, but I can’t really define where this is coming from. Then sweet fruits ending into a somewhat dry finish.

  5. ep11ripee scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    perfectly balanced classy sherry bomb: n:23.5 t:23.5 f: 23.5 b:23.5

  6. ep11ripee scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

  7. ep11ripee scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    The very classy sherried malt
    nose: 23.5
    taste: 24
    finish: 23.5
    balance: 24

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Excellent noses, dried flowers, dark rich sherry, very intense and aromatic. However, huge oak on the palate, drying and bitter, one dimensional, what a shame!

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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