-> 25y Travel Retail WID: 53319
-> 25y WID: 53814
-> 28y WID: 110542
-> 30y 2017 WID: 102496
tasting unbiased in a blind tasting.
First of all, let's say that all four malts are big class and should have a place in the sherry world.
I do not want to write long Notes on the individual malts, but relate to the direct comparison with each other.
It started with the 25y Travel, which in the direct comparison to the 25y off something.
The Travel offers much less depth and is rather bitter.
The 2% more alcohol, do the normal 25y very well and mMn here are the much more active barrels were used. The 25y has always been my "favorite Glengoyne", but on that day he was replaced by the 28y.
Blind, I found the 28y a bit stronger that day, which may also be day shape dependent. I'll have to run there a few more times, that's how easy the 25y can not shove off the throne ;-)
Having tasted two such strong and eye-level malts that were simply baptized to the point, even a 30y old Glengoyne has a hard time. In short, the 30y is a great malt, but something about the point. Here too a bit too many Bitternoten, but much more depth than the 25y Travel, therefore
4) 25y Travel