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Glengoyne 08-year-old

Overall rating
87.57/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
WB10517
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Malt - Black Label
Bottled
1973
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
23 Aug 2009 11:00 am

Average value

€ 390.76

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62 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 08-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Quite a spectacular OB Glengoyne from the past. Superb nose!
    • Nose
      Typical old skool nose from whisky's I tasted from the 1950's and even earlier. Dusty sweetness. Delicate oak. Oranges and marmelade. Hints of sherry? Mint. Some herbal notes as well.
    • Taste
      Juicy and smooth. Figs and dates. Nutiness and wood. Spicy notes of black pepper and nutmeg. Becomes very salty later on.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Bitter-sweetness and salt again.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2017]  Another find in my sample library from a time when I did neither tasting notes nor scores yet.  So I do this some 20+ years later now...

    The colour is old gold and the texture shows many small tears that build some medium fast legs and later fat sticky tears.  The nose is barley sweet first but then develops a herbal-fruity profile that is quite interesting.  Obviously there were some sherry casks in this batch and some OBFs are there, too.  It arrives on the palate warming and a little coating with some peppery moments.  The taste is sweeter than the nose on a  lot of different fruits, sherry (chocolatey) flavours and spicy wooden notes with a slight adstringent feeling (cold metals) that is not annoying.  All nicely balanced.  The finish is even sweeter and of medium length with no bitter but a minor drying feeling (cardboardy).  Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram.

    A pretty nice old young whisky but I am sure they added some older underproof casks to this batch as well (a practice that was quite usual during older times).  Easy to sip and a good example of an "old style whisky"...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. mackie_gm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Both Photos seem to be the Grudi Import. If this version´s WB page is meant for the regular one, there should be no bottom text on the label print.

  5. IronChic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://www.kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=412

    Colour:
    Corn yellow
    Nose:
    Rather green nose with fruity lime, kiwi and avocado. Fine leather aromas are in harmony with vanilla, a delicate spice and bland wood.
    Taste:
    Starting spicy right away. The freshness goes hand in hand with tart notes of garden herbs. Almost nothing can be tasted of fruit. What remains are wood, honey, vanilla and leather notes, which are underlaid throughout with a salty and cool layer.
    Finish:
    Medium-length - now sweeter here. Fresh, cool notes of mint, wood freshness and cough drops brighten the finish, which ends with a sticky, sweet finish.
    87 points
    N: 86P / G: 88P / F: 87P

  7. checkpointrk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. whiscratch scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Pretty fresh and punchy for the age and rather low abv
    • Nose
      86 86
      Green fruits, leafy notes, honeydew, also some teaish notes, green tea or black tea, spices, herbs
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, little fruity, little tea and oak, a bit old books
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, little grapefruits

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Orange marmalade, dried apricot, tumtum, yellow raisin, red apple and marzipan.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dried apricot, leather, toffee, raisin, marzipan and cocoa.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Yellow raisin, toffee, orange marmalade and dark chocolate.

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