Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.5 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
18 Sep 2009 7:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 349.00

5 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1998 MoS

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. boborban scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    sergeColour: mahogany. Very dark colour for a sherry hogshead, has it been
    re-treated? Nose: not as explosively sherried as the colour would have
    suggested, but still classically toffee-ish, with notes of prunes and dried
    dates. Takes off after a few minutes of breathing, becoming more candied and
    liqueury (big notes of Mandarine Impériale). It makes me think of some much
    older sherried Glen Grants in a certain way. With water: water really brings out
    the oak, with whiffs of warm planks (freshly sawn ones) and even a little fresh
    putty. Gets back to raisins and caramel after a few minutes. Mouth (neat): very
    rich but not heavy, concentrated but balanced, with many grapey notes as well as
    some burnt chocolate cake, chestnut honey, blackcurrant liqueur, raisins,
    liquorice and… more liquorice. Extremely rich, much richer than on the nose when
    neat. With water: classic oloroso-type malt. Reminds me of green tea-flavoured
    chocolate. Finish: long, less heavy now, rather clean, with just a little
    menthol. Notes of thuya wood in the aftertaste. Comments: maybe not the most
    complex Glengoyne ever but balance is already achieved in this little sherry


  3. pagan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic nose
    dissapointing taste
    and terrible finish

  4. alectron scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      thick sweet, juicy & mealy sherry, wood, varnish, rowan berries, plum marmalade, some vanilla underneath (87)
      Later: more vanilla, warm oak wood, also some caramel now, fruit tea, tobacco in the background. (89)
    • Taste
      strangely mouth coating. Feels oily first of, then immediately a strange mealy feel on the palate (thick particles, maybe even sandy), taste wise there's sherry again, now with some red winey tannins, bitter wood, sour-ish dried fruits (79)
      Later: vanilla, multiple dark fruits & (burnt) caramel notes comes more to the fore here as well which balances out the sour & dry/bitter notes nicely (86)
    • Finish
      more sherry leaning towards dry now, colgate toothpaste (also similar mouthfeel at the end to toothpaste), some wood, surprisingly short apart from the alc & mealy mouthfeel, more bitter notes on top of the mouthfeel. Strange. One sip I like, the next I don't. Weird and interesting. (77)
      Later: more sweeter notes which try to balance out the dry & sour. Namely some red berry mix, chocolate, slight vanilla traces & some woody spices but still the dry/sour/bitterness dominates. (85)

  5. Lafroy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent balance at very young age.
    • Nose

      rich in plum and cherry with pleasant sourness, dark grapes, sour fruits, some chocolate,
      raisins, some pepper. Additionally vanilla and leather.

    • Taste

      It starts
      with a lot of sweetness, plums, cherry, raisins, cheesecake (?), then it get
      dry with dark grapes in front, spices, pepper It's sweet and
      warming at the same time. Strong alcoholic aromas come and go once in a while.
    • Finish

      Long with dryness,
      cherry, plums, metallic aftertaste in the back of tongue, spices.

  6. magic_slim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a positive surprise - an outstanding young Glengoyne that can compete with the old ones from the 1970s. No sherry monster at all in my opinion - very fruity, a little alcoholic but totally pleasant. Highly recommended.
    • Nose
      Starts warming and very fruity with notes of plums, raisins and pralines. Reminds me of Chinese plum wine - smells really beautiful. There is some sherry as well but it tries to hide in the background and is more like toffee.
    • Taste
      Warming and rich, a little hot and alcoholic but generally fulfills the expectations from the nose with the same aromas. The sherry is now a little more obvious with notes of plum in madeira chocolate. Very tasty.
    • Finish
      Very long with strawberry jam and a liqueur-like fruityness lingering on and on and on.

  7. lexus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The addition of water rounds the corners a bit and makes it pass from the sherry monster category to big sherry with a strong presence of clove ... it becomes more complex ... pleasant and perhaps less crude than nature.
    • Nose
      Nose: Typed big sherry, rancio then after a few minutes blood oranges, plums. caramel A nice balance with alcohol.
    • Taste
      Palate: a little drying at first, again on a strong presence of sherry, tobacco, lots of raisins, plums.
    • Finish
      Finale: a blend of intense dark chocolate, raisins, lots of plums, pot pourri of dried fruits and the presence of oloroso sherry, caramel ... hot enough finally, which is good for the palate ...

  8. Roman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    delicious whisky but which can not convince in all points
    • Nose
      Pear, sprightly, strongly alcoholic, very fruity, a little peat
    • Taste
      a bit bitter, sprightly, and a lot of grape
    • Finish
      medium but very nice


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?