- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Bourbon Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 56.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- The Collection No. 6
- Bottled for
- Whisky-Botschafter Exclusive
- Added on
- 23 Jan 2018 7:52 pm by Mutzler
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6 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1997
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points
- I think it's heavenly! Gentle, soft, bright fruits and slightly spicy notes of wood. What a simple bourbon keg can do.
- fair puddle
something completely different than the Glengoynes on the Sherry Keg !!
hmmm hardly knows how to classify it or what to do with it
is not an experience anymore, either
Banana, brown and dry grain, sweet, slightly chemical, vanilla comes and gets stronger, tingles in the nose, slightly orange and slightly mineral
later: Gummibärchen the light or white, maybe such an artificial sweetness
with water: more vanilla and slightly malt
full, round and oily on the palate
Oak bright and ripe fruit that develops towards exotic, becomes dark, sweet
with water: softer and rounder, beautiful spice then a soapy touch bääääääääää
medium to long
Oak, exotic fruit, becomes bitter, a note I can not give
with water: soapy and bitter
- This is a completely different Glengoyne than you are normally used to from the distillery. Not a sherry bomb, but a fruity, creamy-vanilla Bourbon hogshead bottling. Despite its high alcohol content, this malt has a soft texture. Yellow fruit notes are well balanced with rich, warming spices. This dram needs enough time in the glass to reach its full potential. Both with or without a few drops of water very enjoyable. https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2018/01/23/glengoyne-20yo-1997-2017-der-whisky-botschafter-the-collection-no-6/
The nose starts off with creamy vanilla, toffee and subtle honey. This is accompanied by a fruity mix of apricots, peaches and yellow pears. Smooth and fresh with ginger spice and a whiff of oak in the back. The alcohol is well integrated.
Sweet at first on the palate with vanilla, caramel and fruits - mainly apricots and peaches. Then intensly warming with a delicate mix of anise, caramelised ginger, black pepper and a touch of oak spice. Rich and spicy while the warming spiciness increases with a second sip.
Medium to long finish. Creamy and fruity with gooseberry and hints of lemon. Then warming oak spice is showing up, becoming slightly dry on the tail.
With water: Fresher on the nose when a splash of water is added. Creamy vanilla and fresh lemon, followed by subtle oak spice in the back. Fairly spicy start on the palate before sweet vanilla and juicy apricots arrive. The warming spiciness is noticeably tamed. The finish shows medium length with creamy vanilla and a spicy, slightly dry finish.