Overall rating
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
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

4 × in wishlist

6 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1997

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. Numwierum scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I think it's heavenly! Gentle, soft, bright fruits and slightly spicy notes of wood. What a simple bourbon keg can do.

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Oak, exotic fruit, becomes bitter, a note I can not give
      with water: soapy and bitter

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.


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