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Glengoyne Cask Strength

Overall rating
83.92/100
votes
92
Whiskybase ID
WB109919
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Casktype
1st Fill European & American & Refill Sherry
Casknumber
Batch 006
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010852039146
Added on
29 Mar 2018 4:36 pm by Spits
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 62.71

10 × in wishlist

92 × member ratings

228 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne Cask Strength

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.92 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is one of those examples of a whisky that you need to take your time with. After just one 3cl sample it’s near impossible to give a good review in my opinion. Luckily I have a full bottle, well... half full at the time of writing. One thing is for sure you’re gonna need a shitload of water. It is quite a challenge to get it right. The 59.8% is just to much to take in. But when diluted to approximately 43-46% ABV it becomes a really nice daily dram and a perfect sipper. I’ve had this one in a Glengoyne Masterclass by Gordon Dundas in Wageningen. The first time I got it, it came after the 21yo (which is 100% European oak sherry) and a bourbon matured distillery exclusive. I remember this one being right in the middle of sherry&bourbon. Although it’s unchillfiltered the scotch mist that is appearing is not very convincing, which tells me this is heavily filtered without the ‘chill’. That is kind of a pitty since this would have really had add something to the experience.
    • Nose
      At first it is all about alcohol and it’s hard to get passed this. But after a few glasses and experimenting with the amount of water a few times, it seems that 43/46% works best here. You get passed the alcoholic sting and a rather musty and pleasant nose appears. It gives a lot of soft and subtle fruits like apple, pear, apricots and some Dried red fruits, also it gives a hint of raisins and some dried grapes. Vanilla and a pleasant nuttiness in like peanuts is present as well. There is a young influence in it which translates into breadcrumbs. It gives a pleasant impression of what is likely to be the ‘house character’ of Glengoyne. It’s nothing to complex but it is pleasant and a very acceptable daily dram in my opinion. It is very balanced between sherry and bourbon influences which probably makes it an everyone’s friend. But since I like Glengoyne a lot, this is not a problem for me at all!
    • Taste
      It’s fruity and mildly spiced. I get a lot of apple on the palate as well as some citrus fruits. Again sherry is present here in a raisiny kind of way as well as some nuttiness (walnut). It’s friendly, gentle, soft and subtle all the way. Balanced and drawing perfectly within the lines. Although this dram is not bringing something ecstatic to the table, it is a very pleasant daily sipper! It is just good at what it offers for a very affordable price!
    • Finish
      The finish is soft, silky, sweet and pleasant. A very gentle oak influence is coming though here. A lot of red fruits accompanied with vanilla, some nutmeg and also again some nuttiness are taking care for a pleasant finish which is medium length.

      I might be a little prejudiced about Glengoyne since it is completely my cup of tea, but I am convinced this dram suits a lot of whisky drinkers and it would not be a punishment at all when getting this poured as a visiting friend. It does need a little touch of your host to add water before being served. This is essential to enjoy this dram at it’s fullest.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sample tasted head to head with a dram from a bottle of batch #3, opened about a year ago with 1/3 remaining. I find them quite similar in nose and taste. Though this one has a little bit of mustiness to it, feels slightly less rounded and - in the finish - is more aggressive on wood and spices than batch #3 (from an oxidized bottle).
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pretty similar to batch #3, salty and spicy, less sulfur (only a faint whiff), more nutty. The sherry, raisins, dried apricots, dates and leather are also present. The vegetal note shifts a litle more towards mustiness combined with some wood dust. With water more toffee and fudge like notes emerge.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Full flavours, as with batch 3 I also get the honied liquorice, butterscotch notes, raisins, and dried fruits as well as the black pepper. Compared to batch 3 I would say this is a little dustier on wood notes with a tiny amount of moldiness. The mouthfeel of #3 is a bit rounder, but this could be because of the extended oxidation time in the bottle.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length: dried fruits, honied liquorice, quite some spicy wood and warming alcohol. Here the difference with batch #3 surfaces more clearly. It's less sweet and more aggressive on spices and wood notes. Again, this could also be attributed to the lack of oxidation for this sample.

  3. TheGlengooije scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    A very tasty whisky for 39 euros. I do dilute it with water up to 48% -50%.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Plums, chocolate and nuts.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Lots of (milk) chocolate, cashew nuts and a hint of plums.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length with a little oak, dark chocolate and nuts.

  4. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. sidqi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Strong toffee and nuts.Butterscotch,fruit candy.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sour and sweet.Spicy,ginger,cinnamon.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium,sweet wort.A little spicy.

  6. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Herbs, earth, pine needles, dark honey, dried fruits, wood, a little lemon, nuts, very light strawberries and blackberries
    • Taste
      Honey, apple, strawberries, earth, herbs, herb candy, lime, milk chocolate, a little pepper

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Auburn.
    Very appetizing.

    Sherry, sweet, woody, red grapes.
    After a few minutes, the wood becomes younger, milder.
    Very aromatic.

    The almost 60% seem well integrated.
    There is nothing in the nose.

    Stapler start!
    A real bang.
    My mouth is on fire!
    Wow, he has it all.

    Nevertheless, the aromas remain as described.
    It may taste a little more like barrel aromas,
    the sweetness makes room for a little more spice.

    Wet wood and a hint of vanilla sugar on the finish.
    Class!

    A really good whisky for 45 € ...

  9. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Too many sulphury notes for me, but for the rest a solid sherry monster.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. RobbievdB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This Glengoyne is not bad, but it’s not very interesting either. There is plenty of oranges and yellow raisins, toffee and fudge sweetness combined with a fair dose of spices during NT&F. The alcohol is way too aggressive though. I for sure prefer more matured Glengoyne.

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