Glengoyne Cask Strength

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
1st Fill European & American & Refill Sherry
Batch 006
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Mar 2018 4:36 pm by Spits
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 57.16

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne Cask Strength

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.72 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

    A really good whisky for 45 € ...

  3. 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

  4. RobbievdBrink 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.

  5. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Sweet, round Cask Strengh Whisky
    • Nose
      Sweetness, toffee, vanilla, pear, alcoholic spiciness, barley
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly hot, honey, malty
    • Finish
      Warming, spicy, becoming drier, long

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Pyromann scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Not too pronounced, not very impressive. I had one Glengoyne whisky before and I expected a little more from the Cask strength version. Maybe if I added some water, she would have a chance to develop more.
    • Nose
      Nothing very significant. After my nose is buried in a glass, I feel banged firecrackers.
    • Taste
      At the first drink, an alcoholic acuity (barrel strength is evident), but then quite nicely sweetened and emerges sweet-woody components.

  8. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. stefan_PB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sherry whisky. Pleasant to drink.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry is full of sweetness, gingerbread and a pleasant spiciness, brittle and rosehip jam
    • Taste
      84 84
      Plum compote, stone fruit, sherry full, little complex but still pleasant to drink, the oak bitterness comes through relatively early and may obscure nuances of other sounds
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long and dry, again a lot of sherry and a lot of oak

  10. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweets, liquorice, spicy, cookies, straw, wet wood, nuts, honeydew melon, grapes
    • Taste
      oily, pear, pepper, brown sugar, sour, mocha, creme brulee


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