Glengoyne 28-year-old

Overall rating
91.60/100
votes
439
Whiskybase ID
WB110542
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Spirit Of Oak
Bottled
15.01.2018
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
First Fill Oloroso Casks
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 15 01 18
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
13 apr 2018 4:51 pm by LF96
Uncolored

Average value

€ 1099.75

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 28-year-old

30 users have left 30 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.60 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2022] A quick review of a small sample...

    ...which is a trademark modern sherry monster, nothing more and nothing less. Excellent if you prefer wine over whisky, otherwise you might miss most of what is magnificent about single malt (the malt drowned in the sherry a long time ago, after that its remains were stabbed to death by the wood).

    As there are so many other reviews I skip a detailed note.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Modern sherry, nothing else.
    • Taste
      88 88
      High-proof sherry wine matured in active woods (usually sherry matures in tannin-free casks).
    • Finish
      86 86
      Very weak texture, almost no coating effect but lots of bitter tannins.

  2. whiskydramo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Red date pudding, red bean paste, chocolate. Sherry wine, then fruits started emerging slowly, ripe red apples, dark plums, raisins. Coffee cookies, mild black pepper if you sniff, as well as some plain citrus zest. More old leather, creamy toffee and dried fruit smokiness after a sip, so warm and you can almost feel the long ageing process through the depth of the aromas.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Quick Mandarin orange with pith, followed by premium chocolate, roasted coffee beans, nice caramel, ripe banana, Lai See candy, so drinkable, mellow and enjoyable. I couldn't detect any woody notes.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Coffee, Crème Brûlée, Lai See candy, sugar-boiled peanuts, premium chocolate. Mandarin oranges, pith, thin tannin and it left woody notes in the mouth.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    What a malt, an experience from start to finish. A top sherry bomb!
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry, raisins, slightly nutty, mint, leather, wood, lots of everything but not too much, preserved cherries, a bit of dark chocolate, tobacco, I almost think I can smell minimal smoke, getting creamier, shoe factory, there it is again the leather and also some polish, is fun
    • Taste
      Fat, chocolate, cherries, dark fruit, raisins, to chew, what a dense fruit note, heavy, wood, but not that much, nuts, light roasted aromas, relatively sweet with a dry mouthfeel, no more alcohol required, perfect drinking strength, more open with the second sip, great interplay of aromas
    • Finish
      Sweet, nutty, sour, beautiful, cherry candy, slightly mint, you have to smack your lips because you want to grasp every little nuance, definitely marked by a distinct sweetness at the end

  4. hyc scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Boss1989 scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Exceptional whisky

  6. Whiskyisfordrinking did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    malty, sweet, dark sherry, Christmas spices, more tannins in the finish, more complex here, very nice.

  7. DrunkDude scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    scbp-4731 has a fragile and decayed taste, but the aroma is remarkable. In general, this 28-year-old bottle of Königs can become a small benchmark for modern high-aged exquisite dark chocolate sherry barrels. If the price is right, there is no problem when it is used as a ration wine. If every bottle of thousands of Macallans can be close to the level of this bottle of Granoni, then who would go to the rye Macallan?
    • Nose
      90 90
      The quality is fair and the flavor is strong. Sweet orange hard candy, Fanta, mint syrup, sea water, the background is dark chocolate, coffee, cola, raisins, tobacco oil with a slight aroma of roasted beans and Tonga beans. The classic Doner high-quality 90s sherry barrel flavor frame is nothing more than a low degree, but it is harmless. 90
    • Taste
      88 88
      The warm, sour, slightly sweet dark chocolate wood soup is a gospel for chocolate lovers, with a pure dark taste. The aroma of toasted wood strips plus 75% + dark chocolate bitterness, with moderate but oppressive tannins throughout. Sweet and sour is based on black vinegar and caramel. The acidity is more prominent but not strong, and the oily feel is medium. Medium-weak wine power, balanced flavor, low complexity, average oiliness, the sense of sight of the wood soup is too strong, the result is slightly astringent, slightly bitter, slightly spicy, with ginger, clear bitterness, pleasant black and delicate, woody stimulation Strong sense. p89b87
    • Finish
      89 89
      Coke's carbonated bubbles, black chocolate, mint, rosemary, slightly astringent, long-lasting chocolate fragrance, and comfortable ending rhyme. 89

  8. yggr scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Dogs2 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    What a dark soup. The expectations are high, I'm a big fan of the distillery, the 25yo and 30yo original bottlings are among my absolute favorites. And here I am certainly not disappointed. Outstanding drop.
    Compared to the 25 just a little more spice.
    • Nose
      94 94
      That's what I call old sherry! It immediately puts a smile on your face. Great anticipation.
      Intense aromas flow through the nose, led by dark sweet dried fruits. Dates, raisins, figs, rum pot. In addition, a nice, but by no means overwhelming barrel flavor. 28yo First Fill European oak can also be beaten, but here very nicely balanced. Now chocolate and a few berries. There is also a touch of antique shop.
      Becoming sweeter and more intense over time.
    • Taste
      92 92
      No exaggerated start. Everything starts slowly. Right at the front in the mouth feel sugared currants and raspberries. Then the wort pushes, not unpleasant. Dark chocolate, nuts. It wraps itself around the tongue intensely. Such a presence can be found in bottlings
    • Finish
      93 93
      Spice, dark chocolate and fruits keep the balance for a long time. No new flavors are added, but neither do they have to, because it remains delicious for a very long time. The keyword is very long anyway. As befits its standing, the aromas remain very long and clear. No compromise.

  11. JoshNRW scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    First tried in the Blenders, later in the Glencairn.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Right in the blender jar, it is much too closed at the beginning, even a slight and unexpected tinge of alcohol is there.
      After 20 minutes it is significantly softer and after another 15 minutes there is a wonderful roundness.
      Its greatest strength is the intensity and depth.
      I don't find it so mega complex in terms of the interplay, but rather in terms of depth:
      Clearly dark tones, but also fruit tones after the thick, black cherries, sweet dark wood concentrate, dark beeswax, ripe sherry and port wine, but without kitschy sweetness.
      More time and pouring into Glencairn won't change anything.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the Glencairn it starts out wide and wide, but then very slowly and only at the end of the middle section does a dry and very fine, ripe, wonderfully concentrated sweetness come in old barrel wood and hard leather, which only becomes soft after some chewing.
      Again, not mega complex in diversity, but super strong in structure and intensity.
      Today's whiskys rarely have that that they get stronger and build up on the palate with every passing moment. Wow!
      The fruitiness is even less noticeable here than in the nosing.
    • Finish
      92 92
      91.5
      Is still present on the palate after 2 minutes. What more can you say about that? :-)

  12. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    28 is an edition for the Travel Retail market, a blend of only 1 Fill sherry with a capacity of 46.8% promises to be interesting and what will come out of it?

    Nose- Sweeter than the predecessor, more expression Sherry bomb than 25 yo version, less of the cellar, more sweet candied fruit in dark chocolate, oak and leather, pleasant.
    Taste - Cane sugar, dark chocolate, sweet sherry but not sugary, there are tannins, I miss a few% here, not to mention Cs, it is pleasant but definitely on the lips it prefers 25.
    Finish - Dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, cherry liqueur, oak, cinnamon, is long and pleasant but not as much as at 25.
    Overall, it is a great bottle, but for me it lacks a few % in taste, it is sweeter but a bit flatter in taste. As it most deserves 90, I would like it to be at least 50%

  13. Flou scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    The first fill barrels have left their mark in 28 years: the Glengoyne 28 lies deep dark in the glass and is a real feast for the eyes. This is actually not that important to me, but I just have to mention it here: The packaging looks a lot, even if the pattern on the outer packaging reminds me a little of Glööckler wallpaper. It is great fun to remove the magnetic closure and take the beautiful bottle out of the pack. All in all, a very valuable and elegant first impression.

    Immediately I have an overwhelming fruitiness on the nose. Dark, cooked-down fruits, with ripe strawberries and raspberries. The fruits have been sprinkled with brown sugar and are surrounded by a very aromatic and pleasant oak. The oak left less tart traces in the aroma than I would have expected after 28 years of aging in the first fill Oloroso barrel and the color. And that's more of a positive for me, as I'm not a big fan of grades that are too bitter. Here the tannins are wonderfully integrated, you don't find such a balance every day. How the cooked plums and blackberries and the raisins combine with a touch of pepper, a little marzipan and hints of old wooden furniture and furniture polish, a fresher fruitiness with strawberries, raspberries and cherries gently envelops the other aromas and a hint of leather in the background ... that's really great. An excellent nose! Multi-layered, fruity, sweet, a gentle spice with great oak aromas, you can describe this with one word: Ingenious!

    In the mouth, the whisky is full, voluminous, its 46.8% alcohol content is great. I was rather afraid that the alcohol content might be a little too low, but everything is just right here. The mouth is literally flooded, but the drinking strength keeps the whisky soft and supple on the tongue. It's unbelievable how the dark fruits and the sweetness take up the mouth and are then gradually supplemented by ever stronger oak notes. The tannins are stronger than in the nose, old furniture from grandma’s attic, old books with leather backs, some dark chocolate and nuances of espresso form the counterpoint to the great sweetness and fruitiness. With the second sip, the tart notes take over the command even more and now show that a 28-year aging in the first fill Oloroso barrel is not for whisky lovers who cannot do anything with the influence of oak. But I have to make it clear: For me the tannins are wonderfully integrated, the whisky can absolutely delight in the mouth.

    As expected, the finish is dominated by the bitter notes. Leather, some liquorice, coffee beans coated in dark chocolate, old wooden furniture ... and these tannins are embedded in a wonderful sweetness that seems to stick to the whole mouth. This finish could last forever, but I would rate it as medium to long. But that tempts you to take another sip and I am very happy to treat myself to that.

    What can I say? The whisky is a blast! So harmonious, multi-layered and incredibly delicate, you just notice the difference here to the "young wild ones" who have enjoyed great popularity in recent years / months. The Glengoyne 28 is grown up and you can tell by it. Here, no aromas seem charged and highly powered. Here the flavors interlock perfectly, the whisky is complex and balanced and even if it is very expensive at around 400 euros: This whisky is a feast for the senses and I am glad that I still have a bottle on the shelf have.

    I give 94/100 points.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  14. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very balanced and great. Not overloaded and still powerful
    • Nose
      Sherry; Raisin; Dried fruit; Caramel; Vanilla; a hint of herbs and a light touch of damp tobacco leaves
    • Taste
      Sweet; Dried fruit; Raisin; Spices (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon)
      slowly becoming drier, delicate bitter (very dark chocolate) spices again; a hint of orange (fresh citrus note) again nutmeg and clove, then a very clear nut emerges
    • Finish
      Sherry; delicately bitter; Nut; Orange stays behind longer and recurring these great spices

  15. Dronach_Aficionado scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    My personal favorite in 2018 and still the benchmark against which every ambitious sherry whisky has to be compared. The deep dark color and the heavy, high-quality bottle with the solid cork alone are an experience to get you in the right mood
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sherry! Sherry! Sherry!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Wow! Pure, deep, dark sherry power! Here the 1st Fill Oloroso barrels show their full strength. Although just under 47% - which is completely sufficient - an incomparable mouthfeel unfolds here - great class
    • Finish
      93 93
      very long, no bitterness, the sherry stays in your mouth for a long time, plus wonderful chocolate and espresso notes

  16. Silversurfer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  17. Kalendin scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Cedarwood, intense fruity sherry notes, marzipan, raisins, tobacco, leather and much more went through my head. This variety of flavors is really difficult to sort. I could smell it forever, just great!

    Taste: What was previously on the nose also appears on the tongue. I also taste dark chocolate and old, really old, weathered wood, but not this moldy, but delicious, ripe old wood. Wonderful fruity sherry flavors, not that cardboard sweetness that we sometimes know from PX ripening.

    Finish: It stays a while after the last sip was gone, I could still feel it clearly in my mouth after 30 minutes. With all the maturity that Glengoyne 28 brings, nothing feels overloaded. I have no bad notes, especially sulfur. Great thing.

  18. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Leather, wood, earth, dried fruits, some cinnamon, grasses / herbs, some honey, after a while also blackberries and strawberries
    • Taste
      Herb honey, currants, some earth, grapefruit, coffee, wood, some pepper

  19. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's very good, but when you put in the price factor, it's still good just not so much.

  20. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Very heavy and classic sherry cask
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very nutty, dried fruits, plums, dates, heavy sherry, dark chocolate, nutmeg, hints of rubber - very good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, molasses, sugar cane, more dried fruits, hints of raisins, good sweetness, little menthol, more sherry wood, spices, cloves, pepper, toffee - still good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, more menthol or eucalyptus, little zesty, obviously more tannins, a tad bitter towards the end

  21. el Gato scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Deep Sherry. Minty. Dades. Vanilla. Leather. Orange marmelade. Plums. Raisins eventually. Camphor. Onion Soup. Tonic. Ginger ale
    • Taste
      90 90
      Thick and oily. Blackcurrants jam. Minty. Maple cyrup. Lemons. Herbs. Berrie lemonade. Slightl medicinal. Christmas cask
    • Finish
      88 88
      More of the same. Long finish. Quite much barrel influence. Drying. Soft spices linger.

  22. craide scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very fat sherry malt. Barrel selection and age pay off. Really great what all the flavors harmonize with each other. Complex but still tasty.
    At the price but rather with calmness.
    He deserves his time.
    • Nose
      92 92
      A real sherry board with dark fruits en masse. Thick raisins, ripe plum jam, black sweet cherries, ripe bananas, marzipan. In addition, a great spiciness of the oak as I've ever had with lighter Irish Pott still whiskys. Intense, but not too obtrusive pfefftrige notes, leather, dry tobacco.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The almost 47% make it extremely pleasant and easily accessible. Gorgeous fresh sweetness, again lots of sherry, dark fruits, dark chocolate, a little coffee and a few spices like nutmeg and clove. The alcohol is well integrated and barely noticeable.
      All this after the first sip. There is much more in it. Very nice.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium. Sweetness is already dominant. Becomes a bit drier at the back and the sweetness fades in favor of a slight bitterness. Beautifully balanced.

  23. SteveW110 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I had the great pleasure of that
    -> 25y Travel Retail WID: 53319
    -> 25y WID: 53814
    -> 28y WID: 110542
    -> 30y 2017 WID: 102496
    tasting unbiased in a blind tasting.

    First of all, let's say that all four malts are big class and should have a place in the sherry world.
    I do not want to write long Notes on the individual malts, but relate to the direct comparison with each other.

    It started with the 25y Travel, which in the direct comparison to the 25y off something.
    The Travel offers much less depth and is rather bitter.

    The 2% more alcohol, do the normal 25y very well and mMn here are the much more active barrels were used. The 25y has always been my "favorite Glengoyne", but on that day he was replaced by the 28y.
    Blind, I found the 28y a bit stronger that day, which may also be day shape dependent. I'll have to run there a few more times, that's how easy the 25y can not shove off the throne ;-)

    Having tasted two such strong and eye-level malts that were simply baptized to the point, even a 30y old Glengoyne has a hard time. In short, the 30y is a great malt, but something about the point. Here too a bit too many bitter notes, but much more depth than the 25y Travel, therefore
    my order:
    1) 28y
    2) 25y
    3) 30y
    4) 25y Travel

  24. BehindSpace scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It's a fine dram. Don't get me wrong.
    But it is not superior (enough) to the 25 year old first fill version they sold before this one which cost about 250€

    Overall:
    First Class dram like both 25 year old versions but costs too much in comparison
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    A wonderful, successful and very well balanced single malt with a stately 28 years. Lovers of first fill sherry whiskys will get their money's worth. Only the "only" 46.8% bother me a little. Here could be something more bum behind it. But: a great drop, you have to have tasted necessarily times.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A massive sherry wall! You have to sort it first. Dark fruits, pickled raisins, blackberries, plums, black cherries, marzipan, a hint of mint. In addition a pleasant spice of the oak. Slightly peppery notes, old leather, cigar box.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweetness, sherry, dark fruits, brown sugar, dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, nutmeg and cinnamon. The alcohol is very well integrated, barely noticeable. For me as a cask strength lover, he would like to have a few% more.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium. Pleasant warming. The sweetness prevails in the mouth. Slightly the tongue sticks to the palate. Slowly, the sweetness gives way to a slight bitterness. Wonderfully pleasant, balanced and pleasing.

  26. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose is damn good, probably exactly as expected. In the mouth, he also starts with a very sweet, fruity and pleasant start. But then the oak takes over the command and shows all along its dominance and gravity. It will be a bit too much for me, okay I had to expect that, First Fill and 28 years.

  27. Gondwana scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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

    A really excellent single malt. Round, balanced, rich in flavours and very complex with an incredible depth. Immaculate in every respect. A remarkable whisky that is even more refined and elegant than the 25-year-old. An incomparable taste experience. Whether this justifies the high price tag, however, everyone must decide for itself.I thank Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd for the complimentary sample. https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2018/06/15/glengoyne-28yo-travel-retail-exclusive/
    • Nose
      The nose immediately starts off with a load of sherry. That kind of dark old style sherry with waves of raisins, dark fruits and rum-soaked black cherries. Rich and intense. This is followed by Demerara sugar, marzipan and a touch of furniture polish. No signs of sulfur or other misnotes at all. A superb aroma profile that I could smell for hours!
    • Taste
      Sweet and vibrant with sherry, dried fruits, dark chocolate-coated raisins and Demerara sugar. This is accompanied by a warming and spicy mix of nutmeg, cinnamon and subtle oak. Rich and mouth-filling. Creamy, sticky fruit jam emerges with dry notes of cocoa towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with sticky fruit jam - plums in particular. Lingering sweet with walnuts and subtle oak spice. Gets slightly drier in the end with cocoa and espresso.

      With water: Vibrant and lively on the nose with a few drops of water. There's more spice coming through with oak, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Besides sherry and dark fruits, dry notes of cocoa and espresso emerge. A little less sweet and fruity on the palate while marzipan, cocoa and espresso notes are significantly enhanced. Fairly dry with a second sip. The finish is still long but very dry with oak, walnuts, espresso and almost 100% dark chocolate.

  29. LF96 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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