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Glengoyne Cuartillo

Overall rating
81.36/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB111654
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Spirit Of Oak
Casktype
First Fill American Oak Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010852037975
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
30 Apr 2018 7:14 pm by ctu
Uncolored

Average value

€ 47.24

5 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

151 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne Cuartillo

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.36 points

  1. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good value for money. Nice fresh fruit, pleasantly tart. A little higher alcohol content wouldn't have hurt.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh fruits, vanilla, pleasantly soft spice, green apples, sweet citrus notes, oranges, mandarins, despite the gentle 40%, a slight, cooling dryness is reflected
    • Taste
      83 83
      Slightly dry, fresh fruit, some vanilla, some light wood, slightly tart, sweet citrus notes, very light tart chocolate
    • Finish
      81 81
      Fresh, fruity, slightly sweet vanilla, a bit tart, yet soft, slightly woody, a bit flat, pleasant, minimally bubbly

  2. martinklei scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    A simple, straightforward whisky. No rough edges, the influence of the sherry casks is minimal. Here barrels were most likely only briefly filled with sherry before the whisky was allowed to move in.
    • Nose
      79 79
      I immediately got the Glengoyne typical apple flavors and yellow fruits mainly apricots. A beautiful sweet vanilla alternates with light citrus notes. You have to search for the sherry, almost nonexistent.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Nice and sweet on the tongue and also a bit spicy. Malt and grain are already showing. The wood makes a very fresh impression, almost like green waste. On the tongue it looks almost watery.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Rather short, hardly any wood and no bitterness, here too it seems too weak, light, wholesome summer whiskys or not, but this one definitely lacks expressiveness.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Gold colors.

    Soft on the nose, grains, malt, wood.

    Slightly spicy in the mouth, pepper, Christmas.

    Very pleasant.

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

    A delicate and very pleasant whisky. The fruitiness and sweetness is in the foreground with a good balance of spice and freshness. A well combined dram with harmony on nose as on palate. Even water doesn't kill it, but honestly, it's not necessary at all. Cuartillo offers a good entry into the Spirit of Oak Collection of GlengoyneI thank Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2018/06/10/glengoyne-cuartillo-travel-retail-exclusive-2017/
    • Nose
      Fresh and clean with a sweet load of fruits - green apples, lemon, apricots and passion fruit. Notes of vanilla and toffee emerge, followed by a slightly spicy touch of white pepper, cinnamon and oak. The delicate fruitiness improves with air.
    • Taste
      Sweet with a creamy almost sticky fruitiness of apples, apricots and peaches. Then a warming spiciness arrives along with white pepper, a whiff of cinnamon and oak. Elegant and pleasantly mouth-filling.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and slightly warm with sticky apricot jam, followed by subtle notes of oak and nutmeg on the tail.

      With water: Fresher on the nose when a few drops of water are added. The delicate fruitiness and vanilla notes, however, are tamed significantly. The same on the palate: less sweet and fruity with an increased load of spices and oak. The finish is short with subtle apricots and a hint of oak spice.

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