Glengoyne 2008

Overall rating
88.61/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB121164
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Cask
Vintage
16.04.2008
Bottled
2018/2019
Casktype
Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
641
Strength
60.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 nov 2018 9:47 pm by agkR
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 117.00

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 2008

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.61 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Too sweet and sharp for me. If your distillery motto centers on the word "unhurried", perhaps don't bottle your prestigious single-cask releases at such an early age... ;)
    Young, high-proof Glengoyne often makes me sad, as it reminds me of how good this stuff is at a higher age (and lower ABV).
    • Nose
      85 85
      Richly sherried and rather sweet, but the high ABV covers over the aromas. With more time and/or water, you find marzipan / almond paste, cookie dough, gingerbread, and pretty high-quality American oak (nothing fresh or spicy, rather a cask whose active, young edges have already been sanded off by previous fillings).
    • Taste
      83 83
      Yup, that's PX alright. Syrupy-sweet, with big notes of cherry-flavored herbal cough drops, raisins, and red wine gums. You have to be quick to catch the flavors, because in the last third, the barely-teenaged spirit takes over and drowns the aromas in alcoholic heat. When you add enough water to make the whole cask-strength shabang meaningless, you are rewarded with some intriguingly intense, mango-like fruit flavors. I guess it's well executed as far as this style goes, but sorry, it's just not my jam.
    • Finish
      82 82
      (Artificial) cocktail cherry, raspberry jam, pickled ginger. Still some heat, even with water.

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  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Intense sherry, old wood, vanilla.
    Strong but extremely aromatic.
    Wish I had another bottle.

  4. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89
      Fresh, simple but very tasty. Distillery character can still be determined, as the sherry is not excessive.

  5. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Solid, chocolatey, sherry malt.

  6. SAND scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: opens with dried fruits, wintergreen and mint. With some air loads of old mahogany furniture, wood polish, honey and treacle, dark chocolate. Later dried tobacco and hessian cloth. (92p) A few drops of water opens it up more without changing it. (92p)
    TASTE: The arrival is sherried but dry, with lots of dried fruits and baking spices. On the mid palate more dried fruits and baking spices. Rich and concentrated. (92p) A few drops of water opens it up a bit more while adding both sweetness and some black pepper. (92-93p)
    FINISH: Sherried, mild black pepper, long (91p)
    OVERALL: Concentrated and tasty sherried whisky. Perhaps not incredibly complex but very well matured. Total score 92 points.

  7. Pie3k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  8. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Sherry Monster (88.5)
    • Nose
      The aroma is cherry, chocolate, citrus varnish, wood and shades of sweet skin, dried fruits. Rosehip is revealed with water (22.5)
    • Taste
      Spicy, Fruit, Juicy (22)
    • Finish
      Lacquered finish, chocolate and cherry syrup, slightly viscous wood, grass and pepper, leather and a little menthol (22)

  9. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: caramel, vanilla sugar, a touch of malt, sweet sherry, lemon
    Mouth: Incredibly sweet despite 60%, cherry pie, some elderberry, plum jam.
    Finish: Long, full, not bitter, no oak. The Amarena cherries have a long lasting effect.

    A very delicious, young whisky, which is round for me and absolutely my prey scheme!

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