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Glengoyne 28-year-old

Overall rating
92.08/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Spirit Of Oak
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
First Fill Oloroso Casks
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 05 10 18
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
26 Nov 2018 8:37 am by LF96

Average value

€ 668.66

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53 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 28-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.08 points

  1. Dramned! scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Every few months you have a whisky in the glass that makes you big-eyed. And the one before it leads, what whisky can be and to which heights the combination of passion, barrel selection and patience can enable a basically so simple distillate.
    This is one of those ...
    • Nose
      Objectively, the aromas do not bring any big surprises, all typical sherry - there are preserved raisins, juicy prunes, aromatic deposited and coarsely cut tobacco leaves, dried apricots, marzipan, slightly moist dark brown Muscovado sugar, deep black licorice, burnt caramel, dark chocolate and dark chocolate a heavy wooden load, which makes me think of an ancient, massive and already slightly musty cupboard made of thick wormwoody oak wood. Everything is very typical.
      But the power, abundance and breadth and tremendous complexity that lets one descend into the unimaginable dark-spicy depths of this whisky is already impressive and downright overwhelming. My nose has been hanging over this whisky for 40 minutes and the fascination just does not fade. The sweetness and the incredibly spicy fruit with all the ingredients from the spice rack, plus the really old wood - all this spills the nose in alternating intensities. The alcohol is noticeable only in the first seconds after pouring and then fits perfectly.
    • Taste
      The aroma force continues here without interruption. Everything is very broad, oily, dark and just as intense, the alcohol brings a nice warmth without burning. But clearly the old Oloroso barrels are in command here. The long storage in the barrels left powerful, but very complex and finely nuanced oak wood aromas. From coarse woody to slightly musty to very subtle, sour flavors, they form a massive wall of moist and tart oak notes, as if you were licking it directly at the bunghole. Fascinating, but also very powerful. The whole dark fruit flavors and the spicy sweetness are also just as their right, above all the dark raisins and dried fruit any couleur, damp pipe tobacco, crème brûlée and enormously dark chocolate with roasted hazelnuts. But the austere wooden wall keeps it all in check, is always present and ensures a slightly acidic dry-silky texture on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Again, the wood determines the long finish. Furry and harsh, it bids farewell to sweet, sweet dried fruit notes and spicy pipe smoke, leaving a dry, slightly astringent mouthfeel, as if it were a good red wine.

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

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