Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Stated Age
13 years old
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Feb 2019 4:01 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

5 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2005 Arc

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.53 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    A sample from WB.
    Neat this is a true powerhouse, and I quite enjoyed it.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Medium sweet, dark fruits.
      Green apple and some vegetal notes.
      Hints of vanilla and citrus.
      Very good integration of the alc.
      I gave it a little water and I think it makes the fruits brighter and pushes more citrus forward.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Arrives oily and hot, almost fiery.
      Sweet but kind of imediately drying.
      Fruit is a lot bolder and darker than on the nose.
      Water quenches the fire dramtically.
      But it doesn't reduce the richness of the body, and it's still dry.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Close to long, slow fading spice.
      Quite dry, yet still sweet with some wood.
      With water the reduced spice shortens the finish quite a bit.
      Brandy infused fruit cake. Still on the dry side.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Always liked Glengoyne and this doesn't disappoint. Some I imagine would have to add water but I enjoyed as is. This was a sample courtesy of Whiskybase.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Quite a malty nose with butterscotch, shortbread biscuits, cream crackers, honey,rain water in a metal bucket, apple juice from concentrate and white grape. An unusual nose I must say and I like it.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite a strong and intense arrival but palatable. It is also a lot more fruity than the nose suggests. You can taste the influence from the finishing and it's just about right.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is long and astringent and those fruit notes gently fade but take a long time to disappear.

  3. BeatF scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Very powerful, dried fruit, lemon, vanilla, dark oak.

  4. Dominique69 scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. z-imaging scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose suggests a very young whisky - 6-7yo, reminds on DL Provenance series - some young spirit, malty, citric, plum rakia (brandy). Taste is better, doesn't feel so youngish but is still very lemony & citric, quite oily, sweet & malty. Gets better with water. Finish is ok, still sweet with some light oak bitterness and dryness.

  6. robain scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
      chcolate and dry fruits between the hands... honey, some nuts and oak on the nose.

      by the nose it could be a refill sherry cask or some kind of wine cask.
    • Taste
      85 85
      dry at first, powerful stuff, oak, but kinda dies out a little bit, not really full of flavours but intense power.
    • Finish
      85 85
      some vanilla at the end, the taste just disappeared

      i think the contact with the cask is slightly to little because of the hogshead. It could have aged some more.

  7. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This one is quite special. Cucumber, pine cones and wild honey. Also menthol and pepper. And quite steamy and with lots of power.
    Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/06/05/typisch-glengoyne/

  8. joep scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Unfortunately the butterscotch on the nose is really not my preference - others may like it, on the palate it's different, not too complex but at least no butterscotch, overall I don't find the typical Glengoyne style - it could be anything
    • Nose
      82 82
      Lots of vanilla and butterscotch, cream, lemon tarte, some green fruits too, probably even some grassy notes
    • Taste
      84 84
      Punchy, oily, lemony, good sweetness, fortunately no more butterscotch
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, burning, more into grapefruits


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