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Overall rating
82.38/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB12819
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852019322
Added on
02 Jan 2010 11:54 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 41.73

4 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 12-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.38 points

  1. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. bull10298 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A 43% 12-year-old expression is the latest addition to the core Glengoyne line
    up, which already includes 10, 17 and 21-year-olds, along with a cask strength
    12-year-old. According to a distillery spokesperson, ?For the very first time we
    have used first fill Bourbon wood in one of our core range, There is also less
    Sherry wood as a result, giving a completely different taste and nose. The
    majority of the wood is USA/European refill casks, and the whisky is also
    chill-filtered. In summary, it's nothing like the cask strength 12-year-old. The
    only thing that is the same is the age statement.? Malty and lightly honeyed on
    the nose, with nuts and a whiff of citrus fruit. Spices, toffee and Terry?s
    Chocolate Orange feature on the palate. The finish is medium in length,
    consistent, with pleasing, mellow oak notes and a hint of ginger.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=goyne

     

  5. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. T.Norad did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Orange peel vanilla glazed ginger Woodsap White pepper flowery easy marzipan fruity juicy fruits (nectarines, peaches) Honey (heather honey?) moist soil (slightly musty) beeswax freshly ground almonds / nougat? Cream or creamy cooked vegetables (celery) Brandy?
    • Taste
      malty peach Honey and herbs (almost like Irish crap) dull on the cheeks light oak light burning Hint of licorice (with added water) watermelon fresh plums nutmeg
    • Finish
      unexpectedly long

  7. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Igor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I will probably agree with the previous reviewers - Feusi and FedeBosco, regarding the price which, usually, is not too dear allowing for the quality you get. Mind you, I like this old release of 12-year-old better than its new redesigned version.
    • Nose
      Delicately sweet, kind of dessert-like sweetness that involves fruit preserves/confiture?, grist, comb honey, beeswax, fresh wood, light vanilla note/white nougat?, also subtle shade of Cola, bunch of ripe black muscat grapes. So far so good.
    • Taste
      Plenty of warming spice alongside with a fair amount of pungency and oomph pervade the mouth at the very beginning, almond/pistachio nuts next, evanescent stony mineral note - flint?, aloe, salty lemon rind/citron, pear cider a.k.a. perry, fruit drops, "Barbaris" (candy on barberry extract).
    • Finish
      Mild bitterness, roasted almonds, cinnamon?, american oak, just a hint of carcadè (hibiscus tea), grape seed tannin, cedar nuts. Slightly oaky, slightly bitter finish of a decent length, very warm but free from an excessive austerity.

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Like all Glengoyne malts, the twelve years old is ditilled from air-dried barley

    untainted by the harshness of peat smoke. Natural rich golden in colour, it has

    scents of coconut oil, lemon zest, honey and dried malt, followed by toffee

    apples and cinnamon spice, mellowed by hints of sherry and soft oak. A well

    balanced malt whisky

  10. FedeBosco scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Nice dram, not complex or rich of flavours but enjoyable. Very Highlands, small price, must-try once in a lifetime, honest. Pretty big value for the money ;)
    • Nose
      Honey, a medicinal "stench" mixed with alcohol very strong after a while in the glass, "Obanish" smell. Not complex. Must keep in the glass at least 20 minutes.
    • Taste
      Strong and long, salty and citrus, very long, too much...
    • Finish
      Medium, warmy and very tannic. A kind of sweetness in the end, I don't know why. Oaky like Macallan 10 but in a different way, more complex.

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