- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Sherry Cask
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 02 Jan 2010 11:54 pm
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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
- 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.
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?
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
- 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.
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.
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).
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.
- 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
- 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 ;)
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.
Strong and long, salty and citrus, very long, too much...
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.