Glengoyne 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
L 4.11.09 3 08:34 BB
Added on
05 jan 2010 4:38 pm

Average value

€ 166.79

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 17-year-old

11 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.31 points.

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Did he peck? Yes, with some drawbacks. I admit that the soap and perfumed are demanding. That would not be a candidate for a large bottle for me.
    • Nose
      Pretty classic ex-bourbon first, yellow fruits, some oak, but then it will be different. Some cumin, citrus, a little bergamot, a little bit of sweat, linseed oil, the whole does not seem fruity light anymore, but rather oblique, but harmonious, vanilla and fruit hold the flavors together.
    • Taste
      Instantly the spice of the oak, musk, highly perfumed, a lot of oak, a little soapy, spicy, no more fruit.
    • Finish
      bitter, almost bitter, the soapy, perfumed remains. A certain sour oak, oak, some tobacco, hidden smoke and at the very end a shot of soap.

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  3. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) Quite a nice, dense fragrance and a good balance ... there was hardly enough body and spice. (86)
    • Nose
      Aroma thick ... mushrooms ... dried fruits, orange tincture ... chocolate ... nut ... pandemonium ... (22)
    • Taste
      The taste is rather tasty ... woody, spicy ... slightly sour (21
    • Finish
      Finish spicy ... moderately sweet ... orange and fruit chewing gum ... paper (21)

  4. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting tip: Bourbon barrel, 30 years, 48%, Littlemill or Bladnoch or something else awesome = D Resolution: Krass!
    • Nose
      OMFG! What is that horny nose? Instant sugar-sweet yellow fruit compote, tropical chewing gum, a blend of grapes, mango, banana and a peach concentrate, cotton candy
    • Taste
      Yellow fruits, creamy, no alcohol noticeable, mango, orange juice, vanilla, terrific
    • Finish
      The fruits continue to dominate, plus a lot of vanilla, some oak, no bitterness

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, well-made and well-balanced whisky.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits and mineral tones, then dried fruits are seconded to fresh fruit (rather apples) and sea air, the smells of the carpentry shop and again dried fruits - a whole feeling of freshness and light spirituousness.
    • Taste
      Oak and sweetness, pepper, fruit compote - a palette of taste is poor, but generally quite powerful.
    • Finish
      Pepper-ginger burning, then sweet and sour fruit, citrus notes - in the background woody-mineral tones. The average duration.

  6. didi1893 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    One for me (despite being 17 years old) an average malt. Only the powerful and long finish convinces me. The taste is just too wooden for me.
    • Nose
      Subtle, fruity sherry with a fine woody note, light vanilla and malt.
    • Taste
      Again subtle sherry, wooden oak with a light tingling in the mouth, light sweetness and fruit.
    • Finish
      Warming, strong, bitter woody notes, long and powerful, again slightly tingling.

  7. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Ivynor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    OK but not complex enough and need a little more power. The whole lack may be some wood, vanilla, caramel and green fruit ...
    • Nose
      Very classic: wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, and perhaps, there is a lot of wood, notes of vanilla, a hint of caramel and a touch of green fruit.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, sweet. It is quite unctuous and rather a pleasant surprise with the nose. Well, certainly, the aromas are quite classic: wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, wood, vanilla, caramel, green fruit, ...
    • Finish
      A little spicy, woody. Average length. Too low at 40 degrees.

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A multi-award winning whisky from Glengoyne, this 17 year old won a Double Gold at the 2003 and 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as Gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge in 1999 and 2005.

  10. drkrylov scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  11. drkrylov scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A lovely, complex malt.
    • Nose
      Clean linen. Cedar. Fresh oak. Sherry.
    • Taste
      Remarkably smooth. Sweet. Hints of nut and apple.
    • Finish
      Creamy. Hint of lemon pith dryness. Very delicate touch of sherry.

  12. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Slight sherry notes, christmas pudding, very rich fruit - raisins, ripe apples and oranges 
    • Taste
      Rich and mouthfilling texture with a malted flavor, ingredients like dates, apples and oranges can be observed with delicate hints of nuts and in the background a rich flavor of oak
    • Finish
      Long and rich finish of spicy oak

  13. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    During the 17 years of maturing, the whisky extra long to benefit from the exposure to the vessel so that the whisky itself as more mature leaves characteristics. A more focused and balanced spectrum of flavors is evident, while still pure, delicate taste of a 10 year old whisky conservation.
    Tasting Notes
    COLOUR: Amber gold, pure and clear
    NOSE: Warm and elegant. Cooked apples and fresh cherries Napoleon.
    BODY: Medium body, delicately sweet and malic acid, slightly spicy and tasty
    FINISH: Medium dry, long sweet. Overall nicely balanced

  14. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    To me, very unparalleled bit, with a wonderful scent, but below average taste and finish.
    • Nose
      Hmmm, very sweet, and honey impression, which I like very much. Fruitful, full of scent with a spicy podton, even butter tones appear, the saliva is totally out of my beauty. This can be.
    • Taste
      On the tongue of great disappointment. Floury wood, malt, with quite ordinary, and such blended aftertaste. The smell tangled me on something completely different, I feel a bit of a shallow impression, and the water when I take it over. BenRiach 25y was a different level, promising something similar to the scent, but then it did so in both the taste and the reverberation, and the hope was not fulfilled here. For a few tens of seconds, the flavor even burns on the tongue.

  15. barto scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    A very good whisky.
    • Nose
      A little bit of everything, some sherry, big load of oranges, nutty, chocolate, some wood, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Fresh and clean, slight sherry, chocolate, citrus fruits, nutty, apples, dried fruits
    • Finish
      Fruity and sour-sweet, oakwood builds up and takes over, a bit to much, if you ask me.


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