Nose: Great first nose with vanilla crisp, grape juice, milk chocolate, marzipan, cane sugar, juice orange, overripe apple, peach, mint, cinnamon. Despite the rather wintry aromas, the malt is not dark but pleasantly fresh. Overall, the Glengoyne does not swing the hardcore Sherrykeule but relies on finesse, which I like very much. Was probably a refill barrel.
Taste: Beautifully sweet and incredibly full on the tongue and almost liqueur-like. The alcohol is very well integrated and does not look like 48.5% Vol. The nose is beautifully reflected. The peach comes to the fore, this time in the form of sweet peach sirloin. The tannins round off the whole and give on the tongue a slightly bitter note that complements the sweetness. Sweet pastries, caramel and a light, perfumed acidity. Seeeehr tasty.
Finish: Medium. Marzipan, grapefruit, chocolate with some mint.
Conclusion: The name in this case is not quite Program. Sure, Glengoyne will be in, but with Late Nights Summer the malt has not much to do. Nevertheless, I find this malt very successful, but especially for the cooler months. Autumn is just around the corner and I am pleased to have opened the bottle right now. Unfortunately, the bottling has a disadvantage: with 700ml the bottle is clearly too small.