Glengoyne 12-year-old whic

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
Landscape of Taste
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Germany Germany
Added on
05 feb 2020 5:20 pm by misterodp
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.90

5 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 12-year-old whic

6 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.67 points.

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A strong Glengoyne with nice fresh and fruity notes, which are complemented by a fine oak flavor. The malt definitely tolerates water to develop its potential. He does what he offers well, even if it does not come across as complex overall. Measured by the price (€ 85) but too expensive for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
      initially a little sealed, it opens up nicely with water; light fruits; Apple and pear compote; Nashi pears; Citrus notes; subtle notes of vanilla and caramel; very subtle oak notes in the background; the alcohol stings a bit in the nose (but not yet disturbing)
      - Delicious uncomplicated, not too complex nose
    • Taste
      87 87
      strong; creamy; Vanilla sweetness; fresh and fruity; nice notes of pear (nashi); some caramel; White pepper; delicate oak flavor
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium; slightly dry; fine fruit notes; some vanilla; White pepper; delicately tingling fresh oak flavor

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  3. StephanB did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Auctioned on July 19, 2020 for 52.90 euros in the electronic bay.

  4. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Behave a bit at first, with a little time then ripe juice oranges come first on the glass. Both the fresh and the tart notes of orange can be found in the nose. In addition vanilla, brioche, some green apple and light grapes. The alcohol is well integrated and does not interfere. Not too complex, but everything fits together perfectly and becomes more and more beautiful over time.

    Taste: The malt hits the tongue with full force. Very sweet and again with oranges and also a bit citrusy. I also find mineral-metallic notes and vanilla without end. The tannins are noticeable right from the start. Again there is some green apple and dry wood. The Glengoyne tolerates water and opens it a little more, making it more fruity on the tongue and at the same time more accessible.

    Finish: medium with grapefruit, vanilla and sawdust.

  5. yggr scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. yggr scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

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

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A bold, intense, even stormy Glengoyne that can tolerate water very well. Behind the alcoholic bite, creamy vanilla and sweet fruit aromas flash up, which form a nice symbiosis with spicy oak. Definitely a dram that needs full attention and water.

    I thank whic (Whiskycircle) for the complimentary sample.
    • Nose
      Fruity on the nose with ripe pears and green apples, accompanied by creamy vanilla and toffee. A hint of oak in the background combined with a noticeable alcoholic bite which isn't pungent.
    • Taste
      Very strong on the palate with warming spices, white pepper and a touch of aniseed. This is somewhat softened by a creamy vanilla sweetness, fruity pears and some caramel.
    • Finish
      The finish shows medium length with a sticky light fruit, vanilla, caramel and warming oak spice.

      With water: After adding a splash of water, the alcoholic bite is tamed, while the fruity aromas of pear and apple, together with vanilla, get the upper hand. Significantly tamed also on the palate with creamy vanilla and fruit aromas, accompanied by distinctly dry oak. The finish is of medium length with vanilla, toffee and dry oak spice.


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