Glengoyne 2002

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Duncan's Dram
Stated Age
17 years old
American Oak Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Feb 2020 9:02 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 296.24

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30 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2002

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.79 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    How should I classify this Glengoyne? A really nice single barrel was selected here. The nose in particular is a dream! A powerful and balanced game of fruity components and a wonderfully tingling oak flavor - all without any missing notes. Well and in the end the price remains ... approx. 200 euros are a real announcement and unfortunately you have to pay for this distillery-exclusive bottling very expensive.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Apples; Fruit jam with red fruits; Peach; a dash of citrus; Caramel; Vanilla; everything is always accompanied by a beautifully integrated delicate oak flavor
      - A great interplay of fruity components and a harmoniously integrated spice. He can take some water then he opens it up nicely.
    • Taste
      91 91
      powerful-intense; sweet-spicy; there is a wonderfully tingling oak flavor on the tongue; Citrus jam; caramelized sugar
      - Water makes it softer / creamier
    • Finish
      89 89
      medium to long; slightly dry; some pepper; spicy oak (no bitterness); Citrus; a hint of grapefruit

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Butter cream, tiramisu, caramel, peach, lime zest, grapefruit, Werthers, baked apple, vanilla
    • Taste
      89 89
      Caramel, honey, a touch of ginger, grapefruit, baked apple, pepper,
    • Finish
      90 90
      warming, with caramel, pepper, brown sugar and ginger

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Butter caramel on the nose. Roasted almonds, spices, butter. Extremely unusual, tasty and unique. Pure in the mouth at first quite heavy, almost a little peppery, oak bitterness, with water a bit more caramel, but not as complex as the nose.
    The finish is again nice on spices, tart oak, and very long, hints of caramel sweetness.
    The nose is amazing, the rest is good and tasty, but it doesn't quite keep up.

  4. Dorain scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Color: rose gold
    Aroma: soft oak, some citrus zest, caramel candy, some fresh earth, vanilla,
    Taste: Peppery, grapefruit skin, with a baked apple aroma to the rear; the alcohol is a bit too dominant, with water the influence of pepper becomes too unpleasant and the whisky becomes completely inharmonic.
    Very long aftertaste.
    Conclusion: I like the more complex nose here better than the less harmonious palate. Especially since the high alcohol content is not completely balanced. It was almost clear that Duncan's Dram could not match the 1989 Duncan's Choice. A solid filling, but where the price / performance ratio is clearly not right. 82/100

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, orange, some peach, strawberries, some earth, some wood, very light roasted aromas, cinnamon, milk chocolate, nuts, raspberries
    • Taste
      Apple, strawberries, blackberries, cherry gum, some cinnamon, honey, nuts, lime, coffee beans, some pepper

  6. Gris scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Notes from whiskynotes.be

    Nose: nicely balanced between American oak notes (custard, vanilla and a bit of sawdust) and fruits (apple pie, plums, peaches). Pepper and nutmeg, as well as some minty notes – more bourbonny than sherried I would say. A light whiff of marshmallows too.

    Mouth: really peppery and gingery now, plenty of oak spice followed by big citrusy notes (lemons, grapefruits) as well as a clear hint of cotton candy. Underlying sweetness. Some peaches and oranges, with hints of bergamot. Brioche and brown sugar towards the end.

    Finish: medium, on sawdust and fruit eau-de-vie.


    Definitely not a bad whisky, but more marked by the American oak than by the sherry. Still available from the distillery shop for around € 210, frankly a bit too much for what it has to offer in my opinion.

  7. Mapl scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. yggr scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Vallado scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. DavidHunt scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    Not a tasting review but just trust me...no trust Duncan!... if you can get a bottle.....BUY IT.....it's the best Glengoyne i've tasted! Duncan is a wizard, picking this single cask from Glengoyne's warehouses is a work of absolute mastery! Duncan knows his whisky for sure.


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