Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Unhurried since 1833
Bottle code
L 29 06 20
Added on
29 Jul 2020 1:44 pm by SJP

Average value

€ 149.99

15 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 21-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.07 points

  1. SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Rather sherried nose with dried fruits and old wine / sherry barrel. (90p)
    TASTE: The arrival is both dry with mild European oak spice and sweet with dried fruits and a little Christmas pudding and light sweetened tea (89p) With a few drops of water it becomes slightly drier and spicier (pepper).
    FINISH: Sweet, sugared tea, sherry. Long aftertaste (89-90p)
    OVERALL: Well made, well aged and well balanced sherried malt. But is it just a little too weak? I think 46% ABV would have suited this much better. Would Total score 89 points.

  2. tester1277 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Wonderful and complex aroma, but you have to dig deep into your pocket for that.
    I like the Glendronach 21 a little better.
    • Nose
      Sweet and musty, heavy and old, very complex, hazelnut, wax, sherry, the longer in the glass, the more aromas come through
    • Taste
      very light, cool, waxy, creamy, slightly bitter / spicy and yet somehow sweet. Just beautiful!
    • Finish
      dry, long-lasting

  3. Eifelmalt75 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Very nice, complex and set malt. In a direct comparison with the Glendronach 21 Parliament, it only drops slightly. The Glendronach 21 is overall fruity and massive, even if you dilute it down to approx. 43%. With the Glengoyne 21, the bitterness of the oak slightly dominates the taste, but it is overall very noble and fine. For those who like well-matured sherry whiskys, these two representatives and the Glenfarclas at 21 years old (75 €) are actually a must, even if you consider the price of 100 € upwards for the first-mentioned whiskys.


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