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Glengoyne 1998

Overall rating
91.61/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB163326
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
02.07.1998
Bottled
01.2018
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
European Oak Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1921
Number of bottles
594
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852038880
Added on
05 Aug 2020 8:49 pm by n1k0n
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 649.99

33 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1998

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: black tea
    Nose: closed whisky, first notes of fortified red wine and burnt wood. Then cherry tincture is added to them. A little later propolis appears, buckwheat honey. A little chocolate. And the depth of the glass is still wood. When inhaling deeply, the nose tingles slightly with alcohol vapors.
    Adding water does not change the profile.
    Taste: warm, nose extension, also wine, wood, cherry, slightly sweet lemon. The fortress is not felt at all.
    Finish: long enough, warm. The wood is felt, but not burnt. As if chewing on a branch. Again wine, there is a little lemon, and a little pepper. And tobacco, a cigarillo, smoked about an hour ago.

  2. JL1207 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Nose is excellent. It's both heavy and light at the same time, which of course makes no sense, but the initial whiff is heavy and then there's a lighter fruity edge at the end. Fresh dark fruits with a cream soda edge. Very nice!

    On the palate this one is a winner. It's darker and leans a little more toward the 25/28 side of things as opposed to the 30, so clearly this was a first fill sherry cask. Starts out with some dark fruits, and as it sits it lightens little by little. It's spicier than the nose would lead you to expect, and as it coats the tongue you get quite a bit of that spice washing over. After the 3rd sip the roof of my mouth is numb...

    It's got fruits. Fairly dark ones. It morphs into a lighter landing, and there's even a little hint of cinnamon at the end. Not overly sweet, but there's a little sweetness peeking out.

    At the end of the day I would put this more in line with a cask strength 25, but without much of the earthiness. It's really good. It's got a decent punch but really isn't overpowering in the alcohol department.

    It finishes excellently. The fruits turn into a cherry compote flavor and get sweeter. It's interesting - the finish almost disappears for a minute or two, and then comes back even stronger afterward, with a waxy element.

  3. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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