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Glengoyne 2005

Overall rating
91.26/100
votes
152
Whiskybase ID
WB164561
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Cask
Vintage
12.01.2005
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Tawny Port Pipe
Casknumber
38
Number of bottles
789
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2020 9:55 am by Dronach_Aficionado
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 315.65

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152 × member ratings

278 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2005

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.26 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    For me the best port barrel matured malt I've had in my glass so far. There is nothing like good old barrels (here from 1977 according to R. Hughes - previously stored in port for almost 30 years) instead of the more and more widespread "seasoned casks". An intensive ripening without being overly superimposed. The alcohol is well integrated, doesn't need any water. Exciting aroma profile. Top class!
    • Nose
      94 94
      wow you can smell that it is a special port barrel; spicy; dark fruity sweet; lots of plums and raisins; dark cherries; Berries; Caramel; dark chocolate; Spices; Leather and tobacco; nicely integrated oak seasoning (old wood)
    • Taste
      93 93
      voluminous; full bodied; strong and spicy; dark-fruity-sweet; Dried fruits; Plums; Raisins; Sour cherry; dark chocolate; peppery spice notes; Pepper; some leather; spicy oak
    • Finish
      94 94
      remains in the mouth for a long time; tingling spicy oak (delicately tart); slightly peppery; Dried fruits; Spices; Bitter chocolate; getting dry easily

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately nice! Intensive port maturation without looking superimposed! On the contrary: a balanced drop of the highest quality!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      dried plums in port wine, raisins, caramelized cotton candy, subtle rum note, leathery, spicy,
    • Taste
      Warming intense sweetness, dried plums & baked apples in brandy, Haribo wine country, spice cake with chocolate chips.
    • Finish
      long, slightly tingling, spicy-sweet, apple peel, fine tart wooden port wine note, dry at the long end.

  4. Uisgebea scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    I tasted it as part of a tasting kit. For me the clear winner although all participating single casks have been well chosen.

    This has been by far the best Port Cask matured whisky I ve tried in my 30 years of whisky drinking.

    I am not that good in descriptions but what I can say this has a perfect maturation. The smell and taste just blows you away, fruity plum raisin fig all over the place. Its been a really generous cask which lets you expect a lot older whisky. You could worry it will overwhelm the Glengoyne whisky character.

    To make it short, it does not. The taste is a great mix of distillery and cask. Its perfect like it is. it does not need water, actually it does not take water very well in my view but with its smootheness it does not need it anyway.

    The finish is quite long for a 15 year old and very complex. This is a dram that gives you a diverse and fascinating expierience. WOW. I can hardly wait for my bottle to be delivered.

    If it were not as expensive I would probably buy a few more bottles. Anyway its a whisky you should at least taste once in your life.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  5. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Awesome nose, the barrel played great and gave a lot of whisky. The characteristic features of the aged port are very clear. Intense, sweet, open and vibrant, classically balanced whisky. Thick and dark in the glass like herbal liqueur, it can be practically chewed
    • Nose
      91 91
      Intense dessert, immediately doused with raisins and prunes, dried fruits in the dusty grandmother's attic, cherry jam, coriander and dark chocolate, tanned leather, tobacco leaves
    • Taste
      90 90
      spices and dried fruits, dark chocolate with raisins, cherry liqueur, raw skin, walnuts. Thick, dense and rich, but alcohol does not clog it, but rather the opposite - serves as a background
    • Finish
      90 90
      persimmon, spices, dried fruit with nuts, long-lasting and warming, consistent development of nose and body, warm and harmonious

  6. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    CASK OF THE MOMENT: 15YO SINGLE CASK NO. 38
    £190.00
    70cl 55.6% Vol

    The Glengoyne "Cask of the Moment" is a unique series of single casks selected by the Distillery Team. Each bottle is hand drawn from the cask housed within the Distillery Shop. The label is signed by one of our team and carefully applied to each bottle.

    This particular "Cask of the Moment" is somewhat special as it was chosen by our viewers who joined Robbie Hughes, Gordon Dundas and special guests for a rare live cask whisky tasting from Facebook and YouTube on the 28th August 2020.

    On the evening viewers were invited to vote for which of the four single cask whiskies, selected by Robbie Hughes should be the next Glengoyne "Cask of the Moment".

    The winning cask that prevailed on the night was a Port Pipe. Filled in January 2005, aged 15 Years Old this whisky is extremely rare as not many distilleries fill Port Pipes. The depth of colour from this whisky is outstanding and fantastic on the nose.

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Really great and exciting, you can tell that an extraordinary port barrel was involved, as well as a really good swimmer who doesn't collapse even with a good shot of water, but rather brings another possibly even better enjoyment experience. I could still buy a bottle, but unfortunately the framework data is not enough for me. But it's good to be able to try the sample.
    • Nose
      The first thing that comes to mind is a juicy steak, somehow meaty, but then the expected port wine notes, sour cherry, dark chocolate, a few drops of Maggi spice, creamy, from time to time milk chocolate comes through, light sweetness, red berries, slightly floral, grassy, dense aromas with good spice, meat broth with red wine, sounds strange, but is really easy to smell, waxy in the background, exciting
    • Taste
      wow, great start, intense, sweet, red berries, dark, chocolatey, a little pepper, sour cherry, creamy, then a little oak, espresso, becoming tart, creamier with water, more chocolate, even nuts, sweeter, for me personally more accessible , less oak
    • Finish
      tart, nuts are added, mint, fresh mouthfeel, still slightly dark, cherry and mint, there is still a chewing gum, that's how I imagine it, long-lasting, and then now also some meat broth from the nose, green apple still appears on, very clearly, the freshness remains extremely long

  8. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  9. GIngi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Wow - what a perfectly mature port cask. Incredibly intense and aromatic sweetness. Thick, dark fruit compote and jam. A more than worthy winning barrel!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    expensive? hell yeah
    delicious? hell yeah

    must buy? idk. maybe.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

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