Glengoyne 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.67/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB167028
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Unhurried Since 1833
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Oak,1st Fill Sherry & 1st Fill Bourbon
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 200 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Label
New black and round label (2020)
Barcode
5010852026641
Added on
08 oct 2020 8:37 pm by Tauti
Uncolored

Average value

€ 45.06

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 12-year-old

26 users have left 26 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.67 points.

  1. tester1277 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Very quickly loses its aroma in the nose. With a little water it becomes even softer and sweeter and also loses its flavor.
    Otherwise similar to the 10 year old.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Smells like eagle owl first.
      Sweet, in contrast to the 10, it smells of almost nothing very quickly.
    • Taste
      80 80
      velvety, soft, very sweet, then spicy and tingling.
      Very light oak.
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium length, dry and spicy

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  3. MarcinCh scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Light golden colour. Quite an oily structure.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh fruit. Orchard fruit, but not green. Yellow apples. Peaches. A pinch of spices. Cinnamon. Apple pits. Lots of honey. Vanilla. Caramel. Sweet cream. A pleasant combination of fruit with sweet vanilla-caramel notes. Red apples and peaches in sweet syrup. On the second nose, it became even sweeter and gentler. Definitely vanilla-cream aromas. Then there's the sweet oatmeal. Later, the fruits come back in an even fresher version - red, but hard and even slightly sour apples. Maybe even some citrus.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fruit. Apples and peaches. Spices. Spiciness. Black pepper and cinnamon. A lot of sweets. Honey. Caramel, vanilla. Apricots. Fruit in a sweet brine, almost syrup. There are also some bitter flavors. Barrel. Cocoa. There is some oiliness in the mouth.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Lots of red apples. Light warm up. Spices. Cinnamon. White pepper. Sweetness. Honey and caramel. Fruit in a sweet brine. Then comes some oak bitterness. Cocoa. Maybe some dark chocolate, but one with 70-80% cocoa content. Quite a long finish.

  4. riven1824 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. rafgpereira did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    2022/06/29
    • Nose
      Vinous, malty, citrusy, cereals/bread
    • Taste
      Sweet and citrusy
    • Finish
      Medium persistence, peppery

  6. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. BillyWalkerFanBoy scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Fruity (apple), sweetness, sherry, vanilla, light spice. Both in the nose and on the palate. Good 12 with at least 43%. Uncolored and presumably filtered. Pretty ok.

  8. Dutchdram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet and fruity for sure. At first the sweet notes come through like vanilla, honey and toffees. Fruity notes follow like caramelized apples, lemon and oranges. At the end more dark notes like chocolate, ginger and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla and toffees are the first touches on my tongue. Followed by lemon, oranges and red apples. At the end licorice, ginger and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-long. With sweet and fruity notes like vanilla, apples and lemon.

  9. Obynapewno scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      raisins, milk chocolate cherries, honey, vanilla, some nuts, butter cookies, toffee
    • Taste
      85 85
      red fruit, raisins, chocolate cherries, bananas, a bit of citrus, grapefruit, a bit of wood, ginger
    • Finish
      81 81
      short, flat, ginger, vanilla, toffee, some wood

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is pretty good for the money, enough going on to get you interested, I may get a bottle, decent value at £35-£40, this is much better than the Macallan 12 year double cask and much cheaper.
    Fades a bit quick but still ok at the price
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. ZLako scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N: Black/dried fruits, figs, raisins, orange and some citrus in the background, baking spices, a hint of cinnamon, sherry, ginger, butterscotch

    P: Full body, honey, ginger, hazelnuts, sherry, orange and lemon in the background, some cinnamon, baking spices, sweet, butterscotch, some oakiness follows

    F: long, ginger, oaky, dark chocolate, hazelnuts, butterscotch

  12. Matthias80 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I find the aroma of this malt quite successful, although I'm not a fan of the soapy/waxy one. Unfortunately, I find it a bit spicy for not having a huge volume. Otherwise I think the mixture of fruit/floral and the bourbon barrel flavors is successful.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity. Citrus aromas and banana stand out. I also find it a bit soapy.
    • Taste
      Rather hot, banana, vanilla, some coconut, floral notes with an overall rather light body. I didn't really find the shery influence, the beautiful vanilla and coconut aromas suggest decent bourbon barrels, I like it.
    • Finish
      Floral notes and banana not too long.

  13. zzqfyl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  14. Nazin scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Simple, not to complex, for a 12 year old with low percentage - not entirely bad, though the finish is rather bitter/ unpleasant.

  15. DramALife scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    A delicately fruity highlander with a handful of spice and Sherry seasoning. Ethanol slightly masking other flavours is the only thing I can pick on with.

    N 24
    Sherry nose that’s rather refreshing (light winery fruit, sultana). Honey comb. Some fresh oak and malt. More toffee fruit and ethanol developing over time. Warm orange citrusy hiding underneaths.

    P 24
    Handful of winter spices (clove, nutmeg). Then touch of spicy oak and menthol burn arises. Fresh, juicy stone fruit underpinned the whole time, getting more malty over time.

    F 23
    Mid, dry finish. Toasted oak. Touch of digestive biscuit.

  16. DistiLesha scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite a complex aroma and a very interesting taste.
    N:20 T:21 F:22 B: 21
    • Nose
      Malty, sweet and juicy, like a little smoky, fruity, a little sulphurous, citruses, minerality, withered grass
    • Taste
      Sulphurous, oily, fruity, citrusy, also malty, menthol, mineral, somewhat reminiscent of the previous release of Strathisla 12 (the one in the dark green bottle), quite dense and astringent with dried fruits and oak tannins. Ginger sting. As if the smoky aroma on the palate has become canned fish in oil.
      There is a little water, but it is very appropriate.
    • Finish
      Menthol, not bitter at all, but tannic at the same time, ginger

  17. ehelkur scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      On the nose there is a basket full of green apples, toffee candys, vanilla, nuts and spices.
    • Taste
      The palate is very nice also, quite fruity, again with apples but also with some dates notes, a bit of chocolate and soft spices. It is really lovely.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, sweet and some oak and sherry notes.

  18. Ivynor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Fairly young nose, not very sherry, unlike the other Glengoynes. We are more on cereals, grass, it is very reminiscent of must, and fresh barley that goes through the stills. Very "authentic" therefore, but not particularly rounded and mellowed by the barrel.
    • Taste
      81 81
      The palate is hardly better, rather marked by cereals, herbs, perhaps a trace of dried fruits and some yellow fruits.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium finish, quite grassy and with hints of must.

  19. Wolf68 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. Adalbert_of_Prague scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

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  21. elipszis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Much more mature and darker flavors come in than in the 10-year-old.
    For many people, sherry can be a lot with this drink.
    It’s a big favorite to me from the new series.
    • Nose
      85 85
      very intense sherry
      woody
      orange peel
      honey
      chocolate
      almond
      peppermint
    • Taste
      84 84
      ginger pungency
      orange
      barrel spice
      sherry
      walnut
      oily
      bitter grapefruit
      woody
    • Finish
      84 84
      sherry
      chocolate
      bitter grapefruit
      rotten tree

  22. lukejb scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    A fine example of a upper low range whisky, flavours are their for you and it's not overwhelming at all.

  23. SimondeVette scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    A weak version of the Glengoyne 15. I've got the idea that the barrels used are not as good as the Glengoyne 15's.
    • Nose
      Grass, green apples
    • Taste
      Grain, vanilla, a little bit of roasted hazelnut, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Bitter wood, a bit of caramel

  24. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 876: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSK7j79aGDc (88/100).

    "Big step-up actually from the 10 year old."

  25. GIORGOS scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  26. robbert88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sultana biscuits, oil, softly distant lavender, coffee, sherry, honey and dried fruit.
    • Taste
      The whisky actually opens surprisingly soft. Clear sultana, vanilla, honey, nesquick, a little pepper and nougat.
    • Finish
      Bitter, dry, spicy, medium long.

  27. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A lovely daily dram and quite affordable too.
    • Nose
      A hint of dried fruits, sultana and figs. Lemons in the back. Plenty of honey and a lovely apple pie. Oranges. A little bit of toasted oak. Sweet cherries. Nougat. Later also pink grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Very Orangina like (a kind of lemonade) at first. :-) Vanilla and caramel. Milk chocolate and a hint of some lovely warming spices, mostly going towards black pepper and nutmeg. Nougat here too.
    • Finish
      Mid-long and Orangina again. A hint of sweet grapefruit and caramel.

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