Glengoyne 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Unhurried Since 1833
Stated Age
21 years old
1st Fill European Oak Sherry
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New black and round label (2020)
Added on
08 Oct 2020 8:38 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 160.17

15 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 21-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.83 points

  1. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Another distillery is taking the wrong path. This whisky is unspectacular. Unfortunately no comparison to the old version at all. That will be punished accordingly.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      77 77

  2. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    What a disappointment to the old bottling. Sherry and depth of the old 21 are gone, light and unspectacular. Oh Glengoyne where are you going ...

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Hm.. still good to very good malt. Seems to me the sherry is less prominent, probably casking is a bit different than a few years back. Has a wonderful 90 p. nose with lots to discover, but a hard time to to deliver the nose on the palate and finish. No off notes imho, but lacks intensity a bit. Recent price hike to 120+ EUR does not help, unfortunately.

  4. AnnEm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A solid malt with a very typical, also really appealing sherry influence (the nose reminds me more of the heavy sweetness of the PX, on the palate a tart-nutty-herbaceous impression towards Palo Cortado predominates). In addition, some vanilla, fruit and gentle wood spice. Unfortunately, due to the dilution to the very low 43%, it seems a bit powerless to me as a connoisseur with a keg strength affinity and also does not have the depth that I would have actually hoped for at 21 years old. Too bad.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry-accentuated: concentrated dark PX sweetness, slightly sweet teryaki sauce and a whole load of roasted hazelnuts and macadamias. Fig jam and a few soft plums too. A little bit of an old lexicon. Delicate sweet and fruity notes, in the direction of vanilla and apricot macarons. I also have to think of sweet oranges. In addition, a pleasant, subtle fennel spice. Herbal honey. A nicely composed nose, the only thing I would like is a little more (alcohol) strength.
    • Taste
      85 85
      He rears up a little at first, but then quickly looks a bit watered down. Unfortunately. Sour-tart, nutty Palo Cortado sounds like it. Dark chocolate. Red pepper. But also some clear coconut water.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vanilla. Again in the direction of dry Palo Cortado. Gentle wood flavor. Candied orange peel was now added to the dark chocolate. Some leather also flashes. Unfortunately he says goodbye very quickly, there are hints of licorice and cloves. Very dry.

  5. Jolemann scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sherry, raisins, oranges, cherries, caramel, oak, dessert wine, berry cake
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full-bodied, sweet, pleasant, caramel, toffee, the nose is reflected in the taste
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long, sweet and sticky, strong, finally oak spice

  6. MLE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Aroma: red apples, caramel and vanilla. The elegant sherry note and spicy oak float above it.

    Taste: Full-bodied and round on the tongue. Enormous sherry and honey dominate the taste and merge into oak and a hint of cinnamon.

    Finish: Long and warming. Spicy oak and sherry show up again. Dry to the end.

    Color: dark copper.

    The Glengoyne 21 years spent the entire maturation period in selected first-fill sherry barrels. The result is a highly complex and intensely fruity single malt. Dark ripe fruits combine with aromatic oak notes. The dark amber color is not a result of coloring, but a natural result. The Glengoyne 21 years old is a real treat.

  8. MGHOW scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    Very poor indeed. Seems like an entirely category of spirits compared to its previous incarnation.

    There is actually no mention of first fill sherry casks on the packaging and I suspect the whisky is no longer aged in such casks.

    It is poor and a waste of money. Harsh, dry and thin, has a pleasant sweetness but it's almost as if the whole thing has been diluted. Tastes more like a grain whisky actually.


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