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