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Glengoyne 25-year-old

Overall rating
90.26/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB167031
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Unhurried Since 1833
Bottled
22.10.2020
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
European Oak Sherry, mainly 1st Fill
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
New black and round label (2020)
Barcode
5010852029031
Added on
08 Oct 2020 8:38 pm by Tauti
Uncolored

Average value

€ 410.66

41 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

101 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 25-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.26 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Fortunately, my fears of a noticeable drop in quality in the course of the design change were not confirmed (but it is still a nuance behind some previous batches). The current batch also offers a multi-layered and exciting interplay of complex aromas from nose to finish (fruit, oak, leather, ...) as I believe is only possible with such well-matured malts. A true gentleman for special moments.
    The price is, to be honest, borderline.

    (Notes based on sample tasting)
    • Nose
      93 93
      is elegant, ripe and complex on the nose; Red berries; Raisins, dates; Figs; old leather; some tobacco; Cinnamon; polished wood
      - great complex nose, the aromas are wonderfully balanced
    • Taste
      92 92
      sparkling spicy start; in addition ripe fruits; Orange jam; Coffee; Dark chocolate; Brown sugar; Cinnamon; Leather; delicate tart oak
    • Finish
      92 92
      long; spicy; great leather notes; Tobacco; dark chocolate; some liquorice; Spices; tart oak with delicate notes of tannins

  2. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tobacco, leather, lots of red fruits, sweet start in the mouth, then a bit peppery finish.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Splendid malt albeit not "old sherry style". Does have great leather and oak notes, but also fresh sweeter maltiness. 48% abv. help, especially in comparison to the 21yo which is different but just as good on the nose, but can't quite deliver on taste and finish. Good buy under 300 EUR!

  4. Glenladdie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Malan scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The color already befitting, beautiful mahogany.

    Old sherry.
    Very intensive.
    Old, damp wood, a slight sweetness.

    Very strong start.
    The 48% seem stronger.
    The notes in the nose also spread in the mouth:
    Oily sherry paired with oak wood.
    The barrel is noticeable, first appears young and fresh, and then old and spicy.

    A bit tart in the finish, the beautiful aroma evaporates.
    The wood stays for a long time ...

    A beautiful drop
    suitable for Christmas.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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