Glengoyne 30-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
30 years old
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
46.8 % Vol.
700 ml
New black and round label (2020)
Added on
08 oct 2020 8:38 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 982.78

24 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 30-year-old

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.75 points.

  1. saothangbay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky. Unmistakably Glengoyne. More distillate character than the (bottled 2016) 25yo. But in this comparison also a little weaker on the chest. I prefer the 2017 and 2018 batches. Price-performance ratio doesn't quite fit here.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. KeesD scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I have not had them any better so far (Oct. 2021)
    • Nose
      98 98
      Raisin, plum, Hague hops... In terms of smell, never smelled a better whisky.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Have I ever had a tastier whisky?
      Full taste, super balanced. Hints of coffee, caramel, raisin... Nice and soft, nothing bitter, perfect.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Wiener melange-like aftertaste, wonderfully soft, medium long... But very tasty.

  4. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. rhnc scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Glengoyne would like to be premium Brand? But for sure not with this bottling. By the way I am big Glengoyne fan. But this bottling was rather dissapointing.

  6. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A huge disappointment for the money.

  7. daverdaz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Simply characterless and meaningless! When blind tasted, this whisky completely failed and disappointed. Gaaaaaaanz weak bottling for a distillery that can actually make such good whiskys. It is a shame that Glengoyne is only allowing itself to mess up the scrap barrels in the whole new series, in the hope that it will still sell due to the beautiful design and high-quality packaging.

  8. SteveW110 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Oh man...
    Unfortunately, I can't put it another way, but this part is a complete disappointment.
    The old Glengoyne 30y is a different league and the 25s and 28s Glengoyne are worlds better.

    Without water, this Glengoyne 30 is hardly drinkable. The best thing is the texture ... Oily, but then it ends with positive arguments.
    The taste is bitter and meaningless.

    Even with a little time in the glass and a few drops, nothing will develop here.

    Point deduction for what it is
    -> a 30s Glengoyne!

    (I sold my bottle again)

  9. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A stunning dram with an almost surprising taste. The nose suggests that it would be a very heavy sherry bomb with a lot of oak on the palate, but that is actually not the case at all. This is exactly how it should be. Really well done this!
    • Nose
      A sherry bomb alright, but old style! Dried fruits, combined with dark forest fruit, blueberries, blackberries and those really dark cherries. Raisins too. A hint of furniture polish. Leather and tobacco. A hint of oak and cacao.
    • Taste
      Oh, this is really good. Tobacco and honey. Raisins. Blueberries. Sweet oranges in the background. Creamy milk chocolate and Earl Grey tea. Some lovely spices too: black pepper, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Long with cocoa, nutmeg and cloves. A hint of gooseberries too.

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    You'd be hard pressed to find a better sherry-matured whisky of this age.
    • Nose
      Oh god yes, mature sherried whiskies like these are a rarity nowadays. Very expressive and rich, yet complex and with plenty of subtleties. That tobacco and wood aroma you get from a cigar box as well as furniture polish, but also black cherries, jammy fruits, sweet oranges, dark Lindt chocolate and a touch of aceto balsamico. It also has a creamy, melted butter-like quality. Totally awesome.
    • Taste
      Thick and syrupy but not sticky, there's plenty of dark, walnuts, roasted peanuts and warming spices like cinnamon on the palate, accompanied by sweet dates, raisins and orange marmalade, but also cassis and a pinch of cracked black pepper corns.
    • Finish
      More of the above. Lingering for a long time.


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