Sample from a half-emptied bottle. Old-style Glengoyne still shows a nice interplay between American oak and Sherry wood but with a refreshing sourness in it. After tasting several Sherry casked whiskies from multiple distillerys bottled back in the old days, I started to believe that sour cherry/cranberry jam notes were once a popular trend.
[78-82] I'll gladly welcome another dram.
Sherry nose. A whiff of sour cherry. Wood spices (cinnamon, clove). Creamy toffee, vanilla, runny honey.
Peppery and chilli at first. Then old wooden leathery furniture. Creamy sherry with Christmas spices. Mouthful of fresh malts. A touch of freshly sliced green apple.
Mid finish. Sherry and spices linger in a very enjoyable manner. A very decent winter dram.