Glengoyne 17-year-old

Overall rating
83.36/100
votes
244
Whiskybase ID
WB173
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
30.05.2006
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L300506
Barcode
5010493002837
Added on
22 jul 2007 7:11 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 114.73

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 17-year-old

33 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.36 points.

  1. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    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.

    N 26
    Sherry nose. A whiff of sour cherry. Wood spices (cinnamon, clove). Creamy toffee, vanilla, runny honey.

    P 26
    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.

    F23
    Mid finish. Sherry and spices linger in a very enjoyable manner. A very decent winter dram.

  2. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Malty characters, lightness, easy to drink, not like sherry these days

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great nose, sweet, tart, oak and spice in balance on the palate, fruity and dry on the finish
    • Nose
      89 89
      Blueberry, cranberry sauce, vanilla, graham,
    • Taste
      87 87
      Clean sherry and oak, cherries and spices,
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dry sweetness, red fruits and nice oak/spice

  4. Barbone scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interessanter Old-style Standard
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sofort springt die Old-Style-Fruchtnase entgegen - der Dram scheint eine Abfüllung eines Destillats aus den 70ern zu sein - Zwetschgen, gelbe Pflaumen, saftige Pfirsiche, Sherryeinfluss, Honig, Vanille, Bienenwachs
    • Taste
      86 86
      extrem weich und cremig, süße gelbe Früchte, Honigwein - leichter Körper - im Mund bei weitem nicht so komplex wie in der Nase
    • Finish
      84 84
      fruchtig und eher kurz - sehr süffig - ganz weit hinten ist doch noch eine Holznote vernehmbar

  6. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The taste is a bit disappointing compared to the nose and the finish actually. But it’s not a bad whisky, just not very special.
    • Nose
      Blueberries, and loads of it. Fresh prunes. Followed by a hint of honey. A touch of lemon. And then it goes back to blueberries again. A bit of oak. Liquorice. And a bit nutty; walnut.
    • Taste
      Plenty of honey here and it’s creamy. Raisins. Then stewed apples and walnuts again. Oak. And a subtle hint of Tobacco.
    • Finish
      Mid-long and somewhat drying. Nutmeg. Dark chocolate. A hint of peppermint.

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Body: Medium, very firm and smooth.
    • Nose
      Warm and dry. Maltiness and fruitiness. Palo cortado sherry. Cedar and fresh oak.
    • Taste
      Deep rich flavours. Malt,clean fruitiness, nuttiness cedar, more oak. Really hitting its stride as a mature, sophisticated whisky.
    • Finish
      Long and allusively sherryish.

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Wow, that's a heck of a dram. It's quite dry and bitter, a bit too much to my liking actually. The nose is by far the best part.
    • Nose
      Oloroso sherry, combined with barley sweetness. It has the smell of sultanas, christmas cake, vanilla, walnut and honey. Deep down is the spirit sweetness of pear and toffeed apple to be detected.  
    • Taste
      Quite sour and drying, as can be expected but what wasn't announced by the nose. It's actually borderline dryness. Bitter grape seeds take over, with overcooked gunpowder tea, and bone dry oloroso (but than not the fruity sort). Some walnut skin enters the palet too.
    • Finish
      Stays rather austere and bone dry. Gets more towards bitter walnut skin, ultra dry oloroso and grape seeds. 

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The nose is like a less extremely oaked Yamazaki 12. The wood tones are present but rounder and not very dominating. A liqueur-like smell, with spice (cardamom and allspice) with some plum or apricot skin, and toasted peanut. An impression of sun dried tomatos. Rich in taste with a good mix of cherry and oak. Surprisingly dry finish yet despite dryness the taste stays a satisfyingly long while.

  11. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet aromatic sherry, can you say a full bodied smell? Raisins, chocolate pudding. Hint of citrus, some spices too. It's more wood driven but yet rather balanced.

    Taste: Sweet and sour right in balance. Some sherry, hint of oak and some tropical fruit syrup. There is a savoury note in here which is quite a characteristic for Glengoyne.

    Body: Medium

    Finish: medium. Some sherry, some oak some citrus.

    Price: Nowadays rather expensive as it is discontinued. But it used to be a rather bang for your buck.

    Presentation: Cork broke. For the rest it's nice and decent. Like the bottle.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Barely open, a voluminous sherry scent rises, paired with plum compote. A first sip reinforces the impression. Wow, he moves in Strong onset, the aromas are spreading, it is believed that the mouth is not big enough. Now comes the oak, almost like marzipan, grapes, spices. Long, spicy, strong finish. Very nice drop!

  14. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      65 65

  15. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light and fresh. Lemon drops. Orange peel. Green apples. Pears. A touch of cocoa.
    • Taste
      Very mild and tasty. Sour apple. Pear. Lime peel. Malt. Poppy. A light creaminess. Vanilla pudding.
    • Finish
      Mild. Toffee. Lemons. Apples. Drying. A hint of pepper. After a while clear oak flavors. Milk chocolate.

  16. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I like the 12-year-old almost better.
    Slightly bitter taste and the finish is not the hit.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  17. Rom scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nose green fruits, caramel, vanilla, roasted notes, pear. Onctuous mouth on the same aromas as the nose. Medium finish slightly spicy and slightly bitter. Good without more.

  18. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    83/84.
    • Nose
      Toffee, roasted chestnut, malt, apple, brown sugar, plum, cranberry, vanilla and a little leather. Perhaps a whiff of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Toffee, raisin, brazil nut, vanilla, apple and perhaps a little raspberry. Pretty one-sided unfortunately.
    • Finish
      Mainly toffee. Also roasted chestnut, cocoa and a little apple.

  19. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malty, fruity, vanilla, cedar and oak wood 
    • Taste
      Cedar, oak, nuts, apples
    • Finish
      Medium long, stale beer

  21. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  22. nathanyael scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Igor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Bourbon, the first thing hit my nose - fair do's, dense broad flow of luscious fruit, brisk ginger, mellow apricot, mandarin orange, fig. I catch there turnip/radishes, horseradish, even burdock, somewhat ethylic (grain alcohol) decline, soapy water/foam?, wax. Heavy fumes ascend as if shaping one integral aromatic cloud of different smells - rapidly changeable, inconstant yet complex.
    • Taste
      Really nice deliberate introduction along with unhurried evenly measured progression. Milk chocolate, cocoa, cacao (beans), cinnamon, powdered nutmeg, flower tea, chamomile, chunk honey. Very, very soft all over, very quaffable.
    • Finish
      Honeyed-/crystallised orange rind, tangerine, dried apricots, sun-dried mandarin peel, peppermint cake, roasted chestnuts. Lastly, tart dark cherries pass into dry cherrystone. A fairly good length but not long.

  24. Timothy Cline scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Nose: Honey, vanilla, slightly floral (lavender?), stewed apples after some time

    Taste: Honey, cereal, cinnamon, heavy oak, sugar

     Finish: Medium. Drying. White pepper, oak, dark brown sugar
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Great. The sweet fruitiness of the younger siblings combined with the long maturation period of 17 years and a (once) unbeatable price. Unfortunately not in the range anymore. Too bad.
    • Nose
      Oak, nuts and sherry. Subtly sweet apples sneak into it. A little orange, followed by pleasant vanilla and a hint of warm cocoa.
    • Taste
      Creamy and syrupy with lots of oak, toffee and cocoa. Again fruit and malt.
    • Finish
      Long and warm with clear oak.

  26. MB28 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  27. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    During the 17 years of maturing, the whisky extra long to benefit from the exposure to the vessel so that the whisky itself as more mature leaves characteristics. A more focused and balanced spectrum of flavors is evident, while still pure, delicate taste of a 10 year old whisky conservation.
    Tasting Notes
    COLOUR: Amber gold, pure and clear
    NOSE: Warm and elegant. Cooked apples and fresh cherries Napoleon.
    BODY: Medium body, delicately sweet and malic acid, slightly spicy and tasty
    FINISH: Medium dry, long sweet. Overall nicely balanced

  28. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Slight sherry notes, christmas pudding, very rich fruit - raisins, ripe apples and oranges
    • Taste
      Rich and mouthfilling texture with a malted flavor, ingredients like dates, apples and oranges can be observed with delicate hints of nuts and in the background a rich flavor of oak
    • Finish
      Long and rich finish of spicy oak

  29. Malt Hans scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Sulphury and fruity aroma, lavender, figs,

    cinnamon, floral honey and vanilla. Vanilla sweet taste, banana,

    cardamom, mango and malt. Medium long, malty and spicy end.

  30. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      82 82

  31. Junior scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Place: spirits in the sky Leuven
    • Nose
      ripe, dry fruit, citruss esthers, sherry, I want to say ther's peaat, even though there isn't
    • Taste
      mushroom, horse stables, nutty, ripe fruit, sherry, I am a fan
    • Finish
      sherry, peppery, long, beery

  32. AlecM scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Feusi nails it.

  33. alectron scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note (Dramfest NZ 2012)
    • Nose
      pastry (w some yeast), some wood. (83). A bit later some more fruity notes & sherry seems to come through as well (86)
    • Taste
      mineral, some wood, mint, (81)
    • Finish
      more vanilla, creme brulee (86)

  34. Feusi scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Ripe fruits maybe apples in the nose. A beautiful complexity in the mouth, really fullbodied, malty flavor with a background of dried fruits. The finish is long, complex with sweet and spicy feelings, very well done.

  35. Maestro scored this whisky 72 points Member Junior

    Not that keen on this one. Tastes like it's trying to be a bourbon or something.
    • Nose
      Christmas cake, dried fruit and sherry
    • Taste
      Quite sweet, woodiness with hint of chocolate and nuts.
    • Finish
      Quite dry, bit more chocolate on the finish.

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