Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 Jul 2007 7:11 pm

Average value

€ 149.99

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234 × member ratings

542 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 17-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.29 points

  1. Barbone scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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


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