- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L300506 31229BB
- Added on
- 22 Jul 2007 7:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 17-year-old
30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.23 points
- Body: Medium, very firm and smooth.
Warm and dry. Maltiness and fruitiness. Palo cortado sherry. Cedar and fresh oak.
Deep rich flavours. Malt,clean fruitiness, nuttiness cedar, more oak. Really hitting its stride as a mature, sophisticated whisky.
Long and allusively sherryish.
- 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.
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.
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.
Stays rather austere and bone dry. Gets more towards bitter walnut skin, ultra dry oloroso and grape seeds.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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!
Light and fresh. Lemon drops. Orange peel. Green apples. Pears. A touch of cocoa.
Very mild and tasty. Sour apple. Pear. Lime peel. Malt. Poppy. A light creaminess. Vanilla pudding.
Mild. Toffee. Lemons. Apples. Drying. A hint of pepper. After a while clear oak flavors. Milk chocolate.