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Glengoyne 17-year-old

Overall rating
83.25/100
votes
201
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L300506 31229BB
Barcode
5010493002837
Added on
22 Jul 2007 7:00 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 114,00

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 17-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.25 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.

  4. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. 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

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