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Glengoyne 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.31/100
votes
115
Whiskybase ID
WB174
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jul 2007 7:11 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 221.64

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115 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 21-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 points

  1. Ardie scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Thick red deep sherry, balsamic vinigar, tomato flower, blue exotic fruits, glue, moldy and dampy, maltiness is industrial and milky. Very nice and interestingly weird. Cacao in the end.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mellow dark deep herbal sherriness. Quite bitter yet mouth coating. Dry in an exotic way.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry cough syryp and balsamic vinegar.

  2. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Smell: apple-sour base tone, fine sherry sweetness in the base, cinnamon, tree bark, German. Pear tones, pure fruit, well integrated alcohol, according to the solvent note (not unpleasant!), Ripe pomaceous fruit, beautiful harmony with malty undertones, with air vanilla and slightly squeezed and fermented apple

    Taste: German. Wood spice as a counterpart to the present fruit aromas, great balance with fine bitter almond tones, dark chocolate with just the minimum cocoa content for this chocolate category, the alcohol pushes German. more than on the nose, the wood is also present in the medium in combination with a dry cocoa tone. to lg. Reverberation,

    Color: burnished gold tone, clear, narrow WR

    Conclusion: German. more classic, less made-up and less barrel-driven than the current 21s, thus slimmer and more differentiated, more fruity and less "loud" - simply an "out of date" interpretation of the current 21s, and thus a short journey through time to the original character of the whisky ...
    Unfortunately (as with many classic red wines) an increasingly dying species, which has probably been replaced by the flashier successors for marketing reasons .... And "by the way": A year in the opened bottle could then "double sense" by the way, do not harm old boys at all!

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. S_S scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, cooling. After Eight. Vanilla ice cream with a little caramel sauce. Walnuts. Lemon thyme, a hint of lime juice, a hint of pineapple. Sawdust, wet sand.
    • Taste
      Light. Yellow apples, apricots, some marzipan. A hint of pepper. White chocolate cream, a hint of lavender.

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    The first steam from the glass has a nice, heavy and fruity sweetness. Baked plums with hot vanilla sauce and cinnamon, a mocha with a dash of rose water, dark chocolate, a tiny My Sulfur (a single New Year's bulb burned in front of the house). Semolina pudding, roasted apple, a handful of blackberries.
    With a little breathing and panning, light cereal notes emerge, more semolina pudding and slightly sour scents, redcurrants and gooseberries.

    Mouth:
    Vanilla and berry sweetness (blueberry and blackberry), cherry, plums and raisins, very nicely balanced with cloves and nutmeg, some cardamom. You can leave it in the mouth for a long time and discover more subtle aromas: again rose water, subtle orange, chocolate chips, a slightly dull spiciness (chaste tree?).

    Finish:
    Long, here the oak comes out stronger, accompanied by dark berries, espresso.

    A very nice malt, so a sherry whisky must taste for me to please me really well.

  9. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

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