Whiskybase

Glengoyne 17-year-old

Overall rating
83.92/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
big red 17
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2010 2:52 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 170,00

3 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 17-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.92 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    sweetness to the nostrils, a little fruit, vanilla, malt, a little spice, the base!
    the palate is more consistent with yellow-orange fruits, a little hay from the first harvest not dry, a sweet taste reminding that there is a sherry finish but not outstanding at all!
    final on the same scents, quite neutral.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/on-location-glengoyne/

    N: A jump in maturity brings far more fusty/hessian notes than the 12yo. Some wine & cider join the honeyed & caramel, Shreddies, chalky Travel Sweets,… It develops into a mature vanilled grain-like whisky with a savoury-light mash balanced against a bourbon-led, sweetish citrus-fruit woodiness.
    T: Some OBE, drats – thats often the problem with these miniatures. Time passes and [almost] all is well. Its a little sharp & erratic neat and initially loses out to the 12yo on power as well as commitment and vibrancy. With water: with little-to-no sherry action showing it speaks heavily of a mature, chalky-dry, lemon citrus-savoury-sweet Speyside-style malt matured in-refill bourbon [no complaints there], with a slightly waxy-oily mouthfeel too. Good stuff, old-skool!
    F: Medium-short and soft, fusty=wafer, savoury-sweet.
    C: What a journey. Score-wise I had this in the 70s before significantly upping the score to an appropriate 86. Then i saw Serge [and some Maniacs] had had a similar journey: 88/78/88. In the end, i realised this as a very decent old-style malt. Bucking the current trend once again, Glengoyne have subsequently replaced this 17yo with their 18yo. Scores a B[-]

  3. gerardsmike scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. Ties scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  5. scotch80 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. bennythemonster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Glengoyne 17 years old, original bottling (version until 2013), 43% alk.
    Region: Highlands, Scotland

    Nose: Much more mature and deeper than the 10-year-old. Immediately very fruity with ripe apples and orange juice. In addition a clear raisin note and barley and hay.
    ...
    Palate: creamy and malty, sweet and fruity with nut flavors. The oak barrel gives a mild spiciness.

    Departure: Pleasant length, warming and on the tongue remain cereal notes back.

    Conclusion: A nice single malt with good sherry content.

    84/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 50 €) https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  7. The Macallan scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    It's a nice dram, but not there yet as in the peak of maturity.
    • Nose
      Same as the 10y old, but fuller, meer matured fruity notes.
    • Taste
      Much richer then the 10y old, but same characteristics.
    • Finish
      Nice and reasonable.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login