Glengoyne 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
big red 17
Stated Age
17 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2010 2:52 pm

Average value

€ 101.01

4 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 17-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.89 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


    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.


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