Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Bottling serie
The Dram
Stated Age
13 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2010 9:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 45.00

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24 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1997 WD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.82 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Good highland whisky with sherry influence.

  2. boborban scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    sergeThere are many indie Glengoynes in the market these days, both old (19772, 1973)
    and young (1997, 1998). I have quite a backlog of samples to try but let’s taste
    this W-D today.

    Colour: pale amber. Nose: starts on a rather dry, flinty
    kind of ‘sherryness’, with notes of ‘new Barbour jacket’ (right, right) and
    hints of peach liqueur. More fruitcake then, chocolate, cherry stem tea,
    walnuts, leather… No bomb but I like this kind of ‘dry balance’ in a sherry
    butt. Hints of Turkish delights and rosewater coming through after a few
    minutes. It’s also a little earthy and rooty. Mouth: rich and fruity, with notes
    of orange blossom water and, well, plain oranges. Oh, and orange squash. Also
    plums, then more black pepper, bitter chocolate and maybe a little green curry.
    All that’s coated with some honey and a little nutmeg. Gets then grassier,
    drier… Finish: long, still unusually grassy for a sherry butt. Tea, tannins.
    Some lemon in the aftertaste. Comments: very good, with the butt’s wood having
    been more active than its… sherry. A slightly dry and rough-ish profile that
    goes well with Glengoyne in my opinion.



  3. MacMenM scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    very powerful oak: love this other side of Glengoyne
    • Nose
      nice sherry , floral, cinnamon 
    • Taste
      sherry with nuts, should i think, the wood stays somewhere in the mouth, bitter notes as orange and some chocolate
    • Finish
      medium is the word, bit dry to, grasses and do we taste a rather sour thing at the end ?

  4. magic_slim scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but I definitely had better Glengoynes before. To me it looks like the sherry and/or the sherry cask did not have a high quality.
    • Nose
      Warming, intensive and somewhat indefinite with sherry, figs, herbs and moss, old wood and wrotten leather. I am afraid that there is some sulphur as well.
    • Taste
      Smooth and one can taste that it was diluted with water. Sherry (slightly sour), concentrated green tea, leather and old wood.
    • Finish
      Medium long, mainly on notes of tea.


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