- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1997 WD
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.82 points
- Good highland whisky with sherry influence.
- 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.
- very powerful oak: love this other side of Glengoyne
nice sherry , floral, cinnamon
sherry with nuts, should i think, the wood stays somewhere in the mouth, bitter notes as orange and some chocolate
medium is the word, bit dry to, grasses and do we taste a rather sour thing at the end ?
- 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.
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.
Smooth and one can taste that it was diluted with water. Sherry (slightly sour), concentrated green tea, leather and old wood.
Medium long, mainly on notes of tea.