Glengoyne 1985 Sherry

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
21 years old
First fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 May 2008 6:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 416.20

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1985 Sherry

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Thermidor scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Were it just a bit less bitter on the finish, I could see myself going a point up.
    • Nose
      Wonderfully detailed! Heavy sherry, a fair amount of tannins, and a beautifully rounded distillate. A nicer start than 500 lawyers at the bottom of the sea. Bags of hazelnuts in an old house that just had its floor waxed. Dry wood, dried herbs, figs, and that nice high quality armagnac touch I keep finding in older Glengoynes. With water: Rounder now, with a surprising poolwater-like smell coming up sometimes. Fattier now as well, but the hazelnuts still dominate. Some high quality musky perfume, and the smell of a running boat engine. No trace of those dessert cakes and sacher notes you can find in the OB 25yo.
    • Taste
      A sharp entry. The body is full, yet slightly disjointed and you can feel the alcohol's bite, so it definitely calls for water. Hazelnuts again, and a ton of tannins plus old sherry. The level of tannins really sets it apart from the OB 25. With water it smooths out on the tongue. No off notes at all, and despite the heavy presence of wood it's very likable. 
    • Finish
      Strongly brewed black tea. The sherry lingers a long time, and the wood is extremely drying. For lovers of tannins, a must bottle. For haters, one to be avoided. For me, excellent stuff.

  5. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The nose is rich and pungent. Notes of sherried fruits and citrus
      creeping in. There is a thick sugared peel character with notes of cut herbs and dark toffee.
    • Taste
      The palate is rich and thick. The sherry is in prominent position with a slight vinous note. A touch of port creeps in with acidic, tannic oak to chew
    • Finish
      The finish is long with grape and white wine and a touch of oak as it fades


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