- 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
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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
- Were it just a bit less bitter on the finish, I could see myself going a point up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The finish is long with grape and white wine and a touch of oak as it fades