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Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB18977
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Feisty but fun
Vintage
04.2001
Bottled
03.2010
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Port Pipe
Casknumber
123.5
Number of bottles
800
Strength
60.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Nov 2010 11:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 50.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2001 SMWS 123.5

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Lovely, sweet, spicy things came to the nose - sticky marmalade, cinnamon toast, plum jam, burnt edge of rice pudding and liquorice allsorts in a waxy bag. The palate was feisty but fun - crunchie bars dipped in salt, burnt grass, molasses and the kind of toffee that comes with a hammer. The reduced nose was intriguing; we found polished wood and a brass coal scuttle. One panellist was reminded of a fairground (candy-floss and generator smoke). The reduced palate was tangy, leathery, with lip-burning heat - `a fire-breather's dram` said one of the ladies. Made near the 'glen of the wild geese'.

  2. jocmueller scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glengoyne 8yo - Cs. 123.5 (SMWS) - refill Port Pife - 60.8% Hello,

    just pulled out the sample and poured. It is a young Glengoyne from the Port Pipe (650 l), let's start:

    Colour:

    Rose gold, a few thick, slowly running legs.

    Nose:

    Typical port nose, dry dominant red fruit, the alcohol easily shimmers through, anise, leather.

    Taste:

    Oily, slightly alcoholic, with increasing duration really fruity with a slightly bitter background, toffee, pepper ==> nasturtium - this crisp fruitiness reminiscent of Kapuzienerkresse ... has the cultivation but already worth it ,

    finish:

    A good medium length carried by the alcohol. Also slightly bitter here.

    With water:

    The alcohol retreats slightly in favor of the fruit, becomes a little more fruity and oily.

    Conclusion:

    A nice young Glengoyne bottling, which would not have hurt a few more years in the barrel in case of doubt and then the bitter notes might have won the upper hand, but with some water gains.

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