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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1998 MoS
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.54 points
- N: the alcohol feels a lot, but it does not cover the influence of sherry: lots of cherry (lots of it!), Sour cherries, flavored tobacco ... A little anise. Maybe it's suggestion, but it seems very recognizable to us Glengoyne, in the sense that the notes maltate and sherried remind us very much the 21 years, but in a more 'fresh' version. Caramel, toffee, ripe banana; strawberry jam. Sherry feels, we said, but without being excessive. Water brings a little honey and wood, but without changing too much. P: uhm; very alcoholic; bitter, also, unexpectedly (tea, infusions); we recognize the cherry, but more 'temperate' (for the worse ...); prevails the taste of malt (biscuits, but also muesli). No water for now disappoints, as pepper notes (not spicy: just black pepper) and ginger dominate the scene. With water, still, it does not change much: there are some dried fruit and more red fruits (let's say strawberry jam), but still dominates the pepper. F: cherry, pepper; not very long; wood and ginger. We like the nose very much, but the palate does not: too much pepper and too much alcohol, too bitter to our taste. Not too balanced; curiously, ours is the interpretation exactly opposite to that of Serge , who appreciated the palate but found the nose too closed and inert. http://whiskyfacile.com/2012/09/09/glengoyne-1998-2011-malts-of-scotland-sherry-hogshead-537/
- sergeColour: pale amber. Nose: it’s another kind of sherriness here, more on leather,
dark chocolate and struck matches. Some rubber too, new boots, chlorophyll, cut
grass… I think this needs to breathe. Let me check my emails, I’ll be back in a
few minutes…/… I’m back. Indeed, it got a little nicer and fruitier (raisins)
but the rubberiness is still there. A lot of mint, anise and even mustard as
well (seeds, or rather the raw kind of ‘mustard in grains’ that they make here
and there, like in Meaux - please see below.) Let’s try water. With water:
coffee, toffee, chocolate and leather. Improved! Mouth (neat): now it’s good,
very fruity, with the many spices supporting the whole. Peppered strawberries?
Jellybeans with cloves? Some aspects are not far from the OB but this has less
straight oak. With water: rounder and oilier, with the same flavours everywhere.
Finish: pretty long, on the same notes. A little blackcurrant jelly in the
aftertaste. Comments: it’s not an easy one in my opinion, but some parts are
rewarding. Yeah, lousy writing. Water is obligatory. Oh, and MOS have/had
several much better 1998s in my opinion!
- A nice sherry but lacks expressiveness and originality to really seduce me
Relatively closed nose
Expresses itself with difficulty
It is however pleasant
A classic but fine sherry
Coffee, leather, wood, nuts and berries
The mouth is concentrated and powerful. Chocolate and red berries Roasting aromas emerge in the mid-palate
Long on the wood
- Active cask, probably first fill. Wonderful whisky.
This coppery Glengoyne was bottled by Malts of Scotland after 13 years of maturation (yield of the cask 289 bottles). This is not the first and I have a gut feeling there is plenty more great Glengoyne asleep in the warehouse in Paderborn.
The nose is very sherried again, just like cask 1132 that was bottled in 2010. Once past the alcohol, I get crème brulée, roasted nuts, gingerbread with almond paste, tobacco and a hint of balsamico. Walnut skins, some mint and thyme. Mandarin. Nice development.
On the palate, this oily Glengoyne leaves no doubt: this is a veritable sherrymonster! Very appetizing with the same associations as on the nose: orange, walnuts, ginger, caramel. The oak serves as bitter lining.
The finishhhhhhhhhhhh. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. You know what I mean.