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Glengoyne 1999

Overall rating
87.42/100
votes
40
Whiskybase ID
WB33666
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Whisky meets Sherry - Special Edition
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Palo Cortado Cask Finish
Number of bottles
477
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
German Exclusive - 1st Edition Box 1
Added on
25 Jun 2012 7:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 169.23

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40 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1999

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.42 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    @ a tasting when the original sherry types were sampled and compared to the result in the whisky.
    This was the winner.

    I found this to be exceptional. The Palo Cortado finish is perfect. A wonderful lucious taste that makes your mouth water. Fits the Glengoyne like a glove. Wish they'd make much more of it.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beside the classic Glengoyne character it shows well the rare Palo Cortado sherry, but there is some taint in the finish?!
    • Nose
      Oak, vanilla, vividly acidic sherry, marzipan, bitter almond and mild wood smoke.
    • Taste
      Strong but soft and creamy. Matured oak, big sherry and malt, fruits, cocoa and phosphoric smoke. Nice.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, bittersweat. Vegetables?!

  3. GoaFraggle scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Nose: malty sweet, some oak. On the one hand delicate, soft and lovely, just classic Glengoyne, on the other hand with enough power behind it with at least 53.8%, but never sprittig and without stinging in the nose.
    In addition, slightly mineral, sour tart notes (not unpleasant!) From the Palo Cortado, as well as distant (bitter) almonds and even further away, hard to believe: a hint of wood smoke.
    With water: hardly changed. The oak steps forward a bit, the Palo Cortado notes in the background. Something bright fruits. Overall, a bit flatter and weaker.

    Mouth: The nose continues, but less soft and lovely, but strong, makes the tip of the tongue tingle. At first wonderfully interwoven, strongly malty oak barrels and the sherry aromas: salty, sour, bitter almond, a little bit of dry smoke. Great!
    The sherry flavors then evaporate while the sweet malt and oak flavors remain.
    With water: significantly more oak.

    finish:
    Dry with oak and a little mineral sherry tones

    Conclusion:
    A very interesting, successful experiment, whose unusual Palo Cortadonoten probably will not please everyone. Losing something in the finish and with water. Could have tolerated a few more months in sherry keg.

  4. LeChiffre scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The finish (fermented - dirty note) unfortunately tarnishes the overall picture.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. face scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Neat this has a rich sherry nose, slightly on the musty side with bags of chocolate & fudge.
    There are hints of burnt matches but it is within limits not to spoil the palate, very spicy & lively and quite thick in texture.
    Reasonable length but not standout.
    A little smoother with water, the flavours remain the same but with the addition of rich chocolate orange cake.
    Not the sort of whisky I usually go for but others will love this I am sure.
    The nose is by far the best part for me.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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