- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Bourbon + Sherry
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Unhurried Since 1833
- Added on
- 26 Nov 2012 10:50 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 18-year-old
94 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.06 points
- I don’t care for it much more than the 12 year. A little more sherry influence, but I still find it vanilla driven and syrupy. Lacks any character, but maybe that’s the point.
- It starts with a nice nose, the sweetness surprised and let me spontaneously think of rum, sherry is the dominant note, but still leaves room for further.
In the mouth, the sweetness goes back a bit, I no longer think of PX Sherry, as during the smell, but rather Oloroso.
The finish is a nice mix of the impressions of the mouth and nose.
A solid, good sherry whisky without surprises or mistakes.
The impression is very different from that of two years ago, at that time I gave 83 points in a blind tasting, now I award 87 points.
Sweetish, raisins, slightly weaker cherries, slightly earthy, apricot, caramel, walnut, sherry all the time
Soft body, but surprisingly strong start, then sweetness and light bitterness are in conflict, some wood, dark, tart caramel, again sherry, drier now, a memory of leather
As expected, the departure is dominated by the oak, below with a sweet sherry note, the nut from the nose is back, as well as the memory of earth, medium to long
- This Glengoyne I had some time ago as a blindsample in the glass. The basic notes and basic impressions are the same, with me the Glengoyne tastes a little better today. Let me just quote my comment on the blind tasting: "The nose is extremely fruity and complex, intense mint leaves the otherwise fruity nose pleasantly fresh." This sample is dominated by dry and tart wood tones, the finish is also wooden and eternally long Again, the nose was the dominating element for me in this malt .... I found this malt complex and quite interesting.The slight baseline has harmonized well with the other components. " 22/22/21/21
Sweet honey and slightly dry woody tones mix only cautiously, the alcohol is relatively strong in part. Oranges and dark caramel follow, the sweetness becomes more intense and fruity. Apricot, annans and a touch of green apple mix to a fruity sweet melange, the overall impression of the nose is creamy and gentle. Cocoa powder and a pinch of cinnamon let in a slightly spicy note, with a fresh peppermint note in the background.
Creamy and gentle, the Glengoyne flows through the mouth, after a few seconds, black pepper lays around the tongue and dresses the palate with a pleasant sharpness. A light chili-catch emits a light burning sharpness, spicy and slightly tart wood elements rise from the fading sharpness. A touch of furniture polish or glaze is created, at the moment dominate tart and extremely wooden aromas.
Bitter and bitter, the aftertaste begins. Dark walnut flavors and dry wood exude a plump warmth, the sharpness flares up again and produces a small "afterburner". On the whole, the aftertaste is dominated by tart and discreetly bitter wood tones, here and there are dried fruit elements. A touch of mint gives the finish a fresh note, such as a chewing gum chewing for hours.
- The nose is extremely fruity and complex. Intense mint leaves the otherwise fruity nose pleasantly fresh. The taste of this sample is dominated by dry and tart wood tones, the aftertaste is also wooden and eternally long. And again, the nose was the dominating element in this malt for me. In this sample, I have filled much better, despite missing in the taste of fruit elements. I found this malt complex and interesting. The light basic sharpness harmonized well with the other components.
Blind tasting: Wooden fruit flavors and a hint of roasted aromas rise from the glass. Velvety and almost overripe yellow fruits such as apricots and quinces follow, a spicy basic character lies in the background while the fruit notes are becoming more intense and tropical fruit to light. Apricots, bananas, pineapple play with a touch of fresh mint and a little vanilla. Green apple gives the full-bodied and sweet nose a fresh and subtly tart note. A hint of cocoa powder and cinnamon, milk chocolate, we are pervaded by sweet pieces of fruit and freshly picked peppermint leaves. 1. Fruit, sweetness, freshness, chocolate
Wooden sour and spicy, the first sip flows over the tongue. Dry wood elements and a note of sharpness give the first impression a certain complexity and strength. The second sip is then much harsher and more bitter, I somehow combine this kind of aromas with furniture polish and glaze. Again, a little sharpness arises and also in this sample lacks the strength and power from the nose in the taste. Spicy wood and a touch of espresso, again harsh hints and more of woody flavors.
Herb with a certain basic acuity starts the reverberation. Tortured pieces of wood rest on the tongue, a pinch of black pepper separates from the wood. Slightly oily and creamy, the malt exudes its tart and subtly pungent aroma. These intensive tones rest for a long time on the palate and exude a cozy warmth. Slowly, really only very slowly, the malt sounds and leaves a harsh and fine sharp aroma in the mouth.
- if the nose appears more massive and intrusive sweet with artificial sweetness, the mouth is fresher and very pleasant, balanced and harmonious, the finish takes over the theme from the mouth well, but then has the typical Glen bitterness which stands isolated, in addition to the other notes and stays longer
slightly alcoholic, sweet, the sweetness is slightly artificial, nutty (marzipan), smooth woodruff (like cool jelly), herbs, some wood, sweet honey
cool and sparkling is the onset, light fruits with light acidity and nut lighter and pleasant taste in the mouth on the palate you can feel beautiful the spicy oak fresh fruit orange / apricot
medium-long, nut, oak (slightly bitter), orange, grapefruit, bitter sticks to the palate
- A nice nose, the taste drops a bit, but still pleases, the finish fits into the overall picture.
Red apples and clear sherry notes, a little caramel, in the background strawberries, soft oak, after a while it is fresher and slightly sour, some sour cherry
Soft body, first sweet, but then immediately a neat peppery pungency, oak, some dark chocolate, mushrooms, a little orange, slightly salty, a little sherry
red berries (this red pepper, which is no pepper), then sweet, light oak bitterness, malt, medium length
- 88/100. Idiosyncratic sherry style that I know of nowhere else, I like it.
dark-fruity sherry nose with caramel sweetness, cinnamon, candied fruit, dates, raisins, milk chocolate. Plum jam. Marmeladig-sweet aroma, which is balanced by spice and sounds of citrus aromas. (Orange peel). Fresh resinous wood mixes under the sweet fruit notes. Extremely distant, earthy herbal note.
first sip, especially spicy, bitter, dry, with dried fruit and ginger. Second sip round, sweet-bitter, with dates on the palate, again strong ginger presence. Add cinnamon. Third sip again sweeter, dried fruit and cinnamon dominant. Here are also the herbs dominant, dried sage. Raisins.
Dates, plums, cinnamon, on the palate bitter chocolate. Dried apricots remain in the mouth for a very long time. Roasted nuts. Earl Gray tea. Most of the finish is quickly over, but the dried fruit / nut note lingers in the background for a very long time.
- Beautiful, round Dram, which has more of a refill Sherrykarakter for me, and so is the distillate already to advantage. However, it is also very interchangeable, and could use a little more alcohol. Other comparable 18s like Glenlivets 18 or Tomatin 18 I like much better.
Nutty sweet, with hazelnuts, honey and caramel. In addition, fermented apricots, and red apples. A few raisins and slightly sour white grapes, and some yeast.
Medium onset, silky / oily mouthfeel. Apricots and green apples with honey. Then comes the oak, very pleasant.
Medium long, astringent. Apricots and hazelnuts. Honey.
- Glengoyne 18 WID: 38137
Abv. 43%, chillfiltered, bourbon and sherry casks
Nose: a sherry influence for me, but more on the refill, than on the first fill side, dry logs, dark chocolate, overripe plums, a touch of stale cola and / or water (but I'm extremely sensitive to this aroma)
Taste: more sweetness on the palate, rum pot, but a little one-dimensional and thin (46% would have been really better)
Departure: Here, unfortunately, a little stale and stale, otherwise medium in length and in order
Conclusion: The sample was really ok, but I do not need a bottle. I am simply too sensitive for this stale cola note, otherwise a stable malt.
- really good sherry maturation
the smell reminds me of something very old, leather-like
no prolonged finish, but a damn fine whisky to enjoy (needs a bit of time to open though)