Glengoyne 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.19/100
votes
696
Whiskybase ID
WB38137
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon + Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Unhurried Since 1833
Barcode
5010852026672
Added on
26 nov 2012 10:50 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 126.50

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 18-year-old

115 users have left 130 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.19 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: amber (OFS/KG)
    - a super single malt with a very deep character
    - very complex and beautifully aged and fruity
    - is very similar to the Aberlour 18 (however, the smell is
    weaker, but slightly more intense in taste)
    - but significantly better than the Glengoyne 17 J.
    (better cask selection and rather sweeter than drier
    Sherry)
    - at around €80 for an 18-year-old single malt and the existing one
    Highly recommended quality
    • Nose
      Sweetish fruity, old grapes and old wood, dried orange peel, ripe fruit, the 18 years can be clearly smelled
    • Taste
      Mild, soft, sweet attack, the ripe grapes are confirmed in the mouth, old oak, some nuts, spice at the end
    • Finish
      mild, medium-length finish;
      medium-long soft aftertaste with fruit and cocoa

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  3. Tony_drink_not_drunk scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Glengoyne 18 year
    ABV:43% Cask: Bourbon + Sherry
    • Nose
      Old sherry oak,apple
    • Taste
      Fruity sweetness and sourness.. orange peel.Very balanced
    • Finish
      =>Score: 86[Recommend to try]

  4. Nosingbär scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, smooth sherry malt with a well-behaved character. Sour to ripe, sweet fruit, a lot of dessert aromas and a little herbal spice and barrel spice. Round, balanced thing, fills its niche nicely for me. "Only" 43%, but I'm not missing any power here. Mouth feel is great. 88/100, almost 89.
    • Nose
      Clearly sherry dominates, but civilized, reserved sherry. Raisins, chocolate, sage, coriander and green tea, dates, a tiny bit of butterscotch and coffee praline filling (in the sense of a sweet, creamy coffee note, not strong enough for mocha or even espresso). Plums, dried fruits, cinnamon. Very pleasant, slightly above average complex nose. Dessert flavors and creamy, sweet fruit, even ripe mango is included. The coffee and dried fruit will become a little more intense over time. Fresh orange juice and orange zest, the malt becomes much more citrusy. Kola.
    • Taste
      immediately present on the tongue, very sweet, slightly acidic and pleasantly spicy. dates, chocolate. A pleaser. Sweet and sour fruit. Apricots, physalis, cinnamon. Fresh sage. blood orange.
    • Finish
      lots of cinnamon, dried orange peel and freshly squeezed sour orange juice. Bitter chocolate. Medium-length finish, light barrel spice and a little liquorice at the end. Very slightly minty, cools the mouth.

  5. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    Oaky and dried fruit. Personally think this can best represent Glengoyne’s characters on balancing that Sherry touch with its citrusy & bourbon cask-driven notes.

    N 26
    Vanilla ice cream. Creamy Sherry nose (sultana, dried fruit). Honey hiding behind with some unaggressive menthol. Time unveils more citrusy, soft spices, and caramel.

    P 27
    Sherry & spicy is the main theme. Starts with some figs and espresso beans. Creamy, mouthwatering dried fruit. Malty, oaky, smoothened oak spices & winter spices then slowly dominated the palate. Some menthol to wrap up when swallowed.

    F 25
    Mid finish. Oak spices driven. Oaky & fruity lingering. Mild spices too but almost neglectable.

  7. hzs275 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. The_Osprey scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Glengoyne 18yo.

    Sample bottled by RGWC, consumed Nov 2021. The samples I've tried from them in the past have been super dodgy, so let’s see how this one is.

    Golden orange .

    Aroma is ‘meaty’, slightly sulphured sherry cask, also some lemon and ginger. Mostly meaty though. Ultimately that seems to be the impression from the cask- I don’t think the re-bottler can be blamed.

    Taste is watery and low impact, becoming saltier on the swallow. Very simple, not too much going on. The old oak is slightly chocolatey. Vaguely tart, salty and chilli-ish in the finish like the lime chilli that is served with poppadoms. Chocolatey linger. Below average on this showing. 3.1/74

  9. Chris_V_Swan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Yes, the Glengoyne 18: a story full of ups and downs. At least for me personally. We divided the 18 in our whisky community. He sparked excitement in me. An 18-year-old that is still available at a reasonable price and promises a high level of quality. The basic data is simply right here. You have to say that! that with the new series the prices were (of course) adjusted.
    Would I still buy it today for 100 + euros? I dont know! Nonetheless, I used up my share of the bottle pretty quickly. I tested it on Mortlach 16 Distiller'sDram, various Glendronachs, Glenallachies, Edradours and Dailuaine 16 f&f. The Glengoyne did amazingly well! Here now looks with the new edition, I do not know, I will not try it either. In any case, my first impression was good to very good. That means in the points region 85 to 90. Then my bottle share was Lea. And I didn't bother with him anymore. Until it was served to me blind in a very nice tasting. Unfortunately, that was catastrophic. The rich spiciness only seemed bitter to me, the beautifully balanced, round profile was immature and much too edgy.
    After that I wrote him off. Which turned out to be a mistake after I got it back in the form of a temple so I could compare it to the 21 Glengoyne. So I've decided to write this review. he was great In the following I refer to the last impressions of this tasting.
    • Nose
      Compared to the 21er Glengoyne, which in turn was also compared to the new 21er Glengoyne, the distillery character of the Glengoyne now clearly emerges. The cask selection made for the 18s means that the wonderful character of this excellent whisky is not overpowered by the aromas of the casks. You get a nice spiciness, a very mild and pleasant character which I particularly like as charming, flowery and describe it elegantly.
    • Taste
      Here, too, there is no clear almost dominance. This is particularly noticeable in comparison to the older siblings of these malts.
      The 18 years of barrel aging leave very nice oak notes, the whisky is wonderfully rounded, but still shows enough pep and bite not to come across as boring. When does it have nice hints of bitter and sweet oranges. A little bitterness is also part of the game. A great 18-year-old that will no longer exist. I'm sad about that.
    • Finish
      In comparison to the 21-year-old, of course, it cannot keep up with the rosin fruitiness of the first for barrels and the massively long finish. Still, all sorts of things happen. He's not on the purely sweet side anymore, no, he shows tartness and some bite and Glengoyne shines through and through. A wonderful release from this distillery, no barrel characteristics are overly prominent, balance is its forte.

  10. bankimate scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Andytka3 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    1650) Glengoyne, 18YO (circa 2016)

    My first GGy18YO were on 24th December 2016, it was a 2013 releases. A good 5 years past, various batches come and go in between but have not got the urge to try any of those. Until Chris Yeo shared one of the 2016 batch with me, and here it goes.
    • Nose
      N- Guinness treacle with heart warming boiled spices and honeyed dates, welcoming puffs of sweet sherry signals for something decent are to follow, plain leather, raisin, damp rum cask, spiced tobacco with cola reduction. Stains of fruity syrup and strawberry yoghurt on rising spicy and sour tinge. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- The feel of edgy sour oak growing towards cloying. Stiff and shallow out, despite a decent and lively aroma, the spicy oak overcast with others struggle to make an appearance. (83/18)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, dry and crisp, hefty oak lingers over traces of dried fruits and puffy phenol. (85/19)

      B/B- 83/18

      Weighted Rate- 76pt Just liked my 1st GGy18YO, there is something in this that I couldn't term with. Glancing at the 2020 batch on my bar shelf, feeling hesitate again...

  12. Quincybeurskens3105 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very rich nose, on Christmas cake, gingerbread, dark chocolate. Brown sugar, which dissolves in coffee. Pudding with sultanas. Morello cherries. Cinnamon. Coriander. Crumble, baked apples. Vanilla fillet, pastry cream. Monstrous palate of balance, first of all sweetness, then the spices rise. Sweet to suck, soft chocolate, nun. It feels like a bakery. Long and very woody finish, on fruits, prunes, plums, red apples. Kahlùa.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/10/glengoyne-18-yo.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. dapoinbua scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. og187 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Sample with ditelery sample.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Calm, grain-wine, raisins.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Delicate, crème brulee, duchess, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Tanning, warm, milk chocolate.
      Average duration

  16. og187 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Sample with ditelery sample.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Calm, grain-wine, raisins.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Delicate, crème brulee, duchess, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Tanning, warm, milk chocolate.
      Average duration

  17. og187 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Sample with ditelery sample.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Calm, grain-wine, raisins.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Delicate, crème brulee, duchess, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Tanning, warm, milk chocolate.
      Average duration

  18. Don Cassi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    First of all: pure this malt loses a lot of its potential, it looks young, closed, simple and alcoholic, so the following refers to the addition of water, which opens up enormously.

    On the nose, sweet honey with a little vanilla and fruity like ripe apples and dried fruit, after a while ripe banana. Behind it some freshly polished wood. In addition, a little cooling with a small addition of water.

    Round, sherry-fruity and slightly spicy in the mouth. In the finish a lot of oak in the form of coffee notes and dark sherry fruit (intense raisin). Unfortunately not very complex anymore.
    Length: 4/10

    Very barrel-heavy sherry representative, for fans of spicy malts.

    Grade: 2+

  19. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  20. dimitrios scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  21. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2020-04-14
    • Nose
      85 85
      dark sweet fruits, sherry, nectarine, light oak
    • Taste
      84 84
      pleasant oak on the tongue, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      84 84
      soft oak

  22. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  23. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. alkisd8 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A very nice rounded drum.You can feel the maturation of casks and how well balanced all the flavor are.Exellent!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Oak,grapes,cheri hints,vanilla,sultana,some wax at the back round.Smooth and balanced
    • Taste
      89 89
      A nice rounded warminess come and you can feel how rich is this drum.Sultana and vanilla here,with a pleasant honey and buts notes.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long with pleasant vanilla, grape oakiness...Sooo balanced and smooth

  25. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. bodevami scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious whisky for after dinner.
    • Nose
      Fresh scent, vanilla and red fruit,
    • Taste
      Spicy, honey and vanilla
    • Finish
      Pleasant, soft, dry finish.

  28. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    All in all, a solid combination of bourbon and sherry barrels, which do not overlay the malt. Delicious, easy, good drinking strength, but the taste and finish of the oak is a bit too bitter for me to really please.
    • Nose
      84 84
      You immediately notice that sherry barrels were involved here, but also that it is a combination of bourbon and sherry barrels. The bourbon barrels deliver beautiful vanilla and honey aromas, accompanied by rather light, fruity notes of apples and pears. There are also classic sherry notes such as raisins, dates and minimal leather. Not a sherry monster, but rather elegantly woven.
    • Taste
      81 81
      The whisky is dry and oily in the mouth. I think the strength of 43% alcohol is well chosen, it doesn't seem too weak. There is oak seasoning, not even a little. In addition, fermented fruits, leather, pepper and something mineral, earthy.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The finish is sweet, but is dominated by the oak and is relatively long. Overall a bit bitter.

  29. YD84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful, complex and elegant whisky. Very nuanced without being overly sherried. One I like to take my time with. 2-3 drops of water does it wonders.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  31. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-12-2020. (85/85/84)

  32. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nice balanced pour, slight sweet, spice, oak, fruit all working together.
    • Nose
      Sweet and tart, strawberry, cherry, raisins, toffee,
    • Taste
      Honey, raisin, oak spice, wax, red cherry
    • Finish
      Cherry, blueberry, oak, red pepper

  33. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Lacks complexity and leans too heavily on the sherry influence in my opinion. Some more input from the distillery character might have helped.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  34. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I haven't had such a nose full of sherry and above all this great sherry influence in the mouth, which remains in the finish until the bitter end. Surprisingly little oak for 18 years, or no noticeable bitterness.
    • Nose
      Here we are with a dark amber in the glass. The 18y is clearly on the sherry side. Clear sherry notes in the nose right at the beginning. The smell-pot pourie is led by raisins. Creamy caramel with light vanilla and very nice, but not overflowing sherry fragrances.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits, such as plums and dates, immediately in the mouth. A round, delicious mouthfeel. After the fruit comes leather as I know it from the Glendronach Allardice, but maybe not as intensely. Also present, a slight sweetness, but more of the dates than honey or sugar. All tastes are very nicely interwoven, nothing stands out.
    • Finish
      The sherry nuances remain active in the mouth until the end. The oak only comes towards the end. But very subtle. For 18 years I would have expected significantly more oak and the associated bitterness. But none. The dark, fruity mood remains. And stays. And stays.

  35. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  36. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Fruity, light, apples, vanilla, sweetish,
    slightly moldy, sour oak, fresh wood

    Taste:
    soft, hardly alcoholic, nice and spicy,
    some pepper, distinct oak, warming

    Departure:
    relatively long, full-bodied, dark fruits,
    Cocoa, oak, slightly peppery, round, soft and sweet.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  37. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      conifer wood, liquorice, sherry and heather
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  38. victorlcw scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Not very intense of sherry, but soft and light. You could find no pressure to drink.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Green apple at first, apricot, banana, pineapple, cherry, new wood just like furniture, a hint of sherry at the back
    • Taste
      86 86
      Mouth-watering, a little spicy as pepper, little sweetness as honey, soft oakiness, Ginseng
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, soft honey sweetness and bitterness like Ginseng til the end

  39. Jackson05 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.

  40. Nosingbär scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    88/100. Idiosyncratic sherry style that I know of nowhere else, I like it.
    • Nose
      89 89
      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.
    • Taste
      88 88
      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.
    • Finish
      87 87
      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.

  41. Bam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Medium onset, silky / oily mouthfeel. Apricots and green apples with honey. Then comes the oak, very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Medium long, astringent. Apricots and hazelnuts. Honey.

  42. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.

  43. dhillworth scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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)
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  44. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasty and nicely balanced sweet-spicy malt. Well balanced and very pleasant to drink. The spice in the mouth and finish work well as a tension element to the otherwise quite soft character. A good all-day whisky. In principle, it would be worth a bottle to me between 60-70 euros, although in the end I would rather prefer the GG 21J.
    (Rating: 0)
    • Nose
      86 86
      fruity-sweet; Banana; sweet apples; Honeydew melon; Caramel; some oak; well balanced
    • Taste
      86 86
      mild mouth-filling mouthfeel; sweet-spicy; Chocolate; Orange; Honey; Spices; in addition, pleasantly integrated delicately spicy (slightly tart) oak; a bit nutty
    • Finish
      85 85
      sweet-spicy, which increasingly turns into slightly bitter chocolate and pleasantly bitter-spicy oak aromas; a bit nutty

  45. wbarchive_336582 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    malthead: 85 points
    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/glengoyne-triple-pack-10yrs-15yrs-18yrs

  46. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  47. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/whiskylive-2019-day-1-part-2/

    C: Sherry-light again, we’ve a decently balanced malt. Best of the three but it drops 2 points since 2017. Currently the Arran 18yo [blog] beats this hands down.

  48. dramspotter scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      sweet, raisins, steel, heather/herbs
    • Taste
      low alcohol, watery, herbal
    • Finish
      medium

  49. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great, noble and mature Highland Malt - very pleasant!
    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      fine sweetness, old grapes, sherry aromas, orange peel, spicy oak, vanilla; [G] [A] [W] very, very good single malt;
    • Taste
      fuller, softer, more sweet, grapes, a lot of oak, spice, pepper, a little nut, cocoa, complex;
    • Finish
      mild, medium length finish; Fruit and cocoa fade away;

  50. Bretorianer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  51. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    varied, exciting, beautiful malt
    Sherrynotes dominate
    horny malt
    the nose continues on the palate with heavy dark notes

    These notes are very different from my first (conscious) tasting of the malt
    • Nose
      flowery - little arrows
      Woody young oak
      Sweet - sherry
      fruity - ripe pear, brown apple
      slightly spicy
      later vanilla gets stronger
      later earthy and tobacco
    • Taste
      soft on the palate
      spicy - herb, herbs
      Wood - oak
      Chocolate - dark chocolate
      Roasting aromas - espresso
      fruity - brown banana
      some licorice
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Oak
      bitter spicy
      dark chocolate
      later licorice

  52. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Compared to the 12- and 15-year-old expressions, certainly more sherry and more oak. Dark honey, chestnuts, wild berries and resin. Still a brightness / vibrancy underneath: does this still have bourbon-matured components? Very nice nose, but I believe I might actually prefer the nose of the 15, which is more buttery and inviting. This one appears slightly more tart. The difference is akin, perhaps, to that between café au lait and espresso. At any rate, this seems darker and older (as it very well should). Strikes a great balance between fruit and wood. Opulent and elegant; the equivalent of a decadent, rich and sweet tarte aux fruits. After the first sip, an additional umami element makes its presence felt (all kinds of dark and savory sauces). Also, old leather. Does not feel at all underpowered at 43%.
    • Taste
      The 15-year-old may boast the better nose, but this one kills it on the palate. Immediately sweet and satisfying attack, simultaneously lush and juicy; a complex and increasingly dry development ensues. Dark roast notes, chocolate and wild / forest honey on the mid-palate. After that, it becomes progressively spicier toward the death, but it never crosses over into OOT (Overly Oaky Territory). The first sip already tells you that you need to (and indeed will) come back for more. Quality stuff.
    • Finish
      Ends on all the good things we've come to expect from European-oak-heavy, sherried whiskies: dark chocolate, espresso, liquorice, bitter liqueurs. The aftertaste is dry and elegantly bitter, like black coffee and chicory, with an astringent, citric edge akin to grapefruit and cranberry. All good, and very impressive at this price point.

  53. thomasflsts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  54. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not bad - but not too special. The 18 years you notice him; He is well matured and with a little more power and complexity would have become a really delicious whisky from him. Better than the 10-year-old, but not approaching the 21-year-old ran.
    • Nose
      Light fruity, then honey, green tea, grassy, ​​old desk
    • Taste
      Oak very early, then spicy-fruity, just enough strength,
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, slightly bitter oak and walnut, leaving a very creamy mouthfeel

  55. dram_on scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nose: honeyed dark chocolate, dark plums, rum raisins, toasted oak

    Palate: burnt honeyed toast, saltwater taffy, rotten purple grapes

    Finish: short-medium, salted peanuts, dark cherries

    Overall: just wished the abv were higher on this one, fairly decent but suffers from chill filtration
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  56. Lakerfield scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Although I enjoyed this very much, it didn't wow me. As I mentioned earlier, this is exactly what you may expect of a sherried 18 year old. It's just not more than that.
    • Nose
      An immediate oaky blast followed by ripe and dried fruits as well. Apple is very dominant, vanilla, sherry sweetness, orange peel, apricot, lemon, caramel, chocolate raisins, hazelnut and a slight hint of pear in the background. A nose to get easily lost in.
    • Taste
      Very friendly, velvety mouthfeel and fruity arrival. Oak, slightly sour, a tiny whiff of smoke, PX sherry, banana, apple, cinnamon, dried raisin, anise, brown sugar, sweet Dutch licorice, lavender, leather, and a subdued sulfur note in the background. Normally I can't stand that sulfurous note (looking at Glenfarclas 15), but it doesn't bother me too much now. This is a palate you would expect of an 18 year old sherried Scotch, and Glengoyne did very well.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish, a little dry. Fruity notes are lingering.

  57. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great balance between vanilla, toffee, and dried fruits. It's supple, rounded, yet not boring. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  58. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Sweetish, raisins, slightly weaker cherries, slightly earthy, apricot, caramel, walnut, sherry all the time
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      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

  59. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts very nutty, then toasted malt, soft oak, slightly sulphured apricots, soft sherry and heather and fir honey. Gradually followed by lightly baked sugar, a little hay, chocolate, Muscobadozucker, and some malt coffee. Very nice composition.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully fine spicy, juicy sherry, muscobado sugar, gentle wood tones, toasted malt, slightly metallic reflexes, but also ginger, pepper, allspice and cinnamon. With time, pepper nuts and again and again floral reflexes.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and very nutty. Later also inlaid dried fruits and dark yeast cake crust.

  60. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  61. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  62. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The malt makes a mature, harmonious impression and has benefited from a good selection of cask. He goes through the life of a significant development. Nose and taste are complex and are characterized by pronounced fruit and spice, the taste against the nose drops slightly. Long, pleasant, chocolate finish.
    Blind tasting!
    • Nose
      Oak barrel, slight alcohol nose, clearly malty, sweet and herbal spicy. Ripe pear and apple compote with vanilla sauce, pineapple and orange, slight hints of burned match and sea air. Cooling nose. Harmonious, mature, complex and exciting.
    • Taste
      Applesauce, cloves and cinnamon, oak, spice and cedar, a nice, warming and oily mouthfeel, forming a light coating, after a while comes dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate and oak, warming and long, then comes out a slight dryness.

  63. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a fairly soft and round sherry malt, definitely not a wet or very active barrel. The body is medium heavy and the finish quite long and astringent. He tastes pretty good and in the right mood a nice drop but not a high flyer. I miss a little the special and exciting. From me there's therefore 85 pts.
    • Nose
      1. Fruit, spices, oak 2 + 3rd velvety dark dried fruit comes from the glass with dates and raisins, in between but also lighter fruit. Spices of gingerbread, cinnamon and Zinnamom are also there, only a little later Develops a little flavor from the barrel but rather a bit earthy and absolutely no trace of tannins. The alcohol only makes it look a little fresher but is by no means pungent let alone superficial. The whole thing becomes a bit more acidic over time and the fruit turns into white currants. Here and there maybe a trace of marzipan 4. For me it looks very balanced and well balanced in the nose
    • Taste
      1. Chocolate, Christmas spices, barrel, fruit 2 + 3rd it runs quite lightly and a little oily on the tongue, the spices are still there but the fruitiness comes back after a while in the mouth. A little milk chocolate and a bit of barrel wort otherwise the taste is rather light. The 2 sips are a bit more intense and the fruity aromas are also felt in the mouth.
    • Finish
      1. Fruity, barrel wort, chocolate, 2 + 3rd The finish is longer as expected after taste, first chocolate and spices, then the quite pleasant wood aromas without bitterness. Afterwards come more and more dried fruit aromas

  64. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose and taste are falling apart. In the nose, he has an almost penetrating to be called fruit sweetness, which is not to be found on the tongue at all. Once you have taken a sip, the nose also changes, because the previously perceived as almost obtrusive sweetness has disappeared. Instead, beautiful spicy and salty notes come with only subtle sweetness. Overall varied, mature and relatively harmonious. (Blind tasting)
    • Nose
      Flower, fruit, sweetness, wax, honey, vanilla, seasoning, salt, nuts, dried fruits, malt, chocolate. Fruit sweet and creamy, oily (as far as that is smellable), difficult by the dominant fruit component. At first it was the smell of a flower meadow that dominated the nose, but then it is the fruits (red berries, cherries) and dried fruits (raisins) that set the tone. Sweet honey, waxy, milk chocolate and nougat, a bit of malt beer flavor and vanilla ice cream. Almonds. The spiciness is mild and can not be characterized more finely. Later a bit salty, almost maritime. Heavy and full bodied on the nose with a balanced blend of fruit sweetness and spice.
    • Taste
      Fruit, wax, honey, seasoning, herbs, vanilla, nuts, coffee, chocolate, malt, cereals, wood, salt. At the beginning a lot of fruit, but without the sweetness of the nose. Forest berries, not quite ripe, green grapes, even oranges. Quickly then gently honey over honey, waxy on the tongue. Hazelnuts and almonds, dark chocolate, espresso, fresh wood. The orange note is getting stronger. Salt is added, freshly chopped herbs from the herb garden. Who, damn, disposed of the orange peel in my herb spiral? That's not a compost pile! Full-bodied and slightly dry, oily and waxy.
    • Finish
      Fruit, wax, wood, herbs, salt, coffee, honey. Still the oranges, still the wax. Wood is getting older, the Espresoo bitter, honey only as a hunch. For well-hung herbs and a trace of salt. Dry, slightly dry, slightly woody, rather heavy than light.

  65. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  66. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A great, mature, ex-sherry malt.
    • Nose
      spicy sherry notes, some leather, rustic oak, slightly sour fruity, citrus peel, also aspirin, wet stone, cocoa and milk chocolate, subtle dried fruit, raisins. With the time sweeter, creamier, but also without the beautiful spicy notes at the beginning.
    • Taste
      strong onset, tingling, relatively much oak, like a tart harsh Oak Kick, dark chocolate, again some oak rustic, hint of sherry flavors, but the oak is very dominant, which does not hurt the malt but.
    • Finish
      sweet, milk chocolate, creamy, cocoa, then bitter oak, raisins, dark chocolate, towards the end a bit more bitter orange. Long, dry, tart finish.

  67. ASWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      slightly alcoholic, sweet, the sweetness is slightly artificial, nutty (marzipan), smooth woodruff (like cool jelly), herbs, some wood, sweet honey
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      medium-long, nut, oak (slightly bitter), orange, grapefruit, bitter sticks to the palate

  68. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Good nose! you will find chocolate, leather and a hint of sherryness here. A touch of citrus is here too, but not much. A rather pleasing nose. Hint of mint in the background.

    Taste:
    Tobacco, leather but a bit peppery at first. Then there is a lot of good and well sherry matured whisky notes.

    Body:
    Full, could be more oily though

    Finish:
    Medium-long lenght. Again these nice leather and chocolate nose. This one will do very well with a chocolate pairing.

    Price:
    If found under €80,- it should be worth considering.

    Presentation:
    Don't know this was a sample. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  69. RichardMayston scored this whisky 59 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Grassy Apples orange cake
    • Taste
      Pepper, surprisingly powerful for 43%

  70. djmaxliving scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Clean, fresh fruit, ginger, malty, orange peel, vanilla, watermelon juicy , candy, wafers and over ripe fruit. Lovely complex nose, very dimensional and can still detect the spirit character, remind me of the Tamdhu spirit, strangely enough.
    Taste - spirit, wood, spice, cloves, slight dark chocolate and maple.
    Finish - Mouth coating, medium long, slight juicy, dry tropical fruit, apple peal and spice.
    Comment - Top marks for the nose. A touch of water opens the flavour in the mouth and reduces the spicy note. Some more sherry please, very affordable for a 18 and full body. Glengoyne is special to me, so rating this is hard.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  71. Opeth83 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not a big step up from the 15y, little bit more sherry influence and bigger body, but the finish of the 15 was longer, which is a little weird. 
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  72. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Maltstock 2017Rich, dried fruit, chocolate and in combination with red apple very tasty, apfelstrüdel

  73. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  74. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/on-location-glengoyne/

    I had this last year and liked it [85]. Made up of 50% refill and 50% first fill casks [a mix of types].

    N: Quite a bit darker than the 17yo. Notes of caramel, mocha, Chai spices, fusty-sweet hessian, popadoms, dry fruity maltiness, ripe/drying pineapple=mango,…. help yourself.
    T: Dark/oaky bitter<savoury=sweet, all brought-on by that fundamental cask-mix use [see pic above], coupled with a long [slow?] maturation. Compared to the 17yo, richer/creamier caramel/fudge notes. Getting water involved brings out again more bourbon action than expected – what is the sherry ratio at Glengoyne? Hangs onto a soft-dry, waxy,fusty, barley-mash into the finish.
    F: Milky, ‘shroomy’, mature woody finish. Aged just right.
    C: Really works a treat this 18yo, which is why not much has changed with the recipe over the years [so im told]. In this modern climate of NAS & finishes galore, heres a rare example of a traditional malt where style & quality have been maintained.Scores a B

  75. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I think there are far better malts around cheaper than this and I am a fan of Glengoyne.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  76. theograph scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant but maybe not more;
    • Nose
      Red apples, marzipan, nuts, malt;
    • Taste
      Aromatic fruit, red apples, subtle spiciness, dry, slightly woody, beautiful malt note;
    • Finish
      Medium length, oak clear, dry;

  77. JHS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  78. cruelmonth did not rate this whisky Newbie

    pronounced sherry and very soft
    • Nose
      red fruit ... pie ... sherry
    • Taste
      soft ... warm ... piecemeal ... honey?
    • Finish
      tall and full of sherry

  79. GutsPuck scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  80. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, well-matured, got tidy sherry, 70 € are not a bargain, but fair.
    • Nose
      a bit of fruit salad (apple, watermelon, orange), then creamy-nutty, milk chocolate, dried fruit, some gingerbread spice and sweet tobacco
    • Taste
      Malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, walnut, some earth and tobacco ... and with the intense in-and-to-and-fro pushing away tart-fruity aromas, strong green apple, grapefruit, lime, also some blackberry
    • Finish
      long, dry, cocoa powder, walnut, some pepper, leather

  81. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Too bad, the nose was promising, unfortunately the body collapsed in the mouth. Solid standard, without excitement
    • Nose
      Nutty, grapefruit, honey, after a while comes banana and ripe cherries
    • Taste
      In the mouth, unfortunately, it remains quite flat, the alcohol is poorly integrated and crushes the fruit. What's left is nut and sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium, becoming sour

  82. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  83. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  84. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  85. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite a nice dram, if you have a sweet tooth. The spice provides a nice contrast to the sweeter notes. Could do with a bit more depth or complexity, but still a very decent dram. 
    • Nose
      Sherry notes on the nose. Red fruit, malt, honey, a meaty note. Very nice and refined. 
    • Taste
      Very sweet and smooth arrival. Rich red fruit, smooth honey, mild orange, with oak spices emerging at the end. 
    • Finish
      Smooth and sweet finish, but slightly short. Honey and red fruit lingers, buoyed by oak spice. 

  86. Implar scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This isn’t the most complex sherried whisky in the world, but it’s extraordinary smooth. Because of that, it does lack somewhat in complexity.

    http://whiskyinformer.com/home/glengoyne-18
    • Nose
      Nutty, very much so, hazelnuts and walnuts. Quite a bit of cacao too. A bit of sulphur comes through, as does eucalyptus. Otherwise it’s a fairly closed nose. After letting it sit for a while, some cinnamon starts to pop up, slight hints of strawberry and some raisins. Nuts are still dominant though.
    • Taste
      Opens up a bit here, berries and raisins. Very velvety mouthfeel. Some nuts and oak again. This goes down a bit too smoothly, it could use a bit more punch.
    • Finish
      Nuts, yet again, and slightly peppery. A nice balance between sweet and bitter here, and it’s a ridiculously long finish.

  87. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  88. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Made up of 50% refill and 50% first fill casks [a mix of types], thus providing a classic fruity, malt nose.
    T: Charges in full bodied and full of confidence.
    F: A rounded competency and lots of wood of course [50% first fill over 18+ years!].
    C: Simply a decent dram. Let's try the 21yo WB

    Scores a B-

    Further reading: WF84

  89. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    tasted bottle with L-code L 17 02 14 (2014) and was little disappointed!

    what happened to the delicious Glengoyne whisky?(

  90. fileosoph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  91. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Colour: full gold. Nose: less talkative than
    the 15, kind of shy for a while and curiously grassier and leafier.
    Quite some tea, banana skin, orange cake and lastly, apple peels. So
    yes, it’s very nice but I liked the nose of the 15 better (just like
    with the Glendronach 15 and 18).  Mouth: yes, I definitely mile the 15
    better, although both are closer together on your palate. This time we
    have rather more pepper and other dry and even drying spices (big
    nutmeg, even bigger cinnamon), then quite some cocoa powder and a
    leafiness that may be a notch dissonant in this context. More and more
    pepper. Finish: very long (really, how do they do that?) and pretty
    tannic and dry. The aftertaste is very peppery again. Comments: as I
    said, the 15 anytime, and I’m even wondering whether I don’t even like
    the very nice 12 a little better. Nah, let’s not exaggerate. SGP:461 - 84 points.

  92. Mephisto scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice one to drink, but not outstanding for 18 years ...
    • Nose
      Peach, apricot, melon and a hint of sherry notes. Vanilla with some spiciness, some berries, apple and honey.
    • Taste
      Palatefulness, vanilla, cacao and bitter oak. Raisins, marzipan and nuts maybe walnuts.
    • Finish
      Wood, cacao, nuts, almond accompanied with sweet bitterness.

  93. Mephisto scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  94. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  95. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      More sherry. Orange, apple, melon. Some fir honey.
    • Taste
      Oranges, spices, nuts. Pleasantly dry bitterness. Raw carrots.

  96. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  97. Glenladdie scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  98. Dieter_W scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The 18 he Glengoyne, unfortunately failed with me. I still have the 17 and 21 unopened in the closet, I hope they are better. In the blind tasting typed as NAS
    • Nose
      European oak - artificial - somewhat perfume-like - viola castille
      Pear - herbs - unfortunately also alcoholic
    • Taste
      oily on the palate - again herbs and again this taste of perfume, also very thin and artificial.
    • Finish
      short and watery. Not at all my thing.

  99. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    So either he is very young, or the bitterness comes from the fact that the refill barrels are already ancient, however, can not convince me. The nose is neither harmonious nor exciting, the taste is OK, the overall picture in the taste is at least consistent, the finish is then a bit too bitter. Notes from a blind tasting.
    Now I know why we had taken the 21-year-old Glengoyne at an 18-year Sherry Vergleichstasting, this one would not have had the slightest chance.
    • Nose
      Immediately tight and sherrylastig, this time without smoke. After a while, buttery sherry, a bit more fruity than at the beginning, and now also a touch of menthol. Red forest fruits mix between the dried fruits. When heated, the alcohol pricks something in the nose and a slight muffiness spreads.
    • Taste
      Relatively mild, not particularly sweet, but sour and bitter notes are well integrated and a little salt is also there. He also seems a bit metallic to me though.
    • Finish
      Here menthol is developing as the notes slowly recede. The bitterness, however, stands out a bit.

  100. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice nose, the taste drops a bit, but still pleases, the finish fits into the overall picture.

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      Soft body, first sweet, but then immediately a neat peppery pungency, oak, some dark chocolate, mushrooms, a little orange, slightly salty, a little sherry
    • Finish
      red berries (this red pepper, which is no pepper), then sweet, light oak bitterness, malt, medium length

  101. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  102. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like him. Not quite as tasty as the 15 but still an easy drinker. Very "round" malt without corners and edges. A little more sherry influences than the 15s
    • Nose
      sherry rises directly in the nose; very cute; a very subtle sulfur / gunpowder aroma; Apples, oranges and milk chocolate; Gingerbread and dark spices (cinnamon, cloves); Vanilla and chocolate pudding; Menthol in the background and a small amount of pepper
    • Taste
      oily with a pleasant tingling on the tongue; nice malty and spicy again; Oak, orange and chocolate; Sherry again
    • Finish
      medium; again sherry and more oak than the 15's; getting dry; slight bitterness paired with a great sweetness; At the very end, the oak presses again

  103. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    n:  classy sherry nose with sultanas, prunes and dates. vanilla, cinnamon, orange marmalade and 
         quite some aok, perhaps a little dominant. but quite nice so far.
    t:   pleasantly dry start with a medium strong body. very much on spices like cloves,
         cinnamon and dried fruits. not very complex but still nice.
    f:   medium length, medium dry, spicy
    comments: a nice dram but it lacks depth a little

    86/100

  104. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  105. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not a cracker of a sherried malt. Its subtle, pleasing and easy to drink. The sherry influence is quite subtle, it makes me wonder if there weren’t a huge amount of ex-bourbon casks in the vatting. They state first and refill sherry casks, but I’m not certain of that. The sherry casks weren’t all from European oak that’s for sure. The nose promises lovely fruity flavours but they aren’t as prominent on the palate as the nose suggests.

    It’s an easy going and pleasing dram to sip “mindlessly” on a party or after a day of hard work.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-401-glengoyne-18-year/
    • Nose
      A fresh, soft, fruity and balanced whisky with aromas of fresh fruits (cherries, berries, apple, grapes, banana), soft sherry, dried fruits (plums, white sultanas, apple, nectarines), orange, tangerine peels, solvent tones, honey, vanilla, hint of coconut, hazelnuts, green walnuts, cereals, milk chocolate, metallic tones, caramel, demerara sugar, toffee, ray bread, cedar wood, a hint of resin, subtle sulphur, floral tones, cinnamon, mocha and subtle oak.
    • Taste
      A soft, sweet, spicy and balanced whisky with aromas of white pepper, cinnamon, subtle sherry, dried fruits (mainly plums and sultanas), blackberry jam, honey, vanilla, caramel, fudge, toffee, cocoa powder, orange, pear, red apples, plums, cherries, hint of mint, hint of pipe tobacco, all spice, brown sugar, marzipan, solvent tones, hint to sulphur, nutmeg, subtle tannins and  a subtle spice oak.
    • Finish
      A medium, sweet and spicy finish with aromas of subtle sherry, dried fruits, grapes, melon, mint, green tea, walnuts, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, tannins and creamy oak.

  106. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Mainly sherry but there's also a bourbon influence, especially in the taste. It's OK but I rather spend my money on the cask strength editions which give more value for money. 85/86.
    • Nose
      Cherry, bramble, red apple, plum, caramel, peach, rye bread and a whiff of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Bramble, cherry, plum, toffee, apple, peach, mint and pepper.
    • Finish
      Caramel, bramble, cherry, toffee, apple, pepper, roasted chestnut, nutmeg and almond.

  107. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sherry, vanilla, sweet apples, caramel, chocolate
    Taste: round, spicy, caramel, nuts, oak, light sherry
    Finish: long, spicy, slightly peppery, oak, nut

  108. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  109. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: fruity, grapes, raisins Taste: soft and round, light sherry, light burning only after swallowing, pleasant warmth, long lasting Even though Ralphy rates him high, he was nice to me, but not one I'll remember for long ...

  110. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quality stuff as expected with a Glengoyne of this age. Very rich and intense. Lovely flavor profile.

    (Rating interval 86-89)
    • Nose
      Dried apple, red apple, spicy with cinnamon and cloves, raisin and prunes, chocolate and cereal. Some metal hint, thinking copper coins are coming through. 

      Water brings more of the chocolate and cereal notes.
    • Taste
      Mild arrival, crisp and sweet. Becomes more spicy on the development, cinnamon, black pepper and allspice appear. But also raisin, rich dark chocolate, brown sugar and cocoa. 

      Water brings more intense black pepper on the palate.
    • Finish
      The finish is sweet with wood spice, cinnamon, raisin and chocolate fudge, the rather long finish exits with soft hints licorice, honey melon and cereal. 

      Water brings more spicy cinnamon to the finish, almost chili and cinnamon. 

  111. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  112. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      78 78

  113. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    nose: light wood, light fruits, hints of floral (surprisingly inferior to the 15)
    taste: thin, light fruits, sweet pear, slightly roasted woodsy toffee (if there's such a thing)
    finish: short-medium, lightly sweet from fruits, some wood

    note: -2 points for the disappointment relative to price, get the 15 instead (originally scored and 83)

  114. JohannesB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful whisky with an absolutely outstanding price / performance ratio. The well-selected sherry casks play with the fruity, apple-flavored character of Glengoyne, but never cover it. An art that Glengoyne has perfected.
    • Nose
      Immediately an intense fruitiness starts. Significant sherry influence that does not dominate the whisky. The most obvious is the apple so typical of Glengoyne. With bananas, cherries, pineapple, plum jam, honey and some coconut. With increasing time in the glass, the whisky makes a great change, the fruits are gradually supplemented by dark, spicy aromas. Cinnamon, some ginger, cedar wood and pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully malty, sweet and with a lot of marzipan and apples, the malt hits the tongue. The mouthfeel is very oily and pleasantly soft. Roasted hazelnuts with wild honey, some leather and a light coffee form a pleasantly soft and spicy counterpole.
    • Finish
      Long and still silky soft. The sweetness and fruitiness make room for the pleasantly mild spiciness of walnuts, dark chocolate, delicate oak tannins, cardamom and some spicy cinnamon and ginger.

  115. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rich and spicy whisky, with added complexity compared to its
    predecessors. This is no aperitif style whisky anymore but an after
    dinner dram, best to appreciate in front of a fireplace. A dram with a
    wonderful nose, well-balanced, complex with a delicate mouthfeel. Let
    breath this whisky for at least 30 minutes to open up its full flavour
    spectrum.

    I thank Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd for the sample and photo.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      An intense fruity start with ripe red apples, pineapple and banana along
      with toffee, sherry and vanilla (German Apfelstrudel). Honey and some
      brown sugar behind. Round, complex but less sweet compared to the 15yo.
      Fresh with delicate oak. A wonderful nose with significant depth.
      Improves and changes with air!
    • Taste
      A wonderful fruitiness with apples and banana, followed by malty and
      nutty tones, marzipan, autumnal spice (cinnamon) and earthy notes.
      Tremendously rich, bold but soft, and round. Ends with slightly bitter
      orange peel flavours, and some dark chocolate is shining through.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and spicy. Gets drier in the end with increased oaky spiciness and peppery tones. Mouth-coating! WITH WATER: Water significantly increases the fruitiness and sweetness
      of the dram. There is more honey with spicy porridge and a peppery note.

  116. pierrethesnack scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Good, but in my opinion it doesn't quite live up to the 17 YO.

    Not one to be rushed, this one. Take your time!

  117. MrRancho scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: slightly sherry, vanilla, caramel, apple Taste: walnut, marzipan, cocoa, oak Finish: medium to walnut, oak Comment: beautiful whisky, for connoisseurs

  118. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    N: a nice open, round and aromatic nose; not so sherried as the definition of the site would leave thinking ... The profile is dominated by dried and dried fruit: hazelnut and raisins; then vanilla notes, some chocolate (not dark). Toffee. A nice sense of smelling red apples and some flooding in the tropical territories (as for the old 17 , we feel to reiterate 'papaya'). In general, fresh, full and pleasant. Very humorous; a sprinkle of orange peel P: very well deployed, albeit with a body not so overwhelming. It is precisely the Glengoyne malt: croissants, buttery, jam, but we would almost say orange jam, since compared to the nose the citrus fruits are in great revanscia. Then, still raisins, still red apple, trademark; still hazelnuts. Gianduia? F: still croissants with lots of butter, and again hazelnuts and red apples. Long, not infinite. We always like Glengoyne, there is not much to say ... Maybe it was the first distillery we visited (and drinking on the provincial, waiting for the bus to Glasgow!), But we always have to appreciate its balance, elegance , roundness. http://whiskyfacile.com/2015/03/25/glengoyne-18-yo-2014-ob-43/

  119. sbosse scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  120. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  121. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wonderfully balanced malt and despite the "only" 43% quite powerful. I also like the change that this malt goes through in the glass over time. First, the crisp cherries to the set darker notes.
    • Nose
      Sherry, some sweet malt and vanilla, a couple of crunchy Maraschino cherries that gradually fade in the glass and then make room for juicy red ripe apples, a hint of plum jam with some dark, slightly crumbly cocoa
    • Taste
      Sweetish, slightly oily, some malt, prunes in slightly caramelised honey, sherry, lightly roasted hazelnuts
    • Finish
      first slightly sweetish and then becomes a trace dry, stewed compote of dark berries and a little plum with light bitter chocolate crumble and some grated walnuts, quite long

  122. drkrylov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  123. drkrylov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Clean linen. Cedar. Fresh oak. Palo cortado sherry.
    • Taste
      Remarkably smooth. Sweet. Hints of brazil nut and apple.
    • Finish
      Creamy. Hint of lemon pith dryness. Very delicate touch of sherry.

  124. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This single malt is characterized by a generous, slow development; 

    it is always lively, fiery, youthful and mature alike. 

    Good price-performance ratio!

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1.
    • Nose
      immense fruit! (apples, pears, grapes, quince), on the bottom: leather, dark chocolate, espresso, cherry brandy, cereals ...; 

      at the end: caramelized cherries ...
    • Taste
      milk chocolate, nut chocolate, dark grapes, cherries, cherry juice, oranges, lemons, wood, fruit sweetness, a joyful and lively interplay, a hint of vanilla from time to time, cognac, dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa powder, pea soup
    • Finish
      Cognac, pepper, rum, fruit pickles, dark grapes, lemon, blood orange, dark chocolate, sherry cask, cloves, butter biscuits, leather, plums, UHU, white cabbage (with a clue cumin)

  125. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very elegant and slow single malt.

    A nice standard bottling with great round- and deepness.

    Complexity and interplay between different dimensions.

    Tasting note by Armin Fuchs and me is coming soon.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  126. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 85 points Shoplink Moderator

    In the glass, the glowing gold is covered by a sting in reddish. The aroma is a great combination of sweet fruits, sherry flavors and on the other hand chocolate and toffee, some coconut and a hint of leather. The taste is very complex. First of all he is sweet, then vanilla and chocolate notes are added. After a moment, a surprising liveliness is added. In the background a reminder of cereal. The finish is very mild, slightly dry with a light fruitiness.
    This Glengoyne is developing very nicely, the emerging spit is surprising. A whisky, which demands attention and the bon vivant but also rewarded.

  127. LukeFive scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is beautiful, full bodied dram. Biscuity, sticky, like melted good quality porridge with honey sorta like, complex nose, delicious dram.

    I keep this one open and only drink it on special occasions. It is like coming back to a friend... good old friend

  128. LukeFive scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  129. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Released toward the end of 2012 to replace the

    superb Glengoyne 17, this 18 year old was aged in refill sherry and first-fill

    sherry casks and the results are very good indeed.

  130. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Hints of soft spice and dried peels. A little apricot, honey and vanilla
    • Taste
      Creamy custard and dried peels. Allspice, manuka honey and hints of butterscotch
    • Finish
      Creamy caramel and malt. Candied peels

  131. Willie JJ scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I'm impressed. This is very nice.
    • Nose
      Pineapple and ginger toffee, sweet malt, hints of coffee and some cocoa.
    • Taste
      Dry, chocolatey, smooth, gentle sweetness, mocha
    • Finish
      Long, chocolate and cinnamon. Some heat, but really delicious.

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