Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 91.83

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 18-year-old

101 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.09 points

  1. 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.

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. volker40sw scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Member 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.


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