Glengoyne 15-year-old

Overall rating
83.48/100
votes
551
Whiskybase ID
WB38608
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & 1st Fill Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Unhurried Since 1833
Barcode
5010852026658
Added on
12 dec 2012 10:43 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 181.58

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 15-year-old

78 users have left 87 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.48 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I don't want to waste a lot of time here. He won't pick me up. I struggled to empty the bottle.
    • Nose
      Ok, there is vanilla. Ok, it could also be custard.
      Distillery comes with malt plus earthy notes.
    • Taste
      A spicy story. In this case, flavored vanilla. A little nutty.
      Could that still be nutmeg in the middle !? Not mine.
    • Finish
      It's been a long time, but only because he's taking a woody, bitter goodbye. I pour myself another whisky. Says everything.

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  3. joeynoreen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. wncvirus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: light buttery notes, orange notes, light sweet apple notes
    Flavor: Medium-complex whisky a little flat with no pronounced flavor depth. On the tongue noticeable notes of vanilla, light toffee in cinnamon.
    Rating: 83 | 100. The position has a slight short finish. Rather, it is a position only for tasting a sample.

  6. hzs275 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. bankimate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Smell: medium, fruity bouquet, pomaceous fruit, pear, dec. Vanilla, apple notes, fine sweetness, cookie dough, fine orange note, great balance, German. Bourbon influence, caramel

    Taste: well-integrated alcohol, notes of vanilla with the right kick of freshness in the base, wood present, fine notes of cinnamon, bitter almond, medium-sized. to lg. Reverberation, again with German bitter note

    Color: Amontillado Sherry, middle. WR, of course

    Conclusion: The age is not everything shows this 15er once again, in an imaginary comparison at least equal to the 18er, it is doubly a shame that this bottling has left the standard range ....

  9. Bootcho scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Freshness (citrus). Vanilla and Sweet Popcorn.
    • Taste
      Smooth and creamy. Sweet and Spicy.
    • Finish
      Last long. Sherry Wood.

  10. dimitrios scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  11. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Why is Ian MacLeod discontinuing this bottling?

    For me, the Glengoyne 15yo was and is an interesting and underrated bottling. From experience, oxygen is good for you. As the fill level decreases, the malt gets better and better. I rarely manage to drink just one dram. Ideal combination of bourbon and sherry aging.

    When tasting, we have a great arc of suspense. More on this in the details:
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sour fruits (Granny Smith, lemon, pomelo, sour apple rings) meet malty and bready cereals, grass and hay. Carrot cake, spices, nutmeg, cloves.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Glengoyne is typically very creamy, vanilla sugar, caramel, cream, children's bars, followed by the fruits, lemon sweets. Very tasty. Then add a little barrel wort. In the second sip this is more pronounced, without any bitterness. The sherry barrels give strength to the aroma. And that despite only 43%. Great.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sounds very tasty and very typical for Glengoyne. Here it is mostly the consequent further development of the 12yo. The finale is perfectly balanced between lemon cake, juicy apples, caramel and chocolate. For 43% surprisingly present and long. You can't do much better anymore.

  12. riegerjonas scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    2020-04-14
    • Nose
      81 81
      sweet, vanilla, sherry, floral
    • Taste
      83 83
      light oak on the tongue, some dark chocolate
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. P.K.S scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Re reviw of this dram=)
    • Nose
      Malt, orange, pepper, oak, sweet pear good stuff
    • Taste
      Easy,oily,oak spisyness, malt, sweet
    • Finish
      Oily,peppery,mouth drying,malt finnish

  14. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's a very lively and only lightly sherried Glengoyne. I like it better than de 18 years old, a shame it is discontinued in the redesigned new range.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A bit stable-like/farmy at first with clear notes of straw. Then dulce de leche, vanilla, milk chocolate and a bit flowery. Adding water reveals some fruitiness (apples, apricot, grilled pineapple).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Caramel fudge, vanilla biscuit, fruity (apples, citrus, yellow raisins), some spices (ginger, white pepper, paprika powder) and some coffee.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Nice and quite long with juicy citrus fruits, milk chocolate, same spices again including cinnamom.

  15. Dietemann scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. Dietemann scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  17. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  18. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. TsiAI scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 17 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: golden yellow

    Smell Nose: At first it was alkaline bread and yeast dough. Nutty aroma is also obvious, walnuts, raw peanuts, macadamia nuts. At the same time there is a hint of salty, similar to the mix of milk salt. Then turn to honey and floral and fruity aromas, mainly yellow vibrant tropical fruits, sweet and sour bananas (peel), jackfruit, pineapple, egg mango (peel), and dessert aromas mixed with chicken cake. Wenxiang started to smell a bit old for a while, and turned to fresh fruit ten minutes later. Complexity is enough.

    Taste Palate: EXO? ? Wood flavor, diluted juice, bread, is almost tasteless, gone?

    Finishing Finish: Medium, Mango, Honey, Chicken Cake

    Body of the wine: light and slippery, full of fat, no tannin, bitter bottom

    Nose: 85/100

    Palate: 78/100

    Finish: 80/100

    Body: 83/100

    Overall: 80/100

    Overall: I was deceived by Wenxiang (` Д´)

  20. Portfolioman scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    overall a good standard, you don't necessarily have to buy twice
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, sweet fruits, woody note
    • Taste
      sparkling, creamy, spicy, nuts, some pepper
    • Finish
      warming, woody, leathery, stimulates the flow of saliva

  21. mjts93 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    For me the best in the range in terms of value for money. Still has most of the signature Glengoyne notes with a slight sherried edge to it. Not as bitter as the 18 or 21 but not as sweet and lowland-like as the 10 and 12. The toffee in the 15 is pronounced with honey, green apples, dried apricots and some red fruits with no note completely dominating over the others. Finish is medium with little bitterness, more spices.
    The main flaw is how thin tasting this is (unfortunately this is true for the 10, 12, 15, 18 and even the 21 to some extent) If the ABV was increased to 46%(minimum!) I think my mark for the entire range would increase by a few points

  22. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice and balanced sherried expression, a bit thin but overall enjoyable.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry red fruits, caramel, marshmallow, little baking spice
    • Taste
      85 85
      Thin (low abv?), baking spice, nutty, caramel apple, raspberry.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Dry and tad short. Sherried sweetness tries to linger, but a smidge of oakiness prevails.

  24. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very nicely made Glengoyne, which can be enjoyed uncomplicated or invites you to linger longer. I was positively surprised by the fine aromas in the nose and the balance in the glass.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Ripe fruits, caramel, pleasant oak, toffee, marzipan, honey and biscuits. Very nice!
    • Taste
      85 85
      First oily sweetness, then sets in a peppery accent to finally turn into a pleasant herbal note. Again fruits with a light acidity (white currants), heather honey
    • Finish
      85 85
      Slight sharpness in the finish, but quickly caught by a dry Sherry sweetness on the palate, herbs and ripe pome fruit remain medium to long on the palate.

  25. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    Located upon the Highland Line, there have been endless whisky debates as to whether Glengoyne is technically a Lowland distillery. Be that as it may, their 15-year-old Single Malt has definitely earned your attention. The nose is complex and intense with fresh fruits, grainy toffee and confectionery. Honey, sour apples and lemons intermingle with kiwi, sucrose and hints of white wine. Flavorwise, cinnamon, floral vanilla and walnuts add up to a rich and quite aromatic mouthfeel, followed by an earthy, slightly dry and oak-dominated finish. A lovely dram!

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  26. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      75 75

  27. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    malthead: 82 points
    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/glengoyne-triple-pack-10yrs-15yrs-18yrs

  28. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      For me, the first nose has an immediate WOW effect, as in, wow, I can't believe this cost under 40 bucks and performs like an 18-year-old. Much, much more mature and considerably richer than its 12-year-old sibling. Incredible nose, really: buttery, creamy, rich, sweet, with soft sherry and opulent oak. Round as a circle. Displays dark berry fruits, marzipan, caramel, cookie dough, Italian amarettini, ground coffee beans and freshly squeezed, sweet orange juice. There's nothing superfluous or missing here; it's perfect the way it is. How did Antoine de Saint Exupéry put it? "Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away".
    • Taste
      Soft and mellow initially, with juicy berry aromas appearing along with caramel sweetness. Then a distinct woodiness swells up and persists into the finish. Very well-behaved with absolutely no bite. Shorter development than the 12-year-old for some reason. Perhaps a bit uneventful and soft compared to the 12. Still very good, but it feels as if here, an extra 3% would have gone a long way. The palate is considerably less striking and more mundane than the nose.
    • Finish
      Ends on dark, roasted notes: espresso, charcoal, caramelized wood sugars. Does not become bitter. Again, very soft and restrained. You could also say, elegant. Very much a sipping whisky and an evening kind of dram, sadly somewhat lacking in ABV.

  30. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      Apple, hazelnut, caramel, peach, vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Apple, hazelnut, caramel, cocoa and citrus.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Hazelnut, caramel, apple and orange.

  31. 11insomnium scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Nosing: Fresh, mild, slightly fruity with some herbs, sweet, slightly floral

    Tasting: Something fruity and sweet, mild with only a little spice

    With water: fresher, lighter and a little pear

    Comment: Overall, surprisingly mild and quite simple. The 20% 1st Fill European Oak Sherry Casks are hardly recognizable.

  32. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little the same profile as the 12 years on the nose, freshness and more wine less. Pretty fruity. No additional maturity detectable at this stage. In the mouth, wood like the 12 years old. But it is the spices from the barrels that are ahead (clove). Spicy vanilla on the finish. With a few drops of water, vanilla springs to the nose and some flowers. Spices are less ubiquitous in the mouth. Enthusiasm 3/5

  33. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Glengoyne, nice bourbon flavors beside the sherry, but a bit thin at the finish. 83/84.
    • Nose
      Fresh. Sherry, honey, milk caramel, vanilla, green apple, citruses, spicy oak and mint.
    • Taste
      Oak and malt. Citruses, green apple, kiwi, vanilla and ginger.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, fruity, oaky.

  34. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An elegant, flattering whisky that does not stand out.
    • Nose
      sweet vanilla, ripe pears, slightly sour citrus notes (tangerines, limes), sweet almonds and butter biscuits, cocoa powder - is much more like a pure ex-bourbon-stored whisky
    • Taste
      oily in the mouth, much spicier (not bitter!) than sweet, the fruits are in the background (again citrus), shortbread
    • Finish
      Milk chocolate and nutty-dry (hazelnuts) - also here: barely noticeable sherry influence.

  35. Moses scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  36. Opeth83 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, little sherry influence not too much, all about the balance. But nothing special either. 
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  37. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  38. The Macallan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Maltstock 2017

    Gentle, friendly, fruity, full in flavor, pepery, fruity warm and dry

  39. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A malty, oily dram with some sweet notes and spice to add complexity. 
    • Nose
      A malty, creamy, citrus nose. Lemon, vanilla, fruits. 
    • Taste
      Palate is oily with great mouth feel, citrus, bitter and sweet honey notes, malt. 
    • Finish
      Honeyed and long with subdued spice. 

  40. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  41. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Good standard, 47 € for 15 years and the distinct sherry keg are a fair thing.
    • Nose
      fruity-sweet, orange marmalade, dried apricots, jelly banana, some cinnamon and aniseed, honey ... over time, a mild-dry-woody note is added, the fruitiness goes a bit towards red berries, wine gum
    • Taste
      nothing more with fruit, but nutty, chocolaty, slightly spicy, creamy, oily, wild honey ... with longer time in the mouth always woodier and a little sharper
    • Finish
      medium to long, dry, walnut, slightly leathery, woody-bitter

  42. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: It’s so similar in profile to the 12yo WB, though here there appears to be more woody first-fill activity over the younger, yet slower matured malt.
    T: Thinner and more savoury sweet.
    F: Ends with woody vanilla.
    C: It’s good, but i find the 12yo slightly ‘goober’.Scores a C+.

  43. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The Glengoyne 15 Years Old offers good value for money. A fair complexity and richness. I like it.
    • Nose
      Notes of barley sugar with lots of sweet oranges, some lemons and a whiff of lime, as well as some burlap. Slightly floral and a touch of sweet honey and coconut shavings.
    • Taste
      Sweet caramel and fudge, but also vibrant citrus notes (lemons and bitter oranges). A nice spiciness with cloves and nutmeg, a pinch of pepper.
    • Finish
      The spices linger for a while, until sweeter notes take over. Finally a hint of green apple. Medium in length.

  44. JHS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  45. JHS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    a great single malt with lots of charakter and a great intensity although it's bottled at 43 %vol; a very understated single malt that gives a strong contrast to more well known distilleries
    • Nose
      sirupy sweetness; green apples; slight sourness in the backround; citrus notes; lemon; lime; oak; sherry in the backround; getting sweeter after some time; hints of spices; toffee; chocolate; overall a great complex note that combines maturity and refreshing youthfullness
    • Taste
      more intense sherry; oak; spices; apples; citrus notes;lemon; lime; slight bitterness; dryer; dried fruits in the backround; barley notes; coffee in the backround; nuts; overall a very intense and complex with a long development
    • Finish
      oak; coffee; much dryer; bitterness; spices; slight sherry; hints of green apples; a very long and intense finish

  46. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    very well balanced malt. Sherry, nuts, some cinamon, a fine caramel sweetness, some spices. nice dram!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  47. Andytka3 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Quite closed. Need time to let the aroma to build. Rounded and perfume with traces of caramel and oat. Muted.

    Palate:- Gentle mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate and malty.

    Finish:- Medium length with pleasant finish. Honey note linger with spicy oak.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  48. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Significantly more oak than the 10 year old, but not much better - something is missing - 87 points
    • Nose
      Caramel, Vanilla, Limonen
    • Taste
      Caramel, citrus, oak, nuts and a hint of cinnamon
    • Finish
      Dry with oak

  49. vb_bembel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  50. Joschbert scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly round and balanced. The nose promises to keep more than palate and finish. The nutty note on the finish is reminiscent of Oloroso, but the barrels were not the freshest.
    • Nose
      Sweet oranges, vanilla, caramel, some organic, anise, fresh but also a little oak, tart berries
    • Taste
      Again, orange and caramel, delicate bitterness, heather, honey, walnut, sweet and sour fruit
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, a lot of oak, a bit nutty

  51. Waykid scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My favorite expression of the age-stated OB's. The distillery character nicely compiled and plumped up with the mild sherrynotes. Doesn't reach the heights of their amazing CS's but a fine dram for sure.
    • Nose
      The body is compiled around the typical and delicious grainy-cereal notes, honey, clearly more fruity than the 12: sweet red apple and orange, sultanas, raisins and dried plum. Quite sweet and round.
    • Taste
      Honey, cereals and wholemeal oats, the dried fruits with plum, apricot, figs, fresh oranges and orange peel, apple. Full, sweet and round but at the same time more tarty than the 12 without so much dryness. Very nice.
    • Finish
      Sweet and malty, middle long.

  52. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This whisky shows a full body and is quite good, nevertheless some "easeness" is missing from my point of view.
    • Nose
      Apple, citrus, raisins, peach and a hint of muscat and old wood.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, vanilla, nuts and bitter but gentle oak. A bit spicy or some herbs and dried fruits.
    • Finish
      Bitter and sweet, the oaky character remains longer. Some hazelnuts appear.

  53. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  54. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the nose, he does not want to convince me so much, there is more complexity than the 12er but appears a bit out of round, the alcohol also sticks out in the second nose, but the palate tears it out again, here much more complex and not so meaningless and soft as the 12er. He also shows the 3 years more clearly, yet tasty
    • Nose
      Citrus, toffee, more sherry than in the 12s, quite clear alcohol, malt, strawberries, apples, vanilla, dark berries (berries), oranges, a mix of light and dark fruits, little pineapple, a good deal more complex than the 12er, for that the alcohol sticks out, in the end the citrus notes remain very present with a certain salty note, the 12er seems smarter to me, since he has a lot more toffee notes, the 15er is more on the fruity side, every now and then a hint of sherry flashes up. In the second nose much sweeter and vanilla
    • Taste
      surprisingly sweet, then strong power for 43% (more than 12er), again citrus, some sherry, oak, bitter chocolate, sparkling
    • Finish
      Orange, pleasant but obvious oak, some pepper and salt, little sherry, bitterness, medium long

  55. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity. New leather with some glue. Apple with nuts. Slight sour component.
    • Taste
      Red apple, pear. Nutty, herbaceous.

  56. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  57. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Was a blind tasting
    • Nose
      Nose: Sherry, sweet honey, dark berries, dates, plus the alcohol stands out a bit, slightly metallic, it should not be too old, I think, something old in the background, like fermented plums. Now, after a few minutes, the dark fruits are no longer so present, but I now have apricots and oranges, some vanilla and milk chocolate
    • Taste
      Malt, more chocolate, but more bitter chocolate, orange marmalade, slightly bitter oak, tingling on the tip of the tongue, you can feel nothing in the mouth of alcohol, which is well integrated.
    • Finish
      rather short, bitter chocolate, paired with dryness, black pepper, caramel and some coffee

  58. ddertzaar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very tasty drop that can boast with an excellent PLV. Easy Drinking and always in the glass!
    • Nose
      Light fruits (apple, pear, apricot), oak, cinnamon, malty sweet, light sherry tones
    • Taste
      light fruits, subtle spiciness, honey sweet, again light sherry
    • Finish
      spicy, bitter chocolate, exotic fruits (melon, pineapple ...) and finally the oak comes through ...

  59. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    uiuiui ... that is dangerously tasty; That's how I imagine a good easy drinker; it has no corners or edges; delicious Stöffchen for a relaxed evening. I like it
    • Nose
      very fruity and floral and very sweet at the same time; Apple, lemon and pineapple; in the background a bit of oak and a hint of sherry; the nose is very round, none of the flavors dominate here
    • Taste
      a very slight tingling on the tongue which increases over time but never so that it is unpleasant; very sweet again Oak and lemon and a touch of sherry again
    • Finish
      short to medium length; Oak; getting dry; bright fruits (apples, pears); very light sherry; Finally, the oak is very pleasant

  60. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Compared with the 12, the difference is obvious. It's smoother (not that the 12 was not smooth), no trace of overpowered wood activity.
    • Nose
      Less spirit driven and less caramel than the 12yo, cinnamon, pear, pineapple, beeswax, honeyed cereals, vanilla, marzipan.
    • Taste
      Soft and honeyed, caramellised apple, banana, dried fruits, creamy toffee, marzipan, pepper and green herbs.
    • Finish
      Nice balance between yellow and dried fruits, a gentle amount of spiciness, malty and nutty.

  61. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, fruity, peach, pear, orange, caramel, floral
    Taste: sweet, creamy, light sherry, caramel, citrus, spicy, chocolate, oak
    Finish: medium long, dry, oak, grapefruit

  62. r0back55 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Apples, mature apples, raisins, malt, butter cookies. After a while smell of lemongrass.
    • Taste
      Sweet taste from the beginning, vanilla, pleasant taste of oak, dark chocolate later.
    • Finish
      Good balanced, pretty long as for a whisky at this price. Sweet.

  63. ApricotOne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  64. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  65. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  66. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nose: wood, light and heavy fruits, hint of earth (sweet and very pleasant)
    taste: heavy, fruity and sweet with oak. hints of smoke and dark chocolate
    finish: medium length, sweet, heavy fruits and fruit syrup at the back

    note: best without water as it only thins out everything

    so full of flavor and satisfying at a price that's so much worth it and more

    note: score only applies to EUR 44 price, a recent obscene price increase (EUR 70) here in my country renders it sub-standard as there are far better drams available at that price

  67. NickDr scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

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

    This
    is liquid toffee with a fruity background. Sweet and round with a
    lingering spiciness on the tongue. A brilliant dram, dangerously
    drinkable!

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

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      Breath
      in toffee and vanilla. Rich, complex and quite sweet. Clean and fresh
      with some fruitiness (peach?), touch of citrus coming through. Glengoyne
      typical green apples, now mashed apples. Creamy with a touch of
      maltiness and butterscotch. Very elegant and extremely pleasant on the
      nose!
    • Taste
      Oily
      and sweet palate entry with lots of toffee, vanilla and a touch of
      citrus. Oaky spice is coming through along with cinnamon. The sherry
      casks add some nutty flavours, too. Nice mouthfeel with a tremendous
      balance.
    • Finish
      Good
      length. Oily, sweet and malty finish with increased oaky spices on the
      tongue. Gets a bit drier in the end. Very pleasant and elegant.
      Mouth-coating but soft and round.

      WITH WATER: Wow! Increased fruitiness with more sherry coming through. Less sweet with a touch more spiciness. Very delicate.

  69. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  70. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A full-bodied 15-year-old. You can taste its age, the oak notes are clearly distinctive.
    • Nose
      Fruit dominates. It shows limonene and pineapple. Very very round nose. A slight clay note rises. Hazelnut flavor.
    • Taste
      Nutty and earthy. The fruits from the nose are not so dominant on the tongue. Spices like cloves and star anise are more prominent here. Right full-bodied, with the Nussigkeit back a little too dominant. Woody notes. Slightly oily.
    • Finish
      Medium. In the end, wood, earth and walnut predominate, but they are finely interwoven. Significantly dry. Astringent.

  71. squaadgras scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  72. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    N: alcohol feels enough. In our dram we find a little 'surprise rusty notes and almost of meat sauce. The nose then fluctuates between a typically sherried part (a humid cellar atmosphere, with notes of red fruit in spirit, apricots, brown sugar, burnt sugar and raisins) and a fresher and carefree, creamy, vanilla, malty part. We also find a lot of orange. Perhaps a light ink note. A younger side, we would dare. The context in general is very intense, open and enjoyable; well built, one would say. P: Glengoyne up to the marrow. Here alcohol is at a minimum, very kind, almost light but at the same time a palate with intense flavors. And it is not just a merit, to combine a certain ease of drinking with a good gustatory soundness. The dirty notes found on the nose seem to evaporate in the mouth, and indeed it is very clean. There are palates of red fruits (strawberry jam and blueberries), and oily nuts (walnut and hazelnut). Bitter chocolate, together with so much good malt, that reminds us of very good biscuits. F: nice clean, all about malt and dried fruit, with red fruits. Our opinion is that the new Glengoyne bottles exceed the threshold of sufficiency, like this 15 years, which is appreciated for its sincerity, great cleanliness and its being easily recognizable. In fact, the great matrix is ​​the flavor / aroma of the Dumgoyne distillery malt; and perhaps the only possible limit lies in this pervasiveness, which allows few deviations from the golden rule, namely that whisky knows ultimately its main ingredient. http://whiskyfacile.com/2013/10/17/glengoyne-15-yo-2013-ob-43/

  73. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a very balanced, full-bodied dram despite drinking strength. Nice not to heavy sherry influence. Dangerously tasty.
    • Nose
      a full, Glengoynetypische not too violent Sherrynase, heavy ripe orange sweetness, apricot and a fresh mint note. Round but not very complex.
    • Taste
      unbelievably full bodied for 43%, blood orange with honey, cherry with chocolate as in the Black Forest cake, slightly spicy, not spicy.
    • Finish
      medium long, fruity, dry.

  74. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  75. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    So I can not imagine extra shopping.
    I like the taste better than in the nose, you can taste different sweets and the sherry flatters me too. But unfortunately does not last long.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  76. Angelos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Rarely had a rounder malt in the glass; completely without corners and edges; Hard to believe that the brandy with 43% vol. Alcohol is ^^. An excellent summer dram
    • Nose
      Very sweet from the beginning, honey, forest character / tree bark, maybe even moss, orange juice
    • Taste
      Fairly oily, even liqueur character, honey sweetness, (burnt) caramel, some straw / barn character, sweetness of PX sherry casks
    • Finish
      Medium to short, now it gets a bit bitter; are probably the tannins of the oak, but everything is still in the pleasant area, at the very end I taste something like grapefruit

  77. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty malt, which was quite close to the 12er for me after the first opening. Has developed positively in the course of time with falling level positive. Has something of liquid Toffifee with fruit supplement.
    • Nose
      Malty sweet, delicate creamy-buttery toffee, a little honey, sherry comes through easily, mix of juicy golden apples and tangerine, after the first sip of clear summer flowers that hide right behind the sweet toffee honey notes
    • Taste
      here too supple creamy-sweet mouthfeel, light caramel which gets a little darker, almonds
    • Finish
      medium long, slightly warming, sweetish and gets a little drier, the oak comes through with a slight bitterness and combines quite harmoniously with dark caramel and roasted hazelnut

  78. brianritchie scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Adding a follow-up. 

    This is one of those MUST add water for me.

    Tried it again with a little water and it changed completely. Beautifully sweet, goes down smooth. Lingering honey taste. 

    Beautiful - just beautiful. 

    Followup- 2 - 15th Feb 2015 - Leaving it sitting long enough - at least 20/30 mins with water added ofc - you start to taste deep oak and chocolate flavors as well. Truly again a superb whisky. 

    One for any collector to keep for a chill out drink.

  79. brianritchie scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Good for a regular drink. Not much character for a collectible type. 
    • Nose
      Deep, refreshing whiff that is not too strong or in your face. 
    • Taste
      Oily. Goes down smooth, not too dry. Sweet that slowly evaporates into a smoky feel throughout the back of the mouth - closer to the throat. Not peaty but smoky.
    • Finish
      No strong aftertaste. Sort of disappears 

  80. Tomh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  81. Jeep51 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    No fault but it does not make me crack
    • Nose
      Vanilla, pudding, malt. Earthy notes emerge in the background.
    • Taste
      Again, a lot of vanilla, a lot of vanilla, and a lot of spices also: nutmeg in particular. Also nuts and especially nuts.
    • Finish
      Long on a nice woody bitterness

  82. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 82 points Shoplink Moderator

    Dark amber shimmers out of the glass when the nose picks up the citrus aromas. You can clearly see the oranges. But also raisins and vanilla and a touch of grass play along. In the mouth you will find again citrus and a nice sweetness. In the background dark chocolate and earthy notes with a slight idea of ​​toffee wrestle for attention. The aftertaste is long and warm. The taste stays long on the tongue.
    A nice whisky that develops in the glass and lets out new flavors.

  83. Grid did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Excellent and extraordinary experience. Like a cognac or mild rum. (This one is made of air-dried barley and non-peated malt.)
    • Nose
      Intense vanilla and some wood.
    • Taste
      Sweet malt, then reminding on smoke, but there is no smoke.
    • Finish
      Vanilla and milk chocolate. Illusion of smoke again.

  84. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: floral, figs, honey, creamy and summer fruits - pear
    T: soft spices, chocolate, fat, nuts and vanilla
    F: a bit drying, citrus, floral, and peat - earthy?
    blind tasting from www.whiskykoning.nl

  85. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Note from www.whiskyfun.com Colour: gold. Nose: much, much, and I mean
    much more happening in this one. Much more complex, with some earth and
    roots, lemon oil, then fresh mint, mushrooms, moss... I think this is very
    lovely, especially the freshness is impressive. Behind all that, more
    classic malt and chocolate as well as roasted nuts and many dried
    fruits. Mouth: excellent, rich, spicier than the 12 and rather dry. Bags
    of cinnamon and touches of nutmeg and caraway seeds, fine leathery
    notes, walnuts and touches of bitter oranges. Big bodied at just 43%
    vol., how do they do that? Finish: quite long, with the earthiness that
    we already found in the nose showing up again. Chocolate and tangerine
    jam. There`s quite some oak but it`s all under control and never drying.
    Comments: pretty impressive, this baby would make for a perfect
    everyday dram. SGP:551 - 87 points.

  86. MB28 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  87. granella2003 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

     
    • Nose
      Hints of candied lemon and a touch of butterscotch. Creamy cereal sweetness and porridge oats. Demerara sugar.
    • Taste
      Oily and mouth coating. Sweet citrus becomes walnuts and a nip of cinnamon, salted butter and hints of ground walnuts. Allspice and lemon rinds
    • Finish
      Drying with subtle oaky malty finish

  88. granella2003 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Glengoyne`s new 15 year old is a rich, rounded

    single malt, completely devoid of peat smoke thanks to air-drying the barley. It

    is aged in both bourbon and first-fill sherry casks, with some refill cask

    whisky thrown in for good measure.

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