Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
ex-bourbon and sherry casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Unhurried Since 1833
Added on
12 Dec 2012 10:40 pm

Average value

€ 42,37

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346 × member ratings

656 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 12-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.79 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Malty, floral, and fruity, with the tart citrus of many an entry-level 12-year-old. Some pineapple and coconut speak of the ex-bourbon-matured components. Beneath that, some well-aged wood notes with slight spices and a whiff of sherry. This feels light, but in true Highland fashion, it simultaneously signals that there will also be a substantial, robust aspect to the experience. The nose becomes less fresh and instead more rounded and deeper / darker after the first sip(s).
    • Taste
      Vanilla and florals appear first. Fresh without becoming fizzy. Then it's the fruits' turn, and, as it begins to go down, creamy caramel and a tinge of wood enter the equation. In other words, it transitions from bright and fresh to settled and refined. Very impressive development for its age. A whisky that immediately convinces you that it is the product of careful maturation and sound wood management; you get the sense that no one has cut any corners here.
    • Finish
      Fruit and oak, oak and fruit. Ends with still discernible citric bite and restrained tanninicity. After a minute, a welcome sense of coffee appears and remains for quite a while. Medium to long finish, especially if you take the age into account. An elegant affair throughout.

  2. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      60 60

  3. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      marzipan, nuts, apricot, figs, sultanas, strawberry, lime, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    C: With very light-modern sherry action, we’re starting to enter whisky adulthood at 12 years, though funnily enough I miss the 10yo’s youthful song.

  5. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant and easy to drink fruity, spicy Glengoyne.
    • Nose
      Floral. Honey, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and citruses.
    • Taste
      Fruits, dark chocolate, honey, gerbeaud, pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, spicy.

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is quite light, with a little spice and some decent apple notes and hints of vanilla,
    Fine for a daily sipper

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Raisins, chocolate, apple peel, pear, banana, vanilla, licorice, honey, bit oak and lemon.

  10. Kostya scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    it needs some time to breathe and you will get a very good whisky  (may 2017)
    • Nose
      (neat) burnt sugar, maple syrup, plum jam, strawberry jam, some quality sherry cask maturation nose. Very soft and subtle yet complex nose(water) much sweater with water added, light saltiness appears, honey, dates 
    • Taste
      (neat) semi-sweet taste, dark dried fruits, dark chocolate, clove, touch of ginger, very inviting taste
      (water) fresh ginger, oak spices, sugar, vanilla, bitter-sweet taste 
    • Finish
      medium long, bitter spices, some sweetness 


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