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Overall rating
81.91/100
votes
445
Whiskybase ID
38609
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
ex-bourbon and sherry casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Unhurried Since 1833
Barcode
5010852026641
Added on
12 Dec 2012 10:40 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 43.17

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445 × member ratings

931 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 12-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.91 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • 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. robbert88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sultana biscuits, oil, distant lavender, coffee, sherry, honey, dried fruit
    • Taste
      Surprisingly soft opening actually. Clear sultana again. Vanilla, honey, nesquick, a little pepper and nougat.
    • Finish
      Bitter, dry, spicy and medium long.

  3. erwinnlim scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A good, well balanced whisky. Value (£29) : 8/10
    • Nose
      Caramels and vanilla notes, showing a use of the American oak here. Quite malty with a touch of orange peel. Green apples and ripe pears. Some dried fruits as well, raisins perhaps, but the sherry notes are not very upfront.
    • Taste
      Sweet honey and vanilla. Orange peels and some coconut. More of that apple and pear note. Some milk chocolate notes along with some ginger spice.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, some oak spices here.

  4. dimitrios scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. P.K.S scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A re reveiw, love this stuff
    • Nose
      Sweet pear,banana,aple,malt,oak,green draips,peach
    • Taste
      Mild, sweet, honney, oak, wood spisess, orange
    • Finish
      Fruty,oransje,honney,malt,oak and oak spisyness,mouth drying, short finnish with apricot

  6. P.K.S scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A re reveiw, love this stuff
    • Nose
      Sweet pear,banana,aple,malt,oak,green draips,peach
    • Taste
      Mild,sweet, honney,oak,wood spisess, oransje
    • Finish
      Fruty,oransje,honney,malt,oak and oak spisyness,mouth drying, short finnish with apricot

  7. hafssol scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Warm, round and smooth taste, with lots of vanilla and dried fruits. Very easy drinking but balanced and rewarding, especially for an everyday winter dram, with hints of spring flowers and fruits and a pleasant slightly oily palate. Worth the price for sure.

  8. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    The alcohol is neither noticeable in the nose nor in the mouth, the aromas dominate. A really enjoyable dram to enjoy anytime. Well balanced!
    • Nose
      84 84
      I have the sherry in my nose straight away. Together with the sherry notes, a sugary, caramel-like fragrance flatters the nose. Behind it is the fruit basket that you are used to from a bourbon barrel - ripe, light fruity pome fruit variations such as apples and pears, but the sweet fruity variant. And a certain citrus note can also be noticed, but more the zest than the squeezed juice.
      Nice odor composition. You don't notice anything about the alcohol, which is given here as 43% - no burning at all, the alcohol is very nicely integrated.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very nice mouthfeel. Oily, waxy, the malt lies on the tongue and fills the entire mouth with a delicious taste. Salivation starts immediately. A fruity, sweet start right at the beginning of the first sip. The sherry notes are instantly present. After the second try, the malt becomes clearer and a nice sweet cake note.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A subtle, not intrusive spice nuance to feel at the end on the palate. The fruit component slowly fades and turns into a soft oak. The finish does not last very long, the oak and the dark chocolate associated with it have a little longer in the mouth.

  9. Gweddry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    and
    • Nose
      Honey, raisins, green apple in caramel, sour, weak buns, weak sherry, lime, apple cider vinegar
    • Taste
      juicy, fresh fruit, malt, honey, sherry
    • Finish
      oak, sherry, apple, rye

  10. alkisd8 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A smooth easygoing drum.Sweet and not so complex an afternoon ones.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity with orange marmalade,honey notes,and smooth
    • Taste
      84 84
      Again here the arrival is smooth,the orange marmalade the is here,some spiceness come through,maybe ginger,or pepper light.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Its smooth ending with fruits spiced with no tense,some amoke at the back,and nice sweet warminess at the end.Medium finish

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