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Overall rating
81.88/100
votes
383
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

€ 41,84

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383 × member ratings

744 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 12-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.88 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A good, well balanced whisky.
    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. volker40sw scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    blind tasted on 04-14-2020. (85/84/84)

  4. YD84 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

    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.

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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