Glengoyne 1998

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Limited Edition
Stated Age
14 years old
European Oak Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Dec 2012 11:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 263.73

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70 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1998

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.45 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful single barrel bottling from Glengoyne. An intense sherry malt that looks older than 14 years. Exciting and diverse in the nose and mouth with powerful aromas. I find the slightly bitter oak in the finish pleasant and suitable. It's really fun!
    • Nose
      intense heavy sherry note hits the nose; complex intense fruity sweetness; a lot of cherry; dark dried fruits; Raisins; Plum jam; Mon Cheri; Oranges; Notes of tobacco and leather; great interplay of tart, spicy notes and dark sweetness; behind it a beautiful oak note (old oak cabinet); dreamy nose
    • Taste
      voluminous; the nose finds itself again; sweet and spicy start; Sherry; dark dried fruits; Raisins; Cherries; dark chocolate; Spices; delicate leather note; increasingly a wonderful, tingling, pleasantly bitter oak flavor emerges
    • Finish
      long; spicy; dark fruits; dark chocolate; Coffee; delicate leather note; this is accompanied by a great bitter-tart oak spice

  2. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great stuff and a real Glengoyne !!!

    Very complex: all flavors are linked, but clear; youthful freshness, depth, drinkability, surprising … All flavors are recognizable from nosing to tasting until to the finish.
    Despite the high alcohol content, we prefer the undiluted pleasure! Very little nips make this easily possible and so reveal all the wealth of this beautifully balanced and rich single malt!
    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1
    • Nose
      Apples, cherries, red wine, cherry jam, cocoa powder, toffee, tobacco, espresso powder, caramel, dried fried onions, basil (dried), Sherry (fine), Sherry cask, furniture polish, old oak desk, menthol oils, hair tonic (Birkin); 

      freshly processed natural wood appears with a little water ...
    • Taste
      All flavors from the nosing can again be found in the taste! 

      Joined by hints of orange, sweet and sour fruit components, the most pleasant fine Sherry cask touch, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla, plums, fruit in rum (cherries) …

      with some water more apples, Sherry, sweetness, sourness , freshness of fruits ...
    • Finish
      Citrus sweetness and acidity, tart apples, pepper, spice, barrel notes, hair tonic (Birkin), tobacco, dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, apple, cherries, leather, sweet wood, nuts, caramel, pleasant light bitterness, becoming dry … - 

      the taste remains very long !!!

  3. robain scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. chlinatele scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wow the color is heavy .. Almost as dark as Cola :-) Hammer Whisky with fierce aromas .. Pity only 1 sample of Mikee (THANK YOU)
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. p4blo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Classic sherry cask profile, a perfect example of the style.
    • Nose
      Classic sherry bomb. Dried dark fruits, leather, tobacco, raisins in liquor (mon cheri). Blood oranges, chocolate, toffee. Very inviting.
    • Taste
      Dark sherry with chocolate, coffee, and all kind of red fruits - prunes, raisins, cherries, blackcurrant.
    • Finish
      Long, on chocolate and coffee notes.

  6. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Just some impressions from a little tasting...

    Overall very nice!
    And you get the Glengoyne-character as well - nicely matured.
    I wonder how this one would be with maybe 18 or 20 years ...Tasting without water.
    • Nose
      At first the nose may be a little alcoholic, but very soon it develops.     
      Nice oranges and prunes as well as cherries and raisins come from the fruit-direction.
      From the beginning there is a beautiful Sherry-cask interchanging with all the flavors.
      After a while it all melanges together with chocolate, toffee-biscuits, spices from the wood, real espresso, leather and dried fruits - very good Sherry-nose with tartness and well-balanced, dark sweetness. Some fine vanilla plays through the components from time to time. It gets really aromatic.
    • Taste
      The taste is beautiful as well: Citrus and fruits like cherries and plums; fire from the alcohol but it comes with the spices from the beginning.
      Then chocolate, coffee and wood arise.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long. Taste lasts for hours.
      Here you got a real Sherry-cask, dark chocolate, espresso powder, plums, leather and some beautiful tartness from the wood.
      Later there come many dried figs.
      When I smoked a cigarette afterwards, after the first puff there were black olives ...

  7. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  8. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Overall, a good whisky
    • Nose
      Plum jam with alcohol note
      Oranges, cocoa and coffee
      Cherries and banana
    • Taste
      soft onset, roasted flavors with fruit, coffee, and wood ... very good ... but gets bitter in the throat behind
      the bitterness disturbs here
    • Finish
      medium and salty with wood and a bit bitter

  10. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    A surprising color for a 14-year old whisky: deep, dark reddish brown. Citrus notes on the nose first. Oranges. In addition there are cocoa notes and coffee as well as banana. This diversity continues in the mouth. Here is the memory of Madeira wine. Many dark notes: chocolate, toffee, coffee and then sweet fruits. The finish is short and strong and leaves coffee and caramel behind.
    In this whisky, the high alcohol content does not interfere. The many flavors are in perfect interaction and the alcohol plays along and does not dominate the whisky. A very nice whisky, which makes a lot of fun.


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