Glengoyne Cask Strength

Overall rating
85.77/100
votes
295
Whiskybase ID
WB39583
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casknumber
Batch 001
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852026702
Added on
22 jan 2013 8:02 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 154.45

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne Cask Strength

34 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.77 points.

  1. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I opened this whisky at a little below room temperature and tasted it. Afterwards, I heated it a bit with my hands.
    It is a lot like a Glengoyne 10, but it is at the same time deeper and younger, especially in taste. I added about a teaspoon of water to 1,5 cl of whisky, because it was a bit too harsh. Then, i added ½ teaspoon to 1 cl.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, green apples, sherry. Later; intense but soft caramel and maltiness. Perhaps a bit bananas.
      After adding the water, the caramel just outright explodes and a lot of vanilla comes through.
    • Taste
      91 91
      What a sherry bomb! And a lot of oak, too. The alcohol burns quite a bit, even when cool. Second sip is a bit smoother, revealing fruity notes of apple and apricot.
      After adding water, the same flavours persist, but are clearer because the alcohol doesn't steal the attention. There's a bit more green apples.
      After adding the last bit of water, it is almost exactly like the standard Glengoyne 10 YO - who would've thought ;-)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sherry, oak, grapes. It reminds me a lot of a standard Glengoyne 10 year old, but the finish i long. At least a full minute of dry sherry sitting on the tongue. After adding water, no noticeable difference.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Even without an indication of age, the cask strength version of ''Glengoyne'' is convincing. Extremely nutty, intense and expressive. Comparatively little oak, probably due to American white oak sherry casks, but without any notable flaws. Instead, the nuts kill you!
    • Nose
      Intense notes of hazelnut (green, unripe and roasted), the ''Glengoyne'' typical red apples are of course immediately present, dry oak, a few figs have crept in, decent barley malt, dry light rolling tobacco, vanilla
    • Taste
      Hazelnut nougat, apple chips, juicy barley, fig jam on burnt toast, cappuccino, extremely nutty, lots of hazelnuts, but also a few walnuts
    • Finish
      Long and intense, aniseed-cumin-fennel tea, cinnamon, aromatic toasted oak, vanilla comes, the hazelnuts are of course always present, dark chocolate (approx. 65% cocoa content), cappuccino with cocoa powder, liquorice, pink pepper, a hint of figs and mealy apples are left with dried apricots

  4. haubi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Jam, sherry, raisins
    • Taste
      85 85
      vanilla, pepper
    • Finish
      90 90
      Menthol

  5. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    ... peach, chocolate and spicy oak ...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. DRAGNEWBIE scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    It was delicious. If you can buy it at that time, there is a willingness to repurchase.

  7. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  8. horstpedia scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  9. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sherry, nutty, the spicy, not so fruity variety (bouillon cubes, in a good way). A nice whisky.

  11. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: ripe fruit, touch of grapes, then gradually deep wine. Very ripe for his age. Warm, creamy, sugar already. We feel the power to come. In the mouth, attack ultra frank. Spices and fruits. But it's a little too strong! First addition of water: More creamy on the nose. A touch of citrus? Intense mouth but we recover additional fruits that persist in the final which is long. Second addition of water: cooler on the nose and the malt is finally revealed. Always a lot of spices and a nice length. Enthusiasm 4/5

  12. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    B: 21
    B: good powerful finish. 87
    • Nose
      A: wine, dry, dry wood, not much perfume, cardboard, apple. 22
    • Taste
      B: bright.fruits and wood.pepper. 21
    • Finish
      R: medium.heating.hot pepper. 23

  13. theograph scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Good malt; but young;
    • Nose
      Toffee, malt, sherry, in the background red fruits, alcoholic;
    • Taste
      Fruity, spicy, strong, nutty, malty, toffee, red (candied) cherries;
    • Finish
      Warming, good portion oak, spicy;

  14. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Excellent money / value ratio whisky with a nice
    sweet /  spicy proportions.
    • Nose
      Sherry, waxy apple and pear, raisin,
      toffee and must basement
    • Taste
      Powerful. Sweet sherry, apple and grape,
      pepper and tannic oak. Macallan's Golden Promise.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sour, spicy

  15. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very good whisky for it's price.
    • Nose
      A bit young, but not disturbingly. Pear, toffeed apple, raisin, vanilla, wood, dunnage warehouse. Overall it's fruity, has it's sherry influence and this slight musty side.
    • Taste
      Nice strength, rather sweet. Raisin, pepper, grape seed, ginger and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Raisin, pepper, ginger, polished wood, dunnage warehouse.

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. moviemaniac scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Despite carrying no age statement, this very enjoyable cask-strength Glengoyne doesn’t nose or feel too young or rushed, which is always a good sign. A light distillate meets good-quality ex-sherry casks (with European oak dominating the style) creating a powerful, not too dry and not too sweet whisky you can tune to your own preferences depending on the amount of water you add. Rating: 85/100

    Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2017/03/08/tasting-glengoyne-cask-strength-batch-1-nas/

  18. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. Waykid scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is very propably the best NAS I have yet encountered. Somehow just immense and appealing with a rather straightforward, pleasant sweet, grainy maltiness, toffee, the best of marmalades or fresh home made mango-chutney, caipirinha and a 'deep freshness': something similar to contemporary Springbank 10 in this sense. Not a multilayered one like Springer 10 (not only the total absence of smoke) but utterly flawless in it's compact form, and really not in need of anything more: just perfect. Though I am no expert in classicism this has a character that I would describe 'classic': an unpretentious simply delicious malt without any fancy tricks, just pure congeniality. Glengoyne IMO really shines with these CS expressions, whereas their regular age-stated range has all the makings but at a bit too light ABV for the distillate to fully deliver. I would love to see what they would be like at 46%.

  21. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Serge V says:

    This baby should be around 10-12 years of age.
    Colour: gold. Nose: wonderful coffee-ish and toasty nose, very
    fragrant, with loads of raisins and the most wonderful whiffs of struck
    matches. Plum and strawberry jam, then just a little sweet rum (English
    style) and hints of burnt wood. After fifteen minutes: massive toffee.
    With water: mint and chocolate cake, raisins, orange marmalade. Pretty
    perfect. Mouth (neat): rich, very coating, sweet, raisiny and very
    chocolaty. I cannot not think of the old Macallan 10 Cask Strength from
    15 years ago. Christmas cake. With water: perfect sweet sherry. Praline,
    raisins, milk chocolate and fig cake. Finish: long, smooth, raisiny.
    Touches of old Armagnac but it’s not grapey as such. Comments: I think I
    should do a HtoH with the new Glendronach CS one day. Same ‘old-Macallan’ kind of style. SGP:551 - 89 points.

  22. puusj scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose gives along with the usual sherry (raisins) also a lot of wood tones. Sweet and spicy taste, little bit of sherry. Very long aftertaste with the raisins more predominant. Not the standard sherry CS, there is much more depth. Very tasty.

  23. Jonkers did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A nice, solid Glengoyne. Adding a little water gives more nose and more taste.
    • Nose
      Sherry, oak and raisins. Also a touch of chocolate.
    • Taste
      Chocolate and raisins. Sweet and spicy (cinnamon?).
    • Finish
      Sweet from dried fruit (raisins). Chocolate. Long aftertaste.

  24. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a really great "dirty" sherry cask, at least on the level of a Aberlour a bunadh. The Glengoyne, however, is slightly less alcoholic and better tolerates the addition of water. Really great! The likely youth disturbs the enjoyment barely not at all. The whisky has character and is much rougher than its big brother Glengoyne 21
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, the alcohol is noticeable in the form of cooling menthol. Raisins and grapes. With a little water, the menthol disappears and tons of sherry remain, along with a basket of dried red fruit. In the background you can now find a hint of caramel
    • Taste
      Strong, sharp start, no wonder at almost 60%. Behind it comes back lots of sweet sherry, a touch of oak, cherries, dried plums and raisins. With a few drops of water, the whisky is softer without losing intensity. The alcoholic strength gives way. Sherry, sherry, sherry and malt
    • Finish
      Warming leaves the whisky tender bittere oak and dry Oloroso-sherry on the palate. The finish is medium to long. With water he loses some of the bitterness and gets a little sweeter. At the end sweet corn remains

  25. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: the alcohol obviously feels, but the dram is very open immediately and all to smell. The aging in sherry barrels gives it an important whisky standing, with a good personality: what a standing! Great protagonist is the malt, very clean without 'dirty' notes. Overall, it does not seem very sugary, thanks to refined notes of wood, licorice, bitter chocolate, toasted coffee. Also lots of dried fruit (hazelnut). The more 'sweet' side has the comforting and familiar shape of a pandoro. Creme brulee? The red fruits remain aloof (strawberry jam). Raisins great, but also chinotto and tamarind. What a beautiful complexity, for a malt that lets itself be teased by a few drops of water, with which red fruits, tobacco and ... what maltiness are awakened! P: alcohol is certainly more evident here, and we would miss it, but nothing manages to cover the enchanting taste of the Glengoyne malt, in front of which there are no tasting notes to keep. Sweeter, more honeyed, with clear suggestions of sweetened coffee, almonds, raisins, jam and chocolate. It seems to feel those mixes of dehydrated fruit, also with red fruits. It is a bit 'astringent, but not too much. With water, however, the licorice, the chocolate and the nice rusks malt come back, while the body becomes really creamy ... ahhh delicious. F: nice clean, with bits of bitter chocolate and licorice. We suspected that this bottling represented the cutting edge of the new core range. A clue was the very positive review of Serge , but we must admit that this cask strength managed to exceed our expectations. http://whiskyfacile.com/2013/10/09/glengoyne-cask-strength-2013-ob-587/

  26. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Alcoholic nose, pastry custard, raisins. Mouth powerful, covering, spicy, dust and dried fruits. Long final. Good Sherry.

  27. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful. Fresh. Apples. Pears. Malt. Cereals. Citrus fruits. Toffee. Tipsy strawberries. Clearly more sherry with water.
    • Taste
      Oily. Malt. Slight sherry note. Raisins. Milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly soft. Lining the mouth. Malt. Acid apples. Oak. In the background ripe banana. Metallic.

  28. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful whisky with a nice balance between fresh flavours, sweet sherry influences and wood notes. I like it a lot, and it is priced properly at 50/60 euro.
    • Nose
      Plenty of vanilla and wet grass. Almost like walking in a meadow. After those initial fresher notes the sherry influence becomes more apparent, but stays subtle. Fudge, chocolate, butter, very oily, but also a bit musty.
    • Taste
      Lots of wood flavours, oaky and dry. And again a fresh quality, but this time in the form of citrus notes. Malty and grainy (cereal). Wood spices.
    • Finish
      Very spicy and powerful, much more than you'd expect after the nose and the palate. Dry and bitter with a little bit of sweetness.

  29. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Decent stuff. The high aclohol strength quite hides the actual youth of the malt.
    • Nose
      Overpowering sherry above all. Behind that kinda earthy. Wet grass and moss. Like walking through the woods. Little oak. Strong alcohol.
    • Taste
      Starting smooth and superbly sweet. Then suddenly it opens up. Very powerful now, strong alcohol. The sherry has to work very hard to get past that. A little salt in the end.
    • Finish
      Pretty long finish, Kinda bitter though (youth bitterness). Not that sweet any longer.

  30. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    An amber whisky. The nose must guess the individual flavors from the over-clear alcohol. But there are the notes of grass, Rumrosinen, toffee and easily floral notes. The mouth dominates the alcohol. Then sweet fruits and also lemon aromas are added. The finish is short and fierce.
    This whisky is characterized by the high alcohol content. It is difficult to find the aromas that still exist behind it, again and again the alcohol draws attention to itself. A few drops of water are good for the Glengoyne, but they do not really help.

  31. Apollo scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Very pleasant, rich, but on the nose "dry" is very interesting, the mouth really calls water to flourish.
    • Nose
      Sherry very marked nose, dried fruit, dry reasons, dried mango Some notes very slightly sulfur, but without that being disturbing. After a little aeration, the spices are more present, including cinnamon and natural vanilla. Cane sugar is also present, all thinking enough about rum, including banana flambé rum. With a little water, it is more enveloping, more creamy Awakens also undried fruits, always exotic, including banana.
    • Taste
      On the palate, undiluted it is very powerful, quite vinous, calls the water. With water, always a bit spicy, the fruits are still there but less present than the nose. Always sweet background, always remember the rum.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant, in the continuity of the mouth.

  32. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Slight drought and a little bitterness. But a good sherry obviously
    • Nose
      A little glendronach CS in style. Dried fruits, wood, prunes, caramel, vanilla, but rather in dry sherry. It is not greedy. Some solvent lifts.
    • Taste
      Small sweet explosion, wood, spices, cooked fruits (plums). More melted and less dry with water.
    • Finish
      Very good, long, dry sherry

  33. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Plum, cherry, bramble, toffee, milk chocolate, eucalyptus and subtle spice.
    • Taste
      Cherry, blueberry, caramel, plum, vanilla, apple, blue grapes, eucalyptus and a little mocha. More creamy with water.
    • Finish
      Cherry, blueberry, eucalyptus, milk chocolate and vanilla.

  34. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: malty, sweet fruits, fudge, chocolate and with water more fruity
    T: malty, sugared nuts, oily, cereal and syrup
    F: vanilla, grains, sugar and some plums
    thanks to Glengoyne for providing a bottle to every room @ Maltstock 2013!

  35. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The very first edition of Glengoyne Cask Strength -

    launched in 2012 and offering up an intense flavour. This is made by blending

    first-fill sherry-matured whisky with refill-matured malt.

  36. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Biscuity, malty nose with hints of black pepper and allspice. Cooked apple,
      candy canes, buttery toffee apple and zest
    • Taste
      Zest and spice, with notes of baked pear and gooey, unctuous malt. Charred wood, apple peel and marzipan
    • Finish
      Dry, oak-led finish with just a hint of banana loaf

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