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Glengoyne 21-year-old

Overall rating 464 votes 88.11

145 × in wishlist

Member rates

1226 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

103 Notes

boy_genius_ck
Expert Senior boy_genius_ck Note
05 Oct 2017 4:02 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 84 points

used to sell for just a little over $100 here in my country, but the price has since gone up. a good everyday dram, well balanced, clean and deep good quality sherry notes, it won’t blow you away but it’s a good enough dram for the price. crisp oloroso sherry, and stewed fruits make up most of this whisky, not as good as glendronach, but not as expensive either

Wiz
Expert Junior Wiz Review note
12 Sep 2017 10:16 am
Wiz gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
88
The Macallan
Expert Senior The Macallan Note
10 Sep 2017 8:56 pm
The Macallan gave this whisky 87 points

Maltstock 2017


Very rich christmascake like and elegant sherry notes, drying with some dried fruit and lovely spiced finish

Alex
Expert Senior Alex Note
09 Sep 2017 4:53 pm
Alex gave this whisky 88 points

for sherry lovers ; all on fruity, pruney sherry. A classic.

jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
26 Aug 2017 12:01 pm
jankes gave this whisky 86 points

Second test                                                                             

Weighted Rate
86.3
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
88
Macheye
Expert Junior Macheye Tasting note
25 Aug 2017 12:41 pm
Macheye gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Fresh and aromatic. Toffee apples, cherries and a basket full of dried red fruits, from cranberries and redcurrants through to raspberries. Notes of smouldering cigars, leather and salted almonds provide sherried depth alongside some already perceptible spicing and light herbalness akin to eucalyptus. An inviting start.

Taste

 An unctuous mouthfeel which is not as sweet as you expect it to be. Whilst this is clearly a very sherried whisky, the sweetness is well managed, balancing sugars with some sourness of fruit and bitterness from cask maturation. Sour cherries and stewed raspberries sit alongside soft but pronounced spice – cinnamon, cloves and a dash of oak char.

Finish

Medium to long in length with some tannic quality (to be expected from 21 years in European oak) which is pleasantly soft and not grabbing. The emphasis here is on spice once again - specifically cinnamon.

Comments

I’ll state this from the off - Glengoyne 21 year old is delicious. That out of the way, it’s worth highlighting the wonderful balance that’s been achieved between the sweeter notes and the deeper ones. High quality European oak has been used well here to add complexity and richness, whilst impressively still maintaining lightness and vivaciousness. Characterful, captivating and right up my street.

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kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
19 Jul 2017 8:01 pm
kimmosuo gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
85
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
27 Jun 2017 10:20 am
Cubey666 gave this whisky 84 points

Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2016. (PO16)

Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
82
Initial taste
83
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
84
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mer1973
Expert Senior mer1973 Review note
10 Jun 2017 7:35 am
mer1973 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
88
StyrianSpirit
Expert Junior StyrianSpirit Tasting note
09 Jun 2017 1:41 pm
StyrianSpirit gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Schwerer, schöner, dunkler Sherryduft.

Taste

Kommt rund auf die Zunge, füllt den Mundraum weich und voll aus. Sehr ölig. Kräftiger Sherry, Lack und Leder, dunkle Früchte. Wärme entwickelt sich, nur ganz zarte Eiche. Dunkle Schokolade gesellt sich dazu.

Finish

Der mittellange Abgang ist geprägt von der etwas stärker werdenden Eiche.

Comments

Sehr rund, sehr elegant. Einfach gut.

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