Glengoyne 21-year-old

Overall rating
88.07/100
votes
1420
Whiskybase ID
WB41501
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
27.01.2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
Unhurried Since 1833 (Black Label)
Barcode
5010852026610
Added on
18 apr 2013 9:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 225.13

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 21-year-old

183 users have left 207 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.07 points.

  1. Jolemann scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet, caramel, raisins, crème brûlée, currants, gooseberries, oak
    • Taste
      90 90
      Pleasant, very fruity, caramel, malt, creamy, mild oak spice
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, spicy, fruity, sweet, oaky spice and dry at the end

  2. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    Almost like nosing an Oloroso. Deep, rich dried fruit & spicy. Interestingly, Many of the sherry casks Glengoyne used are made with American oak.

    [86-89] YES!!! One to be tasted and remembered for years.

    N 27
    Deep and rich, well-aged. Dark fruit (plum, cherry). Raisin. Oak spices. A touch of zingy citrus. Vanilla.

    P 27
    Creamy, deep sherry. Dark fruit develops into candied malt over time. Winter spices and wood. A touch of menthol at the back but completely smoothened.

    F 27
    Mid-long finish. Dried fruit. Wine tannin & winter spices. Some nuts. A whiff of candied fruit lingering.

  3. Gregorsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Kerchak scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh , red fruits, orange peel
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sherry kicks in . Sweet, taste of Wood , not too spicy ( which is good )
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not too strong but stays there for long enough to appreciate it

  5. Jimbeau scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Nyssis scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose doesn't seem to suffer from the low ABV or the chill filtering.

      It's deep and has a lot going on. Initially, a little solventy and woody (in a good, "great grandfather's workshop" kind of way) but given some time to breathe, we get dried fruits (raisins, dates), cacao, nuts, leather and a little orange zest.

      Just a few drops of water can develop the nose further and reveal some softer notes of toffee and vanilla, but be careful at 43 %.

      A nose that causes an involuntary smile pretty much every time I have a dram of this.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Rum raisins, chocolate fudge, marzipan, a little curaçao. Not dissimilar to the nose, but some nuance is clearly lost here. The palette doesn't feel 21 years the way the nose does, and at the same time lacks a little oomph.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Chocolate dominated finish, with some rum raisins and good quality marzipan. A little dry and woody, but fairly pleasantly so.

      ---------------------------------------------

      One can't help but wonder what this would be like non-chill filtered, and perhaps bottled at 46 %. There's no doubt quality here, but at the price, I won't be buying another bottle unless this gets a craft presentation in the future.

  7. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Exotic wood, just varnished. Beautiful charcoal scale. Nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts. Raisins. After a while the Sherry takes off, Christmas pudding, caramelized tarte tatin, scoop of vanilla ice cream, cinnamon. You can really feel the caress of the hot air that has malted the barley for hours. Some exotic fruits, kiwi, lychee. From Quince jam. Coconut. On the palate, however, it's really good, still nutty, with apricot, slight acidity, spices, paprika, saffron, nutmeg. Prickly pear. Very woody finish, really long, on tinder, Armenian paper. Chocolate and coffee. Chicory. Dry earth and fatty coal. Mate.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/03/glengoyne-21-yo.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great and extremely promising nose. But then too weak in the mouth.

    Cherries, raspberries, slowly coming roasted nuts with intense vanilla. Cake counter, raisin snails! With time, the flavors will darken. leather, tobacco, wood. If you give the dram a lot of time, the aroma profile grows many times over. Old men's room, Nasser Steg, wax, forest, fruits, berries, insanely complex! This is real nosing dram.

    Quite thick in the first sip with fruity accents of cherry and chocolate. Subtly bitter. On the tongue but round and cuddly. Wood takes over with fruity accents. Unfortunately, unfortunately, unfortunately, an intensity that is not too high anyway is quickly lost on the tongue. The finish, however, convinces long-lasting, warm with mild pepper aromas.

  9. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Totolino scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  11. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  12. stashdong scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Just please treasure these old school sherried whiskies while they last
    • Nose
      88 88
      sherried
    • Taste
      90 90
      sherried
    • Finish
      90 90
      sherried

  13. Bopaja scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  14. tribe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It's been a long time, but a super elegant round sherry bomb with a lot of malt and wood. creamy with vanilla, chocolate and coffee. great part.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88
      a little more abv here would be good

  15. Saftkenner scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice, spicy sherry bottling. The 43% are just enough, 46%, or even 48% as with the 25th, would be fantastic.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Great sherry nose that shows the dignified age.
      Pickled plums, cinnamon, vanilla, Christmas spices, dried oranges, pipe tobacco, leather, European oak.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Relatively strong for its 43%, yet slightly watery. Grated vanilla pods, hazelnuts, marzipan, raisins, plum jam, sour cherries, oranges, nice oak flavor, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length. Nut wedges, orange jam, oak seasoning.

  16. Don Cassi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Wonderfully balanced sheery barrel representative with nuts and some leather / tobacco.
    Length: 5/10

    Note 1-

  17. aryehf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting review.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A bit restrained on the beginning, then honey, coconut, green apples, pears, peaches.
      With water it becomes less fruity and more flowery.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Medium body, apples, pears, spices, toffee, caramel.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, coconut, spices, nutmeg, gentle and sweet.

  18. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    wonderful malt, very complex and aromatic. The aromas in the nose are very soft and could be a bit stronger, but still wonderful aromas.
    • Nose
      spicy sherry notes paired with old wood, after a while there are a lot of dried fruits, chocolate, espresso, plums, raisins, a little honey, and then briefly orange peel
    • Taste
      Nice start, lots of sherry aromas, dried fruits, plums, raisins, slightly spicy, the orange peel also shows up again slightly, oak notes, becoming a bit sour towards the end
    • Finish
      spicy fruity finish, lots of dark fruits and chocolate, again some espresso, oak and citrus fruits appear briefly

  19. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. MaroFF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Perfect whisky. Despite the bitterness at the end, she is encouraging. Very delicate on the palate and pleasantly warming. I want to taste it with every sip and so on and on and on.
    • Nose
      90 90
      ripe apples, raisins, sherry, some vanilla, slightly leather
    • Taste
      89 89
      ripe apples, raisins, sherry, some vanilla, slightly leather
      Taste: sweet, honey, quite pleasant, sherry, again raisins, slightly spicy ending
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, pleasant, raisins, warming, nice bitterness at the end

  21. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweetish and very pleasant with sherry and raisins, fresh apples, a little oak, spices, a trace of wood polish, a little bit spicy and a hint of nutty, the idea of vanilla.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Delicate start, sherry-sweetish-tart, hint of honey, spices, oak spice, hint of chocolate
    • Finish
      87 87
      warm and spicy wood, a little sherry, initially slightly sweet then a touch of tartness, ends soft and sherry-sweet.

  22. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This drop is one of the reasons why I'm a "fanboy" of the distillery. Complexity, balance, perfection. After the design change, the price has now increased significantly, and this PLV filling was technically one of the best that was available on the market. Yes, you have to like strong Oloroso ripening and be tolerant of the intense influence of European oak - at the back, properly woody-dry-bitter. And so it is good that the malt is "only" bottled at 43% - this intensity could overwhelm you at cask strength. The 43% is often criticized, but I can't think of many bottlings that conjure up such a presence with 43% on the tongue and in the finish. Gets even better with every sip.
    Especially considering the long prevailing issue price of ~ 100 €, this bottling can only be in the 90 point region. Compared to the 25yo, 28yo and 30yo there is another difference in quality, but the prices here are also in many areas.
    Let's all keep our fingers crossed that Glengoyne can maintain this quality over time. Then it would be worth a few euros more to me ...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  23. dimitrios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  24. g00se scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    very nice nose. sherry, of course, but elegantly matured.
    Mild in the mouth, maybe a tad too mild. low alcohol content? little barrel influence? a pity.
    • Nose
      88 88
      malty-sweet and very present. fruity with dates and raisins but also dark notes of wood and chocolate. a bit of citrus in the background. later vanilla, fat ripe pears, light leather, but also this slightly soapy one. so the nose is really great!
    • Taste
      87 87
      milder, fruity appearance. pears, dates, some peaches, some cherries and dates. can be chewed nicely, but looks a little watery.
      it only gets dry very late and a slight ginger spiciness follows.
    • Finish
      86 86
      the special glengoyne taste. it is followed by a medium-length finish.
      here rather dark fruits. dates, cherries, dark chocolate. later dry and slightly bitter

  25. riegerjonas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2021-03-21: a gentleman, here I am a bit lacking the coarse manner
    • Nose
      Chocolate, plum, clear sherry, minimal spice, deep dark fruitiness, cinnamon, vanilla
    • Taste
      shallow dark chocolate, clear notes of sherry with simultaneous lightness and total drinkability
    • Finish
      quite long after chocolate, orange, oak

  26. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The trump card is the nose. Very nice and great between fruit and tart aromas. The taste and finish please without enthusiasm.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wonderful smell. Light and dark fruits in harmony. Dates, oranges, figs, cherries, apricots, apples, pears, also a little lime, with the dark fruits clearly having the upper hand. There is also something slightly mineral. In addition, there are spicy notes of cinnamon, cardamom, chocolate, honey, coffee and caramel. Nothing stings or bothers you. Very varied, harmonious and fine.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Unfortunately a bit thin and watery. The taste is more tropical than the nose suggests. Pineapple, coconut, dates, rum raisins, leather, fine cut.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Pleasant oak spice, a bit tart, with tobacco and fruit aromas. Medium length.

  27. MGHOW scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    This is the latest bottling. The old bottling I rated 94/100 and it was sublime.

    Compared to the older bottling the nose is totally different. Young oak and tropical fruit, I am nervous and not hopeful about what this will actually be like.

    Oh dear, it's awful. New oak, very dry and very little flavour.

    What a total disaster, an abomination compared to what it used to be.

    Hardly fit to drink to be honest with you.

    A total waste of time. Dreadful stuff, and to think they have just increased the price. Incredible.

  28. MGHOW scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    This bottling is dated 12.9.2013

    I must have got a good batch. Admittedly it was from one of the 20cl mini bottles that I know had been in the shop for at least four years. People seem to think this has changed, I don't know, I haven't had a recent bottling, just this fabulous old nectar which I prefer to any overpriced Macallan 18 or 21 sherry oak nonsense any day of the week. I'm just speechless at how tasty this is. None of the dryness or lack of finish many are commenting about which tells me this is an old bottling. This is just a juicy, fruity, explosion in the mouth, so moreish and delicious. Rich dark chocolate nose that wafts across the room, incredible..... taste is on cola, fruits, the wood is ancient but keeps a back seat to the stately fruit flavours and the sherry.... a hard trick to pull off with old sherry casks, to not let the old wood spoil it, it doesn't, it's perfect.

    This 20cl won't last another 10 minutes in all probability.

    The old bottlings of this are extraordinary. I've just opened a 20cl bottle that has been in the shop for at least four years.

    It had an incredible nose of dark chocolate which wafts across the room. The body is full with no off notes and there is ancient wood in here which does not dominate.

    There is something amazing like the taste of hot chocolate.

    And the finish is very satisfying. This is probably the best sherry monster malt on the market, beats the much more expensive and overhyped brand beginning with an M.

    Hunt out the old bottlings for this would be my friendly advice.

  29. Dyno scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A really good 87, just not 88. Lovely balanced sherried dram. Pitty of the 43%.

  30. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  31. erizo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nice, balanced whisky, just right for me with the 43%.
    In terms of price for what is on offer, I think a bit overpriced.
    • Nose
      Ripe apples, a little sherry, vanilla, caramel, all very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Ripe apples, some honey, actually some cinnamon, honey, a light note of wood, some sherry.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, slightly warming, sherry tones

  32. zitterbacke scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A wonderful whisky. It is best to give it a few minutes in the glass so that it can fully develop its aroma and taste.

  33. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    not bad, but certainly not good.. not in the sense of lasting impressions and the will to buy a whole bottle.. also, makes a disappearing act, with the impressive aroma in the nose that promises a good flesh going away the second the liquid touches the tongue.. slightly bitter after-taste that is more slight than bitter.. but the nose is worth the price of the 3 cl sample - coffee and stately sherry, vanilla, the fruits of course and a soft wiff of rose.. also the smoke from roasted nuts and absolutely no burning alcohol sensation.

  34. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  35. Bopaja scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  36. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  37. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    ***
    ????: gold
    ????: delicate, sherry, sweet chocolate, feel a bit of strong sweetness, but unfortunately 43% can feel it, flies away quickly
    ????: sweet, a bit alcoholic, unfortunately, slightly sherry, opens into a more intense sweetness and a lot of chocolate, plus after standing
    ????: sweet, tender, moderate,
    *
    It is a pity that it is so delicate, that only 43%, there is sherry, there is chocolate, there is nice sweetness, but it escapes too quickly, too delicate, cool but delicate,
    *
    ????: 4.5 / 10
    ????: 87/100

  38. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nuts, dried fruits, herbs, grasses, dark honey, blackberries, some earth, strawberries, some peach
    • Taste
      Honey, strawberries, blackberries, currants, a little lime, coffee, pepper

  39. Lainer777 scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    How to know, then drink is bottled?

  40. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tried a few years ago and found it very good. At the last tasting, however, it appeared to me in the mouth and finish much less intense with less sherry influence. Back then 90 today 87

  41. erwinnlim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A whisky with a wonderful nose followed by a palate and finish that are just slightly too thin and begging for a touch more sweetness. Don't get me wrong this is still very good but had this been bottled at 46% ABV and non-chillfiltered it could have been exceptional. Value (£100) : 5/10
    • Nose
      Lovely drying Oloroso sherry notes up front. Dried figs and sultanas, sour cherries and red berries. Spicy oak tannins from the heavy European Oak influence give this ginger heat with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Dark leather and tobacco notes as well. Some walnuts and hazelnuts. Beyond that a sweet caramel with hints of dark chocolate. Still some of the Glengoyne character of ripe red apples and orange peel come through to give this a delicate balance.
    • Taste
      Not as intense as the nose would suggest. Again loads of that spicy European oak influence. Some ginger and cracked black pepper. Quite drying with the oaky tannins as well. Then more berries and sour cherries. A mustiness. A touch of caramel, more bitter orange peels and cocoa notes. Then come the baking spices, more cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Medium long and drying. The spicy oak tannins eventually give way to a roasted coffee note. Less dark fruit and more fresh fruits here, more citrus and pears. A touch of cooling aniseed as well.

  42. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is a good sherried whisky, not rich or deep and complex, but tasty. A bold nose leads the charge, but the palate is a bit thin and flavors play it safe. Finish is a tad tannic with a slight artificial strawberry flavor to me. For its price it is good for a 21 year.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Strong sherry, leather, plums, strawberry jam, nutty, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light spice, strawberry candy (campino), oak, a tad thin,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Juicy, oak tannin, light spices, fig newton, strawberry juice (Kool aid)

  43. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Smell: With a feeling of alcohol in your arms, you can just stuff your nose into the cup and take a deep breath. It ’s all clean, pure and pure Sydney wind, preserved fruit, nectar, cloves, almond chocolate, antique wood, but it ’s a pity Entering the end, the fragrance seems to weaken weakly. Ah ~ I want to be dissatisfied!

    Drink: The taste is light and finely crushed. Like its family members, it is rich in chewing. Berry chocolate and bitter spices occupy the main melody, but other fine flavors can still be found outside.

    Sense: I often talk about the balance between alcohol and flavor. If the flavor is too little, even 40% alcohol will be difficult to import, but Grangini Age21 is just the opposite, lacking the support of alcohol, smell The incense process is much faster, and the tasting is also lacking in three-dimensionality. Although this sounds a bit disappointing, this is its only drawback.

  44. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Obviously there are extreme differences between the batches here. Either that or my daily form was bad at this blind tasting several years later. The rating is the average of the tastings.

    All in all a rather average sherry malt, which unfortunately is also much too thin, which is not so noticeable in its strength due to its sharpness.

    Notes from a blind online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A nice, dark fruit note (pickled fruit) greets you immediately after pouring. With an idea of cognac and a hint of herbs. If you take the glass off your nose, a very strong grain note remains for a few moments. After a while, the fruits (peaches and plums) are even more saturated! the cognac is gone, the herbs too, instead I find leather. Alcohol bites a little with hand warmth, then unfortunately soap comes, the fruits become lighter. The herbs come back, strong acidic notes complement the whole.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The consistency is quite thin, but the start is quite strong, a good pinch of white pepper frames the slightly sour fruits in honey. There are also noticeably bitter notes to the rear, again towards dry herbs. In the second sip, the sweetness comes much later, but a brandy note is dominant here right from the start. The acidity is more moderate, the fruits darker, burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      83 83
      In the finish it dries further, the acid remains a little bit, overall medium long. He definitely saw oak. A little sweeter in the second sip.

  45. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  46. keizerjos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Spicy fragrance, very pleasant, with wood tones and the aroma of moist forest that I love so much.
    The taste is full and rich, strong sherry tones without being sweet. As you take more time, the whisky becomes softer, less sharp, more refined. The finish is warm, soft, barely dry, comfortable and long. Complex and challenging whisky, the first Glengoyne I like. Few specific taste notes, no apple, pineapple etcetera, but don't be fooled; this is excellent.

  47. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Dark berries well combined with spicy, creamy and slightly salty vanilla caramel. The sherry is very well integrated and looks more dry than sweet. A slight sweet and sour fruit note (strawberry) can be felt
    • Taste
      92 92
      Slight tingling of the oak on the tongue, mouth filling but at the same time light and not too little ABV. Light sherry paired with dried fruit
    • Finish
      92 92
      Comfortably warm on the cheeks, subtle, very well balanced oak with accompanying sweetness of dark dried fruit and sherry

  48. yorkieterror scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Predominat dry sherry notes, sticky toffee pudding, kiln dried oak planks, burnt sugar and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Cracked toffee, baked apple and custard pastry (glazed in sugar), hints of toasted hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, toasted hazelnuts and nutella linger

  49. The_Independent scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    —- blind tasting —-

    Overall very tasty!
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, pastries, nice spice, chocolate, light citrus notes. Over time, almost floral notes. The citrus notes are becoming clearer. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      Slightly spicy, sweet and spicy but quite light. A little unspectacular.
    • Finish
      Intense, spicy, chocolatey, salty?, Medium length.

  50. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good PLV.
    One of the very good standards when it comes to whisky matured in sherry casks.

  51. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  52. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Herbs, some earth, dried fruit, pine needles and resin, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, some cinnamon, peach, honey
    • Taste
      Strawberries, honey, cereals, lime, milk coffee, very light pepper

  53. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I've never had it before. The malt is completely balanced from start to finish. Very nice sherry influences, not too sweet, but not only spicy or bitter. The raisins also run through completely.
    • Nose
      The Glengoyne 21y presents itself with a rich amber in the glass. Oily and as a thin film, it nestles around the glass wall. At the first smell, rich sherry notes are in the nose. But not the old, set ones, like the Allardice, for example. They are rather light-fruity nuances, paired with raisins that were pickled in vanilla sugar. Very nice balanced nose. Behind the first surge of aromas, there are gradually darker sherry notes, such as the well-known leather and shoe polish (which teenager still knows them?)
    • Taste
      Nice mouthfeel. Regular salivation. Clear sherry at the beginning. Pleasant spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Not on the super sweet side, balanced. I have raisins and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Somehow it doesn't end in the finish. The sherry notes, together with the raisins, stay in your mouth forever. A little oak swings with it. At the end of the second sip, a little cocoa powder is added. But far from noticeable bitterness.

  54. BehindSpace scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  55. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    First of all, his problem is the 43%, what a shame, ... and the oak is too bad. But if you can handle it, you get an excellent whisky for the money. Complex for lukewarm. Compared to the 15 Fairy Flag, it is more on the dry, nutty sherry side.
    • Nose
      Nose is one of the best at this age. All fruits introduce themselves and quickly mix with spicy tea notes. Tobacco and slightly sour raisins. So there is something on offer and over time it gets more and more complex.
    • Taste
      Spicy for Christmas with fresh coffee and cloves, it is very malty on the go. Here the oak is dominant. Too bad. But with tobacco, cinnamon and good sherry notes, he does his job masterfully. Still above standard. He deserves respect.
    • Finish
      Medium to long but rather on the dry side, it remains spicy and fruity on the palate at the same time. Now add orange peel and light apple. Already very tasty. But not top league.

  56. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice entry into the GG Sherry world. Of course, he is in all aspects a little weaker on the chest compared to the GG1998 or GG25. But a great value malt. You get a lot for your money here.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Typical sherry barrel notes. Dark fruits, in the sense of forest fruits and dates. With some candied orange and dried plum. Roasted nuts in the background, I tend to hazelnuts. No heavy sherry barrel ripening, so at most very subtle tobacco leaves. Alcohol not perceptible to me, so very well involved.
    • Taste
      89 89
      First the typical sweetness. However, no raisins but rather date.
      Slight bitterness of the oak. But go very quickly into a nice spice. Ginger, clove and allspice, somewhere in this spectrum. Stimulates salivation and creates an oily, creamy mouthfeel. Towards the end I have vanilla notes and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very slightly bitter, tart. Reminds me something about unsweetened mate tea. Now come subtle Schenk. Departure is quite long, pleasantly occupies only discreetly the mouth (tannins). But not very complex.

  57. Dominik scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Rather sweet and soft nose. Jelly even, oranges, buttery and few spices. On the palate, also soft, too soft for my taste. It is well-rounded and mellow, maple syrup, but it doesn't offer that aha-moment some other 20-plus-year whiskies can deliver. It lacks complexity, so just drink it, enjoy it for what it is: A solid sherried whisky that's on the sweeter side.

  58. Bam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great, delicious sherry dram, without being completely overloaded with sherry.
    • Nose
      Strong, dense cherry flavor with dates, cherries, raisins and plums. Hazelnuts and forest honey. Herbal / spicy oak with nutmeg, cinnamon and Kardermon.
    • Taste
      Strong, sweet onset, oily mouthfeel. Sweet cherries, raisins and figs. Honey and caramel. Hazelnuts. Then the oak announces itself with beautiful spice notes, again cinnamon and nutmeg, also some white pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, astringent. Still the red fruits, accompanied by slightly bitter oak, espresso and cocoa. Spicy forest honey.

  59. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/06/25/odds-ends-june-2019/

    C: Much like Glenmorangie, I find Glengoyne’s younger bottlings to be just as good as their older expressions, the [Glengoyne] 18yo & 25yo being the exceptions. I find this 21yo a super clean/rounded & faultless sherry driven malt, and that’s about all.

  60. Joschbert scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Overall, spicy oak notes dominate. On the palate, I miss a little sweetness and fruit.
    Pleasant drinking strength.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Great load of dried fruits, nuts and spices (cinnamon). Sweet and creamy. Then follows a (for me) pleasant discreet note of sulfur.
      Intense and reasonably complex.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Starts dry-spicy and quickly unfolds a distinct oak bitterness. A few very beautiful sherry gods shine through, reminiscent of walnuts and raisins.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Nutty sherry, bittersweet coffee and spices are left behind on the palate. The strong oak spice pulls the finish in the length.

  61. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      clearly sherry; Vanilla; Molasses; Fruit; Sweet; Caramel and dark chocolate; it just smells like a dream. Vanilla again; raw cookie dough; a little flowery
    • Taste
      Sherry; sweet; Oak; becoming slightly bitter; Cinnamon; beautiful barrel; Fruit; really spicy; Hmmmm yummy; Spices and cinnamon far ahead; a hint of nuts and tart, dark chocolate.
      The barrel appears just terrific; almost a cinnamon heat; but totally rounded and harmonious; the oak has a light, leathery note. Always sweet, fruity; Vanilla and caramel.
    • Finish
      Sherry; Spices; Oak; rather fruity at the end; but super fruity and chocolaty. Again cinnamon; offers many facets, at the end a little malt and then all of a sudden nut again

  62. Mr. D. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  63. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  64. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in may/june 2016, blindly, and back then i did not fully appreciate this dram, so about time for a re-evaluation.

    I'm not gonna write down entire taste notes, since those are plenty here, and quite good ones i must add.

    I have to say, with plenty of air, it does have a beautiful elegance to it. nicely layered deep sherry wood whisky, although a little bite or kick would make it even better.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  65. Abadon05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Top PLV. Also very tasty and interesting. Unfortunately in the nose a bit too alcoholic and on the departure with the distinct bitterness, which let him miss the 90s point mark.

  66. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  67. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  68. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A captivating nose after several minutes, a fairly fine and delicate sherry, nice notes of coffee / mocha, almonds.
    • Taste
      Ditto, with more hazelnut, then some ripe fruits that appear.
    • Finish
      Medium, quite discreet, on the same perfumes as the mouth. Slight bitterness.

  69. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  70. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  71. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  72. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose still has the heather and honey notes of the 18-year-old, but here there's an undeniable focus on European-oak sherry butts. We've now crossed over into 100% sherry maturation. Consequently, this is darker, bolder, and more elegantly bitter than its younger siblings. Really rich and refined, with espresso, liquorice, umami, and assorted chocolate-covered nuts. If we compare this to rival products in the same price/age range, this one is softer than the 21-year-old Glendronach Parliament, but it boasts a cleaner and drier (Oloroso) sherry influence. As far as the oak-forward and mature nose is concerned, it's about on par with the 25-year-old Glenfarclas, though more sherry-driven and perhaps ever so slightly less multifaceted. There is some batch variation, to be sure, but the right kind of bottle can crack 90 on the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Deep, dark chocolate; the whisky equivalent of Tartufo ice cream and mousse au chocolat. Perhaps a bit thin: once I had this blind and thought it was bottled at 40%. So it's soft alright, but hey, sometimes you're in the mood for a well-aged, elegant sherried single malt that doesn't need to be tampered with and watered down to juuuuuust the right level of dilution but instead can be enjoyed exactly as it is poured – and this is precisely that. Immaculate balance between soft, sweet, and tart flavors, all on sherry and oak with just a bit of acidity thrown in. Perhaps the 18-year-old is a tad more vibrant and interesting, but this is still a lovely, well-sherried and affordable bottling that I know I will return to again and again. Utterly charming and reliable.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Ground coffee, dark chocolate, some bitters. Classic ex-Oloroso aftertaste.

  73. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wow, a gentlemen's dram. Warm and delicious. Especially subtle w.r.t. sherry influences. Sad thing is that it was only a sample. For sure a full bottle will be on my bucket-list. Still available below Euro 100,--.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity; great subtle smell of sherry ; vanilla. Leaving it in the glass to breath, influences the nose positively.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fruity; sweet but not overwhelming. Slightly spicy. Well balanced!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Maybe the only not so exceptional part: medium long only. Dry.

  74. Bibabutzemann scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  75. The Bonvivant scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    I think Highland can be overrated, but this one is quite good! Very good after a cheese dessert!
    • Nose
      85 85
      It lacks at power when you smell it, but it is still quite interesting! You can find some smell of sherry and maybe chocolate, not sure...
    • Taste
      86 86
      Easy to drink. Still not so powerful and strong as I may like it to be, but it has a lot of different flavors. A little sherry, chocolate, tobacco, smoke, and vanilla.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Gone very fast! To fast I think...

  76. SweetPeat scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Great whisky! An intense and heavy sherry malt, as I like it. Fruity, spicy, slightly herbaceous, very complex. For me a good alternative to Glendronach 18 and probably also 21, better than the Glenfarclas 25.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Immediately heaps of raisins, plums, maraschino cherries, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla. Then orange peel, coconut blossom sugar, malt and oak.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The 43% give a nice volume without stinging. Very fruity, sweet, many spices, tidy wood. Leather, tobacco, dark chocolate with coffee, old heavy sherry. Very pleasant light bitterness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      long (8/10), fruity with very light pepper and then sour-woody

  77. JungleDram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  78. McMoulis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  79. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A tad thin, but otherwise beautiful nose. Old-style, dry Oloroso and European-oak character. Intriguing, evanescent florals, thick stewed and/or dried fruits (plums, figs, cherries). Balsamic reduction, meat broth, soy sauce, sauteed mushrooms in Teryaki sauce, all kinds of umami. Oh boy, this would kill at a higher strength...

    The taste suffers a bit from the low ABV, especially toward the death, where the mouthfeel and the aromas drop off and become too thin. A sad moment, because before that, there‘s a lot of joy to be had, with rich, oaky and sherry-laden cavalcades of flavor. There‘s enough earthy, leafy, fruity sherry to prolong the experience into a long, teeth-coating finish, but the oak is curiously silent at the end. I would’ve welcomed some more pronounced coffee-and-cocoa notes at the death.

    All in all, I prefer the nose over the palate in this one.
    Excellent whisky for anyone who wishes Glenfarclas would use less refill casks and push the sherry more, but be advised: the GF 25, at roughly the same price, boasts a more nuanced palate and a better/bigger body.

  80. EJS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  81. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  82. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  83. MacArthur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

  84. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Oh man this is one hell of a treat. I told you before, let the whisky do the talking but i can't get it out of my head. It's a fact that i just have to do a tasting note for this one. If only it were that it just deserves it, big time! This is really good stuff. Spot on for my pallet.
    • Nose
      This one definitely needs 20-30 in the glass to breath. It's a bit closed at first but you immediately are being made aware of it's maturity. It's a little mysterious. After letting it breath:
      Man this is mature! Just beautiful. There a very refined sherry wood nose. It's smooth, it's creamy, it's mature, it's soft and oily. Ripe red fruits, and something syrupy. Almost maple syrup. Very gentle and refined spices/herbs. The depth in this one is amazing. A hint of Tobacco. Cigar leaves if you ask me. A little vanilla. Tanines complete a very thick bodied, mature nose. A very very convincing Glengoyne experience, i can tell you that!
    • Taste
      Again it's soft. Perfectly balanced, amazingly full bodied and thick. Like the nose suspects it to be, it feels really syrupy. Well done! Almost sweet spices complement a hint of raspberry, cherries and some dried plumbs. There's a typical dry olorosso note at the and. Definitely wood. And when you keep it in your mouth for like 15-30 seconds dry spices will appear. It gives this one a little bite and all of a sudden there's a small explosion of soft red fruits at the end. Well done Glengoyne!!
    • Finish
      When swallowing it, there's dry wood, oloroso sherry notes, plumbs and again very gentle spices. This one covers the mouth completely in a (again) syrupy, sticky way and it just doens't want to leave the pallet. Finish length...Does it ever end??

  85. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty sherry tuna. But there is a lack of penetration and thus he remains well behind the 25 yo from the same house back.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Leather, tobacco, raisins, damp earth, orange liquor, ripe apples, fudge. Playful.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Silky approach, a bit dusty, white pepper, sultanas, fudge, spices, little fruit. Easy-moderate overweight. There is a lack of power and fruit.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Dry and a little bit harsh. Little expression. Spices and oak. Rather short.

  86. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Just let the whisky do the talking..We could spend hour after hour talking about the body, nose, taste, structure, finish and so on but not with this one..i just don’t feel like when i smell this..

    Just pour yourself a dram, let it sit and breath for about 30 minutes. No for real...let it sit for this amount of time. Don’t you touch it. Not just yet.

    Find yourself the most comfortable position possible and just enjoy without a single word...oh man what a dram! 

    Best 95 euro’s ever spent! This is what whisky supposed to be.

  87. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The entire review is available on mrbarleycorn.com
    • Nose
      A wonderful sweet caresses the nose from the beginning. Honey, raspberries, pastries, gingerbread spices or even chocolate cake. Add some vanilla and beautiful oak notes. In addition, I recognize a slight fruity acidity, apricots and cane sugar. Overall, very round and full already in the nose. I could only smell the malt for hours. Over time, leather and a touch of freshly ground coffee will be recognized.
    • Taste
      The first thing I have to think about is a buttered peach. On the tongue, the Glengoyne is full and sweet and at the same time spicy-dry. Again shows some forest honey and matching berries. It takes some time, but after a short while the malt picks up speed despite its "only" 43% Vol. And leaves a soft tingle on the tongue. Now comes again Christmas spices, plus coffee and white chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet with honey, cane sugar, pastries, baking cocoa and some orange. Towards the end becoming drier. At the second tasting I had the feeling of tender smoke in the finish.

  88. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Really tasty, so you can really enjoy it.

    Slightly less dilution would make me even more ...
    • Nose
      Dark, deep sherry aromas, dates, figs, tobacco, set barrel flavor with oak, mineral notes and Christmas spices.
    • Taste
      Herbsweet, dates, prunes, figs, tobacco, salt. In the mouth minimal too little strength. Tasty but overall balanced and very noble. Beautiful, mature draft and pleasant dryness.
    • Finish
      Long, minty, mineral and oak-accented, sweetness and fruit tones do not stay that long.

  89. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  90. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  91. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    On the whole, this bottling is very successful, although I do not like the dominant harsh and dark wood tones in the aftermath. Likewise, I find the Glengoyne 21 with only 43% a little weak on the chest. The nose is auspicious, at the beginning of the first sip the world is still perfectly fine for me. Unfortunately, the sweet and fruity elements do not save themselves in the second part of the taste and the aftertaste. Here dominate the already mentioned bitter and slightly bitter wood flavors. Nevertheless, I do not want to talk bad about this malt and today award "only" 87 points. In any case, this Glengoyne gets the next few days a second chance.
    • Nose
      Intense and strong amber shines in the glass while on the glass wall an oily streak has formed from which a few syrupy legs dissolve and run back into the premium sniffer with relish. Dark red berries and old caramel mix at the beginning of nosing to a fragrant mixture, a pinch of cinnamon falls into creamy milk chocolate. Sour cherries and plums rise, scuffing of orange peel trickles on dark caramel and creamy toffee. A touch of dry leather dissolves from the dark fruit mixture, old tobacco leaves exude their delicate fragrance. Overripe apples and lightly burnt sugar are added, the sweetish aromas are slowly gaining the upper hand. Sugar, caramel, toffee, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon powder are permeated with spicy woody elements and a hint of sulfur. The nose changes slowly and becomes tart and darker, spicy notes of wood and a hint of dark chocolate dominate the nose now.
    • Taste
      Mild yet full-bodied, the first sip flows through the palate. Dark berries and spicy wood tones play together, the mouth becomes noticeably drier and tart. Sour cherries and plums appear before a subtle sharpness shyly covers the tongue. Somehow, the sharpness can not prevail and spicy, slightly tart wood tones dominate the taste. Dark caramel in combination with dark forest honey shows up, a touch of resin and pine needles flash up briefly. Echoes of furniture polish and dark wood notes end in a creamy mouthfeel. The second sip is initially mild and harsh, but I can hardly perceive fruit flavors now. The dark oak aromas outweigh, here and there dark caramel and a hint of sour cherries.
    • Finish
      Herb and partly bitter, the dark oak flavors rest on the palate. Again furniture polish comes to my mind, which slowly covers the tongue and leaves a pale and harsh taste on the tongue. The mouthfeel becomes noticeably creamier and tart. Where were the fruit flavors and the sweet elements from the nose and the first sip? At the moment, the dark and tart wood flavors have completely taken over control, now and then sparkle dark chocolate and dark caramel. An indefinable spice note slowly dissolves from the harsh wood tones and makes the aftertaste but not quite so monotonous. At the end of the aftertaste dark coffee aroma rises, creamy, the tart and spicy aromas sound and leave behind a hint of butter and old wood in the lower jaw.

  92. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  93. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I only just noticed this is my 204th empty bottle. A dram to remember. Not my all time favorite, but because I'm not a fan of older whiskies overall, this is one of my all time great 21-yo.
    • Nose
      A really great mix of the sherry cask, the sulfur it's been burned with, the Glengoyne spirit and the 21 years between them. There is sherry sweetness, butterscotch, old and rotting wood, and some red fruit all dancing around to take the lead. Fantastic! 
    • Taste
      Sweet overripe red fruit fighting for dominance with the oak wood which has been drowned in sherry and had been burned with sulfur and therefor left the butterscotch imprint. Absolutely spot on moment to bottle this, kudos. It's mezmerizing.
    • Finish
      The age of the whisky is told by all elements. Sherry, oak wood and butterscotch still battle it out, but the old overripe red fruit still leave their sweet mark. This is well-aged whisky bottled at the perfect time.

  94. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  95. KOQ24 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    oak wood,spices,caramel,raisins,plums,red apple,curry,
    lemongrass,sour cherries,mold,leather

    Taste:
    chocolate,caramel,nougat,light smoke,overripe banana,
    Vanilla,dark chocolate,cinnamon,brown sugar

    Finish:
    smooth with a medium to long Finish

    Overall:
    A fantastic old Malt with a heavy Sherry Influence without being drowned in it.
    It comes very close to the Glendronach 21 Parliament, the 43% never feel "too weak" and it is still available at an affordable Price for a 20+ year old Single Malt.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      80 80

  96. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Complex, deep, dark. A great dram for fireplace evenings. Every cent works.
    • Nose
      Intense, dark fruit. Ripe cherry, sherry syrup, maple. Leather polish, molasses, oak. Wonderfully deep, sweetish-dark and complex. In the background vanilla pudding, cream caramel sweets and flower meadow. A nose for hours ...
    • Taste
      Oily-creamy on the tongue. Warm vanilla caramel pudding. Right behind it again intense sherry, oak spice, cherries, leather, molasses and honey. The nose repeats, plus coffee and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant, coffee, chocolate, sherry and oak.

  97. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud9S5wWGj2Q&list=UUiHLcy2yc6_JAVKvfAOUt3w&index=14
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      86 86

  98. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Brown sugar, sweetness of cooked red fruits (cherry, strawberry or raspberry jam), coconut and pineapple juice. Toffee, then typical old sherry scent with sweet tobacco and some musty leather and oriental spice
    • Taste
      creamy sweetness, then the oak wood beats very fast (too long drawn black tea), dry sherry and wood notes hold the balance here with aromas of cooked fruit and spices, like cinnamon and cloves. Spicy honey with walnut
    • Finish
      Finish of black coffee and unsweetened cocoa

  99. janos63 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  100. joep scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  101. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      94 94

  102. BehindSpace scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  103. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great 21 year old with a nose to kneel down, sherry harmoniously integrated, good waxy mouthfeel, large variety of flavors. The slightly alcoholic note disappears after some time. He is settled on the harsher side. You can deal with that every time anew. Not just for cigar fans a recommendation.
    • Nose
      Baked apple, orange peel, caramel, pipe tobacco, hemp rope, physalis, grapefruit peel, ripe banana, Oloroso, some leather, toasted bread, candle wax, cinnamon
    • Taste
      Butterscotch, orange, almonds, physalis praliné, dark chocolate, cinnamon stick, light earthy, honey, some oak
    • Finish
      Medium long, waxy, dry, espresso

  104. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  105. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  106. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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

  107. Wiz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  108. The Macallan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Maltstock 2017

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

  109. Alex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  110. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Second test                                                                             
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  111. Macheye scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glengoyne/glengoyne-21-year-old/
    • 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.

  112. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  113. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2016. (PO16)
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  114. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  115. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very round, very elegant. Simply good.
    • Nose
      Heavy, beautiful, dark Sherry scent.
    • Taste
      Comes around the tongue, filling the mouth soft and full. Very oily. Strong sherry, varnish and leather, dark fruits. Heat develops, only very tender oak. Dark chocolate joins.
    • Finish
      The medium-long finish is characterized by the slightly stronger oak.

  116. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring intense Sherrynoten flow from my glass. Fresh, red fruits dominate, especially cherries, strawberries and raspberries. A good portion of vanilla / caramel, raisins and orange peel add further accents. The abundance of flavors is enveloped by noticeable wood flavors, old leather and fresh pipe tobacco. The nose is tuned very harmoniously for my feeling. The spicy and leathery aromas can already draw conclusions about a decent age.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and soft at first, followed by a mild bitterness. Dry, intense Sherrynoten put a first exclamation mark. Dark fruits dominate in the beginning (cherries, plums, preserved raisins, blackberries) with a fine note of honey and caramel sweets. Strong-spicy wood flavors, leather, pipe tobacco, dark chocolate and nuts follow quickly. The alcohol content of 43% is perfectly integrated. The variety of flavors comes to the fore - with 46% -48% the whisky would certainly be a bit "better / more interesting". An alcohol content of 48%, for example, the 25-year-old Glengoyne, even if he is priced in a different league.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Pleasantly warming and aromatic. The dark fruits say goodbye very fast, so that the spicy flavors quickly take over the tastefulness. Cinnamon, cloves, tobacco, dark chocolate and spicy oak notes follow. A noticeable bitterness and dryness arise.

  117. Zoltavar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  118. ahroeen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  119. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  120. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  121. domani scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A well-balanced single malt with a certain depth without overstraining. What the nose submits is unfortunately not confirmed in the taste. The oak is just tamed by the sweet flavors; a higher alcohol content would have done him good - 22.04.2017
    • Nose
      A rich, rich sherry bouquet offers in the glass, tobacco, ripe plums, Mon Cherie cherry, warm chestnuts, orange marmalade, creamy vanilla ice cream, old leather-wood chair, gravy
    • Taste
      Bitter-sweet, herbs, chamomile, tart olive oil, light creaminess, raisins, ginger, cigarillo, cigar, forest honey, forest soil, resin, woody, oak, light bitter aromas, dry sherry
    • Finish
      medium

  122. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  123. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like him with each dram rather, very complex, nicely composed and balanced with a wonderful nose, which develops more volume (covered) with a lot of time in the glass - he does not taste too thin at any point, but more alcohol would go at 43 %
    • Nose
      red groats, cherry syrup, orange oil, citrus notes, strawberry jam, leather jacket with bags full of rotating tobacco, sawdust, freshly sawn wood, toffee, vanilla with old oak cabinet wall, a bit musty, but old in a positive sense
    • Taste
      sweet, soft, tart strawberry jam, marmalade with peel and menthol, plums, then spicy, strong wonderfully mature and pleasant oak broad, the oak tickles the palate, tobacco flavors are released, the sweetness remains, but the fruity fresh acidity is transformed into heavy tart acidity with a lot of character, some chocolate bitterness is to be felt, probably from the wood as it is accompanied by interesting pleasant spicy sharp wood notes
    • Finish
      slightly warming, with spices (cinnamon, pepper, cloves) and a lot of wood, ripe, round, elegant

  124. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A seriously good whisky. It's hardly bitter and brings joy to the drinker. Well done.
    • Nose
      A beautiful mix of sherry influence and fruity spirit. The spirit gives away red toffeed apple and fresh green herbs. The sherry casks lead to notes of rum-soaked raisin, blueberry pie, crepe suzette and demerara sugar. 
    • Taste
      It's both rounded and fresh, which is a good combination. There is ample sweetness from the dried and red (jammy) fruit, with a slight nuttiness (almond). The jammy fruit delivers also some freshness, together with orange juice and herbs. Then there is a soft level of spiciness, that hardly brings bitterness. honey
    • Finish
      The finale is quite long, with a good balance between sweet and sour. Bitterness is almost absent. Again, the fruity, jammy notes are most present. However, toffee, dark sugar and almonds back this up. Some gentle spice and herbs give enough distraction to call this finish exciting!

  125. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Very complex for 21 years in the First Fill sherry cask, the wood notes do not dominate the whisky and the sherry is really well integrated. Smooth 90 points! PLV agrees 110%
    • Nose
      Red apples, sweet caramel, oak flavors, some vanilla and strong dry sherry
    • Taste
      Full of sherry and forest honey, a little cinnamon. Very full and oily on the tongue. Woody aromas are added.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish, some wood and strong dry sherry, light dark chocolate

  126. GutsPuck scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  127. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sherryvat influences clearly smelling and testable. Smell is delicious, taste and finish are slightly behind. Too bad it was reduced to 43%, which more power would probably have given him a fuller taste.
    But all in all a very pleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  128. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The scent is the best thing about this whisky, the taste and finish seem to be slightly reduced by diluting to 43%. Nevertheless, a nice tasty 'sherried' whisky.
    • Nose
      Clear influences of the sherry cask: Fruity, red fruit, raisins. Learn. Cinnamon. Chocolate, gingerbread.
    • Taste
      Fruity, soft, acidic undertones, citrusy. Plum. Chocolate again. Yet a somewhat thinner and watery feeling. A lot of flavor.
    • Finish
      Very light tingling now. Reasonably long, red fruit, slightly acidic, dry. Somewhat bitter in the background, wood influences (?).

  129. Kalle208 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    So the nose is really awesome, but the mediocre taste and then the tart-woody finish, which remains incredibly long, make me less fun
    • Nose
      Sherry, apple, sweetness, creme brulee, overripe fruits, chocolate
    • Taste
      spicy-sparkling, sweet, slightly dry, sherry, nutty. A first subliminal and pleasant bitterness, increases relatively quickly and covers other flavors.
    • Finish
      medium length with a dry / bitter wood note

  130. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Rich, sweet and fruity sherry dominates the weighty nose, with additional hints of rum-soaked stollen cake, woody oak and some fresh herbs. Lovely and warming! Slightly thin and lacking depth on the palate (a rich, fruity profile such as this really suffers from being watered down in my opinion), although the sherry casks still impart some lovely deep fruity and nutty notes. The base spirit struggles to make much of an impact, however. Drying and woody finish, although the sherry fruits reemerge and linger on the palate. A very good, albeit straightforward, well-aged sherry cask malt. It's a great pity, especially given the high prices being charged in the current climate, that it isn't bottled at a higher strength.

  131. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 80 points Photo Moderator

    Very bitter and not enjoyable. One of only three bottles I did not finish. Ended up combining it with a Glengronach that was barely drinkable. But together they made a very good (although blended) bottle. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      70 70

  132. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      87 87

  133. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant but a little boring, quality but a generic sherried whisky.
    • Nose
      Rum & Raisin ice cream, wafer, nuts of some description, black cherry, black olive, salted caramel.
    • Taste
      Thin and bitter at first which is not a good start but then a pleasant warming but its also dry with it.

      It does improve and some fruit comes out, black cherry like the nose suggested, a little plum, currants and raisins.
    • Finish
      Medium length, getting sweeter

  134. TK6000 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  135. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry! So this means raisins, wood polish and some leather. This is a quality sherried well aged whisky. There is also a bit of wood influence to be found here.

    Taste: Coffee, dark chocolate, sweet strawberries with chocolate dip. Sherry. Some sour notes coming through as well, but nothing unpleasant.

    Body: Full a bit dry.

    Finish: Medium- long. Dry. Sherried with some lemonjuice. Also the wood pops up here again.

    Price: Under 100 euro's, which is a bargain these day's.

    Presentation: Well done, Stylish and yet not overdone.

    Comments: Don't add water imho. I added 1.5ml on a 35ml pour and drowned it.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  136. elzAberino scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great!
    • Nose
      Complex sherry, always different nuances difference. Darkest plum must, old wood, subtly salty, slight bitterness (sulfur?), Coffee - and always sherry
    • Taste
      Sherry, slightly leathery, oily, dry and warm in the mouth, a lot of oak and very spicy, again slight bitterness
    • Finish
      Dry, eternally long, dark fruity and chocolate, a whole load of oak, sherry, spice - very complex to grasp the different flavors

  137. captain_k scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  138. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Sherry! oranges, raisins, vanilla, everything there and plenty of it. the spices from the oak are all right and so you get some complex Whisky. a very fine dram!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  139. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  140. elzAberino scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Delicious! A beautiful, complex, fruity and spicy sherry whisky - not everyone on the radar has.
    • Nose
      Hmm sherry, a force (especially the longer the bottle is open and the glass is in the room), oranges. Otherwise full, dark fruits, a slight bitterness (oak, salt, black powder ??)
    • Taste
      Lots of sherry, some oak, very balanced, quite silky and slightly spicy. Because of the complexity every time a different experience.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, dark fruit, dark chocolate, some oak at the end.

  141. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant, well-priced, spicy, fruity sherry but I think the 43% ABV is too low to this character
    • Nose
      Complex sherry, fruits: oranges, apples, plums, peaches and citruses, raisin wine, ginger, vanilla and red pepper
    • Taste
      Bitter citrus start: tangerine, tobacco, coffee, cinnamon, sherry, wood, dark chocolate and creamy honeyed apple and peach
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, fruity: orange, apple, ginger, chocolate, smoke, wood and tannins

  142. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  143. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Where does the already heavily oaked [and 50% fed 1st fill cask] 18yo WB go from here? More sherry is your answer
    T: Yup, sherry
    F: The wood gathers like an ominous cloud.
    C: A bit too woody even for me, but it's also delicious. The 18yo just beats it on form and balance.

    Scores a C+

    Further reading: WF84

  144. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    As usual a fantastic subtle malt with a huge sherry influence. However I found the palate and finish a little too bitter and they did not really deliver all that was promised by the nose, still a lovely whisky and fantastic quality for the price asked.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/09/03/glengoyne-21/
    • Nose
      reacle. Sweet wine. Fruit cake. Jam biscuits. Bit of plum wine if you hold the glass far from your nose. Dirty, sulphury sherry. Cadbury’s Crunchie. Ginger. Hint of apple cider. Cacao.
    • Taste
      Bitter citrus. Tobacco. Coffee grinds. Bitter sherry wood. Marmalade. Bitter chocolate. White rabbit. Pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter chocolate. Radish. Orange peel. Canada Dry.

  145. Albaron scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A very pleasant whisky, delicious, good and easy to drink, but still complex in the flavors, it always comes back to something new. Beautiful is the malty and the Sherry influence, which is not dominant, but still clearly felt.
    • Nose
      Malt, some vanilla and caramel, slightly sour, raisins, tobacco, black tea, a bit oily and also has light cognac notes
    • Taste
      slightly sour, malty, raisins, tobacco, black tea, plums and in the end comes the sherry
    • Finish
      Malt, raisins and a hint of oak and of course the sherry

  146. Wilco scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  147. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Begin restrained. Sawdust. Yellow cherries, raspberries. Wine cellar. Raisins. Nice depth.
    • Taste
      Subtle sherry. Malty and fruity. Red apple, cocoa, walnuts. Great aftertaste.

  148. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  149. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts off great, but the taste is a bit dissapointing, and the finish even more so. Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2016. 
    • Nose
      Full-on with sherry tones: dark red fruit - plums, dades, figs, raisins, nutty and very spicy. Hint of tobacco. Yet somehow it has a surprising freshness. Citrusy tones seem to grow over time, but these are alternating with the nuttiness. 
    • Taste
      Clearly sherry galore, but urprisingly fresh again. Spicy (nutmeg, cloves), nutty, citrus (tangerines), but there is a slight soury off-note. Hint of wood, and unfortunately a bit watery.  
    • Finish
      The mouthfeel dissipates quite fast; some faint nuttiness, wood, red fruit and spiciness keep lingering. 

  150. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasted during PO2016!
    • Nose
      Rubbery, cherry, chocolate, dried fruit, toffee, nuts, sultanas, cinnamon, tobacco, pear, brown sugar and leather.
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, nuts, sharp, tobacco, dried fruit, orange, cherry, raisins and oak.
    • Finish
      Long, sharp, dried fruit, warming, nuts and tobacco.

  151. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  152. youngland21 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  153. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Ingenious, balanced sherry malt, one of my favorite standards
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisins, red berries, caramel, a hint of cinnamon, cherries, old leather jacket, coffee
    • Taste
      Dry, dark chocolate, cherry, toffee, cinnamon, cloves, wild honey, sherry, a hint of vanilla
    • Finish
      Long, beautiful mix of dark berries, espresso, caramel and dark chocolate. The espresso and a touch of pepper remain super long in the mouth

  154. Peter87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  155. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  156. Glennie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  157. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  158. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  159. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    n: opulent sherry nose , very warm with the expected dried fruits, vanilla and a
        good touch of oak that brings a pleasant dryness into the ring.
        loads of spices, ginger, cloves, red paprika powder,  ,a touch of leather
        and freshly ground coffee.
    t:  dryer then I would have expected, some people told me it was too sweet but
        I don´t think so.
        very much on malted notes, croissants, butter. rather spicy, cloves and
        cinnamon. coffee and a little dark chocolate. the oak is a little loud.
    f:  medium to long , rather dry, hazelnuts and chocolate.
    comments: good whisky by all means but it lacks some complexity to be a true
                      belter.

    88/100

  160. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  161. Gypscoprotheres scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    One dram note: 8.9

    I just loved this dram! Very complex, soft, dark chocolate (not too strong) and something that reminds of the zoo. The strong odor of gorillas/lions/crocodiles. This might seem a little crazy, but it's exactly that odor that I'm tasting. Very different from anything else I've ever tasted. WANTED!

  162. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  163. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    In order for this whisky to show its full potential, I advise you to pour it in and let it "breathe" in the glass for 30 minutes. This makes him richer and he comes across better balanced. Furthermore, it is a classic sherry bomb that is rich, intense but also well balanced. Wonderful for a cool summer evening at a crackling campfire.
    • Nose
      A well-balanced, subtle and complex whisky with notes of red apples, spices, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, hazelnut, walnut, freshly baked apple pie, cinnamon, rum, ripe banana, pineapple, apricot, marmalade, honey, red summer fruits ( raspberry, red berries, hint to strawberries), fudge, spicy oak, hint to mocha, cereal, hint to leather, freshly baked cake and a hint of cocoa.
    • Taste
      A rich, full, intense, well balanced and complex whisky with notes of fresh and rich sherry, toffee, spicy oak, soft bitter tannin, cereals, malt, apple cider, raspberry, apple, orange, banana, butterscotch, clove, dried fruit, cinnamon, allspice, caramel, vanilla, confiture, caramelised fruits and dried fruit.
    • Finish
      A long, rich and drying aftertaste with notes of sherry, raisins, spicy oaks, tannins, green tea, dates and cinnamon.

  164. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Simply delicious. And for the 100 € currently still a good catch.
    • Nose
      slightly pungent freshness (salt, firecrackers, peppermint ?, white pepper), red, juicy berries and cherries ... very nice ... sweeter, caramel notes will come later, but you have them anyway almost everywhere
    • Taste
      dark chocolate (Storck giants again), pleasant bitterness, black cherries ... Sachertorte with pickled cherries? ... spicy, nutmeg, cloves? ... pleasantly dry, without becoming too bitter
    • Finish
      long, spicy and bitter chocolate

  165. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  166. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  167. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      93 93

  168. JohannesB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An outstanding malt, which stands out for its amazing depth, complexity and very sensitive tuning of the individual components. Despite the very mature age, the distilling character is not covered by the barrels. With between 70 and 90 EUR (absolute recommendation in the Travel Value with partly 70 EUR!) Also very attractively priced. A must have.
    • Nose
      Apple strudel with vanilla sauce, cinnamon, raisins and caramel pieces. Sprinkled with gingerbread spices and powdered sugar. Mixed nuts and some salty popcorn. Later strengthened notes of cooked apricots, sour cherries and cranberries.
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet, creamy and very pleasing in the mouth. Lots of sweet sherry with red fruits, roasted almonds in sugar crust, red apples, dark honey and waffle dough. In addition comes strong, but well-tuned oak cargo, which complements the delicate flavors with some wood, pepper and black coffee.
    • Finish
      Land and with good balance between the fruitiness of apples, dark berries, the sweetness of caramel and vanilla and well-seasoned seasoning from the barrels. Towards the end, when the sweetness and fruit are fading away, an elegant pepper and dark espresso remains in the mouth for a long time.

  169. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Glengoyne;

    Appearance: Deep Copper, meandering legs.

    Nose: Red apples, spicy strudel, toffee, sherry and dried fruits. Christmas cake in a glass.

    Taste: Lots of Sherry, honey, oak with a developing aromatic sensation. Ends with a heavenly cinnamon nip.

    Finish: Long, sherry, spicy, warm and dry.

    Cask Recipe: 100% Sherry Casks. Predominantly 1st Fill European Oak Sherry Casks.

                 DOUBLE GOLDSan Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014Ideal combinations and goes perfectly together with:PAIRED WITH DARK CHOCOLATEThe bitterness of dark chocolate and the warmth of crystallised ginger go beautifully with the sherried oak of the 21 year old.
    PAIRED WITH GOATS’ CHEESEThe 21 year old brims with honey and raisin scents. Perfect with the creaminess of the cheese.
    PAIRED WITH LAMB TAGINEThe intense cinnamon and dried fruits in the tagine trigger the same notes in the whisky. A perfect balance of sweet and sour.

  170. Betsie scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      91 91

  171. Fable scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  172. pEpp0 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      91 91

  173. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  174. mikespike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A very well made sherried highland malt. Classic style, smooth, - just what you expect from this type of malt. Recommended at this pretty reasonable price looking at what many whiskies cost right now.

  175. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent dram which should be standard in a whisky library. 90€ is still cheap from my point of view. One the best whiskies I have every tried. 
    • Nose
      fruity (raisins, peaches), sweet (honey, custard, caramel) a bit of oak. Very well balanced
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity a bit of smoke. I am in love!
    • Finish
      Long warm, lovely! 

  176. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    complacent, but especially lacking in the finish something beautiful all-day dram
    • Nose
      rather light, fruity, milk chocolate, nutty, very pleasant, of course sherry, very light chewing gum, iodine, slightly dirty, not complex, but very pleasant, also mint
    • Taste
      creamy, sweet, dark fruits, the chocolate is gradually more through, nutty, on the palate dry oak
    • Finish
      Nut, always fruity, rather unspectacular, rather short

  177. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    My favorite, he actually has everything. If he was strong, there would be over 90 points.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Interesting nose, first no sherry, but super ripe apples and a lot of salt. And very much something that I call nose-feeling, that is, when the glass has long been gone, still stored a specific smell, or is verily occupied. Interestingly, I have mostly at Bourboncask whiskys. After a moment comes the sherry, but not dominant, but only here. Lots of salt and sea. Later loads of dark caramel. When heated, sherry dominates, still salty.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, a lot of oak, coffee, menthol, salt and caramel. Well balanced, everything plays together nicely.
    • Finish
      Still sweet, malty, with tannins and some menthol in the finish. Pretty long, becomes tartly salty to the rear, until at the end also, but tart nuttiness remains.

  178. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  179. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful Highlander for the fall.
    • Nose
      A multi-layered nose: sherry in the foreground, behind it red grapes and wild cherries, in the background you can still find white pepper and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Oh yes, the long time in oak barrels is clearly noticeable. A full sherry aroma, which does not kill all the taste of sweetness, but combines fine and round with the other flavors: vanilla pods, yeast cakes, cinnamon & coriander, hazelnuts and almonds. It gets a bit bitter at the back.
    • Finish
      The dark fruits linger long, fine-sour chocolate comes and goes in waves.

  180. irrerelevant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A dream, the intense sweetness, ripe, full and dense, the coconut is surprising and different, very independent
    Notes from blind tasting

    Addendum: I know little Malts, which are so heavy and oily, have even some peffrige oak on the finish, a few herbs in the nose, the most beautiful dry bitterness in the mouth, which I know. Great contrast to the sweetie
    • Nose
      Fully ripe, sweet pineapple, coconut, Pina Colada! even the cream I have, pretty sweet, with a decent vanilla, only behind it comes sherry, and how, very full and sweet, behind it something slightly cool / fresh in echoes
    • Taste
      My God, is the sweet !!! What a start, a lot of sweet sherry, plus the pina colada, coconut, vanilla, behind it some oak
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, with coconut and oak

  181. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The smell is convincing, the taste and the finish are a bit one-dimensional and lacks the elegance and variety of the nose Blind tasting! Quite different than my first impression a year ago (below), this time only 84 points
    • Nose
      dark sherry, cherry, raisins, in the background a little sweeter red fruits, a very light alcoholic strength, elegant
    • Taste
      strong onset, dry, oak, slightly sour, only after a while a little sweeter, spicy and earthy
    • Finish
      Tart chocolate, bitterness and oak, because the finish is so harsh, it is not very long

  182. mds51 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Exactly the right malt for the now coming colder winter days. Heavy and full in taste it is ideal to be enjoyed by the fireplace :)
    For his "only" 43% he does ballet in his mouth!
    You have to take your time for this malt. I could smell it alone for an hour. In the mouth, he also needs his time to develop.
    • Nose
      Heavy sweetness, sherry! Rum cherries, ripe plums, orange, vanilla, forest honey, caramelised apples, a bit nutty, Christmas spices (cinnamon, ...)
    • Taste
      Creamy, but also spicy, provides a nice warmth in the mouth. Toffee, heavy sweetness, oranges, forest honey, roasted aromas, coffee, dark chocolate, red apples, rum cherries, pomegranate, some ginger.

    • Finish
      Long and warm, this delicious malt runs down the esophagus. In the end, the oak remains in the mouth and ensures a subtle bitterness.

  183. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This
    is a brilliant whisky with intense depth and deep sherried flavours.
    Marvelously balance between oak and distillery character. Smooth yet
    complex. The ultimate after dinner dram while sitting in an armchair in
    front of a fireplace. Excellent!

    I thank Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd for the sample.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      A bold and intense start of lovely dark fruits, red apples, raisins and
      prunes. There's a lot of richness here with vanilla, sweet toffee, brown
      sugar, followed by nutty tones, hazelnut and walnuts. After 21 years in
      the oak cask there is spiciness with ginger and cinnamon, along with
      dark chocolate and a lot of warmth. Very intense and complex. You can
      nose this for hours and identify every single flavour out of this very
      complex mixture. Great stuff!
    • Taste
      A real charming dram, velvety, smooth and creamy. A lot of sweetness
      caused by sherry, dark honey, brown sugar, toffee, X-mas cake and rich
      fruit (mainly red apples). Big, intense with beautiful oaky notes and a
      gentle winter spiciness with lots of cinnamon coming through.
      Mouth-coating.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long and warm. Fruity sweetness, apples, vanilla,
      chocolate and lingering winter spice along with cinnamon and pepper are
      staying for ages causing a pleasant mouth-feel.

      WITH WATER: The
      fruitiness is almost jumping out of the glass with the spiciness is
      increasing, too. Still well-balanced but water definitely isn't
      necessary for this wonderful dram.

  184. MrRancho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Class! Sweet, complex, unfortunately only 43% The more often I drink it, the better it tastes!
    • Nose
      dried fruits (apricot, plum), orange, raisin, red apple, banana, vanilla, ripe kiwi
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, peach, nut, cocoa (bitter)
    • Finish
      moderate to sherry

  185. Maczet scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  186. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    N: on the first, strong is a note of 'screen', or an intense aromatic tip, between the fried and the meat sauce; behind it, emerges in constant crescendo a real sardried riot, of a rich, juicy and creamy sherry. From chocolate to milk to orange peel, from sensational cherry to strawberry jam, from creme caramel to nutella, to dried figs ... To give even more personality are the intense notes of malt, distinctly Glengoyne (yes, but if you drink it blind? ah well, it would be another story!); over time it becomes more 'dry', with toasted and spicy notes. P: if the nose was great, on the palate it is even more: something not so usual, to tell the truth. Real bombs of red fruits (cherry, strawberry and raspberry) and milk chocolate, really enchanting almost creamy suggestions. There is no trace of that 'dirty' tip (which, however, also quickly faded to the nose), but instead exponentially increased robust cereal notes, of a delicious sweet malt; then dried figs and caramel. F: very intense, with an incredible persistence of red fruits and Glengoyne malt. Throw out a note like flavored pipe tobacco ... Not entirely overlapping the " old " 21, but not even of another substance: the quality remains high, in our opinion, and the price / quality ratio is highly competitive (costs less than 100 euros, and is a 21 years in sherry only ... !). http://whiskyfacile.com/2013/12/20/glengoyne-21-yo-2013-ob-43/

  187. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Dark fruits and cherry (also sherry) going a long way here. This malt takes it's time in the glas. As the malt developes, the malt starts to release the cask and therefore the oak influence. Very delicious.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sherry, dark fruits, toffee, rum, nuts, oranges, blackberrys, raspberry pineapple, fudge.
    • Taste
      Sherry, dark fruits, honey, cherry, oranges, cloves, chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, cherry. 

  188. NamorX68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  189. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful bottle without defects but without complexity
    • Nose
      A beautiful balanced sherry
    • Taste
      Sweetness, easy to drink
    • Finish
      average

  190. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Nuts, sherry, fudge and orange. Earthy - mushrooms, cinnamon and some forest fruits.
    • Taste
      Orange, forest fruits, cane sugar and milk chocolate. Raisins and oatmeal.
    • Finish
      Spices, fudge and orange. Popcorn, honey, raisins and apple.

  191. Georges scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  192. Georges scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry, spicy, toffee, brown sugar, rum, fruity (bananas, pineapple)
    • Taste
      Sherry, fresh, sweet, toffee, coffee, honey
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, toffee, caramel

  193. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky, but I did expect a bit more. This is very nice and would serve great as an everyday drinking dram, but for that it is a bit too expensive. If you're looking for a real sherry bomb, than there's other cask strength stuff out there that'll cost you less. This Glengoyne 21 is a bit more subtle, which can be a good thing, but in this case it lacks a bit of character.
    • Nose
      Some light caramel and raspberry, with forest fruits, blue berries and plums. A very sweet first delivery. Then dried fruits, raisins and orange. It also has a hint of sourness, might be balsamic vinegar-esque.
    • Taste
      Thick and spicy at first, mostly cloves and cinnamon. Also oranges, baked apples, caramel and milk chocolate. Would've liked the palate to be a bit richer in flavor than it actually is.
    • Finish
      Tannins, toffee, and caramel. Fairly long in length.

  194. p4blo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very good core expression, suffers a bit from the low ABV but is perfectly drinkable.
    • Nose
      Plums, apricots, honey, caramel pudding, milk chocolate. Pleasant and inviting.
    • Taste
      Sweet and rounded, plums, raisins and milk chocolate are followed by oranges, apples, custard, toffee, cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Roasted coffee beans, caramel, toffee. Quite long.

  195. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The set is not bad, although very classic in the category '' sherry ''. Too bad it is reduced to 43%, it weakens (especially in the mouth). I think it would be better to have a few more watts.
    • Nose
      A good nose focused sherry. Caramel, raisins, Christmas spices, mocha, black tea. Very classic, but very well done and greedy.
    • Taste
      A fruity bitterness supported without being repulsive. Plum, raisins, sweet spices, leather, and caramel.
    • Finish
      Pretty short. Fruit bitterness persists, and sweet spices grow.

  196. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Glengoyne is a mild sherry whisky. The Sherrynoten are clearly present, but not dominating everything. The age is noticeable in the mildness and balance, not in the oak or the intensity. The smell is very gentle, the taste is a bit superficial and makes me slightly disappointed, but the finish is great and the memory stays long.
    Anyone hoping to find an overflowing sherry grenade in the style of a Glendronach will be disappointed. If this is too much, but who still likes to drink a ripe sherry whisky, that's right here.
    I prefer intense and powerful. Nevertheless, the Glengoyne gets 87 points from me , because without any doubt this is a great single malt.
    • Nose
      Soft on the nose, sweet with a clear but not dominant sherry smell. There are also caramel and vanilla notes. Red fruits are slightly delayed: apples, cherries, sweet plums.
    • Taste
      Gentle start, only after a few seconds begins a tender tingling. A soft body plays around the palate. The whisky is sweet and also in the mouth I find caramel and of course sherry. As in the nose, the fruitiness is restrained, the fruits are dark, but not dry. You are looking for raisins in vain.
    • Finish
      Only now is something oak, fine-sour chocolate remains in the mouth. The finish is quite long, but finally.

  197. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I reviewed this excellent core expression at: 

    http://maltandoak.com/and-now-it-can-drink-in-the-us-glengoyne-21-welcome-to-sherry-bomb-territory/

  198. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a good modern standard.

    No absence notes.

    The Sherry is not dry but very sweet - nevertheless it matches with the Glengoyne-character.

    Very enjoyable, very drinkable - quality complexity yet not too demanding.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  199. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant to drink. Basically good quality.

    At first it is very rich, but at a certain point there is no more development.

    The wood components show up more by a general spiciness (up to bitterness), not as pleasant as in old sherry casks.

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1.
    • Nose
      Plum jam, orange juice, beer, cherry juice, oatcake, speculoos, caramel cubes, kilned grains, idea sherry, oak spice, bouillon cubes, caramel pudding, vanilla pudding, milk chocolate, reminder coffee house, juicy chocolate cake ('Sacher Cube'), sweet apricot jam, some marzipan, chocolate glaze, rough strawberry jam, wet wood flooring, tobacco (dry), red grape juice, wet rags, (white) pepper, minimal Sulphur, grilled shrimp (or venison) - peppered, wooden skewers with pickled herring
    • Taste
      spicy, orange peel, hint of vanilla, walnut, cherry jam, hot strawberry jam, idea of wood, slight bitterness, pomelo, cherry, orange, tart, slightly bitter chocolate, drinking chocolate, cranberry jam, tarts with orange glaze
    • Finish
      Plum jam, jam, spice, bitter cocoa powder, coffee powder, plum shell, tobacco, some cherry, bitter oak (the wood is not clearly visible), some rum pot, leather, later: some vanilla sauce, walnut skin, traces of woody apricot jam, sparkling white wine, crumbly apricot cake

  200. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  201. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The whole thing is remarkably well-balanced and avoids any tendencies
    towards either a brooding sherry character or a floral and delicate
    summer dram. A little pricey for the low strength though.
    • Nose
      A little closed-off at first. Classic sherry profile and mild oakiness,
      which is absolutely fitting for a 21yo. With some air it becomes more
      interesting. Sweet, with honey, burned sugar, nutmeg, and stale
      concentrated fruit tea. Olives? Weird…
    • Taste
      Initially, rather delicate. Lots of ripe fruit. Apricots, plums, cherries. Caramel and rose petals.
    • Finish
      Medium, but very warming. Coats your throat with sweet tannins and caramel.

  202. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice gentle sherried Glengoyne, but it lacks a bit of punch compared to some single cask Glengoynes which are bottled at cask strength. A bit too easy too drink in my opinion, a higher ABV would have benefited this one I think.
    • Nose
      Toffee, blueberry, orange, apricot, hazelnut and cooky.
    • Taste
      Toffee, orange, blueberry, roasted almond, mocha, malt, peach, smoke and gentle spices. A slight meaty touch.
    • Finish
      Mocha, toffee, roasted almond, smoke and blueberry.

  203. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Adorable, but some more abv would be nice.
    • Nose
      Heavy Sherry! Lots of fruits. Ripe berries, plums, pineapple. Some honey. Coconut and milk chocolate. Quite spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Creamy sweet from the beginning, but spicy as well. Very well balanced. Cinamon, cloves. Some nuts. The official notes say christmas cake. That describes it very well.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, little dry. Dark chocolate now.

  204. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  205. Master Quill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    100% Oloroso Sherry Butts

  206. Shepherd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I compared this latest version to earlier 21yo and have to say that I prefer more earlier version. This latest version lacks that great balance of beautiful sherry, toffee and fruity notes  what I loved in earlier version. This new version have some nice flowery, fruity and malty notes, even with some sherry. But where is that balance? Still this is nice whisky, but just nice.

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