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Overall rating
80.24/100
votes
295
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Unhurried Since 1833
Barcode
5010852026634
Added on
02 May 2013 4:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 35.61

15 × in wishlist

295 × member ratings

698 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 10-year-old

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.24 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    The last dram from a bottle that has been open for well over a year. Time has done it good. I like it better than at first pour. Muted nose, fair body and a nice but too short nutty finish.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Grain, grass, cereal, lemon, pear.
      All very light. Sweet and a little zesty.
      Alc has become more integrated with time, hardly noticable now.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Neutral mothfeel.
      Sweet, glazed yellow fruit.
      A little warmth, but extremely gentle.
      Traces of nuts.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short of medium lenght.
      Stays on the yellow fruit theme.
      Dry walnuts at the very end.

  2. Whiskysinger scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Good introduction to an evening or to prepare the taste buds for more complex ones.
    Bought it based on Ralfy's rating - I wouldn't go that high, but a nice malt.
    • Nose
      82 82
      When I opened the bottle, I only had an association with alcohol, completely removed.
      After getting used to it, apple, toffee, grain, a dash of lemon and a nice sweetness come through.
      In my opinion, a few drops of water do a lot.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The apple can also be recognized in the taste.
      The main taste for me is pudding with light notes of vanilla.
    • Finish
      80 80
      In the finish, the pudding again with some oak notes. Short to medium length.

  3. Svarttt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
      First a hint of toffee that quickly gives way to more distinctive grain notes, oat flakes.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Creamy, sweet getting a little drier.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky at this price point.
    • Nose
      Grains and breakfast cereals with a sour-ish veneer, but also some touches of honey and raw sugar. Finally some orchard fruits make an appearance also, mostly ripe red apple.
    • Taste
      Quite creamy and relatively mouth-coating, especially at such a low abv. Lovely fruits (apple and pear), a hint of powdered sugar and definitely a decent maltiness.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and a touch of charred oak. Sultanas and honey also.

  5. Benromach15 scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    One of my two favourite everyday whiskies.Perfect for just a relaxing dram when you just want something non pretentious and easy on the pallet. Sweet and light.

  6. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. KeesD scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Very friendly, tastefull whisky.
    Had it during a blind tasting and when this bottle was showed i was really surprised.

  8. Martin1965 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apple, pear, oranges
    • Taste
      Caramel, fine malt, fruit
    • Finish
      Nutty, very nice

  9. Casketje scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This was a nice surprise! The great Glengoyne distillate actually matures nicely in ex-bourbon. I especially liked the long chocolate-y finish, wasn't expecting that from a 10 year old. Definitely worth the money.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Maybe my batch is little different from the others downhere but I think this is a well deserving dram. It does what it should and in it’s price/quality range (entry level, core range OB) it is, at least for me, one of the better drams out there.
    • Nose
      A very fresh, fruity nose. A little grassy as well. Sweet and accessible. There are bourbon as well as sherry cask influences. I notice a hint of european oak intensity in the sherry part of this whisky. It’s not a big part, but it’s there which is nice. (The higher the age, the bigger the percentage of European oak casks used, and from 21yo and up it’s 100% EU oak at GlenGoyne). Friendly thanks to the low abv by quite flavorful as well.
    • Taste
      Thin body. But what can you expect with a 10yo at 40%. It’s sweet and sour. Fruits like pineapple, apple, pears. Slight herbal note.
    • Finish
      The finish is actually quite impressive for what one can expect! Rather full bodied finish. Medium length. Spicy notes and some sherry cask influences. A little red fruits and a hint of sultana’s. Pleasant finish.

      It’s neither a complex whisky, nor one to remember for years to come but it is good at what it does. Perfect to share at a family dinner, a night with friends or as a quick&easy dram.

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