Glengoyne easily outshine the official offrings (no offense, Glengoyne). Around 75 EUR.
The nose is prickly and somewhat dirty. Loads of
fruit, but from a basket that also contains a few oranges that are way overdue.
Spicy as well. I am thinking green garden herbs, thyme in the lead. Bittersweet, actually. Toffee and vanilla. Yellow flowers too. This is
nice. Patience makes the dirtiness (which is a good thing)
fade a bit and makes this Glengoyne a dark sweet, if you know what I mean.
The attack is powerful with quite some woodspice.
Think white pepper, ginger (maybe candied) before the fruit rears its head. Bittersweet again. Loads of grapefruit, nice oak. Then turns a bit softer with some Brown sugar and more sweet fruit and
some marzipan. Water? No need.
The medium long and honeysweet finish allow the spices
the final word.