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Overall rating
85.17/100
votes
117
Whiskybase ID
WB43853
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L23 05 13
Added on
12 Jul 2013 11:02 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 84.35

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117 × member ratings

310 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 18-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.17 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I’m quite a fan of GlenGoyne and had this one some years ago before I made tasting notes. So now I’m being supplied by a generous 6cl sample it’s time to review this adult expression.
    • Nose
      This is a very open and accessible nose. Sweet and quite smooth. several fruits like light ‘speyside’ fruits and Red fruits and mild spices. To me it gives Forest fruits, oranges, raisins, Christmas cake, black tea, mild oak, honey and vanillasticks. There is also a grassy freshness going on. Mild pine trees I’d say. It’s rather straight forward but it does have some depth to it. I find this a pleasant sipper on the nose. A dram to just sit back and enjoy without wanting to overanalyze it.
    • Taste
      Mild, friendly and accessible. Sweet & fatty. Again I get oranges, vanilla and pine tree is clearly present. After a while it gets a little more tannic which translates into a slight dryness and with a peppery touch. Not to much, still present. The Achilles heel seems to be the strength here. I’d like to taste this one at 46% ABV some time. It would give the body quite a boost and would result in giving it a more intense experience on the palate.
    • Finish
      Medium length. In the finish it gives a granular feeling. I get Cocoa, vanilla powder and orange peel. It’s got quite some pleasant quality oak influences. It gives a bit of a dry experience at the end but it’s right on the edge of still being pleasant.

      All together this is, as said before, nothing to complicated but good at what it offers. It’s a textbook Glengoyne to just enjoy on a Sunday afternoon.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2017]  This review is on batch L230513 (hence bottled on May 23rd, 2013).  I bought this bottle for 79,50 Euro in October, 2014.  

    A delicate and easy quaffable dram without much complexity.  One to drink when I am not in the mood of exploring drams...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is deep copper and the texture shows medium fast legs and sticky tears. The nose offers a light sherry and vanilla-toffee profile with hidden fruits and honeys. Nicely balanced and delicate (and not a single trace of sulphur: What a great cask selection for this batch!).
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is vanilla and sherry sweet with some spices and wooden flavours. Again very delicate, but a little simple too.
    • Finish
      86 86
      It arrives smooth and creamy on the palate with no distracting moments (but no significant coating effect either). The finish is of medium length and even sweeter than the taste with a minor drying feeling (papers) at the very end. Water is not needed.

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    But not bad!
    • Nose
      Very soft, fruity aroma. Oak, a little vanilla, marzipan, honey.
    • Taste
      Very herbaceous, herbs, cloves. Much better in the nose, a little bit behind in taste.
    • Finish
      Short and fruity. Enjoyable.

  8. Goethe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Great casks but not to much sherry. With water even more fruits. Quite an expression for 40% vol.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Vanilla, oranges, caramel, apples, raisins, red fruits, some sherry in the back, ginger.
    • Taste
      Spicy sherry oranges, caramel, apples, some honey, pepper and ginger, chocolate in the back.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Oak and sweet pepper, ginger. Getting a bit dry.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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