Glengoyne Cask Strength

Overall rating
85.60/100
votes
126
Whiskybase ID
WB50913
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
27.11.2013
Casknumber
Batch 002
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852029987
Added on
17 jan 2014 2:49 pm by Reve64
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 79.00

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne Cask Strength

21 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.60 points.

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Conclusion: powerful, bright, a little rough, but, most importantly, very tasty whisky. This sherry monster. Cool copy! I regret not having bought 2 bottles!
    Rating: 88 (n22, t121, f22, b23)
    • Nose
      The aroma can be traced shades of prunes, dates, figs, honey and ground hazelnuts. In the distance - spices, old skin, dried tobacco leaves and a subtle note of the barnyard, with all the ingredients.
    • Taste
      Pinching taste (58.9%), with nuances of dried fruit, spicy spices and berry jam, with a strong oak effect.
    • Finish
      Aftertaste: rather long, pleasantly burning, sweet, berry, with spices and high content of tannins and sherry echoes, with a cigar flavor.

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  3. Koning scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A bit closed, needs some time and water. Expect no sherry bomb, it's more on refill hogsheads
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. tribe scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
      Hot for alcohol. Sherry and malt. The sharpness goes away a little with water, but not much better either.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sherry and malt. A little one-dimensional. However, the taste wins from the water and becomes rounder.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Malty and spicy with pepper

  6. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Rather good whisky. The nose at the beginning is sour and kind of unpleasant due to noticeable sulfur notes but after staying some while in the glass those unpleasant notes disappear. It has some complexity and releases new aromas with water but also going quite smoothly on its full strength.
    • Nose
      Malt, sulfur notes, lemon cake, butterscotch, toffee, dark berries, yellow pear, vanilla, dusty wood, nutmeg, soft oak, pear candies after adding water
    • Taste
      Sweet, green apple, oranges, spices (pepper mix), yellow raisins, toffee, a touch of mint, soft and slightly bitter oak, orange zest
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet, dry, nutty and slightly oaky with choco notes

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A worthy representative of the young and strong, a good replacement for the old, barrel fortress, 12-year-old, balance, pitches, the charm of youth - everything is in place, although it turned out to be more victorious and more straightforward.
    • Nose
      Fresh, juicy, mineral tones, wet pebbles, fresh masonry mortar; lemon, light floral notes, malt, wet grain.
    • Taste
        Saturated, sweet-oak, soft peppery wave, creamy notes, boiled condensed milk, fondant, plenty of oak.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, creamy sweetness and spicy oak in a frame of ginger and crusts of orange and grapefruit.

  9. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  10. Zoltavar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  11. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    With water, the Malt goes on properly. For me it will be a lot better. Great. A nice example that not all NAS are bad. And no comparison to Batch 3. Batch 2 is way better.
    • Nose
      Sweet and spicy sherry. In addition bright fruit. Toasted aromas and cocoa. The alcohol is noticeable but not disturbing.
    • Taste
      Nice creamy. Roasted aromas again. Now coffee is included. The alcohol builds up gradually. A portion of pepper is also there. It's going to be nice and dry. The sherry influence can no longer be dismissed by now.
    • Finish
      The finish has again properly pepper. The alcohol is there. Dark spices, ripe apples, oak and sherry. The presses after the first sip again right after.

  13. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good value for money.
    • Nose
      Toffee, red apples, Dutch appelstroop, caramel, pear drops, honey, beeswax, roasted nuts, later more on dried fruits with some oloroso acidity. 
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, punchy, with a good balance of sweet, sour and bitter. First on caramel and marzipan, later on dried fruits, lemon zest, hay and ginger. 
    • Finish
      A lovely kick of pepper, banana skin, along with dried fruits, marzipan and green herbs.

  14. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    N: ... this second is able to amaze us, above all for the difference from the first . Alcohol feels enough; if the other was creamy and rich in red fruit, here prevail young malt notes (mash tun, yeast, distillery); a kind of 'dirt', like wet wood from the cellar, leather. In short, a whisky that tastes like a distillery! Behind them, the sweet suggestions of toffee, cooked fruit (raisin apple raisins) and a sprinkling of cola are made with the passing of the minutes ... The water is abundant and makes precious, smoothing alcoholic notes and impurities, rounding towards notes of pipe tobacco. chocolate and wood. P: there remain those suggestions of distillery, between young malt, yeasts ... But on the palate they are better balanced by the monstre of the wood, with very strong notes of chocolate, licorice; so much citrus (bitter orange), tamarind, cola, still caramel and perhaps a scorched strawberry jam; but above all wood wood wood. P: as above: citrus and caramel dominate, with wood and dried fruit and a bit of young malt. Glengoyne keeps the quality high: this batch # 002 is certainly different from the previous one, the distillery is not afraid to surprise its aficionados. Above all it seems to us that the share of young distillate (Fabio explained to us that it is a vatting of barrels between 8 and 18 years) is greater, or perhaps only more present; and at the same time wood becomes even more protagonist. Maybe too much? Honestly we liked more the batch # 001 , this seems to us not entirely balanced, but it remains a very pleasant dram, whose value for money (around 50 euros) remains among the most competitive on the market. http://whiskyfacile.com/2014/02/06/glengoyne-cask-strength-batch-2-2014-ob-589/

  15. boborban scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    sergeQuite loved batch 1 (WF 88). Colour: gold. Nose: this is for kids. I mean, it’s
    ridden with fudge, café latte, millionaire shortbread, milk chocolate and even,
    yes, deep-fried Mars bars (of course I’ve made that up.) It’s really very
    toffee-ish, and seemingly less fruity than last year’s batch #1. Maybe a little
    rubber coming through after a while, that’s a little more worrying, let’s see
    what happens with water: no, the rubber goes away. Herbal teas. Mouth (neat):
    powerful, rich yet ‘vibrant’, almost all on bitter oranges and black pepper at
    first sipping. I also find peanuts, which isn’t that common, and coffee beans.
    Crunching a handful of coffee beans. A touch of plasticine, which corroborates
    the rubber in the nose. With water: ah drop that! Great oranges, bitters, a
    touch of peat (but there’s no peat in Glengoyne, as we all very well know.)
    Finish: long, firm, a little grassier. Comments: quite unusual, and quite
    different from the very classic batch #1. Loves water.

     

  16. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good sherry, really better diluated than neat. Regarding to the price, it is for me a good initiation for sherry at cask strengh, if you want to play with water.
    • Nose
      Evident sherry at first nosing, on fruits (bananas) and barley. This one isn't probably very old since it is really "punchy". With water it is now much better now. Good old sherry, still on bananas and oranges. Sweeter and more flavoured. Really better than neat.
    • Taste
      Taste young, wild, on obvious sherry notes. Fruity, and powerfull.A little cardbroad and leather. Good but a little too wild and strong. With water it now becomes very good. The water brings the fruits (bananas, orange) on the scene. More leather, more everything, and a very discreet feeling of peat...
    • Finish
      Medium long, on oranges, a bit bitter. Nice.

  17. wbarchive_424758 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  18. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful. The flavors are a bit more subtle than those of batch 001. Acid apples. Orange peel. Citrus fruits. Vanilla. Clearly more sherry with water. Milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Mild entrance. Soft. Sweet and sour notes. Apples. Honey. After a while, the alcohol comes to the fore and dominates.
    • Finish
      Soft. Cereals. Dark chocolate.

  19. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  20. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A sherry bomb. I thought this was an A'bunadh. The high alcohol level seemed to confirm this. I like this better then A'bunadh Batch #46. Add 8 drops of water and leave it for 10 minutes for the best and fullest taste.

    Better price-quality ratio than A'Bunadh IMO.

    Blind tasting of a sample from Kay Meertens
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet, caramel, some fresh green fruits, lots of ripe red fruit, a little bit of saltiness. Malty. Sweeter with water.
    • Taste
      Strong and full, sherry, red fruit, sweet, malty. A sherry bomb. Less sharp and sweeter with water.
    • Finish
      Medium long, ripe red fruit, sherry, a little bitter at the end. Less bitter with water.

  21. Finlaggan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found her:
    http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2014/07/glengoyne-cask-strength-batch-2.html

  22. wbarchive_73116 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Enjoyable, simple whisky at a reasonable price!

    Don't expect too much though. It is quite strong because it is cask strength but probably young. So the alcohol isn't properly integrated yet and there are some rough edges in nose and taste. You can do something about it with a little bit of water but be sure not to add too much or you will drown its quite nice nose.

  23. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very similar to the first batch, although that one is a bit smoother. This one has more orange at the expense of mocha.
    • Nose
      Toffee, orange, roasted almond, citrus, plum and vanilla. With water also some malty cereals.
    • Taste
      Toffee, orange, mocha, almond, bramble, cherry and a whiff of smoke. Water takes off the sharp bitter edge and brings out a little maltiness.
    • Finish
      Toffee, orange, citrus, mocha, blueberry and a whiff of smoke.

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