Glengoyne 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The First Fill
Stated Age
25 years old
1st Fill Sherry Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
27 Mar 2014 7:34 pm by croz

Average value

€ 286.58

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 25-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.71 points

  1. SteveW110 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I had the great pleasure of that
    -> 25y Travel Retail WID: 53319
    -> 25y WID: 53814
    -> 28y WID: 110542
    -> 30y 2017 WID: 102496
    tasting unbiased in a blind tasting.

    First of all, let's say that all four malts are big class and should have a place in the sherry world.
    I do not want to write long Notes on the individual malts, but relate to the direct comparison with each other.

    It started with the 25y Travel, which in the direct comparison to the 25y off something.
    The Travel offers much less depth and is rather bitter.

    The 2% more alcohol, do the normal 25y very well and mMn here are the much more active barrels were used. The 25y has always been my "favorite Glengoyne", but on that day he was replaced by the 28y.
    Blind, I found the 28y a bit stronger that day, which may also be day shape dependent. I'll have to run there a few more times, that's how easy the 25y can not shove off the throne ;-)

    Having tasted two such strong and eye-level malts that were simply baptized to the point, even a 30y old Glengoyne has a hard time. In short, the 30y is a great malt, but something about the point. Here too a bit too many Bitternoten, but much more depth than the 25y Travel, therefore
    my order:
    1) 28y
    2) 25y
    3) 30y
    4) 25y Travel

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A great malt, no question - but for me, the regular OA 25-year-old has the nose ahead - because rounder and more harmonious. The first-fill barrels with 25 years of storage are almost brutally noticeable, first with a lot of fruit, later unfortunately also with a lot of bitterness. But that's a matter of taste. They are both very good.
    • Nose
      In direct comparison with the regular OA of the 25er (48%)
      -------------------------------------------------- --------------------
      red berries, black and redcurrants, strawberries, apple, raisins, milk chocolate, creamy, orange juice, cloves, cinnamon, noticeably lighter nose than the 48%, mint, coffee beans, leather, gum, hazelnuts, vanilla, some anise, cotton candy
    • Taste
      Harder, clearer, fresher is the start compared to the 48%, rougher from the flavors ago, yet creamy-intense, fine spicy, a lot of blood oranges, which distribute themselves throughout the mouth - wow, cherries, strawberries, even the black and red currants are back, altogether more fruity, but lacking the grandiose deep dignified notes of the 48ers: less leather, less thyme and also a bit watery (if you can say that in this great malt at all), - then dark chocolate (no bright as in the nose), fresh roasted coffee, some licorice, hazelnuts, again the cotton candy, vanilla - which is missing completely, is the "Meaty note" of the 48s - and a lot of ginger, also harder behind the 48%, still rougher, the first-fill barrels are clearly noticeable, almost too much.
    • Finish
      Drying much faster than the 48% he - "lighter" notes of everything, rather cotton candy than dark honey, fruit juice rather than fruit compote, rather lighter berries than darker, mint instead of licorice ... despite everything, also very intense and edgy-hard, unfortunately always bitter towards the end ...

  3. nallacam scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sherry Whisky in perfektion. Love it!

  4. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow! What a brilliant malt! In all areas a blast of flavor that you have trouble describing everything. A true Sherry experience! Wonderfully matured, complex, balanced but voluminous and very tasty. I am happy.
    • Nose
      deep dark, full, creamy sherry first balances in the nose, red apples, wonderful fruity sweetness, cinnamon, sweet "crispy" wood, berries (blackberries, dried cranberries, currants) sometimes as jam, sultanas, candied apple on a skewer on the Christmas market, caramel, subtle raw sugar, mulled wine with Zimtstern and orange slice, subtle milk chocolate, now comes a little more wood to wear, seasoning in the background (in the direction of pepper), cocoa. A really heavy sherry board in all its wonderful facets. A nose to lose yourself.
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, fresh, slightly spicy hits everything on the tongue, a true aroma explosion, creamy caramel, malt, extremely many soft fruits, subtle pepper in the background, a great deal of sherry, clear cinnamon, oranges, subtle apple, lots of chocolate, raisins
    • Finish
      wonderful oak, a lot of dark chocolate, extreme sherry, again all sorts of berry fruit juice (cherry, blackcurrant), jam, in the background some leather, raisin, raw sugar, long brilliant finish with crispy oak on the inner cheeks

  6. BehindSpace scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

  7. ozturkgcc scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  8. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Kongcheeshye scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Fantastic!! Perfect
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  10. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This malt made from first-fill sherry casks remains the crispy-fresh version compared to the 25er Glengoyne bottlings with 48% (especially with filling data before 2018). A very nice variant, for me a 93-point-Malt.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Oak, leather, old library, ripe plums, rhubarb compote; sweet, delicate mint. The freshness, which apparently comes from the first-fill barrels, fits very well.
    • Taste
      93 93
      As usual intensively with plum, rhubarb on the one hand, oak and leather on the other hand, all underlaid with the beautiful minty sparkling.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Remains medium to long, continues the palate impression, becomes spicy, but never too bitter.


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