Glengoyne 25-year-old

Overall rating
90.61/100
votes
918
Whiskybase ID
WB53814
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Unhurried Since 1833 (Black Label)
Barcode
5010852029031
Added on
06 apr 2014 6:18 pm by Angelos
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 460.48

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 25-year-old

134 users have left 147 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.61 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The PLV from this bottle is clearly outstanding. Such a well-made 25 for this money (245.10) should force other distilleries to THINK. Sure, that's not cheap, but whoever has tested it ... immediately feels (tastes) that I did everything right.
    It's a great feeling and that's why I have two of them.
    • Nose
      After the tasting you know for sure that the nose is the best part. There it is that sherry that has always been known from good bottles. There are matches coming through that simulate the smoke. I like it a lot. This also simulates a fine tobacco scent at the same time. After a short time it starts with apricots, raisins, caramel and orange plus peel. Now the apple. It slowly becomes more mature, juicy and sweeter. That goes up to baked apple. No alcohol, no annoying notes or smells.
      Arrived in whisky heaven. Respect Glengoyne.
    • Taste
      You know immediately. Here a down-to-earth, well-made 25er appears! So powerful and incredibly thick on the tongue. Typical raisins on dark chocolate with the finest marzipan and always juicy ripe berries behind. Now the wort comes through clearly from the barrels. An exotic spice program with cedar wood, cinnamon, ginger, etc.! "mercado de especias"
      Do you have to swallow it? ....do not want :-)
    • Finish
      As expected, long and recurring. Here, too, a "delicate" but pleasant bitterness is clearly Cafe-Bar Espresso. That's the way it has to be. Typical orange dark chocolate with all kinds of dried fruits. Stay ... come back, stay ...... a dream!

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  3. Bernando04 scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    The best sherry whisky I know.
    Very round, good harmonious taste.
    After vanilla, fig and caramelized fruit
    • Nose
      Sherry, old oak, soft finish
    • Taste
      Fruity, almond, dried fruit
    • Finish
      Velvety, juicy

  4. Monstruo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The "dark sherry" benchmark as far as OBs are concerned.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Lots of sherry, obviously, but still well balanced with the spirit. Creamy and sweet, with top notes of marzipan, chocolate truffles, coffee, berry compote, old leather and polished, oiled oak. Super clean with excellent cask quality and no trace of sulphur or mustiness. After a while, secondary aromas like baked apple, cinnamon pastry, cherry lozenge, and mulled wine pop up. Fragrant and finely structured, you could spend quite a few hours with this, especially in the winter.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The sherry strikes first with impressions of cherry and aceto balsamico, then a wave of oak spice rolls in right behind it, followed by a lovely blueberry fruitiness on the mid-palate, and then it's back to darker, coffee-and-cocoa, leather-and-licorice territories. Certainly some European oak in here, I'd say, with a nicely tart, herbal touch. Only quibble is that it seems a bit thin at times.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Runs out of steam near the end despite the generous 48 percent. Missing a bit of power at the finish line. Nice clingy texture, though, and a very harmonious fadeout on nuts and cocoa powder.

  6. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Petitcham scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The flavor of colorful and rich grapes, the taste of comfortable, soft and deep nuts

  8. Gregorsky scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91
      91,5

  9. PRV scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Sherry aroma, sweet coffee, currant jam, orange peel, leather, wine cellar, lots of oak.
    The taste is sherry, sweet berry jam, but not cloying, with a slight sourness, some spices (cinnamon, ginger). Oak barrel. Ground coffee and dark chocolate at the end.
    The finish is smooth and long, dark chocolate with sea salt and a lot of oak.
    Simply awesome Glengoyne! Chocolate ???? 23
    24/23/23/23
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  11. Lakerfield scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Of course I'm biased and I've tried to criticize this as much as possible. But where do I start when a whisky is so damn good? This is the epitome of a balanced sherrybomb. That's a contradiction, I know, but taste this whisky for yourself and you'll know what I mean. I'm not that familiar with non-sherried Glengoyne so I won't be talking about distillery character here. When it's good, it's good. And frankly, it's good. There's definitely room for improvement here and there, but let's not be the one who's fun at parties :)
    • Nose
      You already know what's coming from the first sniff. Good sherry, even a little old skool. No real surprise but this has seen some seriously good casks.. Starts with apricot, tangerine, caramelized fig, raisin and blueberry. Followed by chocolate sauce, apple pie, jaffa cake, marzipan and cherry cola. Also honey, cinnamon, licorice root, roast coffee bean, balsamic vinegar, leather, tobacco, aniseed and a touch of menthol. Very hard to pin down everything, it's really good. Sherried whisky hardly surprises me anymore but this is top tier.
    • Taste
      A bold arrival which covers the whole mouth. Perfect strength as it's not too watered down and also doesn't numb your mouth. We have orange, tangerine, raisin, maraschino cherry and kiwi. Then there's dark chocolate, caramel, treacle, Christmas cake, sultana and cherry cola. Furthermore honey, oak, leather, tobacco, walnut, aniseed, cinnamon, a hint of limoncello and some wood polish. So good. Often sherried whisky becomes too dry, this does not and stays 'chewy' for the entire session. With so many layers to break down, I recommend taking your time with it.
    • Finish
      Long, as it's supposed to be. Balancing on the edge of too much dryness. There's apricot, raisin, strawberry, cacao dusting, sultana, caramel, lemon sherbet, honey and walnut.

  12. ms_th scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

  13. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. mudshark scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    What a monster …

  15. stalker1971 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  16. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. Gous scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  18. detto scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Just sit down with a glass of this and relax - it doesn't get much better than this.

  19. Astrid scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A high level across the board, criticism would be a luxury with this liquid drinkability. Glengoyne does a lot of things right and that's why we value it.
    • Nose
      a wonderfully balanced and rich sherry profile with the right amount of wood influences: oily sherry with hazelnuts and dried fruits, caramel and thick chocolate cream, vanilla, spicy oak, cherry and prunes, slightly salty balsamic vinegar, walnut and furniture polish, apple compote, biscuit, wild berry mix, mocha slightly dusty, fresh dates, velvety cinnamon and cloves, honey, some orange sugar and marzipan, leather
    • Taste
      oily balsamic vinegar, impressive spices of cinnamon and oak, chocolatey cocoa powder and caramel, set sherry with hazelnuts and intense dried fruits, furniture polish and fine acidity like orange liqueur and leather armchair, salt, vanilla and tobacco, cherry, barley malt, earthy mocha, plum, almond butter , Beeswax flakes and some honey
    • Finish
      lively character, here the sherry is once again powerfully noticeable, dark and fruity with heavy aromas of raisins and plums, chocolatey cocoa powder with clove dust, hazelnuts and walnuts with marzipan, well-integrated oak wood with gentle spices, furniture polish and tobacco, cherry, beeswax flakes and Forest honey, earthy mocha, leather and a little salt, black bread, orange, dates, caramel

  20. Saftkenner scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful bottling with ideal drinking strength and impressive complexity. At 350 € now, unfortunately, it is very, almost disproportionately, expensive.
    If you don't want to spend so much money, we recommend the "Michel Couvreur - Blossoming Auld Sherried", which (unfortunately only 45% drinking strength) offers a similarly complex and oily sherry malt experience.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Above all spicy and rather slightly fruity, at the same time very complex. The alcohol is very well integrated.
      Dark and ripe cherries, cinnamon, liquorice, vanilla, cream and cherry cake, damp wood, strong European oak, oregano, lovage (light), pickled plums, blueberries, damp cellar, blood orange, raspberries, mushy blackberries.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Strong start with well-integrated alcohol. Very full body. Powerful European oak, vanilla, cherries, plums, raspberries, very dark chocolate, moist earth, cinnamon, vanilla.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Impressively long. Vanilla, cherry and oak spice stay in the mouth and throat for hours.

  21. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  22. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    23-22.5-22.5-22 great nose, but a little too cheap in taste and at the finish.

  23. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Extremely intense sweetness. Easiest to describe as dried orange peel dipped in chocolate.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very high complexity. Vanilla, wine gums, dried fruits, walnuts, berries, caramel, root tobacco, overripe oranges
    • Taste
      90 90
      Alcohol is very well integrated, really full-bodied and pleasant to drink. Dark chocolate, dried withered fruits like apples, blood oranges and raisins. Slightly bitter cocoa, dark berries, candied orange peel
    • Finish
      90 90
      High intensity and long finish. dark chocolate, orange peel and dried orange fruit

  24. Malan scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  25. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  26. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  28. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose- You smell good sherry bomb, there are dried fruits, there is leathery, desirable cellar, a triangle of nuts, some spices. Alcohol hidden perfectly.
    Taste - Dark bitter chocolate with plums inside, dried fruit, spices cinnamon ginger, candied orange peel is so nice, oily in age.
    Finish - Long, dry, cocoa, dark chocolate, nutmeg, raisins and even my favorite figs! It would be very pleasant if it would last forever.
    Overall, one of the better 25 decisions on the worldwide market has it. 91 from me. I'm curious how the new 25, more neutered to 43%, will come out. Why are we not going towards CS ?!

  29. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Revisit this lovely Glengoyne after 1 year. Still excellent as I remember. I added 1 pts to the palate as it's really juicy, fruity and enjoyable. Overall score maintain at 90pts.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  30. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  31. Mik scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  32. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A delicious, typical sherry barrel whisky, the age is clearly visible. Everything is very harmonious, intense and without missing notes. Bitterness is absent and the alcohol is just right. A really good drop and clear taste candidate for purchase.
    • Nose
      A typical sherry barrel nose with raisins and plums, very sweet and thick like jam. Shoe polish appears with a floral touch. Later old wood, chocolate, leather and caramel.
    • Taste
      Sweet dark fruits on the palate, Christmas spices, cinnamon. The whisky is very soft, the alcohol is well integrated. A hint of sulfur can be heard.
    • Finish
      A long finish with spices, oak, dark fruits, shoe polish and tobacco forms a successful conclusion.

  33. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  34. erwinnlim scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    For anyone who is a fan of sherry matured Scotch, this is perfection. Full of deep, dark, well aged Sherry and European Oak flavours. A truly spectacular dram. Value (£250) : 6/10
    • Nose
      Beautifully dark and rich upfront. Thick, concentrated raisins, dried figs, black cherries and marmalade. Very jammy in character. Almost bitter burnt caramel and Muscovado sugar. Old leather and dried tobacco leaves. Some bitter orange peel and a touch of liquorice mints. Marzipan. A touch of spice from the European oak give this some heat. Then bitter tannins give this a heavy dark cocoa and roasted coffee note. Just such an intense experience, I could nose this for ages.
    • Taste
      Thick and full bodied with. velvety texture. Again more dried figs, Maraschino cherries and raisins. Heavy on the baking spices again and some light black pepper warmth. Notes of treacle toffee. Roasted coffee and burnt caramel balance out the sweetness. Quite herbal with more aniseed. More leather and tobacco notes showing the influence of 25 years of sherry maturation. Loads of drying tannins felt on the back of the palate.
    • Finish
      A long finish packed with loads of European oak influence. Drying tannins and espresso. It just keeps giving more and more. Thick dark chocolate notes coat the palate with a touch of sweetness. The heat develops into a white pepper and ginger spice now alongside a myriad of baking spices.

  35. EvilAFI scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Ah this redeems the 21yr old! Such a different expression! Deep, dark, oily, subtle sweetness, balanced, just an amazing work sherry and oak with perfect abv
    • Nose
      Dark and rich, musty wood, cranberry and fig, oiled leather, jam, chocolate,
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet dark sherry (Oloroso), a nice mild spice and oak to balance,
    • Finish
      Long, the spices linger with a condensed sherry sweetness, that remains juicy despite its age

  36. MiguelATA did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    N- 94
    T- 96
    F- 95
    Lingering complex sherry bomb.

  37. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It's worth every cent.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. Martin Schmidt scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Neat sherry, oak but not too bitter, dark fruits, leather

  39. Fantasmo scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    The best whisky I've ever drunk. It has everything. Sweetness, dark fruitiness, spiciness, mustiness (I particularly like that). You feel like you are in the barrel yourself. A dream of a whisky and worth every penny.

  40. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    The color is reflected in the aromas: violent sherry profile.
    I really like the bottling. I don't want to rate whether you have to spend € 300 for a bottle of single malt. If you do, this drop is a good choice. The balance in which he moves is insane. At the beginning of the finish, the wood with bitter notes seems to dominate, but everything changes again immediately.
    Represents a successful intermediate step to the all-over 30yo.
    Tasted with the 1920's Blenders glass
    • Nose
      95 95
      Outstanding from minute 0, a sticky fruit sweetness immediately flows out of the glass, darkest caramel with dried fruits, raisins, dates, plums. Alcohol perfectly integrated. Then come old wood, antique shop and loft. Coffee grounds, some chocolate, later red fruits are added. The whole thing is moving towards fruit cake with blueberries. An association with student feed also makes me think of nuts. Every now and then a hint of essential oils.
      Over time, dark chocolate, wood and fruit keep on releasing the aromas.
    • Taste
      92 92
      A hint of fresh red fruit, perhaps raspberry, runs immediately on the tongue and evaporates at the same time. Holding in the mouth and exhaling through the nose shows creamy currant.
      Amazingly mild for its 48%, it lies on the tongue, just a little tingling. The aroma comes in very slowly: the oak in front, then dark chocolate, espresso, ripe fruit, berries, leather, intense, the bitterness increases for a while before it decreases towards the finish. Chocolate gets darker, at least 75%.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Intensive. Long. Still intense. And very long.
      Starting with a bit of bitter espresso, the profile gradually changes to sweetness. Bitter chocolate, orange, raisin, sweet and spicy, caramel.
      Still present ... will that stop at some point?

  41. Tony007 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Is the best whisky i have tried. Sherry, malt, oak, dunnage, is amazingly well balanced.

    A must buy

  42. marmeladow scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Sample at the Inter-Whisky in Frankfurt. A 40-minute indulgence in aromas, flavors and with a very long-lasting complex finish.
    Out of more than 100 single malts so far, this is definitely my best and also affordable.

  43. JimJaws scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    What a whisky, wow. A sherry whisky could hardly be better without smoke. Even Glengoyne's 30-year-old is no exception and is on the same level despite the double price.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  44. Wheeler89 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    dessert-like, dark cooked fruit, sweet, nicely balanced, long finish.

  45. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  46. Essp86 scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    Rich dried fruits long finish. Great on the nose and palate

  47. detto scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    This bottle is absolutely amazing. It is so rich, complex and well balanced that you forget everything around you and just lose yourself in this dram...

  48. S_S scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  49. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Second half of a sample opened in 2015. At that time, I didn't publish my notes because I was rather disappointed and suspected there was something I had missed. I was right : prolonged aeration has really revealed this one's profile, and it's excellent. Old style sherry with tremendous European Oak identity, which you won't find easily (or at all) in other OB's offerings these days. I will respectfully disagree with hs305 here (not for the first time though :D) in saying that this is *not* modern-style sherry in my opinion. If the nose had a little more "flesh", it would go to over 91 easily. 90+/91- (really this could be 91)
    • Nose
      91 91
      Discrete but indredibly noble and distinctive. Matured (almost sweet-ish) Roquefort cheese, onion chutney. Wet horses in the stable, very old books. An old wooden attic. It is very hard to describe but this nose totally lacks any texture, what I usually call "flesh" : it's very ethereal, but the glimpses you get out of it are phenomenal. This is ridden in noble European oak (the label doesn't state it I think, but that's really what I'm feeling), bitter cocoa, leather, a tiny touch of manure (echoes the roquefort and the horses, terrific old-school feeling), and even some TRUFFLE. First time ever I encounter it in a whisky ! Some concentrated paste for Pad Thai (you know, the ultra smelly brown paste with oyster concentrate and tamarind in it ?). So, a lot of umami. Yes, on the nose.

      Ouch. This has tremendous class and complexity, many things here are not to be found in any sherried OB nowadays, or even in any sherry at all. If only this had more ... "flesh", its score would skyrocket.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very good alcohol integration and texture. The woody theme is predominant, and the whole just screams European oak. Spicy oak (not plank-ish at all, but some could find it too much), dried flowers, incense, pepper, and something of an Oud perfume for man. The definition of European oak profile to me. Very dry, almost no fruits or no sugar to be found. Luckily, it is very evolutive as well, preventing it from getting too wood-centered : the cocoa arrives late to the party but adds another welcome dimension. Excellent evolution, you can chew this for several minutes.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Slightly saline, ridden in noble oak as well (without getting tannic), something of a man's perfume again. Excellent.

  50. ulamog87 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    A deep sherry whisky that comes very harmonious and complex. For me, a clear climb to both Glengoyne 21 or Glendronach 21.
    But of course also in terms of price.
    • Nose
      Deep dark sherry, very settled and calm, nothing stings, nothing burns. You have the spicy oak in your nose and not a little of it. Earl Gray, very fruity, vanilla,
      Peach, raisins, plums and strawberries.
    • Taste
      The taste is a highlight, there is an aroma load with an interplay of fruit, sweetness, acidity and salt without ever overwhelming or stinging. The flow of saliva is stimulated as much as I rarely have.
    • Finish
      The 25 years you notice, a very long satisfying finish with a lot of oak without getting dry with hints of tobacco and leather.

  51. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Sherry aroma with dried fruits, a hint of sulphurized raisins, sweetish, warm and aromatic wood notes, spices, a hint of honey, a hint of orange and vanilla. Very pleasant.

    Taste:
    Warm and spicy with the start, fruity sherry notes, a hint of orange, spicy wood aromas, sweetish but also a hint of tart with a light barrel note. Again, dried fruit flavors, spices and a little dark chocolate. Very aromatic and engaging.

    Departure:
    Slightly dark with barrel / wood aromas, sweetish-tart, spices, balanced, soft, slightly nutty (walnuts) finally sweetish with sherry / dried fruits ending very long. Bravo!

    * A few drops of water make it smoother.

    Those who like sherry whiskys will love it! A very good and tasty Glengoyne, a favorite whisky. Gladly again...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  52. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  53. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  54. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    An insanely complex malt. Stunning aroma and many facets. The taste is with each sip a different note in the foreground. The facets alternate constantly, if you keep it in the mouth.
    The finish is very intense and long, totally soft and round.
    Absolutely pleasant. You can spend a lot of time with this malt.
    • Nose
      93 93
      The smell rises already in the nose, if the glass is only on the table.
      Molasses from brown sugar (the production of saliva begins when it smells); slight citrus note;
      After about 20 minutes in the glass I now have a clear citrus note, behind a spicy Maggi note.
      Overall heavy aromas (dark, heavy fruits, heavy barrel flavors, but absolutely no bitterness)
      The barrel is also slightly stronger and now brings an aroma of a light touch of cinnamon
    • Taste
      96 96
      What a start; the salivation begins immediately; strong oak, but zero bitter. Old leather; Nutmeg? A touch of citrus; then sweet fruits; Cherry, ripe, dark grapes; then comes the barrel.
      Wonderfully oily and soft, yet totally charged. Now I still have nut; Wow, what an experience
      Nut and fruit are constantly shaking hands
      At the third sip, first the leather note, then nutmeg and then nut again
      Now I have a note, which could actually be cinnamon. For me not very clear, but parallel I recognize.
      With each sip a different tenor. Hammer!
    • Finish
      96 96
      Sherry; Nut; delicate oak; Leather; dry fruits; the spice from the barrel stays long;
      Again and again nut, dark fruit and delicate oak.
      Extremely long finish, but pleasantly round.
      What a hammer.
      The initial sweetness is now slightly dry, but not uncomfortable. Has something of extremely dark bittersweet chocolate. After some time, I also have a small note of cinnamon. For me, however, the nut is much stronger to recognize.

  55. IkanMH did not rate this whisky Newbie

    N: 95
    P: 96
    F: 96
    Intense sherried whisky. A+

  56. IkanMH did not rate this whisky Newbie

    N: 95
    P: 96
    F: 96
    Intense sherried whisky. A+

  57. DJ_Howard did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Intense sherry, some old leather, cooked raisins, very good stuff. Cheers to Glengoyne for continuing this tradition.

  58. PeterHS89 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Very good sherry bomb for sherry lovers. Still at very good value for a 25yo bottle.

  59. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Elegant and rich sherry.. rich in flavors, balance, and yet retain some freshness in between. For me this is what a heavily sherry whisky done right, rich, flavorful, balance, and most importantly not too oaky or intense (in a bad way).
    • Nose
      91 91
      Oops, wet oak and soaked Christmas fruit cake.. this may need to take some breath first~ Dark fruit jam, dried fig, plums, dark chocolate, some orange in between.

      After a sip, the nose is still very rich with more sherry notes, fruitiness, vanilla, light match stick, mints, and black tea.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Turkish delight! More chocolate, soak cherry, plums, orange marmalade. Hints of espresso and tea (charm-O). Quite thick, fruitiness, oak perfume, tobacco, leather, and some fresh mints. Great taste without getting too oaky and 'old' taste.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, sherry, bold chocolate and espresso.

  60. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very good OB core range, although the price is a bit steep, but totally worth the money.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Intense sherry notes, as expected. Lots of prunes, raisins, berries, with heavy jammy nose. Very nice fruit cakes, with that killing sweetness all over the place. After a while, some burnt tea leaves, chocolate syrup, combined with the everlasting fruit sweetness. Lovely.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Powerful fruit explosion in your mouth. Dark chocolate, nice tannin, lots of dried fruits like dried apricot and figs. Some coffee bitterness, sour plum, more prunes, and very thin nuttiness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish, and very pleasant, with some surprise smokiness, and tannin. Sweet and tasty.

  61. RaulGomez did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Sherry bomb. Nice complexity, long lingering finish.
    One of those "still" value for money whiskies whereas most other 25yo simple falls behind.
    Bought a couple spares, in case prices do go up eventually.

  62. HalikiAsfranov did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Goodness. Spectacular sherry bomb. for the Price point, value is there. classic style. long finish. full or sweet raisins, baked fruits, and a slight tabacco.

  63. HowardBalestier did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Sherry bomb, Glengoyne classic. Best of its class, still affordable!

  64. Michael_Kieser did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Value for money. A true Sherry bomb. unhurried.

  65. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Sherry Aromatics with dried fruit, a hint of sulfurized raisins, sweetish, warm and aromatic oak notes, spices, hint of honey, hints of orange and vanilla. Very pleasant.

    Taste:
    Warm and spicy on the palate, fruity sherry notes, hint of orange, spicy woody notes, sweetish but also a hint of tart with a light cask note. Again, dried fruit flavors, spices and some dark chocolate. Very aromatic and engaging.

    finish:
    Dark hint with barrel / wood flavors, sweetish-tart, spices, balanced, soft, slightly nutty (walnuts) at the end sweetish with sherry / dried fruit very long finish. Bravo!

    * A few drops of water make it smoother.

    Anyone who likes sherry whiskys will love him! A very good and delicious Glengoyne, a favorite whisky. Gladly again.
    In comparison to sherry-ripened Macallan, he is a little less elegant but no less delicious.

  66. maltaholic scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    What kind of colour.
    He already makes you want to look.

    What an intense smell.
    The close environment is fulfilled.

    Old, damp wood.
    Sherry and vanilla.
    Do you need more?

    A sherry bomb.
    It explodes at the first sip.
    My mouth fills with saliva.
    Everything is floating in this heavy aroma.

    Not too strong, rather elegant.
    He focuses on intense barrel flavors, sherry and vanilla.

    A dream!

  67. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      raisins, sultanas, cinnamon, blood orange, sherry, dark chocolate, leather, cocoa, leather, ash, mocha, earth, roasted sugar, nutmeg
    • Taste
      hot, red fruit, oily, blood orange, clove, coffee, cane sugar, dark chocolate, currant bread, vanilla, cake batter

  68. Glenjasper scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  69. SteveW110 scored this whisky 91 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

  70. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    One of my absolute favorites. A wonderful dram.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Madness. Dark fruit, intense sherry. Wonderfully deep. Chocolate, red fruit, cinnamon, leather, earth, oak. Everything close to each other and everything very intense. In addition, a little orange, some polish, some coffee notes and always sweet currant.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Everything like already in the nose. Strong and full. Chocolate, sherry, coffee, leather. It does not stop anymore ....
    • Finish
      96 96
      Long and intense. Chocolate, currant, leather, coffee, oak. It goes on forever, eternally long finish.

  71. Bretorianer scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  72. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  73. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  74. malthead-sven scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    an absolute toppaint, as it fits on all ends, old and elegant but not too smooth, so it still has its edges, the oak is dominant but not overburdening. Just great
    • Nose
      cinnamon-like sherry notes, these notes just like old sherry cask malts, cocoa powder, oranges, spice cakes, mixed in between an old oil can, bewitching perfume, marzipan stollen, a drop of water elicits the smell of flowery liquid soap, thyme and caramel, tobacco
    • Taste
      dry, tingling, mouthwash, nutmeg, again oranges, thick and oily, slightly diluted, even more vigorous oak comes through
    • Finish
      Gentle and powerful at the same time, the dominant oak tingles on the cheeks, Darjeeling tea, old wooden chest, elegant and long

  75. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Post-tasting after eight months: Still a top sherry malt. If only the price were not.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  76. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  77. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  78. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  79. WSP scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great sherry whisky!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  80. DonMa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    An absolute toppaint. A fantastic mouthfeel with many different facets. I took about an hour for 2cl and did not even notice the alcohol. Great
    • Nose
      Leather, oak, polish, tobacco, dark fruits, a little menthol, cinnamon
    • Taste
      dark fruits, oak, spices, light acid,
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, spicy

  81. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  82. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What a sherry board, a whole corner more intense and dense than the same age colleague of Glenfarclas. No malt that pleasingly lays on the tongue demands attention. Still not overloaded, but a great example of a very successful, long matured Sherry Malts.
    • Nose
      Dark and fat ... thickened sherry, leather, raisins, dates, old wood - as expected very full and heavy Sherrynase. The spice content is initially restrained, but it turns out then but a nice combination of lovage, rosemary, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom out. Black cherries enhance the dark fruity impression. Dark chocolate, freshly brewed espresso and tobacco notes follow.
    • Taste
      The heavy sweetness of black cherries, directly spicy with rosemary, thyme, cloves and cinnamon, is also reflected in the agreeably strong onset. Dry with a lot of oak aroma. Roses and dates, dark chocolate, roasted almonds. And the oak as a constant companion. Great spice that continues to spread, continues to strengthen and lines the whole mouth. Leather and tobacco notes, the spices are now slightly scorched. Very intense and dense, to chew on.
    • Finish
      Long and with great chocolate and coffee notes. The oak flavors accompany you to the end, make the finish pleasantly herb-spicy, but also let some of the cherries, the raisins and the dates shimmer through.

  83. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Excellent (23) Wonderful whisky (92)
    • Nose
      Delicate sherry ... dry ... spicy and warm ... wax and herbs ... prunes and nuts ... orange marmalade ... chocolate .. (23)
    • Taste
      Taste of wine ... fruit in glaze and paired ... very tasty ... ... mushrooms ... ... chocolate ... (23)
    • Finish
      Finish spicy, dry, fruit and ground coffee ... mmm ... tobacco ... ginger ... pine needles ... (23)

  84. Defeatless scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Well, this is a fabulous nose. Nice old big sherry hit. Leather, tobacco, honey and loads of sherry notes. Very decent! There is a touch of sour fruit in here, but it is subtle.

    Taste:
    Very nice and decent taste! A big hit of sherry, there is dried red fruit, leather, some raisins and Christmas cake here. It becomes a little oaky in the end. But it is rather good!

    Body:
    Full, fatty and oily!

    Finish:
    medium-long length: Again a big hit of sherry, but it fades away rather quickly. There is more wood in here too. For the rest it has dried fruit, tobacco and pencilshavings.

    Price:
    Rather steep, bought this one in a bottle share

    Presentation:
    Don't know, only got the 100ml sample.

    Comments:
    Very decent whisky, but not worth €250,-
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  85. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/glengoyne/glengoyne-25-years/

    Nose: nicely jammy, showing juicy figs and soaked cherries. Some caramel sweetness, vanilla pastry and cinnamon. Plums and blackberries. Chocolate. Tobacco notes and a light whiff of matchstick heads in the background. I’m impressed by the rich fruitiness.
    Mouth: rather thick and velvety, even darker now, with more chocolate, plum syrup, blackberries and some light herbal touches. Orange marmalade. Hints of espresso and burnt sugar. Also a rather dusty side (old books). Ginger.
    Finish: long, warm, spicy, with chocolate and cinnamon with brown sugar. 

    This is a very rich, fairly dark sherried dram, a style that used to be the trademark of The Macallan. Rather excellent, this deserves its fame.

  86. Waykid scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    High quality for sure.
    • Nose
      Brown sugar, mild syrup, without water a bit of chalky dryness. Fresh Virginia-tobacco. Leather of a worn out wallet. Cherries, some glue, resin and furniture wax. A really good fresh citrus and some herb-schnapps, a really faint smokiness. Granny Smith and taffy: powerful and dominant for a good while. The whole of the other nuances whirl coherently around this. A bit of chlorine and good brandy.
    • Taste
      Balanced and full: coffee, maple syrup, cream. With water: really good citrus and herb-liquer but first and foremost the Granny Smith-oak and taffy also here. Delicious. The mouthfeel is unbelievably smooth and silky. Indian sugar, almonds and hazelnuts, a little bit of seaweed and mussels at half an hour, the sweetness deepens. Salmiak-liquorice-citrus-coffee. Really good.
    • Finish
      Pure malt and sherry, clean, long, good. Could be a bit longer though.

  87. DavidH. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I had this enormous bitterness on the palate and in the finish... I saved a bit from my sample and will re-taste it tomorrow to dubbel-check this bitterness.

    Edit: re-tasted it, somehow the bitterness is gone, strange. Scores a point higher.       
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  88. Lorion scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I've tried to be objective. I hope I succeeded. I'm flashed. A big movie theater. We are in the realm of the lonely peak. 93 points.
    • Nose
      Heavy, dark sherry flavors. Wine-soaked wood is included. It takes a while to get through the spicy dark dried fruit compote. Raisins, prunes, Christmas spices. Dark chocolate. Some black pepper is in the background, just way off. Then comes sweet leather. Cherries that fell from the tree, were overlooked during the harvest and are therefore rotting away.

      With time come nuts. Nutmeg, hazelnut shell. Heavily roasted pastries with not too sweet cinnamon. plum jam. Dried Strawberries.
    • Taste
      Sweet tobacco. Full milk chocolate. wall unit. Leathery cherries. Incredibly creamy. prunes. The chocolate gets darker and darker. After swallowing, a lot of fruit and leather remains to taste. Noble bitterness. The second sip is even more tasty, more chocolaty with berries, rum raisins. It gets better with every sip. So creamy. So full. Really cute now. The tongue becomes coated and leathery.
    • Finish
      Very long and warm, characterized by tobacco, raisins, plums and dark chocolate.

  89. BehindSpace scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

  90. Thermidor scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is the kind of class and quality I'd expect from an OB 25yo. Sadly, very few distilleries match up to this standard.

    Tasted with Glendronach 25yo 1990 single cask 1375 px puncheon (91 pts.).
    • Nose
      Old sherry, malts, and a wisp of herbs (mimosa leaves). A used wallet, some red wine sauce, and violin bow resin. Resinous and waxy in general, with a side of lacquered wood. Beautiful. Without water it noses almosth like a high quality armagnac, while a splash makes it more fatty and rounded, and more 'whisky' in that sense. The sherry is the main factor here, but since it's elegant and detailed instead of cartoonish and rubbery, it's all good.
    • Taste
      Very, very sherried, but not in a cloying manner at all. Oloroso waxiness helps smooth out the fair amount of tannins present, so that the body is full and resinous instead of being just over-oaked and drying. No bitter notes either, only the mouthwatering ripe roundness of a perfectly aged malt. Blood oranges, sacher cakes, high quality coffee, all kinds of desserts and jams. Surprising freshness comes through every now and then.
    • Finish
      Resinous, slightly rooty (sprouts), but mostly on the slowly receeding tannins and sherry, with some faint spiciness from the oak thrown in. Smooth like velvet, with some chalk coming through with water. 

  91. Pollenflug scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring the Glengoyne shows already from its full-bodied, intense and elegant side. A luscious potpourri of red and ripe fruits (ripe strawberries, cherries, raspberries and blueberries) makes it easy for me to get out of my glass. Behind the massive sherry influence hide vast amounts of different flavors, which gradually crystallize during nosing. The alcohol (48%) is very well integrated in the nose and not noticeable. After about 20 to 25 minutes, the Glengoyne unfolds its full potential: juicy blood oranges with a sourish touch, raisins, plums, caramel, cane sugar, pipe tobacco, echoes of leather, Christmas spices, dark chocolate with a cocoa content of over 70%, walnuts and intense oak notes are strongly interwoven. The intensity, balance and complexity of the different flavors already conjure a smile in my face.
    • Taste
      Gorgeous! With a wonderful, oily texture, the Glengoyne spreads throughout the mouth. A pleasant sweetness runs down the cheeks, while the tip of the tongue uses a minimal amount of pepperiness and causes a slight tingling sensation. The alcohol content (48%) is perfectly integrated and always gives the malt sufficient strength. Old, intense Sherrynoten dominate the taste events. Red, cooked fruits, cherries, plums, blueberries, raisins and oranges I perceive. Burnt caramel, cane sugar, plenty of dark chocolate, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, hints of espresso, pipe tobacco, leather and spicy oak notes create a wonderful taste experience. Is someone firing a match in the distance? I mean a trace of sulfur, hidden deep in the background. Elegant, harmonious and gradually slightly drier on the palate. Chapeau!
    • Finish
      Long, warm, intense and spicy. Also on the finish line, sherry malt matured for at least a quarter of a century plays one ace after another. Dry sherry notes, plenty of dark chocolate, juicy blood oranges, walnuts, nutmeg, cane sugar, herbs, espresso and an intense oak flavor dominate the finish. Finally, a slight dryness and bitterness on the palate.

  92. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The Glengoyne 25 is a malt that inspires me again and again - incredibly intense and complex, the flavors change and regroup again and again. The wonderful nose also holds in the mouth, what it promises, and even on the finish, all the flavors are back ... a great all-round malt, great class!
    • Nose
      Baked apple with cinnamon, thick caramel sauce, vanilla, dark honey, orange marmalade, blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, plums in rum, leather, pumpernickel, thyme, rosemary, fennel seeds, oranges peppered with cloves, dates, gingerbread spices, stomach bread, liquorice, anise, a lot of dark chocolate sauce, Mon Chérie, pecans, very intense, thick, old (in the beautiful sense), wonderful nose - a breath of espresso is suddenly in the air and fresh pipe tobacco, vanilla, then - slightly warmed - the delicate scent of freshly lit Matches ...
    • Taste
      Wow, a wonderfully warming, spicy, intense snack - juice orange, blood orange, orange marmalade, some kumquat, plum compote, cherry sauce, red groats, the glengoyne baked apple, ginger, white pepper, clove pepper, cardamom and cinnamon, thick dark chocolate, dark honey, again nuts - this time rather roasted hazelnuts, but also again the pecans, rosemary, thyme, fennel seeds, gingerbread, pumpernickel, gingerbread and stomach bread again, anise and liquorice and some freshly prepared espresso, the leather and tobacco impressions from the nose are also there and a touch of oxtail soup in cognac sauce joins in to the intense aromas that you would not want to let go ...
    • Finish
      long and persistent, warm-spicy, with fine unobtrusive sweetness, barely dry, intense here too - dark chocolate, dark honey, a fan of orange elements, dark berries, beautiful spices and sweet licorice and still the glengyone-baked apple in nose and Mouth ... a dream

  93. Goethe scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Dark fruits and blood oranges going a long way. This malt takes time in the glas before the complex developement. Very complex and enjoyable. Delicious.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sherry, cherry, dark fruits, toffee, sweet rum, nuts, blood oranges, leather, plums, blackberrys, raspberry, tobacco, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Sherry, cherry, dark fruits, blood oranges, nuts, dark chocolate, leather, cloves, blackberrys, tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark fruits, blood oranges, dark chocolate, cloves, nutmeg, espresso and cherry.

  94. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  95. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    wherein lies the strong point of the 21 (which is the price), lies the weakness of the 25, too expensive for what it is, therefore the price to performance ratio goes down, personally i’d prefer glendronach 21 over this if it means paying less than half for almost the same quality (the glengoyne is better, just overly expensive)
    • Nose
      rich dark fruits, rich cream, peanut butter oil, toffee, rich sherry, dark chocolate, coffee
    • Taste
      rich sweet dark fruits, creamy, rich sherry, light sweetness, dark chocolate, woodsy bitter with a little char, spicy, cinnamon
    • Finish
      long, deep dark fruits, red wine, sweet reddish wood, tobacco, chocolate, spices, grassy bitter, rich fruits at the back followed by chocolate, tobacco and dark wood

  96. pianoman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Voluminous, heavy. Black cherries, raisins, raspberry cake. Old rotten wood, a trace of wood glue. Blood oranges, red apples, a hint of cinnamon and freshly ground coffee beans.
    • Taste
      Baked apple, cherry jam, black bread. Some malt, nougat chocolate, pepper. Espresso with brown sugar.

  97. Gloin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The smell will pick me up immediately. Dark sherynotes ensnare me. The whisky is very ripe in the nose without losing strength. The sherry is very present, but behind it are enough other flavors that give the whisky a tension and complexity. In the mouth, the whisky shows its age in the form of oak and looks a bit tarter than in the nose. The departure continues the development. Here dominates the wood, the dry sherry remains on the palate for a long time. A very nice matured sherry whisky, the Sherry influence does not seem exaggerated. A whisky for friends of long matured whiskys.
    • Nose
      Raisins and dates, leather, sherry, behind it sour cherries, thyme, a little spicy oak, dark caramel, in the background a tenderly sour note of oranges
    • Taste
      A soft body combined with a noticeable onset, very slightly astringent, dry sherry, after a while a little sweeter, a hint of carnation, again raisins, but less than in the nose, a subtle hint of sulfur, oak, some bitter chocolate, burned sugar
    • Finish
      Epresso, dark chocolate, darker than in the mouth, the memory of the dry sherry, oak, dry red wine, long

  98. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    People rave about this bottling, and in America, it retails for $300, and it's getting difficult to find on the shelves nowadays. I find it quite an ordinary heavily sherried whisky, albeit with no off-flavors, and maybe that's why it's popular. It just doesn't have that certain je ne sais quoi which makes it unique or memorable for me. I can find many glendronach single casks that are better and at cheaper prices. 
    • Nose
      Prunes, cherries, chocolates, no sulfur
    • Taste
      Pretty straight-forward sweet sherry. Mouthfeel not as heavy and thick as the color suggest.
    • Finish
      Moderate length, somewhat peppery, again, pretty nice but ordinary sherry at the end.

  99. jankes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  100. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  101. MrMarmelade scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Really near to perfection - a wonderful malt.

  102. Bravo122 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  103. ddertzaar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like it really well and it's exactly my thing ... if only it were not that expensive :(
    • Nose
      heavy sherry, dried plums, raisins, old leather, cassis, walnut, orange peel, popcorn, caramel, tart spice, a touch of car tires
    • Taste
      oily and warming in the mouth, honey, fruit compote of dark dried fruits like plum and blueberries, cinnamon, walnut, espresso, dark chocolate, old leather, orange peel, raisins, dark sherry, brown sugar, getting drier, strong salivation starts
    • Finish
      very long, a lot of chocolate with a high cocoa content, espresso, pronounced herbaceous spiciness, dry

  104. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  105. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      92 92

  106. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  107. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  108. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Comparing with the 21-year-old Glendronach Parliament and Glengoyne of the same age, one must of course say that the twenty-five-year-old can not be two and a half to three times better than he is in the price more expensive. However, the last few enjoyment percentages that make the difference between enthusiasm and ecstasy always have to be paid disproportionately high, always and everywhere. Whatever.

    Anyway, the 25-year-old Glengoyne is a whisky that I can drink and enjoy for many years and especially with a deeper whisky experience, and I think there will be something new to discover every time. There are only a handful of whiskys (like the 21-year-old Old Pulteney) of the so far about 60 different tasted single malts that have opened up this perspective so far.
    • Nose
      After about 20 minutes, the dark fellow really does. Then, in addition to fruits such as plums and blueberries, you can also smell really sweet caramel, including a light, ripe, sweet fruit jam. / With a teaspoon of water, the alcohol refreshes again in a eucalyptus note. The light and dark fruit components rearrange themselves, the lighter ones come to the fore.
    • Taste
      Comes wonderfully strong and oily in the mouth. The sherry naturally determines the first impression. Then come the sweetish hulls and the dark compote. The 48% are wonderfully noticeable. The oak was more subtle at first touch than at the Glendronach Parliament, but more pronounced than at the 21-year-old Glengoyne. / With a teaspoon of water, the 25-year-old is surprisingly full in the mouth, the rum pot-sweetness increases. The strength of 48% is already a blessing.
    • Finish
      This is how it should be: medium to long, warming and on the palate, on the tongue and throughout the mouth. I have rarely "tasted" for so long and often. A good sign, too.

  109. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Great modern style sherry without any flaws.  Nice and complex nose, coating mouthfeel. fat and balanced body - just the finish is a little bit short.  A very nice dram to sip and relax (but do not over-analyze it as it will loose its magic then...).

    To be honest, I like the old 21 year sherry edition (bottled around 2006/7) a little better...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  110. JHS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  111. SemperAugustus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  112. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    If you had not both of them directly next to each other, you would not notice, but they are by no means identical. A battle of the giants, which are difficult to distinguish. It is nuances and personal preference that make you feel better.
    • Nose
      Compare Glengoyne 25yo 48% and Glengoyne 25yo 46% 1st Fill

      Preliminary: The aromas in the nose are very similar to the 46s and differ rather in nuances, which approach with increasing time in the glass. Nevertheless, there are little subtle differences:

      The '48 is a bit tart and spicy than the '46, which shows significantly more cane sugar and at the same time sweet and sour-fruitier acts, the '48 shows more oak, is "clearer", the '46 is creamier / heavier. With him it is more in the direction of milk chocolate, the 48er has a slight tendency to dark Schoki, the 46er are more red apples at 48er yellow, the 48er seems a bit musty, dusty and probably a tad older, these old "musty" flavors of Sherrys I find the 46er not.

      Otherwise my notes are transferable to 1st fill 1 to 1
    • Taste
      the '48 is again "musty" in Sherryton, initially slightly sweeter (the 46er is sweeter in the overall picture of taste), older, more creamy chocolate but no apple, but a trace more harsh leather and tobacco
      Again, the flavors approach slowly after repeated tasting.
    • Finish
      The 48 is a little less sour / sweet / fresh fruity finish, but older / heavier, old books, old sherry, a touch more chocolate, less cane sugar, but a very very similar finish, both are incredibly long and great in their own way !

  113. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Glengoyne Distillery was the very first distillery that I visited so it holds a special place in my memories. This sherried single malt is still one of the very best on the market, also when it comes to price-quality ratio it can hardly be beaten. You get great value for your money and after all those years it's still affordable to many Whisky lovers being a 25 year old release! Many sherry "bombs" suffer from a very (sometimes too) high ABV but this one has a perfect drinking strength of 48% which is just lovely. It's subtle with many rich interwoven flavours. In 2017, this is still one of the very best sherried Whiskies out there and it comes very highly recommended!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  114. Kalle208 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, subtle sweetness (sweetness initially), licorice, sherry, oranges and cherries, rum raisins, rum pot, aromatic tobacco note, sweetish maggot notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet cherry, slightly creamy, dryness sets in immediately, oak, pepper, extreme salivation, tobacco, slight bitterness, cinnamon, oak, alcohol imperceptible, dark chocolate (cocoa content 70%)
    • Finish
      nice long warming finish with some pepper, oak and dark chocolate. Increasingly the typical English (Sevilla orange) orange marmalade.

  115. Othorion scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Just feel in the whisky-heaven! Great malt!
    • Nose
      Old age, heavy sherry, raisins, a leather coat in a musty oak cabinet, still warm cinnamon with hazelnuts, black currants, Werther's real, prunes, orange peel, cedar, later also red apples, no trace of alcohol,
    • Taste
      sweet plums, cinnamon, nutmeg, candied ginger, lots of good dark chocolate, real cocoa, old leather, again cedar, raisins, dark sherry, brown sugar, some orange peel, cinnamon buns, warming, oily and heavy filling the mouth, getting a little dry,
    • Finish
      loooong !! Schoki, Schoki, Schoki, cinnamon, orange peel and nutmeg, sherry and a nice sweetness of brown sugar

  116. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: Old, bold, golden-brown sherry with creaking old oak. What a treat!
    T: More of the same please, and more of the same it is.
    F: Sherry-dry chocolate and even a little zing - so plenty of oak activity to the last. Fabulous blending, can you imagine the permutations?
    C: This follows on rather neatly from the Ben Nevis and the reminiscing of the Glendronach Parliament. All three fall into a similar camp - heavy sherry, heavy oak [tannins], very well aged and dry. Sometimes that's just what i’m in the mood for and this Glengoyne 25yo hits that spot rather well indeed. Weird that the 21yo doesn’t get near.

    Scores a B+

  117. GutsPuck scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      98 98

  118. Achany scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Sherry, nuts, raisins, earthy, dark fruits, nuts, some fine spices, cinamon. incredible! perfectly balanced. fine and long finish, good ABV. For me the best sherried Single Malt I ever had.  
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  119. peterhorror scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  120. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  121. ApricotOne scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  122. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  123. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  124. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Just had this again and raising my score from 91to 93 points (small change I know) but this has got to be one of the best sherried malts out there at the moment or for some time for that matter.

  125. Wilco scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  126. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  127. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  128. Shane_IL scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This was absolutely amazing. The glengoyne profile works really well with age as well as with the sherry casks used here. It was massively complex and rich. The higher ABV also gives it the perfect amount of punch for stunning flavour delivery. This really takes the classic sherried highland malt profile to a high level.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/05/08/glengoyne-25/
    • Nose
      Vanilla. Iced cinnamon bun with raisins. Toffee. nutty wood. Caramel pudding. Dry sherry. Plums. Shoe polish. After some glass time a sulphur dioxide note turns up.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Cinnamon. Allspice. Cloves. Bitter chocolate. Copper. Raisins. Plums. Sherry. Menthol.
    • Finish
      Long. Menthol. Rich nutty wood. Bitter chocolate. Cough syrup. Bit of lingering spice, cloves in particular.

  129. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  130. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This puts some of the Glendronach offerings to shame. The depth of profile is very rewarding.

    Expensive but in final analysis where sherry is concerned you can pay much more for much less.

    Well worth saving up for.
    • Nose
      Fruity sherry on raisins, prune, balsamic and plum sauce.

      Caramel and hints of blackcurrant.

      Candied dried fruits/peel.
    • Taste
      Spicy cinnamon, ginger and fruit cake with burnt brown sugar.

      The palate develops on even richer sherry, plump dark juicy raisins slight notes of beef gravy.
    • Finish
      Quite long but so elegant.

      This puts some of the Glendronach offerings to shame. The depth of profile is very rewarding.

      Expensive but in final analysis where sherry is concerned you can pay much more for much less.

      Well worth saving up for.

  131. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  132. Peter87 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  133. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  134. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  135. Sandman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    My notes from 18-10-2014
    • Nose
      Chocolate, raisins, mandarins, orange, riik fruit, glue
    • Taste
      Pure chocolate, creamy, sweet fruit, vanilla and a hint of orange
    • Finish
      Long, warming, red fruit and pepper

  136. RL_whisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  137. JohannesB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly delicious! Such quality and maturity are rarely available today and are no longer available at many large distilleries. With about 250 EUR (end of 2015), although not very cheap, but fair priced in my view and worth his money.
    • Nose
      Really a lot of old-fashioned sherry. A delicate association with smoke, like burned matches, some sulfur and some tobacco in front. Behind them are raisins, dried apricots and figs, caramel pudding and a carnation peppered with carnations. And then he's suddenly there: the apple so typical of Glengoyne. At first it is ripe, juicy and sweet, while the malt breathes in the glass until it reaches the full baked apple. There is no trace of alcohol or woodiness. Very intense, dense and fascinating - great.
    • Taste
      Powerful and wonderfully oily on the tongue. You can feel the maturity and the elegance of this malts, even though it has quite corners and edges and does not look too rounded. Dark milk chocolate, raisins, marzipan and dark cherries. Behind it you can feel distinct spice from the barrels: cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cedar wood.
    • Finish
      Very long and with a lot of sherry and chocolate. Orange marmalade, dried fruit and a delicate bitterness, as if from a good espresso.

  138. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful bottling, I can't say anything else. It's quite pricy, but I think it's worth this price.
    • Nose
      Wow, very complex and old style! Oloroso sherry, dried figs, dates, heather honey, sugar that starts to caramelize, and some gunpowder. 
    • Taste
      Full and coating, only slightly drying (which is good) , with the same dried fruits but also more spices (cinnamon, ginger), chocolate and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, in which the fruits and spices gently fade away but then still come back once more.

  139. MadScientist scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  140. Doctor B. scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    One of the best sherry-whiskies i've ever had! A reference-whisky!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  141. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Absolutely brilliant whisky. Rich, powerful and spicy. This is whisky making in perfection!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whisky-Connaisseur/550443305109776
    • Nose
      Lots of sherry - dark old style sherry. Bold and intense. Dark cherries
      soaked in rum or old madeira wine. Waves of Demerara sugar, figs, dates,
      spicy red fruits with a hint of flintstone and traces of sulphur.
      Superb!
    • Taste
      Sweet, vibrant sherry, rum soaked raisins. Mouthcoating and rich. Hints
      of horse saddle, autumn foliage, bitter orange zest. Complex with a
      perfect balance of spirit and oak.
    • Finish
      Long. Lingering sweetness and spice. Well-balanced, gets slightly drier in the end.

      WITH WATER: Vibrant, almost prickling spice. Stays sweet with pleasant sherry and nutty flavours.

  142. Longmorn66 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Too much bitterness for me and "brandy" therefore loses at least 2 points. Price-quality ratio clearly disadvantageous, especially against 21 yo OB. No need for a super solid wood box to sell a good 100.- dram more than it is worth.
    • Nose
      "Candy", apple, very complex.
    • Taste
      Wood attack with bitterness, vinous, coconut, something of sherry brandy, cooked apple, cane sugar, very light red fruits, bitterness of wood, finish on the apple rather discreet but present and a little date .
    • Finish
      Long finish on the bitterness of wood and the apple-date-cane mix, very greedy.

  143. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A real stunner!
    My full review is at:
    http://maltandoak.com/highest-rung-in-the-core-range-glengoyne-25-what-a-dram/

  144. Remko did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quote Whiskyfun.com - November 13, 2014

    Glengoyne 25 yo (48%, OB, +/-2014)  All ex-sherry, so we may expect something bold. Colour: deep amber. Nose: old style, old quality, this is good oldness. It is a rather smoky sherry, with some burnt matches and quite some used gunpowder, and I firmly believe those noses are assets to this style. Then our famous Christmas cakes, dried figs and raisins, the slightest touch of ginger and caraway, certainly cloves and oranges, tobacco, some black nougat, some chocolate, whiffs of mint… So yes, this is super-classic sherried malt whisky. Some Macallans of old spring to my mind. Mouth: 48% is a strength that works very well. It’s less smooth and rounded than expected – but I wouldn’t say it’s brutal of course – and rather on dark chocolate, coffee, and bitter oranges. A touch of Schweppes as well, quinine, then not-too-sweet black raisins and our beloved Christmas cake yet again. The ginger and nutmeg in the background hint at some pretty active oak. Finish: long and very chocolaty. More spicy marmalade in the aftertaste. Comments: a rich yet balanced baby, impeccable. Not many distilleries are still making this style in relatively  large batches (I’m looking at you, M.!) SGP:562 - 91 points.

  145. croz scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A superb dram
    • Nose
      Heavy Sherry, orange and vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweetiness, chocolate, figs and Creme Brulee 
    • Finish
      Long with pepper, fruit, some bitterness and warmth

  146. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Big notes of Sherry soaked fruit up front - raisins, figs and oranges. This is followed by wafts of toasted almonds and classic notes of old leather.Palate: Vanilla and dark chocolate open up the palate. Sherry comes through yet again, but this time in the shape of rich, well spiced fruit cake. Hints of orange and oak round it off.Finish: The finish lasts with notes of red fruits and cracked black pepper.Overall: A very easy dram to get lost in, to take your time with on every step.

  147. ralfh scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A great malt for winter enjoyment, warms and caresses the soul
    • Nose
      Sherry, red fruit, strawberry-vanilla jam, oak, bitterness of an orange, the alcohol is well integrated and is not intrusive in the foreground, cinnamon mixes with the vanilla and goes well with the orange aromas
    • Taste
      Woody spices, sherry sweetness, black pepper, the red fruits from the nose combine to a taste explosion. The taste develops magnificently in the mouth and lets the water flow together in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet warm finish, the tannins from the barrel pass quickly and there is a sweet temptation on the tongue

  148. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (OB):

    Matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry casks for a quarter of a century, this unique malt is an important addition to the Glengoyne collection.This bright amber beauty has red fruits, leather and brown sugar on the nose and soft oak, cinnamon, stewed fruits and a Seville marmalade tang on the palate.The finish is very long with spicy liquorice.

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