Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
In the Spanish mountains
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Ex-Port Pipe
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
11 May 2014 8:34 pm by Singlecask
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2001 SMWS 123.8

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.09 points

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

    A brilliant and flavoursome malt, elegant and delicate with and without
    water. Quite a complex character for its age with a perfect match of
    sweet and fruity flavours, and a pleasant spiciness. A lovely,
    well-structured, sophisticated malt with a real sweet-hearted charm.

    • Nose
      Rich and powerful. Lots of red fruits, red berries, blackberry,
      strawberry and red apples. Voluminous with lingering spice, pepper,
      ginger and a bit aniseed. Delicate oak and subtle mint are coming
      through with gentle dried fruit in the back. Very aromatic and hugely
    • Taste
      Immediately fruitful with stewed red fruits, figs and gentle vanilla.
      Lingering oak spice, crystallised ginger, pepper and marzipan arrive,
      complemented by dark honey and delicate chocolate flavours. An embracing
      and savoury taste sensation, superbly complex on the tongue!
    • Finish
      The medium length finish is sweet and nicely warm, with red dried fruit
      remaining for a good duration. Sticky dark honey, oak spice and slowly
      fading notes of herbs and nuts on the tail.

      WITH WATER: Water adds
      subtle liquorice to the delicate fruity flavour. Fresher on the nose and
      very voluminous. Full-bodied, round and juicy with more oak spice in
      the back. Extremely delicate and quaffable. The finish is as great as

  2. dram_on scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    I didn't get much of the port influence, and it was a hot, fiery mess ... totally not what I expected from this distillery ... Glengoyne, come on now!

  3. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS.com.au notes:
    In the Spanish mountains


    Colour: Deep rose gold


    Nose: Red currants. Liniment / spearmint. Greek-style
    baklava. Red throaties. Cherry Ripe and Violet Crumble bars combined. (Wow!)
    After tasting and then returning to the nose, rich, red fruit notes become more
    evident: Royal Gala apples, Rooibos tea, manzanilla sherry, and mince pies. A
    touch of Kahlua, too!


    Palate: Creamy, rich, and full. All three types of chocolate
    (dark, milk, and white). Rich tomato soup. Kahlua. Kopico lollies. Madeira
    cake. “So much!” It’s comforting, embracing, soothing and yet, at the same
    time, invigorating.


    Finish: Intense and building...and with a length so long,
    it’s almost embarrassing! It descends over you and soothes every sinew.


    Comments: This is a whisky to make the troubles of the world
    disappear. All the elements (oak, malt, and spirit) are at the top of their
    game and in perfect harmony. “Simply one of the best whiskies I’ve ever had the
    pleasure of tasting” wrote the Cellarmaster, giving it the second highest score
    he can remember giving! “Every time you go back to it, it gives you something
    new. It’s the malt that keeps on giving,” he continued. “An awed hush fell over
    the panel. This was pressing many buttons.” wrote TC. MH got into gymnastics
    judging mode, writing “Execution: Flawless. Landing: Perfect. Medallist:
    Undoubtedly. The Nadia Comaneci of whiskies...I want to give this 10 out of 10”.


    UK Tasting Panel: From the nose, we conjured an image of
    Spanish mountain villages – horses, hay-wains, orchards, citrus groves, rose
    gardens, sunshine on rosemary and rustic farm-labourers whittling wood. We also
    found plentiful sweetness in plum jam, juicy raisins, chocolate, toffee,
    marshmallows and fig rolls. Water brought out raspberry notes and Sangria. The
    palate was fruity, winey and tasty, with various jams, dried figs, vanilla
    sponge, Soreen and granola, but spicy notes of ginger, clove and chilli tweaked
    our tongues. Water sweetened it further resolving those tweaks into tingles - cranachan, jam tarts, Pavlova and posh Pimms.

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Citrus groves. rose gardens, hay wains. Sweetness in plum jam, raisins,chocolate ,toffee,marshmallows. With water: raspberry notes.
    • Taste
      Fruity,winey and tasty,with jams,dried figs,vanilla and spicy notes of ginger, clove and chilli.
    • Finish
      Long-middle long. warm.


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