Another one of the Glengyle’s first six casks filled. You’ll get a similar experience at Bruichladdich with their first Octomore experiments. This early vintage spent 10 years in Madeira with a further 6 in bourbon.
N: Madeira is one of the distinct cask styles I’m getting used to picking out. A light farmy huskiness joins the frame.
T: A tasty soft-yet-thick sweetness ensues whilst the bourbon cask becomes boisterous.
F: Despite being a touch cask resinous & butyric, there’s also a nice huskiness at the finish.
C: It’s clear that these early casks have now become largely academic.
[Scores 81 points]