Glengoyne 1996 Sherry

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
58.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Dec 2008 10:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 229.00

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31 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1996 Sherry

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great barrel, looks older than 12 years.
    • Nose
      89 89
      creamy-sweet; overripe apples; some apple pie; Tangerine and orange notes; tender custard; Caramel; always slightly earthy-grainy notes that are increasingly declining; very delicate oak
      - tolerates time in the glass, looks older than 12 years
    • Taste
      88 88
      full; creamy-oily; juicy-sweet; Oranges; Grapefruit; Apples; tingly sharpness on the tongue; Pepper; delicate bitter oak notes
    • Finish
      88 88
      peppery-tingling seasoning; fruity with sweet apples; Grapefruit; spicy oak

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Nose: overripe and juicy apples, orange marmalade, a subtle nuttiness, vanilla, floral and rural, delicate but noticeable oak
    Taste: here, the alcohol is only noticeable, something sparkling and bitter (orange peel), then comes a sau tasty note of hazelnut cream, coffee and oak. Very creamy in the mouth and intense but only medium in aftertaste. With water, the apple comes out better again. The creaminess remains but the roasted aromas become weaker.
    Great Malt with ingenious nose and end. Only in the middle he falls off a bit.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Phillidae scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The first Glengoyne Single Cask I can taste and the drop I like really well. Soft and voluminous, without drowning in sherry. Recommended!
    • Nose
      Creamy sweet, the alcohol is at best very easy to feel. Vanilla, biscuit, apple pie, little oak and the hint of a darker fruit note. Very pleasant nose. Water emphasizes the fruit stronger and brings citrus flavors, the oak comes out a little clearer.
    • Taste
      Without water: very sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. The alcohol then comes through slowly and then tingles on the tongue, but remains weaker than expected. Oranges, oak, spice, tobacco. With water: as expected a bit milder, less sweet. Basic character is otherwise preserved.
    • Finish
      Medium-length and slightly spicy in the mouth. In the throat comparatively long and warm. With water, the finish seems a bit longer and fuller to me. Slightly dry.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, nice example, which at only 12 years and only refill-barrel is so feasible.
    • Nose
      creamy, sweet, vanilla, toffee, butter biscuits; Malt ... and there is something rural in the background ... fresh bread, earth
    • Taste
      very clear lemon in the onset, juicy, tangy, lime, grapefruit (bitterness comes along) on ​​the back of the tongue then coffee, pepper, a little dark sweetness
    • Finish
      long, strong, lime, coffee, pepper

  6. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A nice single cask whisky. The nose is world class, but needs a little time to fully develop. Even with water, the nose is still very full; Taste and finish are not as strong as the nose, but still pleasing. The sherry influence is not that extreme, which I really like
    • Nose
      Raisins and dark dried fruits; a little sulfur / cowshed; beautiful, sweet vanilla comes over time; Mandarins and oranges are added; a little oak is there too; freshly mowed grass and above all this very typical apple note of Glengoyne enthrones; the alcohol is very well integrated; The scarce 60% you notice in the nose only discreetly
    • Taste
      now you notice the alcohol; again apples and vanilla; oak comes to it; not creamy; with water: very creamy; nice sweetness and fresh bitterness; the apples and the oak are still there; a little sherry and raisins;
    • Finish
      medium; neat alcohol again; in the end, the oak presses beautifully again; with water: pepper; getting dry; sweet apples and oak again; the palate remains fresh and fruity;

  7. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry malt with earthy notes. The nose is great. (Tasting in the chat-Stammtisch)
    • Nose
      Dark fruits such as black cherries and red grapes dominate the beginning of the nose. Overall heavy and full, earthy flavors come behind the fruits. Oak-heavy. Despite the strong 58.2%, the diverse flavors. After a while, the heaviness levels up, the fruits get lighter (red apples), the malt a little lighter overall.
    • Taste
      Undiluted expected strong in the start - but not too strong. Beautiful sherry flavors, toffee, malt candy, bread dough, espresso beans. Overall, very full and creamy on the tongue. Chocolate notes.
    • Finish
      In the finish flavors like from a coffee roasting, heavy, spicy. There is also a caramel note, a little fir honey. Surprisingly short, the finish.

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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