Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
46% series
Bourbon Hogshead
MoS 14038
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
31 Oct 2014 11:19 am by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.95

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1997 MoS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.74 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    An idiosyncratic, spicy, neat malt; I had expected more here!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      Bourbon nuts, pears, clear oak, very spicy;
    • Taste
      unusually strong start, in the foreground seasoning and oak; some sweetness and vanilla; discreetly; one-dimensional;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; long spicy finish;

  2. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not bad and drinkable, but no highlight.
    • Nose
      BLIND TASTING Like sunflower oil he runs into the glass and directly jump the Exbourbon notes in the face. Coconut and really citrus fruits, alcohol is not noticeable. The vanilla is not so superficial but definitely present. Over time it changes a bit in tangerine and pear flavors but everything is very round and harmonious, no miss notes. I can not find any big changes afterwards. But if minimal smoke is in it I am not yet conclusive.
    • Taste
      At first he feels a bit watery with a very light body, the vanilla and a little barrel comes over in taste but keeping everything very low.
    • Finish
      Here I imagine to taste the smoke that has indicated in the nose. The finish is light and short to medium long. He stays behind with a slightly pleasant bitterness and warms the esophagus a little bit, the fruits are no longer noticeable.

  3. Hemdl scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    You can not drink, but you do not have to. In the nose still quite pleasant and lovely, the tongue can not keep this promise unfortunately. There, spice and bitter substances dominate. Not my case.
    • Nose
      Light, floral and sweetish. Honey, fresh grass and light fruitiness. Slightly tart in the background.
    • Taste
      First, some honey sweetness, then come soon quite easily bitter oak notes. A light pepper note makes the malt look stronger than it actually is. Only slightly removes green fruits (apples) perceptible, all in all, the spice dominates.
    • Finish
      Amazingly long, but also surprisingly many bitterness notes for the relatively young age. Not necessarily my case.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Good Glengoyne for a
    sunny day. Dangerously quaffable. Around 70 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is fruity on
      overripe oranges, sweet apples, white grapefruit and gooseberries. Loads of
      beeswax. It also shows a herbal side with thym and other garden herbs. Something
      floral? Grass in any case. Some vanilla and toffee make sure it stays more
      sweet then bitter.
    • Taste
      The arrival is soft,
      almost light, on a basket full of grapefruit and Seville oranges. Trace of
      woodsmoke. White pepper and ginger. Now it is more bitter than sweet, but
      luckily not too bitter. The second sip offers more sweetness like sugared lemon
      peel. Surprisingly warm, if you know what I mean.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly
      long – longer than expected in any case – on spices and fruit.


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