Great to see some unaltered Glengoyne spirit letting its trademark tea notes explode. Quite educational, and good to boot, what's not to love ?
Albeit extremely different from Glengoyne's typical sherried profiles, this works well. Great bourbon characterstics with fudgy sawdust, some medicinal touches, some evident vanilla ... then quite a deal of loam and pine needles. Sweet pinesap - think La Vosgienne ! (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51I8HiQeXUL.jpg)
Wowee, this might be the first time I encounter a main note that is so striking, so evident : TEA ! Incredible black tea galore, with again those sappy bergamot notes ... this is cask strenght Earl Grey, no doubt !
Quite long with great woody structure and globally the same notes. Gently drying, but not overly so.