Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Stated Age
17 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 10697
Number of bottles
48.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2015 11:36 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1997 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.86 points

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

    The slightly greenish colour of this single cask bottling must not cause any uncertainty. Behind it there's a delicious, sweet-fruity single malt with an intensly warming, spicy note and a creamy, long finish. This shows again that Glengoyne does not always have to be bottled from sherry casks.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity on the nose with apples and juicy, ripe pears. This is followed by lingering vanilla and a whiff of oak in the background.
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy and fruity on the palate at first, but then a warming spiciness of white pepper and caramelised ginger emerges. Once this warmth fades creamy notes of vanilla and malted barley arrive, lingering with sticky pear fruit towards the finish.
    • Finish
      A long, warm and creamy finish. The fruits are getting darker, mixed with subtle cocoa, slightly bitter orange peel and a hint of dry oak on the tail.

      With water: Quite fresh and fruity on the nose when a few drops of water are added. There's more oak coming through, mixed with a touch of bitter orange peel. Very sweet and creamy on the palate, even velvety. Sticky fruit jam mixed with a slightly warming spiciness of white pepper, along with malted barley and cereal notes. The finish is a bit shorter, stays creamy with sticky apricot jam and a whiff of cocoa on the tail.

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Glengoyne 17 Year Old 1997 (Cask 10697) (Old Particular - DL) (48.4%). Pretty pale yellow with a strange hue. Not sure if it's just the glass or some refractory trick but it looks like it has a greeny-purpley hue. Aroma is oaky. Old refill casks. Slightly mousy. Furry. Old oak and not much else. Taste is light, salty seeming, spiritous, faint biscuity oak starts coming through, then faint chocolatey notes suggesting that sherry oak may have played a part at some point. Biscuity oak and maybe even some burnt notes. Not really smoky but more charred. Perfectly fine if slightly uninteresting. 3.35/80

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Douglas Laing & Co
    • Nose
      On the nose, rich apples, juicy pears, fresh cream soda and hints of pear drops.
    • Taste
      The palate is sugary sweet with slight oaked spice, ginger and a fresh barley quality. 
    • Finish
      The finish is long, with darker fruits, hints of cocoa and a warm orange peel.


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