Overall rating
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bourbon Hogshead
MoS 15045
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2015 8:34 am by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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23 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1997 MoS

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful Glengoyne from the bourbon barrel. In addition to the typical notes of the bourbon barrel influence, I particularly like the tangible, bitter-sweet component of grapefruit. Great fresh and fruity summer whisky.
    (Rating: +)
    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity-sweet; yellow fruits; Apples; Pear; slightly tropical-fruity hints of banana and pineapple; behind it light citrus notes towards grapefruit; Vanilla; Honey; delicate oak flavor
    • Taste
      88 88
      juicy-fruity; slightly oily; Apples; behind the fresh, fruity notes is a nice bittersweet component of grapefruit and bitter orange; some white pepper; delicate oak flavor; the alcohol is incredibly well integrated
    • Finish
      87 87
      slightly peppery-spicy with white pepper; Vanilla; Citrus notes of grapefruit; fresh wood notes

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      A round tropical and orchard fruitiness, pear, ripe apple, apricot, peach, pineapple, citrussy, vanilla, fruitcake, floral (lavender), also some dusty wood spices.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Juicy, some canned peaches, bitter citrus, grapefruit, vanilla, a bit sharp with quite some (white) pepper and a bit dusty.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length: milder than expected based on the peppery development, some fruit juice, bitter oranges, vanilla and mildly drying woodspices and pepper.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Typical Bourbon cask profile - very drinkable
    • Nose
      Vanilla, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, a bit salty, also some green fruits, spices, white pepper - not bad
    • Taste
      Oily, honey notes, peaches, apple juice, more vanilla, just little woody notes
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, a bit spicy

  5. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (bananas, peaches, berries, oranges), white chocolate, floral
    • Taste
      Spicy (pepper, ginger), citrus, some smoke, marzipan
    • Finish
      Medium long, lemons, pepper

  7. Segens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A dram which is no real suprise but keeps what you expect for a reasonable price (98€ - 03/2016). If you are a fan of summer drams this grapefruit monster will please you ;-)
    • Nose
      A lot of honey and vanilla so typical bourbon. The dram needs some seconds in the glass to fully develop its power. A powerful grapfruit comes after some seconds and gives this dram a fruity expression. I also have lemon, banana and herbs so quite similar to Markjedi :-)
    • Taste
      The alcohol is quite powerful but the grapefruit is coming right after and gives it a nice play of fruity and sour in the mouth. I also have oak, again banana 
    • Finish
      Very nice finish where I have a lot of banana which I have not had like this before!

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    BittersweetIn my experience, Glengoyne is always a pleasure. It is a great whisky that never disappoints. That does not mean it is always superb, but it is the kind of whisky I will buy without trying first. This is the 31st Glengoyne bottled by the German company Malts of Scotland. Theirs have always been a bit of a party.

    The nose is a small fruit bomb. Banana, peach, gooseberry and some orange dominate, while a bittersweet touch of grapefruit lurks under the surface. Soft garden herbs and a floral touch of dandelion emerge. Hint of white chocolate. This is all fine.

    Powerful arrival with loads of white pepper and candied ginger. Now the grapefruit plays first fiddle. Wonderfully zesty and bittersweet. Touch of woodsmoke. Midpalate I get some overripe cider apples and a hint of marzipan.

    The medium long finish keeps your throat nicely warm. It dies on sugared lemon peel with a bit of pepper.

    Great dessert malt, which is a tad more complex than the official 15 Year Old that I recently discovered in Edinburgh. Around 100 EUR.


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