Glengoyne 2005

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Cask
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Sherry Cask
59.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 oct 2015 3:22 pm by NoCoke
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.31

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82 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 2005

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.73 points.

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

    A lovely, complex, sophisticated malt. Rich and intense,
    well-structured. Very dry on the palate but opens nicely with a few
    drops of water releasing its lovely sweet, fruity and charming
    character. Glengoyne and sherry cask maturation - you can't go wrong
    with that.
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with delicate sweet notes of dates, raisins, caramel
      and cherries. Lovely fruity and perfumy. Dark chocolate emerges,
      lingering with a touch of leather, tobacco leaves and black tea in the
    • Taste
      Intensively sweet at first with Demerara sugar and toffee, followed by
      lovely fruity flavours of cherries, figs and raisins. Becomes
      significantly dry soon, mainly due to the (Oloroso?) sherry,
      complemented by a pleasant spiciness of oak, cinnamon and subtle black
      pepper. Warming with a lingering nuttiness, lovely mixed with dry notes
      of dark chocolate and cloves towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with subtle sweet plum jam and raisins. Becomes very
      dry indeed with a lovely mixture of oak, walnuts, dark chocolate and
      sherry. Hints of leather and tobacco leaves nicely linger on the tail.

      WITH WATER: Deliciously sweet and fruity on the nose with a splash of
      water. There's more sweet sherry coming through as well. Significantly
      sweet on the palate. While water significantly tames the dryness,
      there's is still a lovely and warming spiciness remaining on the tongue.
      Fruity and even juicy with delicious plum jam. The finish is long,
      lingering sweet and lovely creamy with caramel, baked apples, walnuts
      and lots of sweet sherry. Gorgeous!

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  3. Макс scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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  5. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    that's full throttle sherry whisky!

    Surprisingly grown up for such a young Glengoyne, but even more time in the barrel would have been too much.

    Musty sweetness, almost 60 percent, light and airy, but very present in the mouth.

    No daily dram, more like extreme comparisons

  6. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful sherry bomb! 88
    Nose: Creamy ginger, vanilla, raisin, varnish, leather
    Taste: warm, round, telny, raisin, honey, wine vinegar
    Finish: long, powerful, light anesthesia, blood and iron

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Popopopopo! Wine, creme de cassis. What a passion. More malt with a little water. In the mouth, juicy, splendid, spicy. Sweet well, but not too much. Alcohol perfectly integrated. Dynamics, relief. The feast of red fruit, without the oxidized prune-like side that one can have for older expressions. Final on the ... grape juice!

    Enthusiasm 5/5

  11. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Greatly selected barrel, topping for 10 years, the sherry is fully pure, but the whisky still does not feel drained to zugkleistert, the bar strength brings intensity, the alcohol scratching and biting but not a bit, well involved.
    The 115 € beats the distillery self-bottling, but honestly, with many available for the money, usually older standard bottlings, he can keep up.
    • Nose
      dry, intense sherry bomb, sweetish-spicy, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, black cherry, a hint of furniture polish, leather
    • Taste
      very intense and full-bodied, yet burn the 60% no piece, massive dark chocolate, Sachertorte, Storck giants, something dark-fruity - blackberry syrup ?, old, polished wood, tobacco ... fat, but still velvety-soft
    • Finish
      long, chocolate, walnut, pepper, anything else spicy ... nutmeg, and another round of grandma memory furniture polish

  13. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky with very intense sherry notes!

    Info as of March 2016: Issue price in the Glengoyne Distillery Shop: 85 GBP (5 GBP discount if you have participated in a tour)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. zimbowskyy scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Horny part, nothing in between. Who likes hefty sherry barrel whisky will love this Glengoyne.
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry, dark fruits, cherries, raisins and blood oranges. Very intensive!
    • Taste
      Without water he is a bit too alcoholic, with some water but absolutely awesome! Pretty strong and spicy. Black pepper in combination with the already mentioned dark fruits. Dark chocolate too.
    • Finish
      very long and dry. A bitter note of espresso remains forever on the palate.

  15. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Raisin, cherry jam, prune, toffee and coffee candy. With water some apple.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, cherry, spice and raisin.
    • Finish
      Cranberry, cherry, dark chocolate, raisin, tea and spice.


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