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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne Cask Strength
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.39 points
- I like Glengoyne. This massive colleague is also nice. It is tasty and becomes much more aromatic in taste and finish with water. In terms of smell, I would do without water this time. Compared to the Aberlour A'bunadh, however, it lags a little. The Aberlour has more power on the sherry side right from the start. From that point of view, it is a very beautiful, cask-strong sherry malt.
Not too dark amber. The first impression immediately after pouring is that of a classic, light sherry nose. Sweetness of caramel, notes of sherry and vanilla. After a little waiting in the glass, the typical raisins and leather associations appear. The oak is also present in the nose thanks to its aromatic spiciness and harmonizes well with the other impressions. The longer the malt stays in the glass, the more the sweet fudge and dark fruit notes such as figs and dates are added to the smell spot pourri. Alcohol is well integrated, despite the almost 59% no stinging or metallic odor in the nose. With water it stays sweet, but milk chocolate with a little nuts is added.
Without water, the whisky comes across as brisk. Clear sweetness and pronounced sherry notes with raisins are immediately present. Then come nutmeg and cinnamon. Little oak in the first sip. The malt becomes much rounder with water. It stays sweet and fruity. As in the nose, there is also a little milk chocolate here. The raisins are still there.
The finish is, probably also due to the youth, rather short without water. The sherry aromas can still be tasted, some oak is also recognizable. Towards the end it becomes drier in the mouth, the alcohol content strikes here. Nice and warm, it moves down towards the middle of the body. Water brings out the spicy oak on tap more. The finish gets longer.
- Appearance: Medium amber-orange-brown. Less reddish.
Nose: Buttery caramel, toffee, vanilla, apple, honey. Raisins. Light berries. Dark cherry.
Palate: Honey and caramel, vanilla, raisins, apple. Cinnamon.
Finish: Peppery, raisins, honey, toffee.
With Water: Necessary. Needs quite a bit to mellow it out. Malt biscuits come out more. Dried apricots a little later.
Overall: Very nice, sweet, big caramel whisky. Sherried, but not in the typical way, though the raisins and cherry / berry notes are nice. Quite delicious. Very hot though.
- unfiltered whisky, with a nice aftertaste
heavy whisky and not too smoky
- My first Glengoyne. And not my last.
Sherry, caramel, leather coffee, orange, dried fruits, raisins. A typical nose for a sherry cask matured whisky.
Peach, orange, cherry. Oak wood, pepper, vanilla, nutmeg. Good mouthfeel, it's sweet and creamy. The alcohol is well integrated.
Quite long. Milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak wood, spices (chili) and herbs.
- An interesting, somewhat boisterous Cask Strength that lacks maturity! Compared to A 'BUNADH I see him behind it!
Still a good malt for a fair price!
fruity (oranges), sherry, nuts, leather, oak;
with water: fruity (grape, peach, orange), a little sherry, oily, caramel, oak, pepper; intense, gruff and clearly young;
a medium-long, creamy finish with milk chocolate and sherry, in the finish oak, dry;
vanilla, pepper, ripe banana
vanilla, pepper, ripe banana
- Aroma: fortified wine, dry grain barn, sweet yeast dough, peanuts, gingerbread, milk chocolate, butterscotch, burnt caramel; the second wave comes assorted nuts, raisins. Sherry worked here quite delicately, raisin-dried fruit notes are not in the foreground, but hidden under confectionery and maltiness.
Taste: very bright, burning red pepper, burnt caramel, red-hot nuts, boiled hot pepper, bitter herbal infusion, liqueur sweet, hints of fortified red wine.
Finish: longer than average, repeats the taste; decaying chili pepper, added very sweet coffee, herbal bitter.
Bottom line: there is a slight imbalance between aroma and taste, but the molt is rather pleasant and not boring, with a long finish. Such a sherry whisky, in which sherry only complements the base without hammering it.