Glengoyne Cask Strength

Overall rating
84.44/100
votes
167
Whiskybase ID
WB80433
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
10.12.2015
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 004
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010852033878
Added on
26 mar 2016 5:47 pm by mullos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 69.22

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne Cask Strength

21 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.44 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: amber (without dye)

    - powerful young single malt
    - In terms of taste, I personally see it behind that
    Glengoyne 15
    - originally about 50€ (now 70€) are not cheap, you can do it but you don't have to, a sample is enough
    • Nose
      intense, strong, still slightly pungent character, spiciness, youth clearly recognizable
    • Taste
      without water: very powerful, spicy attack, powerful but also drinkable on its own, little fruit, spice and oak dominate the taste

      with W.: spice, oak, but now significantly more sweetness, vanilla, toffee
    • Finish
      medium long sweet finish ;
      medium-long sweet yet strong spicy aftertaste

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  3. Dutchdram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Raisins to start with. There is a clear scent that makes me think of brown bread freshly baked, just out of the oven. Ripe barley makes the nose full-bodied. Hints of dark chocolate with brown sugar. Sweet now with hints of vanilla and toffees. At the end a hint of nutmeg.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Definitely fruitier and spicy. Raisins and plums is first to come to mind. Complements with a great hint of sherry. There is also a touch of peaches. Sweet notes of caramel and honey. Spicy cinnamon with oaky tannins and a big red pepper explains the high abv.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long. Big, sweet cherries and strawberries. Some grenadine syrup. Touches of oak and caocao keeps lingering for a couple of minutes.

  4. Gous scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      86 86
      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.
    • Taste
      85 85
      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.
    • Finish
      84 84
      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.

  6. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  7. mauricehuckriede scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    unfiltered whisky, with a nice aftertaste
    heavy whisky and not too smoky

  8. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My first Glengoyne. And not my last.
    • Nose
      Sherry, caramel, leather coffee, orange, dried fruits, raisins. A typical nose for a sherry cask matured whisky.
    • Taste
      Peach, orange, cherry. Oak wood, pepper, vanilla, nutmeg. Good mouthfeel, it's sweet and creamy. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Finish
      Quite long. Milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak wood, spices (chili) and herbs.

  9. robain scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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!
    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      fruity (oranges), sherry, nuts, leather, oak;
    • Taste
      with water: fruity (grape, peach, orange), a little sherry, oily, caramel, oak, pepper; intense, gruff and clearly young;
    • Finish
      a medium-long, creamy finish with milk chocolate and sherry, in the finish oak, dry;

  11. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    22-03-2019
    • Nose
      70 70
      vanilla, pepper
    • Taste
      72 72
      vanilla, pepper, ripe banana
    • Finish
      71 71
      vanilla, pepper, ripe banana

  13. diamond2000 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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.

    Rating: 87

    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.

  14. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  15. dram-drinker scored this whisky 77 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      73 73

  16. dram-drinker scored this whisky 77 points Photo Moderator

    Unfortunately the butterscotch is not to my liking - reminds me on the typical Glenrothes distilled in the 90s
    • Nose
      Leathery, boots, vanilla notes, nutty, hints of sweet fruits, butterscotch?
    • Taste
      Definitely butterscotch, also some oaky notes, spices, subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, a bit drying

  17. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. vb_bembel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Given it’s around 8-9 years old, it’s far more distillate driven, though like the 12yo WB & the 15yo WB, this is still so soft despite the abv rise. 
    T: Wow, there's the full abv impact - so covert on the nose.
    F: The full impact of using first fill & virgin casks [bourbon & sherry], for 8-9 years at cask strength is laid bare.
    C: It is what it is and i’m cool with it, but I’m glad Glengoyne have their core aged malts too.Scores a C[+].

  20. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    for the money a really great, strong-barreled Glengoyne, not complicated but very tasty. The 12er CS was again significantly better.
    • Nose
      Pure: very nice fruity sweet, Campino lollies, a bit milky creamy. Fresh orange and pear. Delicious. With water: more orange, even sweeter.
    • Taste
      Pure: strong, but not too sharp onset, here again immediately fruity honey sweetness, maple syrup, quite oily for the youngest paints. Even tobacco and leather is already found. Can fully convince! With water: now absolutely tasty and wegschlabbern. Hot.
    • Finish
      medium long, sherry dominated, dry and slightly chocolaty.

  21. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Excellent at this price point, but could perhaps have benefited from having a slightly older average age in the vatting. With a better finish I could have been more generous with the points.
    • Nose
      A few shades lighter than the 12yo sherried Glenrothes (DL 11170) I'm contrasting it to (light coppery hue vs dark reddish copper). At first, a small amount of unsalted butter sizzling on a skillet and then some oil used to make popcorn. Smooth despite the high %. A very wholesome and 'together' nose although maybe not the most complex one. A tiny wisp of fresh raisins. There's no caramel or overt wine notes here like in the DL Glenrothes. With water there's some bread crusts. The sherry's unusually quiet [I didn't know this was a sherry/bourb mix when I wrote that]. I like the fact that it's easily approachable but not desperate to please like more engineered NAS products.
    • Taste
      A very well rounded and smooth body but it is too sharp for me. I hope water won't break this good consistency it has going. The entry is bold but after that it quickly takes a turn to hollowness, probably on account of the alcohol again. Vague leatheriness, oily fattiness, bit of milk cocoa, and pepper that hangs around for a while in the finish. It seems like this one needs a good amount of water, but that's fine since the body keeps its consistency well. After 2 teaspoons: soft and delicate and still somewhat oily (more like argan oil than vegetable oil - a permeating rather than slippery feeling), but it seems like some fruitiness (grapes maybe?) has developed and the pepper has gone to the background. Admirably flawless and clean.
    • Finish
      Sadly here we find the other side of the NAS coin. Even with water I can't seem to make the finish stick around apart from the caskwood and the popcorn oil again that oddly reminds me of well aged Carsebridge. 

  22. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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