Glengoyne 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
59.1 % Vol.
700 ml
sc Scotland
Added on
07 aug 2016 9:51 pm by djmaxliving
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

2 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2004

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.82 points

  1. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. djmaxliving scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Lemon drops, pear, green apple, gummy bears and custard cream.

    Taste - Spice, oak, apple green, sweet, chocolate, vanilla and pear.

    Finish - Short, crisp, sweet and clean. Faint oak in the background.

    Thoughts - The top half was engaging, strong ABV and vibrant bourbon citrus character, but after getting 1/3 down the bottle.

    I sometimes pour a dram and find it unpleasant and another time the complete opposite. Not sure if it's me or the climate which is a factor?
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Pretty closed. Alcohol ? More brandy. Some dried fruits, a little barley. In the mouth, barley, honey. Pretty rustic and austere. With a little water, the nose is vegetal, yeast itself. In the mouth, softer and more accessible. I was expecting something more mature and more generous. More disconcerted than truly disappointed.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  4. Hemdl scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Big disappointment. In the nose absolutely not my case, because it lacks almost everything that makes a "good" whisky. Tasty slightly better, but not really good. This was not a particularly good keg imho, nor was it stored long enough to develop the corresponding aromas.
    • Nose
      Malt. Smells like visiting a Malting Floors. Dust-dry hay behind, slightly alcoholic. A slightly acidic note in the background.
      Not really pleasant, very disappointing in the nose.
    • Taste
      Again malt, slightly floral. Slightly woody notes, a little bitterness. In the background again a slightly sour note. From fruit notes almost no trace, very coarse. Overall, a bit out of round.
    • Finish
      Amazing long finish, astringent. Oak spice, pepper. The oral cavity stays dry.

  5. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    very pleasant whisky, despite the 60% vol. to drink very well undiluted.
    • Nose
      Cereals, oak, vanilla
    • Taste
      Vanilla, sherry, pleasantly spicy
    • Finish
      Sweetish, long-lasting

  6. Shane_IL scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    This was a little disappointing. I wouldn’t call it a bad whisky, it had a measure of complexity to it, but just not to the point one would expect from something reserved to be a distillery exclusive. It played too many similar notes and played them all too loudly, missing the subtlety elegance that usually makes Glengoyne special.Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/11/15/glengoyne-2004-distillery-cask-31/
    • Nose
      Huge malt aroma, I could smell it from across the room. Very musty sherry. Dry grass. Ozone. Honey. Hay. Balsa wood. Candied pineapple.
    • Taste
      More big malty notes. Creamy porridge. Bitter wood. Woodspice. Seville oranges.
    • Finish
      Long. Cinnamon. Seville orange. Fruity tannins. Light malt. Hay. Honey-lemon Hall’s lozenges.


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