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Overall rating
90.17/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB87429
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
02.02.2016
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 02 02 16
Barcode
5010852029031
Added on
30 Sep 2016 8:06 pm by JSW

Average value

€ 399.99

5 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 25-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.17 points

  1. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    As per usual later batch releases of the inaugural release are not of the same high standard. This is a common problem with new core range releases; the first is almost always the best as the distiller wants high praise for their first batch release so it creates buzz and excitement, then once it's established as a go-to-dram of high quality by many, subsequent releases do not need to be of such a high standard as the first release, as most drinkers will except the buzz and accolades from other drinkers and happily agree that these later batch releases are of the same caliber.

    You can read the high praise reviews of the first batch here https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/53814/glengoyne-25-year-old

    I for one would say this is a good but not a great scotch. With some mature drinkers fawning over the first batch release I expected something more than standard good scotch for $400cnd. This is no better than some $100cnd bottles I have have in my collection. So I will not be opening any of my other bottles of this release and will be trading the remainders for better value bottles.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet medium chocolate, no off notes, but nothing spectacular.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Chocolate, fruit intermingled. Balanced, full but not very complex.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium finish. It's good, but not $400cnd good.

  2. Mapl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  4. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  5. SimpleSample scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very complex nose ... very woody in the taste. Think the 21 I liked better
    • Nose
      Sherryyyyyyyy ????dark berries ... a touch of anise with a beautiful woody note ... with the wood comes a honey sweetness
    • Taste
      Powerful approach ... seasoning the oak ...
    • Finish
      Long and warm .... with oak notes

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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