Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
58.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Jul 2017 3:06 pm by Jour.Ray
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

4 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2001 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.76 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2018]  A quick review of a sample (I never buy a sherry cask bottling distilled after 1981 without sampling it before, guess why...).

    The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows small tears that consolidate over time and build very slow legs.  The nose is full of ugly sulphurous aromas like fireworks in full action, spent matches and gunpowder.  To be honest:  I smell nothing else (even the sherry is completely buried under the sulphur).  The mouthfeel is disgusting with the typical scurfy plaque that heavily sulphured drams all own.  And the taste is sulphur, sulphur, sulphur and some sherry in the far distance.  The finish is long, unfortunately.  Water releases even more sulphury flavours and aromas, as usual.

    This for sure is "The Devil's Share" and I guess all angels denied to sip from this cask.  I am not an angel (and I never wanted to be one) but I am not the devil either - so I leave this dram for the enjoyment of all sulphur-heads out there...

    PS:  Did you notice that not a single sulphurous aroma or flavour is mentioned in the official tasting notes (see pix) - I call this cheating on the customer!  And this is a clear proof that the bottlers themselve regard sulphur as an unwanted off-note and flaw (otherwise they would have mentioned it as no one can blind out this heavy sulphur notes unintentionally).
    • Nose
      66 66
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      66 66

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Solid GG if you don't mind the sulphur notes. Time and air help with it a bit. Seems like 15-18 yo original bottlings of GG in cask strength. Would not give an arm or leg for a bottle. Sample first if you are tempted to buy.

  3. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Ground coffee, raspberry, sherry and Coca Cola on the one hand and sulfur, burnt matches and gunpowder on the other. Burnt caramel some vanilla and an espresso. A lot to like and also a lot to discuss.
    I don't know if this was a good pick for the anniversary. But probably there should be some controversy in those bottlings, too.
    Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/06/05/typisch-glengoyne/

  4. Bam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pretty special part, which compensates on the palate for the rather getting used to nose. In the finish then a bit too bitter for my taste. Overall, a nice and exciting bottling, but of a sample enough. It takes a lot of water and time.
    • Nose
      Strong sulfur note, which I have to pass first. Decrepit, wet forest soil, then finally a few red fruits, slightly sour, currants and raspberries, which are already a bit rotten. Spicy oak.
    • Taste
      On the tongue then more pleasant, the sour currants and caramel are there, then go over into a cocoa / nut note and oak flavor. A little vanilla. Overall, very angry
    • Finish
      Long, dominated by a bitter note towards espresso. And oak spice.

  5. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. DonMa scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      red fruits, sugar, orange and a slight sulphurous aroma (match, fireworks)
    • Taste
      red fruits, chocolate, toffee, orange and ginger. Above all lies a slight note of sulfur
    • Finish
      Ginger, spices, chocolate, red fruits

  7. fradin11 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Strawberries & raspberries, sweet sugar, sherry, vanilla and orange

    Taste: Chocolate, toffee & honey,  orange, peaches and sugar ginger

    Finish: Apricots, spice and butterscotch

    with water: more fruity and butterscotch, not so spicy
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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