Glengoyne Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Batch 005
59.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Added on
15 Aug 2017 8:40 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 57.06

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne Cask Strength

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    RATING: 87pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is very intense and creamy with strong profile of ripe bananas and chocolate cake followed by caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste has a beautiful sweet warming effect with notes of baking spices, chocolate bananas and candies.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is medium length with delicate nuances of spices and caramel and fades beautifuly with fruitiness.

  2. wbarchive_446842 scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    PROFILE: Dessert sweet, strong, syrupy and fruity.
    NOTES: Ripe bananas, chocolate cake and baking spices.

    GRADE: 86pts — |83 - 86 (B) → Good|

  3. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Sweet chocolate muffin with ripe bananas, milk cream, honey and futniture polish.

    RATING: 87pts - [n22,t22,f21,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  4. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Powerful, spicy, fruity Glengoyne. Pleasant.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruit ice creams, milk foam, spicy oak and strawberry champagne.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful and oily. Verbena candies, pepper and ginger, rose hipsand gooseberry.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  5. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glengoyne Cask Strength, 59,1%, is a very interesting and tasty whisky. It’s a sweet and strong. The aroma has sweet notes of biscuit, apples, ripe bananas, vanilla, cream brûlée, fresh grass and furniture polish with leather. The palate is also sweet and strong, dry and spicy. The long finish spicy and dry with apples and dried fruits notes.

  6. jykoo scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Medium + intensity, dried fig, lemon zest, metallic, pine wood, a little hint of mint and eucalyptus. slightly buttery note hiding at the back
    • Taste
      84 84
      Intense, sweet and oily, full body,
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium finish

  7. Pie3k scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  8. L_Gillian scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Tasted with a good teaspoon of water, otherwise it’s just too hot for my taste.
    I wouldn’t call it a sherry bomb, it’s less present than on the Tamdhu Batch Strength by example. It’s massive, drying, spicy chocolate-y, a tad too young maybe.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity and spicy! Well presented sherry notes. Hard caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate (60-70%) and very ripe bananas. There’s lots of sweet fruits hiding underneath.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Hot! Chili peppers, coconut chocolate Bounty bar, leather, bitterness, chocolate peanuts and peaches.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Flavorful and medium-long lasting. Pepper and cinnamon, bitterness, leather notes and a canned peaches. The sherry returns here and sticks around for quite a while.

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    1467) Glengoyne, Cask Strength, Batch 5, Bottled 2017
    • Nose
      N- Fresh and malty with buttery fruits, toasted bread and heavy of eucalyptus. Burnt orange peels with mineral, wet soil and the lightly sweet musky side that bring some funkiness to this batch. Hint of distant rubber suggested this is quite young, but not an issue as at this strength, it does get better after breath. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Bold and forceful as it meant to be. An almost 60% beast packed with decent horsepower to lure you into mouth watering with the spicy honey, orange and peaches with coconut candy. Heady with edgy oiliness. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Long, smooth with richness. Teasing strength that echoes on the palate, with traces of spent match and gentle dried fruit sweetness. (87/21)

      B/B- 89/22 Fine composition of casks that strikes up a balanced oily mouthfeel that ain't cloying.

      Weighted Rate- 84pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2018
    quite a nice powerful whisky with lots and lots of raisins and sultanas.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


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