Glengoyne 17 Year Old

Glengoyne 17 Year Old
Whisky Glengoyne 17 Year Old
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Type Single Malt
Age 17 years old
Abv 40%
Rating 83/100
Reviews of Glengoyne 17 Year Old
says on January 23, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

This one is matured in Spanish and American oak sherry casks.
The nose is the best feature of this stuff, as it has an alluring floral essence, complemented by a mixture of delicate sweet and spicy flavors. Palate is quite sour and drying, but what wasn't announced by the nose. It's actually borderline dryness. A nice light, slightly oily mouthfeel. The body is medium, very firm and smooth. Sherry notes is really subtle. It's giving the ability to make its mark, but perhaps the cask influence is just a little too subtle. And it's leading to a very enjoyable easy drinking scotch that lacks just a bit of complexity and richness to be truly remarkable. The finish is long, rich and warming. Quite a nice stuff, but I expected more in terms of palate from the 17 y.o. release. This expression is discontinued. (Bottling at 02.03.2011, bottle code L02 03 11 3 17:21 BB)
N-21, P-19, F-21, B-21.

Nose

clover, linden blossom, thyme, rosemary, vanilla, some berries...

Palate

prunes, raisins, marzipan, sherry notes...

Finish

nutmeg, bitter chocolate, baked apples, dried persimmon, vanilla…

says on March 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

An absolute gem. Incredibly smooth and rich in character.

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Flavour profile

  • Fruit
  • Wood
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Sherry
  • Amber
  • Strong
  • Oak
  • Malt
  • Apple
  • Sweet
  • Rich
  • Orange
  • Spice
  • Smooth
  • Nut
  • Long finish
  • Lingering
  • Gold
  • Fresh
  • Complex
  • Clean
  • Chocolate
  • Ale
  • Warming
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