Glengoyne 17 Year Old

Glengoyne 17 Year Old
WhiskyGlengoyne 17 Year Old
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
TypeSingle Malt
Age17 years old
Abv43%
Rating 85/100
Reviews of Glengoyne 17 Year Old
says on May 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Nice, yet not great. The sherry influence is subtle, giving the spirit the ability to make its mark, but perhaps the cask influence is just a little too subtle, leading to a very enjoyable, easy drinking whisky that lacks just a bit of complexity and richness to be truely remarkable.

Nose

85

chocolate, wood, honey, orange and orangezeste, soft spices (clove).

Taste

82

a soft arrival, with the chocolate taking the lead, mainly followed by honey, vanilla spices. weird, you'd expect the sherry cask to push through here, but it's all quite minimal, very, very gentle and maybe just a wee bit underwhelming perhaps?

Finish

82

medium long finish, with soft elements of nuts and wood

says on October 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

strong start, mild finish!

says on April 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amber

General description

Better than average for a Highlander; not my favorite scotch region. A complex, well-balanced flavor seems a little less 'floral' than most Highlanders. Pricey, too much so for an everyday whisky (at least on my budget), but worth an occasional splurge.

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Flavour profile

  • Sweet
  • Oak
  • Fruit
  • Malt
  • Sherry
  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Vanilla
  • Honey
  • Wood
  • Spice
  • Rich
  • Raisin
  • Bitter
  • Toffee
  • Smooth
  • Citrus
  • Delicate
  • Light
  • Dry
  • Cream
  • Complex
  • Pleasant
  • Pepper
  • Mint
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