Glengoyne 10 Years Review

Country: Scotland
Brand: Glengoyne
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Region: Highland
Age: 10 Years
Alcohol: 40%

Colour: Sherry (Fino)/ Straw

Nose: Friendly. Lots of Creamy Malt, Apple Pie, Cinnamon, Fruit Cake, Nuts and hints of Oak, Sherry and Marmalade. I really like the absence of harsh Alcohol.

Taste: First impression of Chocolate when I was wetting my lips. The juicy delivery was spicier than I expected after the soft nose. Cinnamon, combining well with the Apples. Ginger as well. The non-smoked Barley remains ever present.

Finish: Lingering with some Toffee and Chocolate. Bit of Oak appearing. Maybe some Citrus fruit right at the end.

Rating:  85 

Nose: 22 – Taste: 21 – Finish: 21 – Overall: 21

General Remarks:  The Glengoyne distillery is located close to Glasgow, right on the division line between the Highlands and the Lowlands. If I remember correctly, the distillery lies in the Highlands and the warehouses (on the other side of the Road) lie in the Lowlands. Officially it’s considered to be a Highland whisky although its light and fresh character is quite different from your typical sweet Highland Malt

I added a couple of drops of water that brought out some Floral tones in the nose. It also helps to bring the Spicy delivery more in line with the sweet Malt. Therefore I advise to add just a drop or three. No More!

Drinking Experience Neat: Good

Conclusion: Very clean and fresh whisky. No Peat and Smoke whatsoever here.

Jan van den Ende                                                              October 12, 2011

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