Glengoyne 12 Years Old (43%, OB, 2018)
- Category: Highland single malt Scotch Whisky
- Origin: Glengoyne distillery
- Bottling: Ian Macleod, OB
- ABV: 43%
- Cost: £39.99
What they say
A perfect balance of oak and sweetness
Lemon zest, toffee apples – and a scent of coconut. Hand-selected sherry casks help create this paradise of flavours and rich, golden colour. It’s the taste of Scotland’s slowest distillation, and our insistence on barley dried by air – never peat.
Official tasting notes:
- Colour Natural, rich gold
- Nose Coconut oil, honey, lemon zest, dried oak
- Palate Toffee apples, cinnamon spice, ginger, orange, shortbread
- Finish A hint of sherry and soft oak. Very well balanced
What I say
Sampled during our Wee Tasting tour at Glengoyne distillery, prior to the live launch of the Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 6.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Copper gold (9/20), medium, oily tears leave finer legs.
- Nose: Heather honey and lemon zest, fruity, fresh apple, caramel sauce, satsuma, cereal malted barley, toffee, dusty barley flour.
- Taste: Full-bodied, mouth-coating, cereal barley malt, flapjacks with honey, vanilla, thick coconut milk, green apple, apple skin, zesty, peach and a little apricot.
- Finish: Medium, oak wood, toffee and cocoa powder with latte coffee.
Quite thick and appealing, very malty and with lots of well-established fruit flavours. The sherry adds a little touch of chocolate that along with coconut notes reminded me of Bounty chocolate bars.
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Categories: Single malt