Glengoyne

Glengoyne 12 Years Old (43%, OB, 2018)

Glengoyne 12 Years Old

Whisky Review

glengoyne-12-year-old

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.

Overall

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.

Score 84/100

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