Glengoyne

Glengoyne 17 Years Old Batch #1 (49.1%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 1024 Bottles, 2019)

Glengoyne 17 Years Old Batch #1

Whisky Review

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What they say

Here is the first batch of Glengoyne single malt independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The Glengoyne distillery has long been a home of whisky distillation – it dates all the way back to 1833! However, it wasn’t always known as Glengoyne, and there’s a hint to its old name on the label. The road on which the distillery sit has been replaced with hot coals, causing the feet of those ramblers to burn…

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Full-bodied and filled with buttery goodness, the nose begins with lots of resinous sherried funk and thick, runny toffee. Then comes fruit: dates, sultana and red apples, with polished wood floors and ripe barley. Star anise and charred red pepper provide some intriguing notes underneath.
  • Taste:Plenty of dark fruits, blackberry compote mostly, with Armagnac-like pruniness and a little orange marmalade in support. Christmas cake, a little creamy nuttiness and some supple tannins build in the backdrop.
  • Finish: Dry, with roasted spices and a little caramel.

What I say

A rare Independent Glengoyne bottling arrived courtesy of That Boutique-Y Whisky Company. This is Batch #1 of their 17 year old.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Amber gold (10/20), quick, large, oily tears leave long medium legs.
  • Nose: Medium-sweet, fresh, red and green apples, rich oak wood, good balance, sherry fruits, raisin, cherry, prune, toffee a little resinous or sappy, red apple skin with natural yeast.
  • Taste: Balanced and fruity, more red apple skin, polished or waxed as well as a little dried fruit, date, raisin, prune sticky toffee pudding.
  • Finish: Long, sun-dried fruits and wood, well balanced.

Overall

A very classy dram with a polished and subtle sherry influence that still lets the natural fruitiness of the Glengoyne spirit shine through.

Score 89/100

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