Sunday 11 December 2016

Glengoyne 25 Review: TWE Show Report

Hi everybody,

Wanted to try this one for a while as it's got some great reviews on r/scotch. Saw it at the show and went for it.

Glengoyne is right on the Highland/Lowland divide, to the point where the spirit is distilled in the Highlands but matured the other side of the road in the Lowlands. Anyways, they have a reputation for Sherry maturation.

Glengoyne 25 48%
Colour: Amber
Body: Medium
Nose: Super sweet, vanilla, spiced orange, dried cherry. I find it a little overly sweet.
Taste: Soft, smooth, orange and sweet cherry, Sherry all over it, vanilla. I think the Sherry has taken too much of a hold, not much Glengoyne character here.
Finish: Medium/Long length. Sherry, some oak, then more oak comes through.
98% from 1st fill Sherry casks.

Starting think I prefer younger whiskies (11-16). This is great don't get me wrong but it's too sweet and that creates an unbalance. If you love Glenfarclas, you'll love this.
Again, maybe something I should have spent more time with.

Review #214

Network Average: 75.5
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 44
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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