Glengoyne 10 Year Old

Spirit Name:
Spirit Type:
Glengoyne 10 Year Old
Single malt
Score:
82/100 
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ABV:
40%
Region:
Highlands, Scotland  
Body:
Medium-light 
Intensity:
Medium-light 
Texture:
Silky 
Balance:
Good 
Best served:
Neat 
 
Theme(s):
Toffee apples, apple core, granny smith, cherries, almond, vanilla, fresh lemon, custard, fruit, creamy, soft  
Summary:
Soft and creamy, this whisky glides on the palate with an initial wave of luscious custard over toffee apple and a bitterness that snaps and lingers – very clean, crisp and drinkable, just a tad unexciting 
 
Tasting notes:
Glengoyne may be famously “unhurried”, but it is also famous for air drying its barley instead of using peat. The result is a clean, crisp and fresh dram with lots of tart fruit and sweetness.
Nose: Tart green toffee apples emerge with a spritz of lemon, but this is unusual because lemon prevents apples from browning whereas what occurs on the nose is a fusion of browned fresh and tart apple core and lemon – smells that usually do not occur together. It is also nutty on the nose, like fresh almond, as shades glazed cherry and red berry soften the crackles of barley that ignite beneath the creamy layer of vanilla.  
 
Taste: Silky smooth and almost creamy, a tannic bitterness strikes the palate with apple custard but then recedes. Fruity with some oak driven bitterness, but the taste of this whisky was a let down. It is very drinkable, smooth and soft. 
 
Finish: Bitter with hints of cracked pepper and fennel shining through the sweetness.
Likes:
Soft, supple, creamy and elegant 
Dislikes:
Seemed lackluster on the palate, a let down after a great nose 
Price:
£32 (UK), $70 (Aus)

 

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