Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Insider knowledge: Glengoyne 10 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glengoyne 10 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Slightly herbal, big bourbon influence which has brought a wonderful "high note". White milk bottle sweets, more creamy than fruity.
Palate: Barley rich, more bourbon influence. Clean and dry.
Finish: Long, barley rich, touch of hoi sin.
Really not up to par; I feel very let down after reading the comments on here and choosing to believe the better reviews. Oddly enough, this tipple improves slightly after decanting for a few days, however, after reading the comment about cigarette stubs, I have to agree I did note the unpleasant aroma for the several days after opening.
18th July 2014
ignore the daft remarks below, this is a lovely wee dram
20th April 2014
Tried recently against many other whiskies and found it to be soft and sweet, vanilla with wood notes. Just lovely.
31st March 2014
I would like my money back please.
First whiff hit me and was deeply unpleasant. Smells reminiscent of an old ashtray filled with day old (at least) cigarette butts. Second whiff revealed strong hints of uncoated, multivitamin tablets. The over sized kind that make you gag and have a horrendous after taste.
I struggle to find anything worth while about this whisky and I would feel guilty giving it away. There are far, far better drinks out there for the money. Terrible is the first word that sprung to mind when I brought the glass up to my nose and it is the last word that hangs in my mind thinking about this abomination.
13th March 2014
As an Irish drinker for many years I've started to re-discover Scotch later in life. This one I liked, floral and light, not for the smoke & peat monsters, but no burn at the finish , not overly oakey. It just my thing, I'll probably invest in something else from this distiller.
27th February 2014
I've just bought a bottle of Glengoyne will post notes later but I must admit disgust when persons compare heavily peated whiskey to unpeated as though they should have the same nose and tasting notes. I often find they complement one another in a tasting session.
26th February 2014
Light grassy/floral aromas. Bitter oak and green apple taste.
4th August 2013
Can't say I'm a fan. Didn't excite me....didn't excite my nose or palate. I was looking for unique, defining characteristics. I don't why, I just was and I didn't find them.
Maybe it had something to do with the fact that prior to this bottle I had just finished a Clynelish 14yr and Belvenie 17yr Peated Cask. Now they were something else.
I guess in comparison I felt a little let down.
10th July 2013
1st July 2013
As a fan of Aberlour and similar sweeter whiskies, I was recommended to try this and it has quickly become a favourite. Very smooth
9th December 2012
Went to the distillery some years ago and that was when I fell in love with single malt whiskey. This 10 year old is very smooth and full of complex flavours (without peaty or heavy smoke tainting). More depth and texture than the 12 year old Highland Park I also have. Glad I got the Glengoyne 10, absolute pleasure in a glass, with a dash of water.
kept me so busy wondering about the flavours I forgot about the tumultuous world around me
24th October 2011
amazing flavours that come out of just one sip...
This stuff is dangerously drinkable, proceed with caution. If you like Aberlour or Macallan this will be one you will enjoy.
17th September 2010
So smooth and subtly sweet
15th May 2010