Insider knowledge: Glengoyne 17 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glengoyne 17 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Plummy, cherry liqueurs, sweet, rounded.
Palate: Very fruity, red currants, barley, red fruit sweetness.
Finish: Very sweet finish, a tad dry.
Lumber and toffee all around. Not very complex: none of the fruits promised in the description. But smooth and drinkable.
4th August 2013
My wife and I and our two so s, from California, just visited Glengoyne a few days ago. Sasha gave us a fine tour and we did the tasting. I became a fan of this whiskey. We bought a few bottles for gifts and for ourselves. Saha took a photo of us in Front of the distillery. It was such a nice photo that I use it on my Facebook page. Great place. Great whiskey.
29th June 2013
I found this whisky to be a tad spicy for my liking, benefits from a small teaspon of water. Still a decent drop, but probably would not buy again.
21st June 2012
One of the very best whiskies I've ever tried - if you're not so much a fan of the medicinal smokey island malts, this soft, fruity, rich and warm masterpiece with hints of honey and caramel will be a winner. As the other reviewer says, the distillery tour is great; better mid week. Dont leave without a bottle of this bad boy! The guides wear awesome wee tartan skirts too. Not that that is any reason to go, of course.
3rd October 2011
Amazing whisky, fantastically smooth. Superb distillery tour as well!
30th June 2011
I'm a big fan of this whisky too. I love the smoothness and the sweet treacle finish. Highly recommended
8th February 2011
I love this whisky. The fruit hits you on the nose and keeps coming. There's a real intensity to it, and the finish has a sort of biscuity sweetness. It's like a cherry cheesecake.
15th May 2010