A multi-award winning whisky from Glengoyne, this 17 year old won a Double Gold at the 2003 and 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as Gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge in 1999 and 2005.
Nose: Plummy, cherry liqueurs, sweet, rounded.
Palate: Very fruity, red currants, barley, red fruit sweetness.
Finish: Very sweet finish, a tad dry.
I offered a Brazilian friend a choice of £100 worth of fertiliser for his cacau trees or on bottle of 17 year old Glengoyne. He chose Glengoyne as he said he will never have the opportunity again to taste such a fine whisky.
P.S I live in Brazil.
17th October 2014
Too much alcohol on the nose and finish, for being just 43.0%
Not surprised it has been discontinued.
8th October 2014
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
Worth a visit to Drumgoyne in itself
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