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Glengoyne 25 Year Old

(70cl, 48%)

Glengoyne 25 Year Old

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Glengoyne 25 Year Old Bottling Note

Introduced in early 2014, this is a 25 year old single malt from the Glengoyne distillery - an addition to their core range. The Highlands distillery uses unpeated malt for this whisky, which is then matured for a quarter of a century in Sherry casks.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Big notes of sherry-soaked fruit up front - raisins, figs and oranges. This is followed by wafts of toasted almonds and classic notes of old leather.

Palate: Vanilla and dark chocolate open up the palate. Sherry comes through yet again, but this time in the shape of rich, well spiced fruit cake. Hints of orange and oak round it off.

Finish: The finish lasts with notes of red fruits and cracked black pepper.

Overall: A very easy dram to get lost in, to take your time with on every step.

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Glengoyne 25 Year Old Reviews


Absolutely delicious. I like my whiskies well diluted with water, 50:50, and this was a soft, sweet, malt with sherry notes, satisfying in every way.

30th March 2020

All I want for Christmas is you.

Heff you know this the bottle we will decide on. So let’s order it.

2nd December 2019

Superb dram

Wonderful dram with hints of treacle toffee medium finish, expensive but worth it, glad I saved for the birth of my grandaughter

3rd October 2019


This dram is a dream, best of best, I had on my old tastebuds, and believe me, I had quite a few. 6 stars!

25th May 2019

Fantastic stuff

I’m a big fan of Glengoyne, and this is by far the best I have tasted. Well worth the money.

6th January 2019


Tried a sample and considering the price, found this to be quite disappointing. It was pleasant enough, although lacked depth and was a bit flat. The palate was not in the same league as A'bundh. Glad I didn't shell out 250 quid for a bottle.

Would not rule out a bad sample, considering some of the other reviews.

2nd January 2019

Amzazing stuff. Best during the holidays.

Great stuff. My go to with friends and family after a nice Thanksgiving Turkey or a Christmas goose. Could drink this year round but I prefer bourbon in the summer out here in Arizona.

2nd September 2018

fabulous - buy it!

flipping gorgeous stuff. Have 21 year old and cask strength and both are great but this is just fab. Bought for 25th wedding anniversary and tried sample first. can't wait to drink more of it when the anniversary comes around.

29th March 2018


For the price this whisky is my favorite. In fact, if you double the price its still my favorite!

5th March 2018

Fantastic...that is the only adjective I can think of. Fantastic indeed. Worth every penny.

Just received the 25 year old. I originally purchased the 21 but changed my mind before it shipped figuring I won't miss the money after a week or so. Let me say...the 25 is the best I have ever had. Smooth, rich, flavorful, well made....just perfect. It is a stunner at the price and I would say actually inexpensive. I love Macallan 25 but that is over $1700 while this is less than $300. This whiskey holds its own against the big boys and frankly, is better in many respects in my opinion. Well done Glengoyne!

13th December 2017

Lovely wee dram

Toured the distillery, and had a taste across the line, the 21 and 25 were amazing, brought some 18 year home, wish I had grabbed a 25 yr too

27th August 2017


This is the benchmark, I haven't found any whisky that compared.

12th July 2017

Byebye Macallan

I was liking the Macallan 25 until I tried my hands on this. Absolute stunner. My current favorite.

10th May 2017

Might be the best out there...

One of the best I´ve ever had! Smooth, fruity, sirup - fantastic.

5th May 2017

Extra special 25 year old whiskey at a cracking price

I will sum this whiskey up simply, "buy buy buy ! ! ! "If you can get it around £240 then snap up as many as you can afford because this will rocket in price. In my opinion as good as dalmore 25 year old and not far off Macallan 25 Year old and we all know how expensive they are !!

18th December 2016

Macallan killer...

Tired of all the hype behind Macallan 25... This scotch is 3x cheaper and offer as much dimension (I've tried both). It's a bit expensive for a 25, yet not overpriced for 2016 standards. If you can afford it, go for it.. for the rest take the sample and stop complaining.

Also... Please stop comparing it to Macallan 18.. it's quite an insult to the distillery.

11th October 2016

One of the best I ever had!!!

Excellent!!! Very smooth.

1st October 2016

Nothing off, just not enough there for the $$$

I got this because I wanted to know what a really great sherry matured whisky would be like. And for me it was just a bit too subdued. Honestly it tastes like it's gone a bit flat. I get the quality, I get some of the flavor, but it's so far in the background... I feel like it would fit nicely at $125 a bottle.

22nd September 2016

Try before you die

Can we rate a whisky 6 stars?
Gave it to 5 friends to try.. They all wanted to buy a bottle. Among the 10 whiskys you must try before you die..

22nd September 2016

The Best!

By far the best whisky on the market today!

8th April 2016

Just wonderful.

Sitting in front of an old film, loved one by my side, the refined warmth of this dram completes and complements the scene perfectly. Expensive and so something to be savoured rather than knocked back.

Just bear in mind Macallan 25 year old sherry oak in three times the price - no contest!

24th January 2016

Really long finish

The nose is a warm welcome. The flavor is intense and complex, triggering all the senses your palette has - and the finish is really, long. As said by others here; this is a BIG whisky and if you want to celebrate a special occasion, or just reward yourself on a cold evening - this whisky will take care of it. I recommend you to try it wit some dark chocolate and a cup of Yirgacheffe coffee.

25th December 2015

the mymic

Flawless, the thickest richest sherry I've ever tried. Highly recommended.

17th September 2015


48% and you wouldn't know it! Hard to find a fault with this one. Lovely nose, rich palate with a loooooong finish! Lovely!

30th December 2014


Hi there! As far as we can tell, this is a worldwide release as part of their core range, so no exclusivity to speak of. Hope that helps! --The Chaps at Master of Malt

4th December 2014


Did Glengoyne produce this for worldwide release or exclusive to any particular region?

3rd December 2014



20th November 2014

Beautiful and rich

Drinking this now . . . being a fan of Glengoyne whisky makes this review very easy, the 25 yr old is simply more of the core strengths of Glengoyne, but so much sweeter, richer and fuller in flavour. It's a BIG whisky ! It's clear from the first nose that it's a far more complex and richer whisky than the 18 year old (one of my favourite daily tipples), lots of sherry, cinnamon, orange and a burnt oak/deep fruit.
The first taste is old, dried fruit, like fruit steeped in sherry, vanilla and a delicate spicy oak. The finish is very long, drying slightly with more dried fruits and maybe cooked orange.
Very, very nice and well worth the £240 cost. First nose and taste tell you this is a magnificent whisky and seriously rich and full of flavour, just delicious !
Steve Mehew

24th September 2014

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