Glengoyne 12 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Glengoyne
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • oak
  • apple
  • slightly spicy
  • sweet
  • oily
  • bitter
  • sherry
  • honey

Glengoyne

12 Year Old (0.75l, 43%)
Price $57.99

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Highland or Lowland, what land?
 
The Glengoyne distillery was founded in 1833 by George Connell at Dumgoyne, north of Glasgow. It lies in the crosspath of the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, meaning Glengoyne's Whisky is quite uniquely made in the Highlands, but aged in the Lowlands. Furthermore, this distillery doesn't use peat to dry their barely, instead they use warm air - much to the satisfaction of their fanbase. Glengoyne is one of the two remaining producers that use Golden Promise barley (the other is The Macallan) which is considered of higher quality and more expensive to grow than high-yield commercial strains.
 
The Glengoyne 12 Year Old is aged in first-fill Hogshead ex-Bourbon barrels and first fill Sherry casks, among others, that's why it's recognizable as a sherried Highland-style Whisky. As is the practice and tradition at Glengoyne, the 12 Year Old isn't peated at all, as the barley is air-dried, thus its PPM (Phenols-Per-Million) value is zero. 
 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Glengoyne
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Rich gold
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Light, with notes of honey, lemon zest, coconut oil and nuts. Presence of toffee apples.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Peanut butter, toffee apples, cinnamon spice, orange, very-ripe grapes and ginger. Slightly spicy, quite soft and silky.
 
Finish
Medium-long, barley, sherry and soft oak, and no bitterness. Well balanced.

 

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  • caramel
  • oak
  • apple
  • slightly spicy
  • sweet
  • oily
  • bitter
  • sherry
  • honey
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Around 40,000 people visit the Glengoyne Distillery every year.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Around 40,000 people visit the Glengoyne Distillery every year.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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