caramel
green apple
bitter oak
bitter
sweet
sherry
cinnamon
slightly spicy
coconut
Spiral Glengoyne 12 Year Old

Glengoyne

12 Year Old

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Rich gold
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Light, with notes of honey, lemon zest, coconut oil and nuts. Presence of toffee apples.
 
Flavour / 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.
Price:
$58.99
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 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. 

  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Glengoyne
  • Bottler
    Glengoyne
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Glengoyne

12 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Glengoyne 12 Year Old
Will
Smooth, not my favorite but ok
anonymous
Nice taste. Love the hint of toffee
anonymous
Sweet nose, a touch of spice
anonymous
Smooth and extremely tasty
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