Glengoyne 17 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $100)

SKU #1013530 90-95 points Wine Enthusiast

 A fat, fruity and malty initial aroma; after aeration the bouquet adds alluring nuances of apple crisp, sautéed butter, honey and Sherry. The palate entry is clean, grainy sweet, and slightly oaky; at midpalate the flavor deepens and adds notes of marzipan, nougat, candied apple and bacon fat. Concludes gracefully and balanced.  (11/2005)

Whisky Advocate

 Probably the most highly-regarded malt in the regular Glengoyne lineup, the 17 year old represents a direct progression from its younger siblings. According to the distillers, "The balance has artfully changed. A more concentrated palate of flavors has emerge..." Citrus and cedar notes on the slightly grassy nose, with a hint of plain chocolate. Medium in body, with more plain chocolate notes, plus raisins, orange, vanilla, and malt. Lengthy in the finish, with milky coffee, sherry, leather, and citrus spice. (Vol. 14, #1)

K&L Notes

*4 Stars* "Glengoyne distillery is about 15 miles north of Glasgow. Unlike most other single malts, Glengoyne has been preserving the essence of its flavor for decades by using air-dried barley rather than barley dried using harsh peat smoke. The result is a more subtle, complex whisky in which all of the delicate flavors are freely allowed to express themselves. Medium golden, clear and bright color, with aromas of soft, mellow oak and apple fruitiness. On the palate, vanilla, full oak and fruit with a very long finish." (Spirits Journal)

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Staff Image By: Mike Barber | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/22/2011 | Send Email
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17 year highland at $50! What!? The barrel age on this wonderful whisky shows - it offers a rich and malty body with candied fruit flavors and a dark, toasty finish. A whisky this mature at this price will not last long!
Drink from 2011 to 3011

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Alcohol Content (%): 43