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Glengoyne 17yo

(43%, OB, +/-2008)
Average Score: 82
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameGlengoyne
Alcohol By Volume43%
Other Details+/-2008
Average Score82

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin84
Olivier Humbrecht78
Robert Karlsson80
Davin de Kergommeaux80
Craig Daniels84
Krishna Nukala86
Luca Chichizola83
Pit Krause88
Oliver Klimek84

Retired Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel81
Michel van Meersbergen78
Ho-cheng Yao73
Bert Bruyneel84
Ralf Mitchell79

Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: Yo-Yo Honey biscuits, Violet Crumble (honeycomb confectionery), marzipan and candied citrus, some fruit bitters. Palate: grapefruit and citron marmalade, lots of malt with sweet pastry dough and then wood bitters and a candied citrus peel reprise. Finish: Sour fruit, wax, warming alcohol and wood bitters. Comment: not a big whisky and a bit shy to start but gets better in the glass and I like the way citron/marmalade/grapefruit notes last all the way through to the fruit bitters finish. This is sophisticated malt whisky.
Oliver KlimekColour: Bright amber - Nose: Raisins, apples, hints of malt and old leather. - Palate: Baked apples with Christmas spices, raisins, oranges. - Finish: Long, fruity and spicy. - Overall: The taste reminds me of German Bratapfel, an oven baked apple with a filling of nuts, raisins and spices that is usually served around Christmas. Quite complex and quite enjoyable.