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Glengoyne 12 Year Old

Glengoyne 12 Year Old

Size: 0,7 l
(43.0% ABV)
£54.35
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  • BrandGlengoyne
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionHighland
  • DistilleryGlengoyne
  • Age12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol43.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • oak oak
  • apple apple
  • slightly spicy slightly spicy
  • sweet sweet
  • oily oily
  • bitter bitter
  • sherry sherry
  • honey honey

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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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.

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  • BrandGlengoyne
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionHighland
  • DistilleryGlengoyne
  • Age12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol43.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • oak oak
  • apple apple
  • slightly spicy slightly spicy
  • sweet sweet
  • oily oily
  • bitter bitter
  • sherry sherry
  • honey honey

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.

 

Customer Reviews

Based on 147 reviews
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Aaron
Pretty Darn Good!

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Ryan
I’m more of a bourbon drinke...

I’m more of a bourbon drinker than a scotch drinker. I found Glengoyne on a trip to Scotland this summer and fell in love. It has the smoothness and subtlety of a bourbon with the smoky accents of a scotch. Glengoyne is my new favorite and the bar by which I will compare all scotch.

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guest
In our opinion not as good as ...

In our opinion not as good as 10 Year. Has more harsh hints of alcohol. Nice caramel as md sweet overtones followed by a bit of a lingering burn.

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Pretty Darn Good!

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