Glengoyne 21 YO
Glengoyne 21 YO, 43 %
Let us go back to Glengoyne Distillery and try another sherry matured whisky. If you like sherry matured whisky, Glengoyne is usually a very safe bet. Especially if you go for the expressions matured for 18 years or more. The Glengoyne 21 YO has been part of their core range for a while, and is a lovely whisky I keep coming back to.
Nose (24/25): Fantastic sherry notes. This is very close to a perfect sherry nose, in fact! Cinnamon and other "Christmas spices", pears, peaches, caramel, a hint of licorice. This is one of those rare gems that just keeps developing in the glass, just brings a smile to my face nosing this whisky.
Taste (22/25): Where the nose was just all encompassing in it's sherry loveliness, the palate is more stringent, clearly defined, and clean. Christmas spices, dried fruits and sherry sweetness.
Finish (21/25): Slightly dry, some mild oakiness. Caramel and dried fruits. Medium length and warmth.
Balance (22/25): A great dram, which does not fully live up to the stunning nose. All in all a very nice experience.
Sláinte! - Thomas