It’s one year that we have this Glengoyne 18 yo sample at home: it’s the ‘new’ version that replacese the dearly departed 17 yo. Since we’d feel too guilty knowing this would have grown old in our cabinet (you know, you need to catch 18 years old when they pass #carpediem), let’s test it
– well, let’s taste it. It’s time.
N: a good round, open and aromatic nose. Not so sherried as the presentation on the official
website lets you think… Profile has dried fruit in the front: raisins and nougat; then vanilla ntoes, some milk chocolate. Toffee. A nice sense of tasty ripe red apples, some travels in tropical world too (papaya again, as in the old 17 yo). Fresh, full and very enjoyable. A lot of brioche; some orange peel too.
P: very well played, even if without any muscularity. It’s Glengoyne malt: buttery croissants, orange marmalade filled; citrus takes a lot of space in this palate, comparing it to the nose. Raisins again, red apples, a hallmark; nougat again. Gianduja?
F: buttery croissant again, again nougat and red apples. Long, not everlasting.
We always like Glengoyne, there’s nothing we can do about it… Maybe it’s because it was the first distillery we’ve visited (we lost counts of the drams we’ve had while waiting for the bus outside of the distillery…), but we always like the balance, the elegance, the roundness its whisky have. A whisky that tastes like whisky, sounds about right, huh? 86/100, same score of the 17.
Recommended soundtrack: Cliff Martinez – Wanna fight?