Glengoyne, 18-year-old, was founded in 2012 together with a new 15-year-old. Their summaries consigned the earlier 17-year-old to the records but further opened up the distillery's matured-statement range.
There's now an extensive selection of essential range sherried whiskies running from 10 through to 30 years of age.
Glengoyne, 18 years old, is aged in 1st fill and refill sherry casks like its predecessor. It's carried at 43% ABV and costs around £75 in the United Kingdom.
The product's fragrance is full of 0fresh, rich sherry here - nectarine, mandarin, Battenberg cake, and scattered dried berries (just the mild indications of marzipan). Nutty biscuitiness runs through - chocolate digestives and gingernuts (ought to be afternoon tea time).
Resting shows a worthwhile effort here - spearmint, apricots, glacier cherries,, and a few chocolate nibs. A touch of water pronounces sugars - fudge, toffee,, and baked apples.
The taste ispartly oily and creamy - just somewhat underpowered for the individual preferences. Chocolate sauce, sweet caramel, and walnuts (all sherry-forward flavors) are pared back by a fizz of lemon sherbet and a sting of spiciness that steadily makes into the mid-palate.
Then the taste also adds vanilla pods coffee beans (maybe Monsooned Malabar - air-dried next to the sea for the mildest touch of salinity). In the back palate, chocolate accepts a pick me up in the form of chili, and both wood polish & earthiness reveal themselves. Ultimately, there's less fieriness and less widespread impact - particularly on the entrance.
The product's finish is quite drying, longish medium, oaky and severely spiced.
Glengoyne, 18-year-old, proposes sherry lovers somewhat of a restrained and soothing dip into the sweeter side of things. It is an excellent and lively dram rather than a sounding sherry bomb.