Glengoyne 1990 / 19 Year Old / The Whisky Exchange
70cl / 59.6%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A beautiful hogshead of Glengoyne 1990 bottled for The Whisky Exchange. Creamy melted vanilla ice-cream on thick crust baked apple pie. Glengoyne's lack of peat leads some to regard it as a worthy but dull whisky, but the truth is that the spirit made here is of remarkable quality, and when it gets into the right cask the results are magical.
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More Details:CountryScotlandRegionHighlandBottlerDistillery BottlingBottling StatusDiscontinuedAge19 Year OldVintage1990Bottling DateMay 2010Cask TypeBourbonCask Number2848No of Bottles201
Tasting Notes by Tim F
N: Frankly gorgeous. Creamy vanilla, baked apples, whiff of cinnamon & cocoa. Gets quite leafy for a while, then wonderful varnished wood aromas. The balance of fruit and wood is just about perfect.
P: A delicious mix of sweet and savoury, with mild toffee flavours and the vanilla from the nose balanced by the appley fruit and very well-defined spicy oak and spices. Impressively deep and very moreish.
F: Good length. Gentle and warming, with toffee and some hitherto unnoticed nuttiness.
C: A gem from an underrated distillery. Glengoyne's lack of peat leads some to regard it as a worthy but dull whisky, but the truth is that the spirit made here is of remarkable quality, and when it gets into the right cask the results are magical.
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