Glengoyne 15 Year

Single Malt

Glengoyne // Highlands, Scotland

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  1. MVT

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Delicious. Smooth
  2. robbackus

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Solid. Good flavor, smooth
  3. bgni78

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  4. LeeEvolved

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    After hearing really good things about the Glengoyne distillery I noticed a 3 malt, age statement sample pack at one of the online stores I regularly make purchases from. This pack was only $17 and included 2oz pours of the 10, 15 and 18 year old. I figured now was as good of a time as any to give them a go. I reviewed the 10 year a few weeks ago, so let’s move on to the 15 year old. This one was bottled at 43% and proudly proclaims to have no added color, but I’m sure it was chill filtered. Speaking of color, this was honey gold and will reward you with medium-sized droplets and thick, runny legs after a good spin in your favorite tasting glass. The nose came charging forward with a rush of honey nut cereal notes, butterscotch and a very subdued oak presence. I gave it a little more time and some vanilla beans and a more pronounced oak flavor worked itself forward. It was a nice balance of sweetness and wood character. The palate was somewhat underwhelming, from a flavor standpoint. The oak notes dominated this aspect and were overly harsher than I’d expected. There was a buttery note that calmed things on the back end, but there wasn’t any complexity to be found. I think the flavor profile was better with the 10 year old here, sadly. The finish was short-to-medium in length and rather oily. Again, unremarkable for a respectable 15 year age statement. Overall, this is a decent malt that you could add an ice cube to and make it a walk around cocktail, but there isn’t enough action to sit around and analyze this thing from a neat drinker’s viewpoint. I’m trying to look at it like this rather than just pronounce it boring and average because it’s still a quality and reasonably priced single malt. If you’re looking for excitement, however, I’d look elsewhere. Hopefully the 18 will deliver on the complexity. It’s still a solid 3 star whisky. Cheers, my friends.
    6.0 USD per Pour
  5. gidefa

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    The best choice between the youngest malts and the older. It has a nice combination of dried fruits and wine notes. Love it.
    Glengoyne Distillery
  6. pkplatypus

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Well constructed and refined scotch, simple in ambition but fully realized. well worth the purchase, nothing off putting, and pleasant throughout. Delicious!
  7. BrianFos2015

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Buttery and smooth, yummy and easy to like. Not a lot going on, but what is there I really liked. This is the polar opposite of the Ardbeg I had the other day if you know what I mean. Enjoyed a dram at @pkplatypus house on a Monday night.
  8. arphilley

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  9. altacore1

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  10. billchase2

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    89.0 USD per Bottle
    A & L Wine Castle
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