Glengoyne 21 Year
Glengoyne // Highlands, Scotland
This 21 year-old whisky was matured exclusively in first-fill sherry casks. It was rebranded in 2012, but the distillery still insists on the importance of the very slow distilling process as part of their character. Glengoyne derives its name from the Gaelic “Glen Guin” which translates to Glen of the Wild Geese.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefirst-fill sherry
"The initial impressions are those of a classic sherry-cask-aged whisky, with plenty of fruits, like red dried plums in this instance, and toasted barley. As it reaches your palate, it feels very smooth and has no prickly, burning effect. The aromas are very well integrated, leaving an overall seamless experience. This Glengoyne is mostly fruity, floral and gently spicy. The finish could have been longer, but at the end of the day, this is a very successful whisky. "