Glengoyne 21 Year, 43%

Nose: Nutty, cherries, strawberries and raspberries, musty leather, raisins, surprisingly intense

Palate: Oily mouthfeel, dried fruits, caramel sweetness, more nuttiness, oak

Finish: Spicy dark oak makes itself known, slightly drying, medium to short length, ends with chocolate

Rating: 82/100 – Excellent | Really quite exceptional

It’s chill filtered, it’s 43%, but this is still an excellent example of well-aged sherried scotch. Clean fruity notes balanced with oak and a thicker mouthfeel than you would expect. My biggest criticism of this whisky is in the finish, which disappears too quickly, most likely due to the low ABV. Additionally, having not had many other Glengoyne bottlings, I worry the character of the malt is being overwhelmed by the sherry and oak. But that’s something that many might actually prefer.

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