OK, the lines were crossed. We’re now squarely in sherry bomb territory.
The Glengoyne 21 is the fifth expression in our Glengoyne vertical, and is a solid sherry bomb. A classic Olorso sherry nose palate. There’s a large proportion of first fill European oak sherry casks, but the whole expression was fully matured in sherry casks.
By the time you reach the 5th expression in a vertical, there’s really not that much left to say about the distillery, so with no further ado, we’ll turn to the tasting notes.
Glengoyne 21 Years Old (43% ABV, NCF, NC)
Appearance: Copper with reddish tinges, legs are sluggish and thin.
Nose: Classic Oloroso sherry nose with sultanas, dried fruit, Christmas cake, nuts. There’s a deep spicy sweetness with clove and nutmeg, and some balsamic vinegar.
Palate: Thick and syrupy, the whisky is very viscous and mouth-coating. There’s the sherry sweetness with a wash of spices – cinnamon and clove – with notes of orange and honey.
Linger: The 21 leaves a tartness on the sides of the tongue, with chocolate and spices on the tongue. The chocolate remains on on and on in this long finish.
BOOYAH!!! If you like sherry bombs, you’ll like this dram!
Complex, the whisky is big and subtle at the same time. The big sherry on the very gentle base spirit works really well. This is delightful.
Official sample provided by Ian Macleod Distillers.
Thank you Paul and Katy!