Archive For The “Glengoyne” Category

Glengoyne Lafitte Cask – Cadenheads (55%) – Whisky Review

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Glengoyne Lafitte Cask – Cadenheads (55%) – Whisky Review

Glengoyne is one of my favorite distilleries. Solid whisky, easily accessible and being on the highland fault – it also has a great story. Indeed, I have reviewed the full range of Glengoyne’s core range (in order: 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 25 and the majestic 35), as well as having published a detailed report…

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Glengoyne 35 – A Great Closer For My Birthday Weekend

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Glengoyne 35 – A Great Closer For My Birthday Weekend

I’ve reviewed quite a few Glengoyne expressions on the blog, including a week I devoted to the entire core range earlier in 2015 (in order: 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 25). I also visited the distillery in early October, and enjoyed the single malt blending session I did as part of my tour, the report…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

Here we are just twelve days before Christmas (and it’s the first day of Hanukkah), and gift buying is at its height! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make a great holiday gift. Obviously, they are all bottles I’ve tasted, and many of them adorn my own whisky cabinet. The rules? Easy: It has…

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Report on My Visit to the Beautiful Glengoyne Distillery!

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Report on My Visit to the Beautiful Glengoyne Distillery!

My visit to Glasgow had two specific purposes: To visit Douglas Laing (full report to follow) and to tour Glengoyne. After arriving in Glasgow on Tuesday evening, I went to the Bon Accord, where I was summarily invited to join the great guys from the Glasgow Whisky Club for their monthly tasting (Thanks Guys! Isn’t the…

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A Glengoyne Special Edition – In a Rum Cask

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A Glengoyne Special Edition – In a Rum Cask

From time to time, you can find a one off special bottling, being either a special cask or a finish, coming from the distillery. Today’s expression is just one of those, from Glengoyne and tomorrow we’ll taste a special 10 year old Aberlour, finished in a sherry cask. This expression is a 10 year old (May…

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The Bygone Glengoyne

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The Bygone Glengoyne

It’s been almost three years since Glengoyne has totally revamped the middle of its lineup. Until fall of 2012, the lineup was 10 (review), 12 (review), Cask Strength 12 (here), 17 and 21 (here) year olds. In 2012, the 17 year old was discontinued, replaced by an 18 year old (see review), the Cask Strength 12 went…

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Pulling the Vats Together: The Remarkable Regional Malts By Douglas Laing and a Taste of the Beastie

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Pulling the Vats Together: The Remarkable Regional Malts By Douglas Laing and a Taste of the Beastie

I like malt blends, it’s no secret. I think that when done right, they can literally make each of the component malts shine, and the whole can be more than the sum of its parts. This is, of course, true also for the the other end of things. Vatted malts are easy to botch up,…

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Highest Rung in the Core Range – Glengoyne 25 – What a Dram!!

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Highest Rung in the Core Range – Glengoyne 25 – What a Dram!!

The 25 is the last stop in our vertical tour of the Glengoyne core offering. Besides these six drams, I also had the Glengoyne Teapot Dram (heaven if you like sherry bombs), the Cask Strength 12 year old and the first batch of the NAS Cask Strength (which will be reviewed in a future series…

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And Now it Can Drink (in the US) – Glengoyne 21 – Welcome to Sherry Bomb Territory

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And Now it Can Drink (in the US) – Glengoyne 21 – Welcome to Sherry Bomb Territory

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….

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Glengoyne Week – Day 3 – Whisky Tasting Notes on the Glengoyne 15

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Glengoyne Week – Day 3 – Whisky Tasting Notes on the Glengoyne 15

The Glengoyne 15 is the third rung up in the core range, unless you count the now NAS Cask Strength (which you would if it were still age stated at 12 – an expression reviewed by me here – but that’s no longer the case). The 15 has many of the same characteristics of the 10,…

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