Glengoyne 21

The first review of the year is one of the last whiskies I tasted last year. One of which the bottle had been open for a while and I wanted it emptied. This 21 year old is their standard 21 year old, contrary to the single cask miniature I tried ages ago.


Glengoyne 21. Image from Whiskybase

Glengoyne 21. Image from Whiskybase

Thick, fruity, juicy sherry. On the brink of overshadowing the whisky, but the distillery character starts shining through after a few seconds. The whisky itself has a good touch of wood and a very rich character. Slightly drying and very fruity.

Gentle with a light bite. There is a hint of bitterness like in fresh pineapple. Quite some wood, but all in a good way. Peach, dried prunes, more and more fruit if you let it swim. Pineapple and mango. Also some caramel fudge!

The finish is long and starts showing more of the whisky than of the sherry influence. Very clean with lots of rather fresh oak. Still incredibly fruity, in a syrupy sweet way.

This is delicious stuff. An absolutely gorgeous whisky with mountains of juicy fruit flavours. The slight woody dryness shines through nicely. Very luxurious!

According to Whiskybase it goes for about € 115, but I got it for about € 85 a few years ago. Still worth it, and also worth it to shop around for, I guess. It goes for € 90 at Whiskykoning.

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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4 Responses to Glengoyne 21

  1. duesseltaler says:

    Thanks to your sample I could enjoy this dram too.
    And I really enjoyed it – NICE ONE !

  2. gjr71 says:

    Again a great review, tasted quite a bit of the line when I started with whisky almost three years ago, didn’t take notes back then, only in my mind this one was “tired” in relation to the 17 and 12 cs and therefor less enjoyable, maybe I need to try them once again…..

  3. Wim says:

    it’s for sale somewhere for € 78

  4. Pingback: Glengoyne 21, 2013, 43% | Malt Fascination

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