Review #90. Glengoyne 12yr

Review #90 | /r/Scotch Review #34 – Glengoyne 12yr

The Schtick: Glengoyne label’s themselves as an “unhurried” producer. I hurried right past that marketing jargon to taste this. This is a 12yr expression from Glengoyne’s core range, which is more or less viewed by many as budget sherry territory.


Distiller: Glengoyne

Bottler: Glengoyne

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: Honey, lots of sweet fruit, namely pears and apple. There’s some malty sweetness and more honey and apple. The label lauds some coconut but I fail to pick up on this. I for one, am glad.

Taste: Sweet with a little ethanol zip. There’s honey, apples and some more fruit with a tiny bit of grape sweetness. It’s like a Juicy Juice Lite for big kids.

Finish: Medium and guess what…fruity. It’s not bad, a little hot and thin but overall not bad.

Overall: To me, this screamed poorly done Aberlor 12. If this were a blind, I know that’d be my response. Overall, it’s a relatively well made dram that doesn’t try too hard.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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