Notes: I visited Glengoyne from a day trip from Glasgow. The distillery was quite pretty, nestled within a small nook in the hillside. I tasted a few offerings, including the 12yo, 18yo and 21yo. This cask strength offering was the final tasting, and my favourite of the day.
“Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has released Batch No. 6 of its Cask Strength expression – the first ever expression in the series that has been 100% matured in sherry oak casks.
Bottled un-chillfiltered at its natural strength of 59.8%, Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 6 has been created from a combination of first fill European oak sherry casks, American oak sherry butts and refill sherry butts.”
Source: Glengoyne Distillery
Nose: Rested 10 minutes. No water. Sweet sherry and caramel, biscuits, banana. With water, Banana comes out strong with notes of sherry, buttery. Slightly oaky.
Taste: No water. Rich creamy mouthfeel, sweet caramel and sherry. With water, Honey and caramel sweetness with more of a spiciness
Finish: Medium finish. Dry mouthfeel, sherry sweetness with spice and oakyness fading to citrus.
Overall: Well balanced sweet and spice that packs a punch. I think this is directly comparable to Aberlour’s A’bunadh, being less sweet and more malty, possibly less interesting but still a nice dram.