Review: Glengoyne 40 yr. oldDecember 2nd, 2009
I have a couple more of these ultra-expensive whiskies to review and post up here. (Sorry.) Then, I’ll come back down to earth and focus on more mainstream products.
Glengoyne, 40 year old, 45.9%, $5,730
Aged in sherry butts, which is a departure from some of the older Glengoyne vintage samples I currently have which show more American Oak (ex-bourbon) characteristics. This is a very fruity, spicy, textural dram, with spiced apple, red raspberry, strawberry, plum, golden raisin, fried plantain, and crème brulee. Good grip on the finish, with grape stems and warming spice (cinnamon, cracked peppercorn, and clove). I love the balance on this whisky. It has aged very gracefully. (Limited to 250 bottles worldwide.)
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 94