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Glengoyne 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 145 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 145

A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three.


Glengoyne 12 Years Old

12 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Glengoyne Distilleries
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Martine Nouet

Oaky, sappy. An unpleasant cheesy aroma. Opens on nicer toffeeish notes.
Mellow. Sweet maltiness. But bitterness soon becomes insistent. Hot spices.
Warm. Dry, slightly astringent.
Lacks elegance and complexity. Oak dominates, with a bitter grip. Water does not help.

Dave Broom

A little faded with touches of autumn leaves, bung cloth, unripe mango, (bread crust on a Scottish plain loaf). Alcohol in balance. With water there's more overt oak and a hint of condensed milk.
Dense and full but a balance struck between sweet and sour flavours: grape syrup, sugared almond, red apple. Smooth with good grip.
Spice, chestnut, overripe pear.
Greater depth and apparent maturity than you'd expect from a 12 Years Old.
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