Glengoyne 17 Year Old Malt Whisky
Unlike most other single malts Glengoyne has been preserving the essence of its flavour for decades by using air-dried barley rather than barley dried using harsh peat smoke.The result is a more subtle, complex whisky in which all of the delicate flavours are freely allowed to express themselves.
Glengoyne's distinctive style carries on improving with age. The same elements are present at 17 years old as they were at 10, only now the balance has artfully changed. A more concentrated, equally well-balanced palate of flavours has emerged, though it still retains the same clean, delicate taste as the 10 Years Old.
Appearance: Medium gold with a rich glow.
Nose: Some sherry, Christmas pudding. Plenty of fruit - raisins, ripe apples and tinned oranges in syrup.
Mouthfeel: Rich, mouth-coating.
Initial taste: Malty, treacle, slightly nutty. Orange peel, apple compot. Rich oak.
After Water: Pear Drops and vanilla.
Finish: Long and rich, with spicy oak.
Comments: Multi award winning dram. One of the greats. Possibly the best pound for pound dram on the market.
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