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Glengoyne 10 Year Old

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@lan2424Review by @lan2424

20th Apr 2011

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I had a friend rant on about the 'Goyne' and thought I would try a bottle. I think its entertainment value is worth buying on its own. You get teasing from all the senses. The color is bright and a pleasent golden straw and noses a lot of candy, small toffee, and I feel loads of citrus... almost like a bit of Grand Marnier was splashed into the cask- get ready for sweet. The palate comes on bold and brings on green apple and toffee with a light oiliness and modestly dry on the tongue. The finish creates a mild tingle, ending with apple, some butterscotch and finally green grass and even more apple... yes, the apple peal returns again for an encore. I wouldn't call it a 'Thinking person's' scotch as others have said. I would call it the 'Showman's' scotch; bold, entertaining, sweetly adoring and leaves you feeling happy and glad you met... with small bits of fireworks at the beginning of the nose, palate and finish each. The sweetness was a bit more than I expected, but there's the Showman, always trying to deliver more than you expect, even if it's not quite to your taste.

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