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Glengoyne 10 Year Old

No peat and all malt

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@MisterDiggerReview by @MisterDigger

25th Jul 2013


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The only reason that I bought this one without the benefit of tasting it first was that this distillery in the only one in Scotland who never uses peat smoke. Others have special editions of unpeated, but one will never find peat in a Glengoyne.

I started out with their affordable 10 year old at about $50 US amd frankly was not expecting much. My first taste was quite a pleasant surprise and it tastes much richer than it's color would indicate. It is sweet, but not overpowering. Bourbon oak casks were obviously used in the aging process. One would not expect smoke due to their process, and it is absent. Instead, the flavors are a soft and subtle blend that should appeal to non-smokers. Compared to a Glenlivet 12 or Glenfiddich 12, this one is downright rich in taste.

Do I miss the peat smoke? Slightly. Will I buy another Glengoyne? Absolutely! I can't wait to try their 17 year old.

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Rigmorole commented

Wow, you're buying a lot!

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MisterDigger commented

Yes, I have almost a grand invested in my cabinet for single malts, but I like fast answers for testing side by side. I am almost near the end of all my research since I try to keep my bottle purchases under $100 US each. Once this research is done, I just sit back and enjoy my chosen favorites, and also keep abreast of any new information. These reviews are my way of thanking all of the other reviewers for keeping my costs down and not wasting my time on crap.

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