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Glengoyne 17 Year Old

Improving (Slowly) With Age

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@AlanjpReview by @Alanjp

19th Mar 2011


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I'd like to refer you to my previous Glengoyne review, that of the 10yr, where I said it was a solid young malt that shouldnt be overlooked. Well after having such a good experience with that standard botting, I thought I would treat myself to the next expression up so to speak.

And that brings me to this 17yr Glengoyne, it holds a lot of the qualities of the 10yr and expands on them. It remains easy on the nose, but there is a lot more going on, picking up more fruit, and almost a bit woody. When you taste it, again it retains the smoothness and drinkability of its younger brother, but gives you a richer, fruiter flavour to savour.

The dram finishes nicely, not too short and it allows the flavour to really sink in. All in all it improves on the younger offering, but isnt mind-blowing though, it seems to feel like it's a little above standard and that there is more to come. I know Glengoyne have older expressions available, so I may have to sample them to find my perfect dram from that distillery!

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LeFrog commented

Nice to see the progression, I would like to try this. Next step the 21 year old, Alanjp?

9 years ago 0

Alanjp commented

Yeah, there's been something about the two Glengoyne expressions i've had so far that has made me want more. As i mentioned in the review, there seems to be more to give, and I'm hoping to find it in the next one. Might be a little while before I get a bottle, but it's on the list as a high priority at the moment.

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