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Glengoyne 1973 Malts of Scotland 2010

The Angel's Cask

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

23rd Jun 2010


Glengoyne 1973 Malts of Scotland 2010
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The title is actually an allusion to that other Malts of Scotland bottling that I didn’t quite like: the Ballindalloch 2000 that I named ‘The Devil’s Cask’. It does set the tone for this tasting note, though.

This Glengoyne 1973 was selected by my fellow countryman, the well-respected whisky connoisseur and ex-Malt Maniac Luc Timmermans – aka Mr Glenfarclas – himself and bottled exclusively for Belgium. The output of the bourbon barrel is a mere 97 bottles.

What a wonderfully sweet nose that is! I picture myself on an exotic sandy beach under a (ripe) banana tree, with a pineapple juice in a half coconut in my hand. Add some vanilla, yellow flowers and mild spices and the picture is complete. Life can be good!

On the palate, he’s mouthcoating, warm and creamy. After a peppery start – that’s the oak at work – the fruity party from the nose continues in the mouth. This one doesn’t need water, I’m sure (meaning that this one, despite the 50,4% ABV, is perfectly drinkable, it does not mean that I tried it with water – I didn’t, because I had absolutely no intention of risking to ruin my 5cl sample, sorry!).

The finish is bittersweet, spicy and as long as Naomi Campbell’s legs. Nuff said.

There are – I repeat – only 97 bottles available, so you might wanna move quickly. The price tag is somewhat steep (180 EUR), but worth it. Have Dearly Beloved get it now and put it under the Christmas tree for you. You will not be sorry. These little gems are few and far between – a true Angel’s Cask.


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