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I have tried a few Glengoyne expressions before and it sometimes reminds me a little bit of Arran. Nothing has bowled me over so far but I did enjoy the 15yr old which seemed to take really well to the proportion of sherried malt contained within.
The cask strength is unchillfiltered and uncolored, it is purported to be a combination of 30% first fill and 70% refill sherry casks (a mix of American and Spanish oak). There was previously a 12 year old CS but this is what we get now...blame it on A'bunadh.
Nose: milk chocolate, dusty cumin, cooked barley and oats, quite a nip of alcohol, damp oak and a caramel made of Demerara sugar. It’s not very expressive at first.
Palate: Glossettes, pepper, lots of oak and a slight touch of banana. Dried fruits and sherry sweetness give way to sulfur and a slight astringency and bite.
Finish: Long and drying, more raisins, the sweetness and black pepper lingers, there is less burn on the mouth than the nose but that bitterness starts to build up after a while.
There isn’t a lot of variety to this dram it finds the groove and sticks to it. It’s not a contender for the usual big muscled sherry bombs, it doesn’t have the fruits and oaky punch of A’bunadh or Glendronach CS for example.