Glengoyne 21 Review

This expression is part of Glengoyne’s core lineup which is matured in first-fill sherry casks and bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Big, sweeping sherry notes full of gunflint and slate up front developing into cherry, pineapple, prunes, toffee, and banana bread.

Palate: Very sweet sherry on entry with a tart pineapple coming through nicely followed by raisins, chalky slate, and peppery oak.

Finish: Creamy vanilla and bittersweet sherry – fairly dialed down from the palate.

Rating: 87/100 – A very nice sherry-bomb – would love to taste this at a higher proof.

Value for the money: These look to retail around $125-$135 which is a pretty decent price for what you get.

Glengoyne Limited Edition Distilled 1996 Review

This is a 14 year expression from Glengoyne that was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2010 at 43%.

Nose: Bright, young sherry with vanilla, ripe strawberries, and watermelon. Light and fruity overall.

Palate: Subtle sherry with young oak profile mixed with a bit of pear and vanilla.

Finish: Fades rapidly leaving behind traces of virgin oak.

Rating: 80/100 – Would make for a good intro scotch for someone as it’s very light and approachable, but doesn’t make for too interesting a dram.

Value for the money: This appears to have retailed around $85 which is an easy pass. Should be priced around $50 or so in my opinion.