Updated: Jan 22
2006 Glengoyne 13 yr. - Sherry Cask - Distillery Hand Filled #619 - G&M - 56.5%
Context: The modern era for Glengoyne really began in 2003 after the acquisition by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd. That's when production began ramping up from 450,000 liters to over a million. With that expansion in full swing, this cask was laid down in a sherry puncheon (most what what Glengoyne distills ends up in sherry) and released in the gift shop as one of their hand-filled offerings. It was aged in the lowlands, distilled in the highlands thanks to Glengoyne's unique location along the dividing line between the two regions. The only Glengoyne I've previously tried is the Cask Strength Edition which I enjoyed.
Nose: Caramel. Stewed fruits. Some pleasant barnyard. Quality nose. Off to a good start.
Flavor: Hawaiian Punch. Caramel. Oak. More Hawaiian Punch. Fruity as all get out - top to bottom.
Palate Structure: Nice transitions on the palate. Everything here is easy without sacrificing complexity.
Alcohol Integration: Great weight. Finish is medium heat and a long extension of the palate.
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Score: 7 (Highly Recommend) Rich nose. Nice depth. Pleasantly drying finish. And I really enjoy the tropical fruit forward nature here.
10 - Reevaluate The Budget
9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
6 - Solid - Above Average
5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
3 - Wish I Was Drinking Something Else
2 - Nothing Nice To Say
1 - Drain Pour