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Glengoyne 10yr

  • Distiller:

    Glengoyne

  • Bottler:

    Glengoyne

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: Things improve on the finish, where the apple notes finally give it a rest, letting the oak give a clean and mildly appealing finish to an otherwise erratic dram.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whisky Bon
  • Excerpt: I do think if this was bottled at 43% ABV it would be a lot better though...Excellent as a daily drinker with some uniqueness and should definitely be a part of your collection.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It has a slightly bitter espresso finish and goes down a little hot, but still a pleasing example of a 10-year-old, unpeated Scotch.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Study
  • Excerpt: This expression from Glengoyne is an easy drinker that has just enough allure for even the seasoned whiskey pro.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I gotta say, Glengoyne might be one of the unsung distilleries of this decade. Everytime I get one I’m taken aback by the sheer elegance that exudes from their whisky and this Glengoyne 10 Years is no exception.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is a wonderful budget dram, but here at Raider's quality has to speak and quality alone. This is good, just fine, but not exceptional. It feels like it just needs more time in the cask, although it's a good first step in displaying what drinkers know and love about Glengoyne.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Glengoyne, this release is matured in a blend of oak and sherry casks, and meticulously calls out the fact their spirit is unpeated. Bottled at 43% ABV without coloring or filtering. Nestled at around $30 on the shelf, this is poised to strike the entry level bottling, and perhaps even a splash of cocktailing. Let's dig in.

  • Nose:

    Sweet cream, apples, pears, slivered almond and a blast of vanilla bean. Not impressively complex, but it's sweet on the nose, floral and fruit forward, and inviting.

  • Taste:

    Medium viscosity. Heavy on pepper, honey, slate, clove and apple pie. For an unpeated dram, there's a hefty earthy, mineral characteristic that strikes just a touch like peat at times. Peppery, a touch hot, but enticing and light, sweet, and fruit forward.

  • Finish:

    Short to medium finish, a touch of ethanol, peppery and fruit forward. An interesting combination of notes, but it feels a touch disjointed.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is a wonderful budget dram, but here at Raider's quality has to speak and quality alone. This is good, just fine, but not exceptional. It feels like it just needs more time in the cask, although it's a good first step in displaying what drinkers know and love about Glengoyne.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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