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Glengoyne 12yr

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  • Distiller:

    Glengoyne

  • Bottler:

    Glengoyne

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A good whisky for those who prefer an unfussy, sweeter style of Scotch.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: I don’t think it’s very different from the older 12. That’s good news, I always enjoyed the 12. Ultra-classic.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The palate delivers on the promise of the nose with lots of vanilla and oak notes transitioning to a long, lingering finish resembling a generous slice of tiramisu and shredded coconut.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, it's a relatively well made dram that doesn't try too hard.
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  • Intro:

    Glengoyne labels themselves as an "unhurried" producer. I hurried right past that marketing jargon to taste this. This is a 12yr expression from Glengoynes core range, which is more or less viewed by many as budget sherry territory.

  • Nose:

    Honey, lots of sweet fruit, namely pears and apple. Theres some malty sweetness and more honey and apple. The label lauds some coconut but I fail to pick up on this. I for one, am glad.

  • Taste:

    Sweet with a little ethanol zip. Theres honey, apples and some more fruit with a tiny bit of grape sweetness. Its like a Juicy Juice Lite for big kids.

  • Finish:

    Medium and guess what...fruity. Its not bad, a little hot and thin but overall not bad.

  • Overall:

    To me, this screamed poorly done Aberlor 12. If this were a blind, I know thatd be my response. Overall, its a relatively well made dram that doesnt try too hard.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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