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January 3, 2023


Little duos, today young Glengoyne

We don't see much Glengoyne at Château WF these days, while the name was huge in the house in the early 2000s. Why is this the first Glengoyne session of 2022/2023? Right, whiskies and things come and go and new operations appear on a daily basis these days, but we try to never forget any older names, brands or Distilleries…

(Magazine ad, 2002. 'Unlike other single malts, Glengoyne uses air-dried barley for a better tasting whisky'. Who smoked the Cohibas?)



Glengoyne 10 yo (40%, OB, +/-2022)

Glengoyne 10 yo (40%, OB, +/-2022) Three stars
Ouch, we last tried the 10, in its penultimate livery, in 2012. Mixed feelings back then (WF 78). Colour: light gold. Nose: it starts with cornflakes and new world chardonnay, gets then very barley-y, with some caramel and vanilla fudge in the background. Tiny bits of walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds, all roasted. Mouth: a light malty dram, with some caramel, praline, roasted peanuts, halva, popcorn and Demerara sugar. Tends to become grassier (green tea, apple peel). Finish: of acceptable length, with some figs, toffee and more cornflakes. Golden Grahams, Jaffa cakes. Sweetish aftertaste. Comments: of sound and fair merchantable quality, as they used to say. I believe it's improved.

SGP:441 - 80 points.

Glengoyne 'The Legacy Chapter Three' (48%, OB, 2022)

Glengoyne 'The Legacy Chapter Three' (48%, OB, 2022) Four stars
NAS but Chapter Two was very good (WF 84). The word 'legacy' is one of the bottlers' preferred whenever they're dealing with NAS, together with the word 'reserve'. This is ex-American oak sherry casks. Colour: gold. Nose: the 10 packing more oomph, with some chocolate, cappuccino, Jaffa cakes, marmalade and biscuits, plus malt, stout, nougat and toffee apples. Uncomplicated but well balanced. Mouth: it delivers! Some strong heather honey, vanilla, a little white chocolate, a few pencil shavings (some rejuvenation?), black chocolate, then some black pepper, cinnamon rolls and nutmeg. Finish: long, with marmalade, clove, pepper, cinnamon and chocolate. Muscovado and some mentholy liquorice in the aftertaste, and a tiny leafiness. Comments: almost a Speysider, style-wise. Probably very young, but very well constructed. Smart whisky, there must be some kind of algorithm behind it (what?)

SGP:451 - 85 points.

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