I’m taking another break today from the headbangers reviews series. But I have a very good excuse this time: It’s the blog second birthday!
To accommodate the event, I’ve decided to review a festive dram and after debating between a few possibilities, I’ve decided to review Glengoyne 21 Year Old.
Just like last year I intended to have a give-away for the blog holiday but it will be delayed till later this month, so watch this space.
Glengoyne 21 Year Old (43%, £109.79)
Nose: Sherry goodness with dried fruits, raisins, prunes and plums. It’s a settled and elegant nose, lots of sweetness with demerara sugar and chocolate that strengthen over time. There is also a lot of cooked nutmeg and overall it’s a real treat on the nose.
Palate: Hmm, it’s not as sweet as the nose and is more of the spicier side of the plate. Oak, nutmeg, cardamom, sourness of sherry and semi-sweet berries, nutmeg.
Finish: Medium length finish, oak wood spice, lingering nutmeg and semi sweet sherry. Very mellow and a bit drying.
Thoughts: This is an excellent sherried dram. By no means it’s a sherry bomb, but it is an aged, proud and dignified sherried whisky. Slainte!